The eufy security video doorbell is more than just that, it also serves as an excellent security camera as I have tested this in two capacities,one as the doorbell itself and a security camera out my back garden as when using it I noted the potential to serve in this capacity too due to the range and excellent footage which comes via a Sony 2K sensor and professional-grade lens.
I have tested many similar products here and they do a great job this one however for me so far ups the game a bit but we have more to test and compare here at techbuzz as we are now coming into the dark evenings closing in and we are getting back to work we need to remain vigilant on our security checks as people probably have turned off their cameras due to being at home like me for instance so it made perfect timing to get back in the game and check, Mostly I have couriers calling to the house and it worked a treat every time with super quick notifications and fast reaction time with no lag which some products give you.
The bell is rather on the large side but this is not a bad thing and a warning to anyone and yes it is great for the cold callers to your door even though you have a sign on the window telling such not to call you can just fob them off from your couch, same applies if you are out I find the repsonse time quick and of course you get the clips to match so you know who is there before you even consider talking to anyone. WIN!!!
Installation is easy once you have an existing bell you might need to drill a new hole to align it and make it secure because there is little naughty folk out there who like nicking bells for the laugh yet not realising they are caught on camera which is nice with a nice mugshot before they even get close,this is what this video doorbell does good,you can set the parameters on how far you want the detection to kick in which is great so you can avoid false negatives with people walking by your door etc this does depend though on how your front door is situated. You have the expected set up here with two wires,not needed in this case but there if required and you have the option to use a mechanical or digital chime plus you can change the tones too which is nice since doorbells are typically boring with a ding dong,not the case here. It is like a phone to, you can customise and I am all for that.
I live in a small private cul-de-sac but it has a gap for folk to walk through and this was an issue at the start but I was able to configure the doorbell to eliminate such activity and stop setting my phone off, you can snooze alerts in the app too but I find that pointless to some degree but it is a good feature to have due to the range on offer and what it can pick up from a further distance, Those with backdoor entrances for example in the country which is typical would love this as it can capture more than just the surrounding area but a wide area of coverage too which I like, it can effectively work as a standalone security camera in my view.
The app is simple to use which we go through below in the video review and works well on both iOS and Android as i tested on both to get a real idea as some variances can be present on different operating systems but overall this worked well on both and never missed a beat.
This company too offers more than many when it comes to other selling points, Brian from the company tells me,
Some of the things that make us different – we focus on user privacy by storing all footage locally on the device, so only the user has access to their footage. We also do all of our processing on the device which means that users get features including motion detection and geofencing at no extra cost. And since most of this takes place on the device, there’s no required monthly fee to use the doorbell.
Very important selling points and giving the consumer some assurance when it comes to privacy issues which is a huge cause for concern in the current climate. Would I suggest you buy one,well yes but they are a bit more expensive however you get excellent features which I would pay for and then the peace of mind behind with the company’s ethos.
- 2.5x the Clarity: The built-in Sony 2K sensor and professional-grade lens allow you to view activity in picture-perfect resolution. See visitors in sharp detail as they approach your door.
- No Monthly Fee: Designed to protect your home as well as your wallet, eufy Security products are one-time purchases that combine security with convenience. All your data is stored locally meaning you will never have to pay for cloud storage.
- Dual Power Options: Half a year of coverage from one charge or non-stop power supply via a wired connection.
- Expanded Field of View: The increased 4:3 Aspect Ratio ensures you get a head-to-toe view of anyone who approaches and gives you the perfect viewing angle every time.
- Next-Level Detection: Have total control over what is detected through the use of the motion sensor, smart human detection, and activity zones. Receive real-time alerts when anyone approaches so that you never miss a delivery or keep guests waiting.