Anker, parent company of smart home product maker Eufy, has announced a slight delay for the introduction of HomeKit Secure Video (HSV) to their EufyCam 2 and EufyCam 2C security camera systems. As first reported by Gary Ng for iphoneincanada.ca, despite the initial announcement for HSV being rolled out, albeit in Beta format only, the full public release has been delayed, to give the company’s engineers more time to implement changes, although what these changes are, has not been stated.
It now seems from Anker’s statement, that we’ll have to wait just a little while longer, with the newly proposed rollout of HSV now meant to be coming mid to late April. The original rollout was due to have started yesterday (April 1st ironically enough), which itself came off the back of the company accidentally releasing a beta version to a few customers, which ended with a flurry of disgruntled EufyCam 2 owners not seeing any sign of the aforementioned update. Anker eventually releasing the following statement to address the confusion;
Starting from April 1st to 10th, we will start rolling out of the firmware update that brings HomeKit Secure Video support to all eufyCam 2/2C security systems. The update will download automatically when HomeBase is idle.
The EufyCams seems to be a firm favourite for those who haven’t gone all-in with their main competitor, Arlo who offer similar functionality. You can check out Rey G’s video review of the EufyCam 2 in the video below;