The YI Home Camera 2 ($129.99) is a second-generation Wi-Fi security camera, but it feels and functions like the new kid on the block. It has some nice innovative features, such as crying-baby alerts and gesture-recognition video recording. But it has no web portal, it limits its alerts to once every 10 minutes, and its app is so streamlined that it stints on features.
Although the YI Home Camera 2 may work well as a baby monitor, and has impressive hardware specs, we can’t recommend it as a security camera until its alert system improves.
The YI Home Camera 2 is an attractive, elongated, white oval that sits on a short, white, pivoting stand. It’s about 5 inches tall by 2.5 inches wide by 1 inch deep, and weighs less than 5 ounces. The 6.5-foot USB power cord plugs into a port on the 3-inch-round base.
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