Position this mini clock covert surveillance camera in your chosen location and then view live video on your mobile phone or tablet from wherever you may be! You might be at the office wanting to check on your pet at home, or perhaps you’re just downstairs and want to make sure the kids are playing OK upstairs, maybe you have an elderly relative in the next town and you want to check in on them every few hours. The uses for our WiFi cameras are pretty much endless!
Everything with regards to this covert camera system is controlled via the free app, TinyCam. You can set up the WiFi very easily in seconds and we supply a step by step guide (written by Pakatak) of how to do this.
The app is available to install from the Play Store or the App Store for any Android or Apple mobile device.
You can view live video from the camera and/or playback recorded video files too, all on your mobile phone from wherever you might be.
Motion Activated Recording
The app allows you to set up motion activated recording & alerts. You can also start and stop recordings manually if you’re watching live at the time.
Covert Infrared for Night Vision Video
The mini covert clock camera has some built in infrared for around 4m of night vision coverage.
You can switch the night vision infrared from the app and your camera will then capture video footage in dark and low light conditions. When the infrared is switched on the video footage will be black & white.
The clock is small and light with dimensions of just 11 x 5 x 4 (cm) approximately.
How is the clock camera powered?
The covert clock camera can be powered from a mains power socket and is supplied with a UK 3 pin adaptor for this purpose, this gives you continuous use without having to worry about needing to charge the battery etc.
You can also choose to power the camera from any USB port with the cable supplied or you have the built in 18650 3000mA battery for short term ( approximately 2-3 hours from full charge), completely wireless, usage.
Micro SD Card
The WiFi Mini Clock Camera can utilise a micro SD card up to 128G in capacity and so you’ll have plenty of recording space. Ensure that you use a genuine branded card, there are many cheap fakes to avoid on Amazon & eBay.
4-5m Night Vision
WiFi Live Streaming Video
Motion Detection Recording & Alerts
Microphone Support to Listen In
Video Resolution(on APP): 1920*1080
Photo Resolution: 1280*720
H.264 Compressed Video Format
Lens Angle of View: 120 Degree (approximately)
Support Micro SD Card (128GB max)
Battery Life: 2-3 hours approximately (from a full charge)
Apps for Android/Apple Devices
CE ROHS Approved
Mini Digital WiFi Clock Camera (Model Number: AI-IP006)
Set Up Instructions & Information
Behind the hatch on the back of the clock you will find:
18650 3000mA Battery
Micro SD Card Slot
3 Indicator Lights (power, WiFi & charging)
Remove any battery protectors that are stopping the battery making a connection with the terminal contacts. Insert a micro SD card (128G max) if you want to be able to record video footage.
Powering the clock camera from mains power:
You can remove the 18650 battery completely if you are powering from mains power.
Using the cable & power adaptor supplied connect the camera to a mains power outlet or a USB port of a computer that is switched on.
The digital display will now come alive and you are ready to set up the camera.
Should you want to switch the clock camera off you can hold down the power button for around 5 seconds, you will see the power light go out and you can then switch off the mains power supply too.
Powering from the supplied 18650 3000mA battery:
If you want to power the clock from the battery then you will first need to give the battery a full charge. Switch the clock camera off by holding down the power button for about 5 seconds. The power light will go out. The battery light will remain on until the battery is fully charged.
After the battery has a had a full charge you will be able to run the camera from the battery without having to connect to mains power. Powering the camera from the battery will mean that your running time is limited to around 2-3 hours.
The TinyCam App
Search for and install the TinyCam app from the App Store or Play Store.
Open the app on your mobile phone or tablet and add a new camera by tapping “Add device”.
Tap “Add device manually”
Tap “Scan QR code” (this is much simpler than inputting long Device ID manually)
Scan the QR Code on the camera and you will see “loading” on the screen once the code has been scanned.
A few seconds later you will be asked to enter the password, default factory password is 888888.
You can also enter a camera “location” at this point if you wish to such as office or kitchen etc.
Setting your camera up to allow viewing on your mobile phone or tablet:
Once you have installed the TinyCam app and added your camera as per the information above, now go to the Settings on your mobile phone and you will see a list of routers within range, after a few minutes you should also see your camera in the list.
It will show in the list as the ID (a series of numbers & letters) that you will find on the QR code label on the camera itself. Select the camera from the list.
Now go back into the TinyCam app and tap the spanner icon to enter the Settings menu.
Now tap WiFi Config and then tap SSID and find your router in the list, tap your router and then enter your router password. Tap Confirm at the bottom of the screen.
You can now access the live view from the camera from anywhere you may be.
The time/date & temperature on the digital clock display will now set itself too.
Always be patient whilst your router and camera are trying to “see” each other, sometimes these procedures above can take a minute or two!
When you tap on the TinyCam app icon from your mobile phone screen:
You will first see the app intro screen.
In the top left you’ll see a file icon, you can view recorded footage here.
Above the camera view image you’ll also see a “search” icon (magnifying glass) to search for other cameras you may have connected to the app.
Also, you’ll see the + sign if you want to add another camera.
Below the image you’ll see a micro SD card icon, here you can view all recordings on your card.
Next to that is the Alerts icon, tap it and you’ll see a list of all camera alerts that have occurred.
The weather/refresh icon does exactly that, i.e. it refreshes the temperature showing on the clock (this is synchronized with the internet for up to date information).
The spanner icon takes you into the Setting menu where you can:
add a Device Name,
Password – see the device ID,
share the camera with another persons mobile phone via QR Code,
set up the Wi-Fi Configuration,
set up the Alarm Configuration (turn on/off motion detection & change the alarm interval setting)
choose your micro SD card recording settings,
change the Password,
remove the device completely from the app.
In the centre of the image you can tap the Play icon to move to the Live View screen.
In the Live View screen you’ll not only see the live view from your camera but also a number of icons. Above the camera view you can change the video resolution, the higher the resolution you set the more bandwidth is needed so you may find that the live view is slightly slower when using the higher resolution settings than the lower ones.
Below the live camera view you can see (from left to right):
file icon, for viewing recorded footage
a light bulb, for turning the infrared on/off (image will change to black & white when infrared is on)
the jump to “full screen” icon
camera & video camera icons that allow you to manually take a photo or start/stop a video recording
icon allowing you to switch “listen in” feature on & off
icon allowing you to switch two way voice on & off (not compatible with all cameras so you may just hear a loud squeaking noise if this option is not enabled on your camera).
To exit the live view at any point just tap the back arrow in the top left.
Remember, the quality/speed/smoothness of the video will be dependent upon the internet connection your mobile device is able to pick up and also the speed of the connection at the camera location. It also depends upon the resolution you have set, the higher the quality the more bandwidth required etc.