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Review: eufyCam 2

Anker Innovations is known for quality products and the company sells gadgets under a wide range of brand names including Anker, Soundcore, Nebula, Roav and more. The company also offers home security solutions through its brand eufy, and we recently received the eufyCam 2, which is a fuss-free wireless home security solution for review.

The eufyCam 2 is a wireless home security camera system that offers a whopping 365-day battery life on a single charge. You also get HD resolution at 1080p, Night Vision, and so on. The eufyCam 2 is also IP67 weatherproof, and is compatible with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit. What’s more, there is also a 100DB siren included to shoo-away intruders.

Inside the box, you get the base station called HomeBase 2, two cameras, ethernet cable, micro USB charging cable, and the camera mounts, along with the quick start guide and warranty info. The cameras included in the package offer a 140-degree field of view, come with a two-way talk feature, and smart motion detection.

Installing the eufyCam 2 is a walk in the park. First, you need to connect the base station and the cameras using the Eufy Security app, which can be found on both Google Play and the Apple App Store. Next, you need to plug the base station into an electrical outlet and connected it to your router through an ethernet cable.

Once that is done, you will need to scan a QR Code on the bottom of the base station to get it online. Next, sync each of the cameras to the base station by pressing a button on the camera’s rump and wait for the confirmation on the app. And then, all you need to do is mount the camera.

But before you mount the camera and while you are setting up the system, there are a few things to consider. When setting up the cameras, make sure you place the camera near HomeBase 2 (within the distance of 1 to 3 feet). Make sure you set up HomeBase 2 and eufyCam 2 on the app before you mount the cameras. Also, keep the camera at least 1 feet away from your internal or external hard drives.

You can use the app to find out if the signal is reaching the desired location. if the signal strength reads “Great”, you’ll know you’ve found a good spot. According to eufy, for optimum performance of the security system, it’s best to mount the camera 7 to 10 feet high, out of direct sunlight, and away from reflective surfaces.

The eufyCam 2 provides local and cloud storage options to store the footages recorded. The camera ships with a 16GB of embedded memory, which an be used to store almost 3 months worth of footage. However, if you need more storage, you can always opt for eufy’s cloud storage service using one of their subscription models.

Since the eufyCam 2’s battery lasts a full year, you don’t need to worry about charging the cameras every now and then. Once it needs charging, you can either charge the cameras by connecting them through a micro USB cable to the HomeBase 2,  or through a charging adapter.

During our review period, we found that the video quality offered by the eufyCam 2 was excellent. Due to the camera’s wide-angle view, we got a comprehensive coverage of the surrounding area. Live and captured footage was sharp and clear, while night vision footage was also very good.

Motion detection worked perfectly during our tests, and alerts arrived promptly. You can also adjust motion detection by increasing or decreasing the sensitivity on a slider and creating activity zones, through the app. If you are looking for a dependable and fuss-free home security camera system, you can’t go wrong with the eufyCam 2.

Price: AED 1460

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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