Eufy Camera Reviews

Eufy, which is a division of electronics company Anker, provides a variety of home security cameras as well as appliances such as robo vacuums, smart lighting and smart scales. In this review, we tested an assortment of eufy home security cameras and found them to be simple to set up and operate, effective, feature-packed and reliable.

Eufy cameras are best for those who want to install and monitor their security cameras themselves and are looking for easy-to-use equipment with most of the bells and whistles that other brands boast.

They’re not the cheapest cameras on the market, but there are also no monthly subscription fees required, so once you pay for the equipment, you won’t have any additional costs—unless you choose to pay for one of the company’s upgraded storage plans.

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Nerd Rating: 4 / 5

Our SecurityNerd tested several popular eufy security cameras. Overall, we found eufy cameras to be a solid option when it comes to reliable, straightforward, wireless cameras.

Nerd Pros

Great battery life

Some cameras will run up to a year on a single charge.

User friendly

Set up and use is simple and straightforward.

Intuitive app

The app is easy to navigate and offers a ton of functionality.

Nerd Cons

Slightly more expensive

There are cameras on the market with similar functionality at lower price points.

Limited smart home integration

Currently, eufy cameras only integrate with Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

Requires a hub

Some of the cameras require a hub. While setting it up is an extra step and you must have room for it, it also houses storage for the cameras, which can be a benefit if the cameras themselves are stolen.

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.

Camera Options

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Eufy offers several different types of indoor and outdoor wireless cameras. SecurityNerd tested the following models:

Eufy Indoor Cam 2K

This is eufy’s most basic indoor wireless camera, Simple to set up and get running in just a few minutes, the Indoor Cam 2K is a great choice for monitoring kids, pets and other indoor activity. Two-way talks let you speak back and forth, no matter where you are. The camera features 2K clarity, and we found the images to be sharp and clear, even at night. You can view live footage anytime via the app or web portal, but for continuous recording, you must insert a microSD card (not included) or pay for a cloud storage plan.

eufy Security 2K Indoor Cam, Plug-in Security Indoor Camera with Wi-Fi, IP Camera,Human and Pet AI, Works with Voice Assistants, Night Vision, Two-Way Audio, HomeBase Not Required
  • Relevant Recordings: The on-device AI determines whether a human or pet is present and only records when an event of interest occurs.
  • The Key is in the Detail: View every event in up to 2K clarity (1080P while using HomeKit) so you see exactly what is happening inside your...
  • Communicate From Your Camera: Speak in real-time to anyone who passes via the camera’s built-in two-way audio.
  • Smart Integration: Connect your Indoor Cam to Apple HomeKit(Please download our HomeKit User Guide in the product information section...
  • Sight at Night: Advanced night vision allows you to keep an eye on any room, even in low light settings.

Eufy Indoor Cam 2K Pan and Tilt

This camera has all the same features as the 2K Cam with the addition of pan and tilt capabilities. You can control it via the app on your phone to scan an entire room, and a motion tracking feature will enable the camera to follow any motion detected automatically. We found it just as easy to get up and running as the 2K Cam, and it can be done in just a couple of minutes. Also, as with the eufy Indoor Cam 2K, you can view live footage anytime via the app or web portal, but for continuous recording, you must insert a microSD card (not included) or pay for a cloud storage plan.

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eufy Security 2K Indoor Cam Pan & Tilt, Plug-in Security Indoor Camera with Wi-Fi, IP Camera, Human & Pet AI, Voice Assistant Compatibility, Motion Tracking, HomeBase Not Required
  • Relevant Recordings: The on-device AI determines whether a human or pet is present and only records when an event of interest occurs.
  • The Key is in the Detail: View every event in up to 2K clarity (1080P while using HomeKit) so you see exactly what is happening inside your...
  • Smart Integration: Connect your Indoor Cam to Apple HomeKit, the Google Assistant, or Amazon Alexa for complete control over your...
  • Follows the Action: When motion is detected the camera automatically tracks and follows the moving object. Pan the lens 360° horizontally...
  • Communicate From Your Camera: Speak in real-time to anyone who passes via the camera’s built-in two-way audio.

EufyCam 2

This outdoor camera kit comes with two cameras as well as a hub, which you must have to use the cameras. The cameras are weatherproof, so they make a great choice for covering the outside of your home, though they can be used inside as well. With 1080p HD, the images are clear, and advanced night vision gives you a view of what’s happening 24/7.

To set up these cameras, you must connect the hub to your wireless router, and you may have to drill holes to install the cameras depending on where you want them. Set up is a bit more involved than with the indoor cameras, but it’s still a process most homeowners can easily manage themselves. A standout feature of these cameras is how long they hold a charge. Once charged (which takes about 12 hours), the battery lasts for up to a year. They also feature two-way audio, which you can use to talk to loved ones or to perhaps scare away someone who might have no business being on your property. We found that there does seem to be more lag time when starting live video than with the other two cameras above, and while it’s not significant, it could cause you to miss the beginning of some events.

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eufy Security, eufyCam 2C 2-Cam Kit, Wireless Home Security System with 180-Day Battery Life, HomeKit Compatibility, 1080p HD, IP67, Night Vision, No Monthly Fee
  • Picture Perfect Surveillance - Live-stream and record footage in crystal clear 1080p HD. The 135° diagonal field of view allows you to see...
  • Half-Year Security from 1 Charge - Avoid frequent trips to charge the battery and enjoy 180-day battery life from just one charge.
  • Detailed Night Vision - View recordings or live footage in crisp clarity, even at night, for a clear view of who’s there.
  • The Alerts That Matter - Human detection technology enables the camera to intelligently detect body shape and face pattern. Ensuring you are...
  • Ready for Any Weather - With an IP67 weatherproof-rating, eufyCam 2C is built to withstand the elements.

Eufy Video Doorbell 2K

Like the other eufy cameras, this one is simple to set up and install. While there is a wired version, we tested the battery-powered model, which is great for those who don’t want to mess with wires. While you’ll like to have to drill some holes to install it, that’s the most complicated part of the process. And if you’re handy with a drill, it’s a quick process, with drill guides included.

Once it’s installed, the video doorbell provides sharp images (2K resolution), and one charge provides 180 days of battery life. As is the case with the eufyCam 2, storage is local, with 16 GB in the hub—a nice feature if someone steals your doorbell cam, since the hub is housed inside. Two-way audio lets you speak with whoever may be at your front door, and the camera is waterproof, able to withstand temperatures ranging from -4 degrees Fahrenheit to 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

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eufy Security, Wireless Video Doorbell (Battery-Powered) with 2K HD, No Monthly Fee, On-Device AI for Human Detection, 2-Way Audio, Simple Self-Installation
  • 2.5x the Clarity: The built-in Sony 2K sensor and professional-grade lens allow you to view activity in picture-perfect resolution. See...
  • No Monthly Fee: Designed to protect your home as well as your wallet, eufy Security products are one-time purchases that combine security...
  • 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...
  • Next-Level Detection: Have total control over what is detected through the use of the motion sensor, smart human detection, and activity...

The Bottom Line

After installing and testing a selection of eufy security cameras, we found eufy to be a strong contender in the home security camera arena. These products are easy to install and intuitive to use, and the video quality is excellent. There’s no professional installation or professional monitoring available through the company though, and they’re not the cheapest cameras on the market.

For example, Arlo provides outdoor cameras with many of the same features for almost $100 less. However, as there are no monthly fees (unless you want an upgraded storage plan), eufy cameras may prove to be more economical over time for some. Overall, for DIYers willing to invest in cameras upfront, eufy is a worthy choice to consider for your home security camera needs.

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About the Author

Julie Ryan EvansJulie Ryan Evans
Julie Ryan Evans is a writer and editor who has worked with a host of diverse companies including Microsoft, USA Today, Realtor.com, Brit + Co, CafeMom and SheKnows, among others. She has a master’s degree in nonfiction writing from The Johns Hopkins University and regularly covers topics including health and wellness, parenting, technology, finance, real estate and pop culture. While she currently calls the Orlando area home, she has lived everywhere from Hawaii to Austin, Boston and beyond.