Xiaomi’s sub-brand MiJia is launching two new products on the official Xiaomi (MIUI) online store in China. The products are the MiJia Smart PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) Camera and the Philips Ceiling Lamp, priced at 199 yuan ($29) and 349 yuan ($50), respectively. Both products can communicate with smart devices and be controlled via Android-powered smartphones and other types of smart products.
Starting off with the MiJia Smart PTZ Camera, the product is accompanied by a base accessory allowing it to be mounted on a variety of surfaces and in different positions, ranging from the standard desktop configuration to a wall or ceiling setup. This is also possible due to the camera’s overall design, which is backed by a double motor head allowing the sensor to rotate horizontally at up to 360 degrees and vertically at up to 115-degree angles. The sensor itself has a wide-angle view of 100.2 degrees and is capable of recording 720p videos. It also supports infrared and night vision (without sound) recordings and takes advantage of a motion sensor which can push warning notifications and a 10-second real-time recording to connected smartphones in case it detects suspicious activity. Recordings can be stored locally on a microSD card or be uploaded to the cloud. Lastly, the MiJia Smart PTZ Camera can double as a two-way intercom and offers support for remote viewing on smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs.
The second product launched earlier today by Xiaomi’s MiJia brand in China is the Philips Ceiling Lamp. It has a 50cm (20-inch) diameter and is rated for lighting up areas measuring 20 square meters (215 square feet) or less, although it also integrates a night light behind the Philips logo. The Philips Ceiling Lamp can automatically adjust the light with colder or warmer tones according to the environment and supports manual controls either from a connected smartphone or using its optional remote control which comes with its own set of brightness and color temperature options, as well as an integrated temperature and humidity sensor. The remote control is sold separately and isn't included in the base package. Both products are primarily intended for the Chinese market and may not be launched outside of Xiaomi’s homeland anytime soon, if at all.