Dutch-sounding, but oh so Chinese Anchor, is the global market leader when it comes to mobile charging technology (powerbanks), but the company has also been singing a tune when it comes to security for some time now.
The user-friendliness of the security system and the ongoing hardware and software upgrades in particular appeal to the imagination. That they sometimes take a step in the wrong direction, they forgive.
With the upgrade of the wireless eufyCams that are compatible with Apple Homekit, Google Home and Amazon Alexa, you can keep a close eye on your home environment. The difference with its predecessor is some image quality, and in cooperation with the eufySecurity app, virtually any possible security scenario can be realised. It is impressive how this app has grown and improved over the past year.
The installation of the cameras and door sensors is still completely wireless. All devices are equipped with batteries and connect to the Homebase via their own network. This is the central control point that is connected to the internet and also stores the recorded images locally. Via the app you can view those local images anywhere in the world. It is also possible to take out a subscription for storage in the cloud, but I prefer to leave these things local.
Another impressive feature is the eufy Security Video doorbell. You can choose between connecting power or a battery and the resolution is 2K HD, which stands for razor-sharp. The bell is also a fully-fledged security camera that fits seamlessly into the eufyCam system. Please note if you choose to connect power. Video needs to be streamed, so an adjustment (by an electrician) in your meter cupboard will probably be necessary.
It‘s nice that you can have the bell picked up as soon as you see that movement, instead of starting the recording when someone rings the bell. The bell should be added to the system via the app in exactly the same way as a camera or door sensor. This means that you simply see the bell between the other camera images and can set it up just like a camera.
The eufyCam 2 and door bell come with a renewed home station. Unfortunately, Eufy left out the battery and a lock for an SD card. In the event of a power failure, everything is black, just like all other brands. A pity, because I liked that just as much. In the event of a power failure, your system will continue to run and will not lose its alarm function (e.g. siren). The Eufy-system has its own network, all devices have batteries, so everything remains active.
Of course, you can solve this by taking a socket with a built-in battery, so that your home station can still run for a few hours. Safe and in some cases very useful.
Of course you won’t get any more reports on your phone, because in case of a power outage at home, your internet will probably be gone as well. You can easily solve this with a small modem such as the Netgear Nighthawk M5. This provides you with a data chip and has an internal battery, which, just like the battery of the previous Eufy Homebase, can always be used for a few hours.
Sharp image. A whole with security cameras in a user-friendly app.
There should be less delay in speaking. Home station without battery and sd lock.