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EufyCam 2C review: Camera mounted and running
The EufyCam 2C allows you to monitor what’s happening outside in high quality, but it won’t work with HomeKit or operate independently unless you have Eufy’s HomeBase 2. Outdoor cameras are useful for monitoring activities outside your building, like package deliveries or driveway movements.
Our experience at AppleInsider with Eufy cameras has been positive, noting their easy setup, flexible placement, and compatibility with HomeKit Secure Video. However, previous models were indoor-only.
The EufyCam 2C stands out as an outdoor camera compatible with HomeKit Secure Video, requiring a hub for operation.
EufyCam 2C — A resistant design The EufyCam 2C, slightly larger than indoor models, measures 3.2 x 1.89 x 2.24 inches and weighs .48 ounces. It includes a mounting base for easy placement. The front features a 1080p HD camera with a 135-degree view and an under-mounted spotlight for illumination in the dark. It also supports color mode in night vision. The camera, with a micro-USB port for charging, is IP67 rated, resistant to dust and water, and has withstood various harsh weather conditions.
EufyCam 2C — Choose your charging route The camera houses a 6,700mAh battery, lasting 180 days on a single charge and taking five hours to fully charge. An alternative charging method is via a solar panel, offering continuous charging without the need to unmount the camera frequently.
EufyCam 2C — The camera’s partner in crime The EufyCam 2C requires pairing with the Eufy HomeBase 2 hub to function. The hub, once set up, connects the native Eufy app to the Home app, allowing HomeKit Security Video activation.
EufyCam 2C — App connectivity Initial setup mandates using the native Eufy app. The HomeBase 2 acts as a bridge, facilitating communication with HomeKit. Both the Eufy and Home apps offer unique features for the camera’s management.
EufyCam 2C — Keeping an eye on the outdoors The EufyCam 2C, a durable and compact outdoor camera, integrates well with HomeKit but requires a connected hub to function. It has maintained a stable connection, providing clear images and effective night vision. The camera is priced at $120, with the total setup costing $220 including the hub.
EufyCam 2C — Pros
- Compact and light design
- HomeKit Secure Video compatible
- Easy setup and installation
EufyCam 2C — Cons
- Hub required
- Charging can be a hassle
- High price
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Where to purchase the EufyCam 2C The EufyCam 2C is available for purchase on their website for $119.99 or bundled with another camera and the hub for $239.99. It is also available on Amazon for $99.99, with the bundle priced the same.