IMILAB A1 Home Security Camera REVIEW: What Are The Features?

I have the newest home security camera – IMILAB A1. If you think it looks like a device from Xiaomi smart home series, then you are absolutely right.

IMILAB is a Xiaomi partner, and it produces IP cameras, smart video doorbells, and other smart home devices. IMILAB products, including the new camera that I have, work with other Mijia products and support the Mi Home app from Xiaomi.

 IMILAB A1 Home Security Camera REVIEW: 3MP Sensor and Motion Tracking

As for the main features of IMILAB A1 camera, it has 3MP resolution, AI Human detection, motion tracking, baby crying detection, and 360 degrees viewing.

As usual, let’s start the review with unboxing, and then look at the design, application, and video quality.

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Unboxing

Like many other Xiaomi smart home devices, the new IMILAB A1 camera comes in a simple white box.

 IMILAB A1 Home Security Camera REVIEW: 3MP Sensor and Motion Tracking

There is the image of the camera on the front, and specifications on the back, such as model, video encoding, resolution, microSD card, etc.

 IMILAB A1 Home Security Camera REVIEW: 3MP Sensor and Motion Tracking

You can also see the main features of the camera on the side faces.

 IMILAB A1 Home Security Camera REVIEW: 3MP Sensor and Motion Tracking

Inside the box, there is the camera itself, and one more small box with a power adapter, charging cable, user manual, and screws package.

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Design

The new IMILAB A1 IP camera looks similar to the previous home security cameras from IMILAB company. However, there are also some differences.

 IMILAB A1 Home Security Camera REVIEW: 3MP Sensor and Motion Tracking

 The camera has a 360 degrees viewing angle, so it has a rotating head. The front is black, and there is a camera lens, indicator light, and a microphone.

On the back, we can see a speaker, reset button, and micro USB port.

 IMILAB A1 Home Security Camera REVIEW: 3MP Sensor and Motion Tracking

MicroSD memory card slot is on the front under the camera lens.

IMILAB A1 Home Security Camera REVIEW: 3MP Sensor and Motion Tracking

That’s all I can say about the design of IMILAB A1 camera.

Now, I want to open the Banggood online store and look at the main features of the new camera.

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Features

One of the main features of IMILAB A1 is 3MP resolution. You may be surprised because modern smartphones have 48 and 64MP cameras, but for home security IP camera, 3MP is really good. The pixels resolution is more than 1080P – 2304 by 1296 pixels.

IMILAB A1 Home Security Camera REVIEW: 3MP Sensor and Motion Tracking

The next feature is AI human Detection. The camera automatically records the short video when the motion detected.

IMILAB A1 Home Security Camera REVIEW: 3MP Sensor and Motion Tracking

You know, IMILAB A1 has the function that I have never seen before in IP cameras – a baby crying detection.

 IMILAB A1 Home Security Camera REVIEW: 3MP Sensor and Motion Tracking

I think you will not be surprised by night vision because all security cameras have it. However, IMILAB A1 has micro-Light Full Color. Later we will check the night vision video quality.

 IMILAB A1 Home Security Camera REVIEW: 3MP Sensor and Motion Tracking

As I already said, the new IP camera has 360 degrees pan range and 100 degrees tilt range.

Of course, there is a two-way audio available.

The video can be stored on the free cloud and microSD memory card.

Now, let’s connect the camera to the smartphone, and see what we can do in the app.

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How to connect

First, you need to download and install the Mi Home app on Android and iOS devices.

Open it, and create an account, if you don’t have it yet.

IMILAB A1 Home Security Camera REVIEW: 3MP Sensor and Motion Tracking

Then, tap on the Plus icon to add a new device, and choose IMI Home Security Camera.

Choose your Wi-Fi network, and show the QR code to the camera. Click next, and just wait. That’s all!

By the way, IMILAB A1 camera speaks in English, not Chinese, as many other Xiaomi smart home devices.

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Application

Once you have connected the camera, you can see the live video. You can rotate the camera using the buttons under the video, or just swiping on the video.

 IMILAB A1 Home Security Camera REVIEW: 3MP Sensor and Motion Tracking

There are five icons under the video, such as mute, take a screenshot, record the video, choose the resolution, and full screen.

At the bottom, there is monitoring, playback, video call, photo album, and shortcut.

 IMILAB A1 Home Security Camera REVIEW: 3MP Sensor and Motion Tracking

In-Home monitoring, you can see all the recorded videos. Press on the settings icon to enable home monitoring, and select settings, such as monitoring time, alert sensitivity, alarm interval, move tracing, baby crying detection, and detection push notifications.

There is also a camera settings menu in the app. Here you can turn on/off status light, data usage warning, sleep settings, full color with low-light, rotate the image, and image settings.

 IMILAB A1 Home Security Camera REVIEW: 3MP Sensor and Motion Tracking

The image settings menu has an only watermark, lens distortion correction, and wide dynamic range mode.

You can also use three shortcuts in the app, such as sleep, camera calibration, and pop-up window.

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Video Quality

I have already made some videos day and night, and you can watch them now.

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Conclusion

At first glance, the new IMILAB A1 camera doesn’t differ from other IP cameras. However, there are some big improvements. The first and one of the main upgrades is a 3MP sensor with more than 1080P resolution. The video quality is really better than other home security cameras that I have tested before.

 IMILAB A1 Home Security Camera REVIEW: 3MP Sensor and Motion Tracking

Also, the new camera has color night vision, AI human detection, motion tracking, baby crying detection, and two-way audio.

IMILAB A1 support the Mi Home app, so you can use the camera in scenarios with other Xiaomi devices.

The price of the new IMILAB camera is about $40.

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