Chinese smart-home company Eufy, part of Anker, did pretty well last year with their two indoor cameras, that set the bar for low priced, high spec products, and with the discovery of a pair of new Outdoor Cams surfacing in their Eufy Security app, they may attempt to capture the public’s attention once again.
UPDATE: new information has been released for the Outdoor Cam Pro;
- 2K Color Recordings & 24/7 non-stop recording: ULTRA 2K resolution and the F2.0 aperture work in tandem to produce vivid images that give you the complete picture.
- No Subscription Required: Equipped with a 32GB memory card and on-device AI, Outdoor Cam Pro offers security that is ready out of the box. .The device can support up to 128G.
- Built-in Spotlight, Color Night Vision:The powerful built-in spotlight ensure that keep an eye in any spot with full color night vision, even in low light.And illuminates the surrounding area when relevant motion is detected.
- Flexible Installation:The Magnetic Mount and 20 feet Cable allow you to easily install the camera anywhere on your property.
- Powerful On-Device AI: Intelligently detects people to reduce unnecessary notifications.
there’s still no word on HomeKit compatibility, but chances are high it will be either at release or at some point after.
Not a lot is given away from what’s in the app, let alone whether the cameras are HomeKit compatible, although that’s highly likely, and it would seem there are two variants of this model – one with a security light, and another without. Both cameras appear to be held in place with a magnetic holder, allowing the spherically shaped cameras to be adjusted more easily. A quick FCC search also reveals that the two cameras are likely to be called the Eufy Outdoor Cam Pro and the Eufy Outdoor Cam with the assumption that the Pro version is the one that comes with the security light. The FCC Filing also suggests that these cameras will be able to utilise both 2.4GHz WiFi networks only.
In terms of how they’re powered, while the instructions state that you need to plug these cameras into mains power ‘before mounting’, it’s equally possible these could be battery-powered, which would make sense for an outdoor camera, although judging by the FCC pics above, these seem to be designed to be mains powered, with a waterproof cable connection along with a seriously long cable and USB power supply.
Both cameras also appear to have holes for a microphone, and a rear speaker, although if these do get exposed to HomeKit, we’d hope that two-way audio would be available, which is not currently the case with the two indoor cameras. In the help section of the Eufy app, the cameras also reveal a QR code to add the cameras, which also incidentally have Bluetooth to pair them, presumably with your phone in the first instance, for passing WiFi details. Whether these QR Codes will be HomeKit QR codes, we’re not sure, but it’s not unreasonable to assume they are, given other devices by the company are already HomeKit compatible. Finally, it could be that these outdoor cameras won’t be tethered to the company’s Base Station, which is required for their EufCam 2/2C and Pro variants.
As we learn more, we’ll update this article, but it’s a good start for Eufy already – we hope.
Credit to Linh Ng for spotting this initially