Hint That HomeKit Will be Coming To Eufy Video Doorbell

A month ago, we posted about the Eufy Wireless Video Doorbell reportedly getting HomeKit functionality by the end of June. This via respected German tech site ifun.de, who at the time claimed that Eufy had informed them of this update to the device’s functionality. Of course, it’s only understandable to be sceptical, especially in the world of HomeKit, with a long line of broken promises and failures to deliver. Still, Eufy is one of those companies that are seemingly following through each time, with updates to their EufyCam 2 and 2C getting HomeKit Secure Video (HSV) functionality, as promised.

So, with that in mind, it’s interesting that one UK Reddit user (u/Diellur) of the said wireless doorbell reported that upon resetting his device, it actually appeared in his Apple Home app as a device! On top of that, there was also the option for HSV to be enabled on the video doorbell. The user also uploaded a screenshot of the video feed from his doorbell’s camera as it’s seen in the Home app, although so far the image doesn’t reveal whether this is indeed a Eufy product or some other video doorbell that could possibly have been added via HomeBridge. However, we don’t question the claim that it is a Eufy device, and in fact, the image shared does seem to correspond with the camera’s aspect ratio of 4:3, so it would appear to be legitimate.

Now, so far there have been no other reports, that we’re aware of, where this has happened, and Eufy’s official stance is that they’re “…still working on it…”, so whilst it does bode well, it’s also entirely possible that this is a beta function that has somehow fallen into the user’s hands, but may never actually be implemented. That said, it would seem pointless to get as far as enabling working functionality, and not use it, but as many are aware, Apple sets the bar fairly high for compliant hardware, so we shall have to wait and see.

We’ve got one of the Eufy Video Doorbells here, which we tested late last night, but upon updating the firmware, found no indicator of HomeKit or HSV functionality, which seems to be the case with anyone else that has tried it so far.

As the saying goes, “watch this space”…

The Editor

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5 thoughts on “Hint That HomeKit Will be Coming To Eufy Video Doorbell

  • 4th July 2020 at 12:36 am
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    Une question peut on débrancher la base d’un produit eufy une fois une camera eufycam dans l’application homekit d’Apple ?

    • 4th July 2020 at 12:41 am
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      Les Eufycam 2, 2C, 2Pro et 2CPro nécessitent tous que l’Eufy Homebase 2 se connecte à Apple HomeKit, car le Homebase 2 est l’appareil certifié HomeKit. sans Homebase, vous ne pouvez même pas connecter les caméras susmentionnées à votre réseau WiFi.

  • 4th July 2020 at 12:45 am
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    Ok merci beaucoup. On ne peut pas programmer les camera dans homekit et apres enlever la base ? De plus pensez vous vraiment que les eufy battery doorbeel seront vraiment compatible homekit ? (J’ai lu votre article, d’autres infos ?) MERCI a vous.

    • 4th July 2020 at 7:32 am
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      Les caméras que je mentionne, vous ne pouvez pas les utiliser dans HomeKit sans Homebase 2. c’est la même chose avec les ampoules Philips Hue – le pont Hue est l’appareil certifié HomeKit, pas les ampoules, donc le Homebase 2 est l’appareil certifié HomeKit, pas les caméras. vous ne pouvez même pas utiliser ces caméras dans l’application eufy sans la homebase 2. j’espère que la sonnette vidéo bénéficiera du support HomeKit, mais notez également que la sonnette a également besoin de la homebase 2, pour l’application eufy.

  • 15th July 2020 at 11:16 am
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    Hi. Anyone heard any updates on this?

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