I’ve been testing the Eufy Floodlight Cam 2 Professional for a number of months. On paper it affords a singular characteristic set of 360 diploma pan and tilt digicam, tuneable 3000 lumens LED array, AI-powered human detection and auto-tracking, no subscription charges and 8GB onboard storage.
Learn on to learn how nicely it labored in actual life.
Contained in the field, you’ll discover the Floodlight Cam 2 Professional, set up hook and string, charging cable, junction field, plate screws, central screw cap, central screw, numerous safety stickers and a fast begin information.
You’ll be able to unbox your self, however when you’ve related it to the web (2.4ghz Wi-Fi solely), it needs to be hard-wired by an electrician; ignore the American websites that say you’ll be able to wire it as much as your house switchboard your self.
Aside from that warning by me, the Fast Begin information and set up video supplied by Eufy may be very straightforward to observe. The Floodlight Cam 2 professional could be mounted on a wall or on a ceiling as much as 3m off the bottom max.
What it’s good at
As quickly because it related to my Wi-Fi, Alexa mechanically recognised the digicam and floodlight and allowed me to work together with it by voice, the Eufy Safety app and Alexa app/sensible shows. Additionally it is suitable with Google House however not with Apple Homekit.
Climate safety is IP65, and to this point it has survived dusty winds, blown rain and unintentionally being jet sprayed by my hose as I cleaned my again wall.
The Floodlight Cam 2 Professional data motion-activated occasions utilizing three movement detectors that noticed people as much as 11 metres away on my fence line (which is closed to the claimed 12.19m vary). This isn’t a 24/7 steady recording resolution.
The color temperature tuneable floodlight emits as much as 3000 lumens (throughout three individually panels adjustable by way of the eufy Safety app) is even higher because it brightly lights my entire again yard from edge to edge, making dragging the bins and different night or early morning duties tremendous straightforward.
The lights are intelligent sufficient to detect the time and degree of sunshine outdoors in order that they reliably solely activate triggered by sensors between sundown and dawn or once I inform Alexa to show them on.
The 360 diploma 2K decision safety digicam and its three sensors are tremendous customisable by way of the Eufy app. You’ll be able to management the digicam up, down, left, proper, and centre with the arrow keys on the dwell view app web page.
As soon as the digicam detects an individual, it strikes to document them and follows them strolling round your yard till they depart. Thanks to three sensors even when the digicam is pointing elsewhere will probably be triggered and pan round to seize what is going on.
You’ll be able to add preset places to leap to view them shortly, and you’ll modify left, centre and proper to have separate sensitivity relying on how far you want them to have the ability to detect.
Mentioning these the three unbiased PIRs on the left entrance and proper of the gadget has three forms of sensitivity settings: commonplace, superior and computerized.
- Customary: three PIR sensitivity set collectively.
- Superior: three PIR sensitivity set individually.
- Computerized: the sensitivity of the three PIRs is mechanically adjusted in keeping with the accuracy of every set off.
You’ll be able to set exercise zones to exclude pointless video occasion alerts or recording of pointless footage eg: and exclude above the highest of your fence line if the digicam can partially see into your neighbour’s land.
What could possibly be higher
The primary difficulty for some folks is appears to be like. The Floodlight Cam 2 Professional is just obtainable in white and isn’t the prettiest gadget with a number of mild panels and the 360 pan and tilt digicam. In my case my partitions are white, and the gadget is white so it suits in nicely.
The second difficulty is that video is just saved in 8GB non-expandable onboard. It’s puzzling that Eufy doesn’t enable customers to pair it to a Eufy Homebase 2 storage unit you probably have one already, as I do for storing Eufy doorbell video clips. Elective paid cloud storage is on the market, and you’ll ship movies to NAS storage you probably have it.
For some folks, the associated fee could also be too excessive as soon as electrician set up charges are paid on prime of the acquisition worth however keep in mind that is an multi function very highly effective 3 route floodlight in addition to 360 diploma safety digicam. If an analogous spec safety digicam and floodlight had been bought and wired in individually the associated fee would doubtless be a lot larger.
Do you have to purchase it
The Floodlight Cam 2 Professional is the brightest floodlight with 2K video digicam obtainable in Australia (to one of the best of my information) and comes with the bonus of not requiring a paid subscription eternally to allow all it’s options and retailer video.
These options and permitting a number of software program customisation lead to it being extremely advisable by me.
The Floodlight Cam 2 Professional is on the market for $449.95 from it’s Australian distributor, in addition to from JB Hello-Fi and so forth.
Eufy has allowed Ausdroid to retain the product as laborious wiring it to the home electrical energy provide was achieved at a big expense