eufy security camera comparison chart 2021

eufy security camera comparison and review
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Does eufy camera help to boost your home security system? Do they have industry leading long lasting 365-day battery life? Do they come with enough storage facility? What about electricity consumption rate or annual costs if you own it? Find everything you need to know in eufy security camera comparison and review here.

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Pros & Cons – eufy security camera comparison

EufyCam 2

Pros

  • On-board people detection
  • Local storage
  • 1-year battery life
  • No subscription fees
  • Anti-theft protection
  • Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and HomeKit

Cons

  • No floodlight
  • Non-removable battery
  • 2FA isn’t available in all countries

EufyCam 2C

The EufyCam 2C packs in a floodlight and colored night vision, as well as a more compact design, and is almost half the cost of the EufyCam 2.

Pros

  • On-board people detection
  • Local storage
  • Integrated floodlight
  • Compact design
  • More affordable
  • Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and HomeKit

Cons

  • No anti-theft
  • Non-removable battery
  • 2FA isn’t available in all countries
  • Shorter battery life (6 months)

EufyCam E

PROS

  • Sharp 1080p video
  • Long battery life
  • Local and cloud video storage
  • Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

CONS

  • Requires a hub
  • Doesn’t support HomeKit or IFTTT
  • Inconsistent two-way audio in testing

Specifications – eufy security camera comparison

EufyCam 2

Key Specs
Camera Power Source: Battery-powered
Number Of Cameras Included: 2
Night Vision: Yes
Field Of View: 140 degrees
Camera Resolution: 1080
Audio Communication: 2-way
Network Connectivity: Wi-Fi
Indoor Or Outdoor Use: Indoor, Outdoor
Minimum Operating Temperature: -4 degrees fahrenheit
Maximum Operating Temperature: 122 degrees fahrenheit

Works With: Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant

General
Product Name: eufyCam 2, 2-Camera Indoor/Outdoor Wire-Free 1080p 16GB Surveillance System
Brand: Eufy
Color: White
Color Category: White

Power
Camera Connectivity: Wire-free (Battery-powered)
Camera Power Source: Battery-powered

Camera
Number Of Cameras Included: 2
Night Vision: Yes
Night Vision Distance: 25 feet
Pan-Tilt-Zoom Functionality: Yes
High-Definition: Yes
Field Of View: 140 degrees
Camera(s) Included: Yes
Camera Resolution: 1080
Camera Mount Type: Wall mount
Camera Infrared Distance: 25 feet

Features
Audio Communication: 2-way
Network Connectivity: Wi-Fi
Remote Monitoring Capabilities: Yes
Auto-On Detection: Motion
Sensors: Motion sensor
Streaming Video: Yes
Mobile Notifications: Yes
Two-Way Talk: Yes

Performance
Indoor Or Outdoor Use: Indoor, Outdoor
Minimum Operating Temperature: -4 degrees fahrenheit
Maximum Operating Temperature: 122 degrees fahrenheit
Recording and Playback: Mobile Operating System Compatibility Android, Apple iOS
Compatibility
Smartphone Compatible: Yes
Camera Compatibility: eufy Cameras and eufy Homebase, iOS and Android devices
Operating System Compatibility: Android, Apple iOS
Works WithIn: Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant


Included
Additional Accessories Included: Two eufyCam 2, one HomeBase 2, two magnetic mounts, two screw mounts with screws, micro USB charging cable, AC power adapter, Ethernet cable
Connectivity
Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz

Dimension
Camera Height: 2.2 inches
Camera Width: 2.2 inches
Camera Depth: 4.2 inches
Camera Weight: 0.8 pounds

EufyCam E 2-Cam Kit Specs

  • Connectivity Wi-Fi
  • Integration Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
  • Notifications Push
  • Field of View 140 degrees
  • Resolution 1080p
  • Storage Cloud, Local
  • Two-Way Audio Yes
  • Mechanical Pan/Tilt No
  • Night Vision Yes
  • Alarm Yes

Price and release date 

  • Packs of two cameras and a Homebase are $299.99 / £349.99 / AU$799.99
  • Individual cameras can be purchased for $139.99
  • Middle-of-the-road compared to competitors’ prices

The Anker Eufycam 2 released in 2019 and currently sells in packs of two with a HomeBase unit for $299.99 / £349.99 / AU$799.99 on Anker’s website. 

If you already have a HomeBase because you bought a Eufy Video Doorbell, you can instead buy a single Eufycam 2 for $139.99 in the US.

The EufyCam E 2-Cam Kit ($298.40) also offers long battery life and delivers sharp 1080p video, and it exhibited none of the installation and recording issues

Who is this for – based on eufy security camera review

Who’s it for…  

Smart Home security DIYers
If you want a system that doesn’t cost anything to maintain and love being in charge of how/where the video is stored, the Eufy Video Doorbell is great. It gives you complete control with no overhead cost.

Rental property owners
If you’re looking for a simple and cheap way to keep an eye on your rental property that you only visit once every few months, the Eufycam 2 is a great solution thanks to its all-weather durability. It sports a 365-day battery that should be able to run for months without being charged.

Who’s it not for…  

Businesses that need round-the-clock recording
If you’re looking for round-the-clock, 24/7 recording, the Eufycam 2 doesn’t have it. Yes, it will watch over your home, but it only records when triggered to preserve battery life and storage space. For most folks, that’s exactly what they’re looking for, but stores and restaurants might want to invest in a more professional monitoring solution.

Folks with big homes or spacious properties

While we didn’t have any issues in our small, one-level home, several users have reported issues when the camera’s located more than 100 feet from the BaseStation. If you have a big property where cameras might be far from the BaseStation, you might want to look into a wired security camera system instead.

Eufy Camera Features

Camera bundles If you just want a couple cameras, you can buy them a la cart from eufy, but you can also purchase some in bundles, which may save you money. Some of the cameras come with door and window sensors as well, but there are no large bundles that resemble a full home security system. If you want more security features, you’d have to make additional purchases to fit your needs.

App controls The eufy app is simple to install, versatile and intuitive to use. It guides you through installing each of the cameras with straightforward, easy-to-follow steps. Once your cameras are installed, the app allows you to view live footage from each, talk to people through them and control various settings. You can also add family and guests to your account here, giving them access to the footage as well.

For each camera, you can control a wide array of settings, including turning on automatic night vision, adjusting the video quality, setting human and pet detection zones and facial detection—all of which help to better hone the alerts you receive. You can even record a message for your pet that will play for them each time they enter one of the activity zones you set. Our SecurityNerd’s puppy was a bit puzzled by this, but seems to like it.

You can also view footage from the cameras via the EufyLife web portal.

It doesn’t offer all the functionality of the app, but it provides another way to keep an eye on things when you’re at work or otherwise in front of a computer.

Home automation options and compatibility Eufy cameras are compatible with Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, so you can control them through any of those home assistants.

Storage The eufy camera home base includes a 16GB storage card that saves about three months’ worth of sound- and motion-activated footage. For longer storage or continuous recordings, you can opt for one of eufy’s cloud storage plans. The Basic plan runs $3/month and provides 30 days of storage for one camera, while the Premier plan covers up to 10 cameras with 30 days of storage and runs $10/month or $100/year.

Security plan offerings Eufy doesn’t offer the option of professional security monitoring the way some competitors do.

Installation Eufy doesn’t offer installation services.

Eufy security camera comparison EufyCam 2 vs EufyCam 2C

EufyCam 2CEufyCam 2
Price$100 per camera, $220 for 2 cameras + base station$140 per camera, $300 for 2 cameras + base station
Video resolution1080p1080P
Camera angle135-degrees140-degrees
PowerBuilt-in rechargeable batteryBuilt-in rechargeable battery
Rated battery life6-months12-months
Weather ratingIP67IP67
Motion detectionYesYes
Person detectionOn-device Human DetectionOn-device Human Detection
Night visionBlack & White Infrared, ColorBlack & White Infrared
Two-way audioYesYes
Alarm/Anti-theftNoYes, siren on camera and base station
Storage optionsLocal or cloudLocal or cloud
Virtual assistant supportGoogle Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKitGoogle Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit

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Design

EufyCam 2

Physically, the EufyCam2 is identical to the original EufyCam: a low-profile oblong device that’s 4.25 x 2.25 x 2.25 inches. The black face is sleekly aligned with the curved white body. Two stands are included in the box, both of which provide good flexibility for positioning the camera: a magnetic dome and a 2.25-inch-tall screw-in base. 

EufyCam E

 It measures 5.0 by 5.1 by 2.7 inches (HWD) and uses RF and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi radios to communicate with the cameras. The top of the hub contains a Sync button that can be used for pairing the base to the cameras during setup and for silencing the built-in alarm. The back of the hub holds a LAN port, a USB charging port, a power jack, a reset button, and a microSD card slot. 

Homebase

All these cameras comes with a key component of its wireless-ness is the included HomeBase that comes in the box. The HomeBase looks like an all-white wireless router – it’s fairly plain but still a bit bulky. That’s ironic, of course, because you’ll need to connect it to a router and will find all the wires to do so inside the box. The HomeBase supports up to 16 devices, which means if you ever want to expand your home system with, say, a Eufy Video Doorbell 2K, it’s no hassle.

Buttons

At the bottom of the live stream panel are buttons for manual video recording, saving a snapshot, initiating two-way talk, and muting the speaker. There’s a fifth button that launches even more function buttons. Here you can view a history of recorded events, turn off night vision, sound the alarm, and access the settings menu where you can turn the camera on and off, enable auto Night Vision, adjust motion detection  sensitivity settings, turn audio on and off, and configure notifications. There’s also a Theft Detection setting that when enabled will sound the alarm when the camera is moved.

Back at the main screen, there are four buttons along the bottom edge of the screen. The Devices button takes you back to the Devices (home) screen and the Events button opens a screen that displays a list of all motion events with video thumbnails. The Security button takes you to a screen where you can set the camera to Home or Away mode, disarm the camera, set up a recording schedule, and configure geofencing where the mode is automatically switched based on your location. Finally, the Explore button takes you to a screen where you can shop for more Eufy products.

EufyCam E Cam app settings for motion activity, camera settings and live view
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Setup

Setup was very easy. It only took me about 5 minutes. Installed the app on my phone, registered an account and then followed the steps on the app, adding the homebase and 2 cameras. After setting up, I can monitor all my cameras live by using eufySecurity app.

Installation

As we know, traditional security cameras are very complex to install. But for the eufyCam E, it is pretty easy. It comes with 4 mount in total, 2 magnetic mount and 2 screw mount. I used the magnetic one, installed it in seconds. It allows easy relocation and angle adjustments.

Field view

All the EufyCams are a 1080p camera with a wide 140-degree field of view. It uses two infrared LEDs to provide up to 33 feet of night vision and has a built-in 100dB siren. 

Anti-theft

The EufyCam 2 also has a built-in anti-theft mechanism that can detect when it’s being removed from its mount and will emit an ear-splitting siren. That’s particularly fantastic if you’re mounting these cameras low enough where someone can reach it and subsequently remove the security you’ve installed. The EufyCam 2C doesn’t have the hardware inside to detect movement like the EufyCam 2 does, despite both of them having onboard microphones and speakers.

Video quality

The EufyCam 2’s 1/2.8-inch 2-megapixel Sony sensor and glass lens capture nice-quality 1080p daylight videos, but I was disappointed in the night videos. 

My daylight videos were colorful and properly exposed, and were sharp enough to clearly recognize faces. However, the midtones were often posterized, particularly in my indoor videos. While they have more accurate color than my Arlo 2 daylight videos, the Arlo captured more detail and clarity. 

eufy security camera Battery life comparison

The EufyCam 2 does have two features that are superior to what the EufyCam 2C offers: longer battery life and anti-theft protection. That extra cost over the EufyCam 2C will net you double the battery life — 12 months on the EufyCam 2 versus six months on the EufyCam 2C — although it’ll vary depending on your settings.

According to Eufy, the Eufycam 2 lasts 365 days on a single charge. After doing some research on that number, the company says in its forums that it achieved that by only having 10 events in a day and recording 30-second clips for each event with the benefit of fairly nice weather most of the year. But depending on where your cameras are located and where you live geographically, your number could vary.

Two-way Audio

With all EufyCam, we were able to speak directly to whoever we were recording, which came in handy when we wanted to talk to someone from another room or if we needed to scare away potential intruders.

Infrared Night Vision

Both cameras offered our preference for night vision, infrared. We preferred infrared over color night vision from a bright white light because it was much less conspicuous. Plus, we still got awesome visibility (see our above photo), a win-win! Overall, we were more impressed with the eufyCam E’s infrared night vision, as it produced a clearer image. But the Arlo Ultra had one night vision feature that the eufyCam E lacked, which we talked more about it the ‘Cloud Storage’ section.

Cloud Storage

eufy Cloud Storage Options

BasicPremier
Maximum Number of Cameras110
Days of Cloud Storage3030
Monthly Price$2.99$9.99
Annual Price$29.99$99.99
Annual Savings$5.89$19.89

Instead, we paid $2.99 a month for 30 days of cloud storage with per camera with each company. Alternatively, both companies said we could have paid $9.99 a month for 10 cameras.

eufy security camera performance comparison and review

To add the cameras, I tapped Add Device on the home screen, selected the EufyCam E, and tapped the sync button on the camera when prompted. When the camera beeped I tapped Next, and it was immediately added to the account. I gave each camera a name, watched a short video on how to mount them, mounted the cameras in my backyard, and the installation was finished. 

The EufyCam E cameras delivered excellent 1080p video in testing. Live daytime video quality was colorful and distortion-free, while black-and-white night vision video showed good contrast and appeared sharp out to around 30 feet. Motion alerts arrived quickly with very few false triggers, and recorded event video quality was as good as the live stream. 

Two-way audio performance was hit or miss. When it worked, audio was clean and loud, but on more than one occasion, the audio would momentarily cut out or become choppy to the point that it was unintelligible. On the plus side, the cameras had no trouble responding to my Alexa voice commands to stream live video to an Amazon Echo Show.

eufy security camera comparison chart

EufyCam 2EufyCam EEufyCam 2C
Video Quality1080p1080p1080p
Improved Sony SensorYesNoNo
Two-way AudioYesYesYes
Battery Life365 days365 days180 days
Weather RatingIP67IP65IP67
Facial RecognitionYesNoYes
Offline StorageYesYesYes
Homebase StorageBuilt-in 16GB memory, USB port (future feature)16GB Micro SD CardBuilt-in 16GB memory, USB port (future feature)
Homebase Battery BackupNoNoNo
Spotlight LEDNoNoYes
Camera MountsMagnet and outdoor mountsMagnet and outdoor mountsOutdoor mount only
HomeKitYesNoYes

Alternate of EufyCam security camera

EufyCamArlo 2Nest Cam IQ Outdoor
Resolution1080p1080p1080p
Wire-freeYesYesNo
Battery Lige365 Days3 months
Human detectionYesNoYes ($5+/month)
Facial RecognitionYesNoYes ($5+/month)
View Angle140 degree130 degree130 degree
Night vision33 feet25 feetYes
WaterproofIP67IP65IP68
Fast ChargingYesNo
Encrypted Local storage16GB microSD CardNoNo
Backup Power supply2 DaysNo
Anti-theftYesNoYes
Work with Entry sensorYesNoYes
Accessories1 magnetic mount, 1 screw1 magnetic mount1 Wall

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