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How to Connect Xiaomi Security Camera to Wi-Fi Network

This tutorial offers you everything you need to know in order to connect your Xiaomi Security Camera to your own Wi-Fi network.

The step-by-step guide shows you how to connect a Mi Home Security Camera 360° 1080P, a Mi Home Security Camera Basic 1080P, and other models.


Connect Xiaomi Security Camera to Wi-Fi Network

Before buying a Xiaomi camera, ensure that it has the capability to connect to the Wi-Fi network you have selected.

You might want to check if the Wi-Fi network you are connected to is available, and that you have an active internet connection. With all of these observations made, continue with the steps below

Step 1: Inserted memory card into Xiaomi security camera

You must install a memory card to make videos automatically record and store on the camera.

This camera is equipped with a memory card slot. Insert a memory card into the slot located at the top of the Xiaomi security camera.

Inserted memory card into Xiaomi security camera

DON’T remove the memory card with the camera on. Save your file on the memory card with a speed class of at least 10 and a total storage capacity of up to 64Gb.

Step 2: Installing the app to control the Xiaomi security camera

This app will allow users to interact with other smart devices in the house by controlling them with a voice command or using gesture controls on the screen of their phone or tablet. Download and install the Mi Home application on your mobile phone or tablet.

Search the Play Store store (for Android phones), the App Store store (for iPhones) or simply scan the QR Code below.

QR Code

Step 3: Turning on the Xiaomi security camera

Insert the power cable of the adapter into the Micro USB port a Micro USB port is usually located on the back of a Xiaomi security camera, you should use an adapter instead.

Using a 5VDC/1A or 5VDC/2A adapter is the best way to ensure that your device continues functioning.

This camera will prompt you that the app is waiting to connect and that it does not need to be paired before use. The LED indicator light will flash yellow or orange. This indicates that the camera is now waiting for a connection.

Step 4: Connecting Xiaomi Security Camera to Wi-Fi Network

The camera is not yet connected to a WiFi network, but the flashing yellow LED means it should be connected whenever possible. If you want to connect it to your phone or tablet, please follow these instructions:

  •  To connect your device to the Mi Home app, simply open up the app and wait for it to identify your device. Once this connection has been established, you need only tap “Connect” in order to attach a new wireless device.

Note: If your Xiaomi camera doesn’t appear in the Add Camera menu, tap on the “+” sign in the top-right corner of your screen, tap on “Add Manually” and select your camera model from a list of compatible models.

  • On the next screen (informative on how to reset the camera), check the checkbox and tap “Next”.
  • Tap “Next” to connect the camera to your selected WiFi network. Enter the password and then select the channel.
  • The camera will detect the QR code on your screen. So, keep your phone a bit further away from the QR code so that it can read and scan it easily.
  • A light will indicate when you’re snapping a picture. Wait for the configuration and then tap “Done” to finish.
  • Blue lights mean your Wi-Fi camera is already connected and ready for use.

Note: If the connection failed during camera setup and you are unable to reconnect, reset the camera to factory settings and try again.

Connecting Xiaomi Security Camera to Wi-Fi Network

Step 5: How to use Xiaomi security camera monitoring?

  1. Open the Mi Home app.
  2. Go to the home screen.
  3. Tap “My Devices”.
  4. Tap the camera to view features and settings.

How to reset Xiaomi’s security camera settings?

Resetting the Xiaomi security camera settings is a simple process that can be done in a few minutes.

To reset the Xiaomi security camera settings, you need to follow these steps:

  • inserted your paperclip or another object into the hole labeled “Reset”, and it held in place for three seconds before the light stopped flashing.

If you are unsure if your camera is ready to be connected again, simply test the LED before connecting. If the LED flashes normally again, then it confirms that your camera is ready to be connected.

Colors of the Xiaomi security camera LED indicator mean?

The LED colors that are blinking and flashing can mean many things. These specific LEDs can be used to determine if your Xiaomi camera is working properly or not. By looking at the color and blinking patterns of these colored LEDs, you should be able to tell what’s happening.

  • Blinking blue: Connecting
  • Blue On/Stop: Connected/Normal device status.
  • Fast blinking orange: Waiting for connection
  • Slow flashing orange: Software update

Mi Home is an app that was created with the purpose of providing the best customer experience. The app has a wide range of functions, including support for multiple devices and families, and is updated on a regular basis to make sure it’s always up to date.


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