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IMILAB Home Security Camera Basic User Manual

Read this manual carefully before use, and retain it for future reference

Product Overview

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Package Contents: IMILAB Home Security Camera Basic, user manual,  wall mounting accessories pack, usb cable

Product Installation

The IMILAB Home Security Camera Basic can be placed on a number of horizontal surfaces, such as a writing desk, dining table, and coffee table. It can also be mounted on the wall.

Mounting the Security Camera on a Wall

      1. Drill two holes on the wall by using the base of the security camera as a template. It is recommended that you mark the locations of the holes with a  pencil before drilling. The diameter of each hole is approximately 6 mm, and the depth is approximately 25 mm.
        Security Camera on a Wall 1Security Camera on a Wall 2
      2. Insert the two plastic anchors into the holes on the wall.
        Security Camera on a Wall 3
      3. Make sure to position the base unit so that the arrow is pointing up. Secure the base unit in place by tightening the screws into the plastic anchors.
        Security Camera on a Wall 4
      4. Match the grooves on the boom of the camera unit with the raised area on the base unit. Press down until the two surfaces are flush, then turn the camera unit in either direction to lock it in position.

Security Camera on a Wall 5

Warning When mounting the security camera on a wall: please note that the wall must be able to support at least triple the product’s total weight.

Product Instructions

      • Set up your system
        Connect the USB adapter to the device and plug it in. The indicator of camera will turn yellow.

Set up your system

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      • Indicator Light
        Steady blue on: connected/device status is normal
        Flashing blue: network error
        Flashing orange rapidly: waiting for connection
        Flashing orange slowly: system upgrade in progress
      • Installing a MicroSD Card
        Make sure that the power to the security camera is already disconnected. Adjust the camera lens upward until the MicroSD slot is revealed, then insert the MicroSD card into the slot  (the side with contact points must be facing down).

Installing a MicroSD Card

      • Restore Factory Settings
        Press and hold the Reset button to restore your device to factory settings.
        Data stored on the MicroSD card is not erased.
      • Get an Account
        To set up MI Account
        Tap the MI Home icon on your mobile device

set up MI Account 1

Click the Sign up to create your account
You Can using phone number or E-mail to quick sign up

set up MI Account 2

      • Connect to the Camera
        1.Open MI Home app, Click the top right corner “ + ” to add device.

set up MI Account 3

2. Please click the top right “symbol ” to scan the QR code on the camera bottom, or search “IMILAB Home Security Camera Basic” to found device.

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3.  Enter to the camera set up a page, Hold the reset button back of camera 3 Seconds until the indicator turns yellow, and hear the voice notification “ waiting for connecting” from the camera, then click NEXT.

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4.  Please Select network to connect (only support to 2.4GHz network), then click NEXT;

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5.  Please using camera to scan the QR code on the mobile phone until hear “Scanned successfully” from camera, then click NEXT buon to connect.

IMILAB Home Security Camera Basic 5    IMILAB Home Security Camera Basic 5.1

Real-Time Monitoring

Launch the Mi Home app and select a IMILAB Home Security Camera Basic that is already connected to monitor the surroundings in real-time. The camera’s control interface allows you to adjust the sharpness of the image, as well as to change the device’s vertical and horizontal viewing angles.  Additional features such as screen capture or record and remote communications can also be performed.

Real-Time Monitoring

The diagram is for reference only. Actual displays will vary based on different versions of the Mi Home platform and your smartphone model.

Supporting Infrared and Image-intensified Night Vision

With the incorporation of eight infrared illuminators, the security camera is able to view up to a distance of 9 m and capture crystal clear images in the dark.

Infrared night vision mode sample

The diagram is for reference only. Actual displays will vary based on different versions of the Mi Home platform and your smartphone model.


IMILAB Home Security Camera Basic’s playback feature is only available after installing a compatible MicroSD card. Once a MicroSD card has been installed and the security camera is turned on, videos will be recorded automatically. After entering the user interface of the Playback feature, simply slide the bar on the timeline to select the time period you wish to


The diagram is for reference only. Actual displays will vary based on different versions of the Mi Home platform and your smartphone model.

Automatic Monitoring

      • Automatic monitoring can be configured through the IMILAB Home Security Camera Basic control interface in the Mi Home app.
      • Available options include 24-hour, daytime, and nightime monitoring. You can also create your own schedule and set the desired camera angle.
      • This product is able to detect movements within its field of view. Once movements are detected, a video is recorded and you will receive a notification.

Automatic Monitoring


Shared Remote Viewing

Through the IMILAB Home Security Camera Basic control interface in the Mi Home app, you can set your security camera as a shared device under the General Seings menu, and invite your friends to view the camera remotely. Your friends will be required to download the Mi Home app and log in with his/her Xiaomi account.

Shared Remote Viewing 1    Shared Remote Viewing 2

The diagram is for reference only. Actual displays will vary based on different versions of the Mi Home platform and your smartphone model.


      • The suitable operating temperature range for this product is between -10 ℃ ~ 40 ℃. Please do not use the product in an environment with temperatures above or below the specified range.
      • The security camera is a precision electronic product. In order to ensure its normal operation, please do not install the device in an environment with high humidity levels or allow water to enter the product.
      • To improve the product’s performance, please do not place the camera lens facing or next to a reflective surface, such as glass windows/doors and white walls, which will cause the image to appear overly bright in areas close to the camera and darker in areas further away, or cause the camera to produce white images.
      • Please install the product in areas with Wi-Fi reception, and try to place the device where the Wi-Fi signal is strong. In addition, please keep the security camera away from metal structures, microwave ovens, or other locations where signal strength may be impacted.


Name: IMILAB Home Security Camera Basic
Model: CMSXJ16A
Lens Angle: 110°
Net Weight: 182 g
Video Encoding: H.265
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Focal Length: F3.2
Item Dimensions: 108 x 76 x 76 mm
Power Input: 5 V 2 A
Operating Temperature: -10 ℃ ~ 40 ℃
Expandable Memory: MicroSD card (up to 64 GB)
Compatible With: Android 4.4, iOS 9.0 or later
Wireless Connectivity: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz

Manufactured: Shanghai Imilab Technology Co., Ltd.
(a Mi Ecosystem company)
Address: Room 908, No. 1, Lane 399, Shengxia Rd., China Pilot Free Trade Zone,
Shanghai, China 201210
For further information, please go to www.imilab.com.

FCC Statement

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.

Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be  determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. FCC 20cm Statement: This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20cm between the radiator & your body. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.


WEEE Disposal and Recycling Information

Correct Disposal of this product. This marking indicates that products should not be disposed of with other household wastes throughout the EU. To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse sustainable reuse of material resources. To return your used device,  please use the return and collection systems or contact the retailer where the product was purchased. They can take this product for environmentally safe recycling.

Adaptor Statements

For pluggable equipment, the socket-outlet (power adaptor) shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible.

Hereby, Shanghai Imilab Technology Co., Ltd. declares that the radio equipment type IMI Home Security Camera Basic is in compliance with Directive 2014/53/EU.


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  1. I followed the steps but it still can’t connect

    e làm theo các bước mà nó vẫn ko kết nối được

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