Wyze Cam vs. YI Home

Wyze Cam vs. Yi Home

Let’s look at the differences between the Wyze Cam vs. YI Home, and see which is a better fit for you.

So far we prefer Wyze Cam because it comes with a double the amount of free cloud storage available, as well as the ability to download the videos without needing to opt for a subscription plan like for YI Home.

Additionally, Wyze Cam also includes a more powerful zoom and compatibility with Google assistant, while YI Home impresses us with its advanced night vision capabilities, & better video resolution.


The Short Version

Wyze Cam = 1080p HD video resolution, day time video: 15 FPS & night vision: 10 FPS, live-view on demand & night vision, 110° diagonal field of view, improved 8x digital zoom, powered by AC, comes with two-way audio, motion, and sound detection + motion zones & person detection, supports a 2.4GHz w#WiFi network, 24/7 recording available locally, free 14-day cloud storage, indoor use only, compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant & IFTTT, operating temperature from 32°F to 104°F.

YI Home = 1080p HD video resolution w/ 20 FPS, on-demand live view & advanced night vision, 112° diagonal field of view, 4x digital zoom, powered by AC, comes with two-way talk, includes motion & sound detection + motion zones & person detection, supports a 2.4GHz network, 24/7 recording supported locally or in cloud, 7-days free storage available, for indoor use only, compatible with Alexa & IFTTT, operating temperature of 32°F to 113°F.

Which one are you getting?

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa & the Google Assistant, One Pack, White - WYZEC2
Sale YI 2pc Smart Security Camera 3, AI-Powered 1080p Home Camera System IP Cam with 24/7 Emergency Response, Human Detection, Sound Analystics, 2.4G Wi-Fi, Phone/PC App - Works with Alexa

Last update on 2020-05-25 at 05:17 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Wyze Cam vs. YI Home — Easy Comparison Chart

Wyze Cam YI Home
Dimensions2.2″ x 2″ x 2″3.1″ x 1.3″ x 4.5″
Operating Temperature32°F to 104°F32°F to 113°F
Field of View110° diagonal112° diagonal
Power ACAC
Two-Way AudioYesYes
Video resolution1080p1080p
FPSDay time video: 15 FPSNight vision: 10 FPS20 FPS
On-Demand Live ViewYesYes
Night Vision4 Infrared LEDs 850 nm LEDs: illuminates up to 29.6 feet IR cut-off filter8 Infrared LEDs 940 nm LEDs: illuminates up to 25 feet IR cut-off filter
Record Live ViewYesYes
Zoom8x digital zoom4x digital zoom
Two-Way AudioYesYes
Motion ZonesYesYes
Motion DetectionYesYes
Person DetectionYesYes
Sound DetectionYesYes
NetworkWiFi: 2.4 GHzWiFi: 2.4 GHz
24/7 RecordingYes (local)Yes (local and/or cloud)
Cloud Storagefree rolling 14-day7-days free / YI Cloud
Local Backup StorageYesYes
App SupportAndroid, iOSAndroid, iOS, Web
Amazon AlexaEcho Show, Echo SpotYes (No live streaming)
IFTTTYesNo
Google AssistantYesNo
ColorWhiteWhite

Wyze Cam vs. YI Home — What’s Different?

Wyze Cam

Continuous Video Recording – Wyze Cam provides a local storage option via an 8GG,16 GB or even 32GB SD card.

And when the card runs out of space it will continue to record over the oldest footage, so be sure to replace the card frequently.

While YI Home offers the same local storage option, or you can also opt for a YI Home Premium subscription as well with a 7, 15 or even 60-day plans available.

Voice Control – With Wyze Cam you have more options available when it comes to using Google Assistant & Alexa for hands-free control.

While YI Home only supports Alexa for voice control, however, it still won’t support live streaming via Echo Show or Spot.

Cloud Storage – Right off the bat we can say that Wyze Cam comes out ahead with its 14-day free cloud storage.

While YI Home comes with 7 days, and if you want to download the videos you’ll still need to opt for a YI Cloud subscription.

Which would amount to $19.99 quarterly or $66 per year for 7-days, $9.99/month or $100/year for 15, and $14.99/month or $149/year for 30 days.

Night Vision – YI Home smart camera is the better choice for recording in the dark and will provide you with a clearer view with its 8 Infrared LEDs, compared to Wyze’s 4 Infrared LEDs.

Video Quality – Both Wyze Cam and YI Home come with a decent video resolution of 1080p HD.

However, YI Home has a higher recording FPS of 20, which offers a smoother video while Wyze Cam records at 15 FPS during the day and 10 FPS during night time.

Zoom – Wyze Cam also comes with a more powerful 8x digital zoom that will allow you to take a closer look at anything you want, while YI Home only supports a lesser 4x digital zoom.

IFTTT – Lastly, Wyze Cam also supports IFTTT software which allows you to create a series of commands connecting your smart devices, like the ability to arm or disarm your camera, as well as log a motion in Google Drive.

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa & the Google Assistant, One Pack, White - WYZEC2
Sale YI 2pc Smart Security Camera 3, AI-Powered 1080p Home Camera System IP Cam with 24/7 Emergency Response, Human Detection, Sound Analystics, 2.4G Wi-Fi, Phone/PC App - Works with Alexa

Last update on 2020-05-25 at 05:17 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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