Earlier today, we sent out a tweet about a post in the HomeKit subReddit, where user u/KingKarl-TM uploaded what appears to be an offer from Eufy, via their Facebook page, revealing not one, but two indoor cameras, one of which would appear to be capable of pan and tilt functionality. Given the number of doctored images found online these days, it’s prudent to be cautious about such claims, however, Christopher Close from iMore did a bit more digging, and found further evidence of the tilt camera in the Eufy Security app.
Not only does the app reveal the aforementioned camera albeit in ‘beta’, but the existence of a HomeKit code is shown on the base of the device, further pushing this into the realm of being likely to be HomeKit compatible. Stranger things have happened of course, and it wouldn’t be beyond the realms of possibility that such a camera doesn’t actually get released. Still, given that it appears they at some point have promoted these via Facebook (no sign of this now seemingly exists beyond the Reddit post) it does look rather promising.
Whilst there’s no mention of the other camera in Eufy’s Security app, the pan and tilt camera will be of interest since all cameras to date have been static. The info in Eufy’s own app also reveals Bluetooth and wifi as coming into play with the camera, although Bluetooth is most likely down to initial pairing we’re guessing. It would also seem there are activity zones for the camera, as well as support for an SD Card to store recordings locally.
To cap it all off, the camera seemingly support RTSP/NAS, with the help section stating “The RTSP feature on camera only works with NAS that supports the RTSP protocol…Synology NAS is verified and compatible with Eufy Security.”
Sounds like a great product, and one which I’m sure many will welcome.