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eufy Security, eufyCam 2C Wireless Home Security Camera System £169.99 Sold by AnkerDirect and Fulfilled by Amazon

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eufy Security, eufyCam 2C Wireless Home Security Camera System £169.99 Sold by AnkerDirect and Fulfilled by Amazon
Posted 10th Aug 2020

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Picture Perfect Surveillance - Live-stream and record footage in crystal clear 1080p HD, so you see exactly what is happening in and around your home.
Half-Year Security from 1 Charge - Avoid frequent trips to charge the battery and enjoy 180-day battery life from just one charge.
Night and Day Color Display - View recordings or live footage in full-color, 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 only alerted when a person, and not a stray cat, approaches.
Ready for Any Weather - With an IP67 weatherproof-rating, eufyCam 2C is built to withstand the elements.
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Real life experience having had them about 2 months now. Pretty decent I’d say. Like another has mentioned, my front door one is filtering out loads of movement so I don’t get false alerts all the time, but as a result is draining the battery faster. Have lowered the sensitivity which has made some difference and set up detection zones thinking it would ‘only’ filter out stuff in the detection zone and NOT pick up anything outside the detection zone as I don’t need that, I’ve found that’s not the case, and it picks up & filters out most movement in the whole field of view. Looking at about 100 days battery life here.
Might eventually update to a Eufycam 2 here for twice the battery capacity.
1 in my back garden, and 2 by my garages I’m seriously looking at above 180 days and nearer to 190-200 days currently.
Homebase creates a decent WiFi signal on its own making it easier to create a better signal with the cameras as you can put it where you like rather than tethered to a router. App works really well and has plenty of options. I got one of my twin packs from Amazon.it when it worked out at £155 delivered.
To charge you can just connect a battery pack for a couple of hours rather than taking the camera down, or what I’ve done is to run a micro usb cable through the wall to the camera to plug in when needed (Silicone cap on the end when not in use to prevent corrosion) and it connects to an internal socket, but you could I suppose have this permanently connected to a socket if you wanted. You can also buy a small solar panel for permanent power as I’ve seen these advertised, as long as output is sufficient.
Great picture quality. Highly recommended
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Edited by: "ghow007" 10th Aug
Oh and I forgot to add - I had a notification the other day when I was out and expecting a delivery (they turned up early ) Immediate connection to my front door camera, and I used the intercom system to speak to the delivery driver and arrange delivery an hour later. Very clear speech both ways and picked up his voice easily from about 10-12 feet away. So effectively worked the same as a video doorbell.
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These are so good and picking up sound, recording sound as well. I have neighbours from hell and it picks up their abuse quite clearly, as well as their faces. Great price. Easy to install as well
Excellent price
"180 day battery life"....So after 180 days-ish, you'll have to get the ladder back out, take out the batteries, wait for them to be charged up,climb back up the ladder? Bit of a pain isn't it? Anyone got real world experience of these?
StonkwellBogtrotter10/08/2020 06:26

"180 day battery life"....So after 180 days-ish, you'll have to get the …"180 day battery life"....So after 180 days-ish, you'll have to get the ladder back out, take out the batteries, wait for them to be charged up,climb back up the ladder? Bit of a pain isn't it? Anyone got real world experience of these?


You don't take out the batteries, you remove the camera and plug in your USB charger into the base unit. Took me about 1hr to charge a 180 day camera from flat and around 3 hours for my 365 day cameras.
You really don't need them so high, I have one above and to the left of my front door, step ladder reaches that, one on the wall above ground floor window, step ladder again and one about 4 foot above the ground in my garden on my fence.
StonkwellBogtrotter10/08/2020 06:26

"180 day battery life"....So after 180 days-ish, you'll have to get the …"180 day battery life"....So after 180 days-ish, you'll have to get the ladder back out, take out the batteries, wait for them to be charged up,climb back up the ladder? Bit of a pain isn't it? Anyone got real world experience of these?


StonkwellBogtrotter10/08/2020 06:26

"180 day battery life"....So after 180 days-ish, you'll have to get the …"180 day battery life"....So after 180 days-ish, you'll have to get the ladder back out, take out the batteries, wait for them to be charged up,climb back up the ladder? Bit of a pain isn't it? Anyone got real world experience of these?


They are not supposed to be mounted that high. If you really wanted to do that you could locate them close to a window so you can recharge them from inside the house. (Just don’t fall out).
Great cameras for this price and now they have released the doorbell to go with this base unit (without its own base unit).
You can trigger the doorbell to record when one of the other cameras detects movement.
Top one is from my Eufy Doorbell.
I'm at a service station and stopped for a break, I went on my Eufy app and took still pics from me camera's

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StonkwellBogtrotter10/08/2020 06:26

"180 day battery life"....So after 180 days-ish, you'll have to get the …"180 day battery life"....So after 180 days-ish, you'll have to get the ladder back out, take out the batteries, wait for them to be charged up,climb back up the ladder? Bit of a pain isn't it? Anyone got real world experience of these?


Realistically il probably get 2 months out of the front one as that set off more and as they are new I have been fiddling with them and using Google home to view stuff, as the novelty wears off and they do the job it will probably last longer.

2 months in between charges is hardly inconvenient.

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Back one will probably last longer by far

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Upvoting as it's a good deal and comments are interesting !
StonkwellBogtrotter10/08/2020 06:26

"180 day battery life"....So after 180 days-ish, you'll have to get the …"180 day battery life"....So after 180 days-ish, you'll have to get the ladder back out, take out the batteries, wait for them to be charged up,climb back up the ladder? Bit of a pain isn't it? Anyone got real world experience of these?


I have mine out the window so easy to reach
StonkwellBogtrotter10/08/2020 06:26

"180 day battery life"....So after 180 days-ish, you'll have to get the …"180 day battery life"....So after 180 days-ish, you'll have to get the ladder back out, take out the batteries, wait for them to be charged up,climb back up the ladder? Bit of a pain isn't it? Anyone got real world experience of these?


You shouldn't mount that high , unless you just want to record peoples heads! use a step ladder or mount under your upstairs window.
Thanks everyone for your advice. Common sense really! Duh
Amazon.it have them for 170 euro plus shipping 9 euro, shipped by anker UK. So I would think you would get the shipping back. If you pay in euro with revolut works out at 153 pounds ex shipping. 161 if amazon charge shipping.
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Edited by: "davidlimerick" 10th Aug
Just ordered mine. Hopefully they'll live up to the hype!
Real life experience having had them about 2 months now. Pretty decent I’d say. Like another has mentioned, my front door one is filtering out loads of movement so I don’t get false alerts all the time, but as a result is draining the battery faster. Have lowered the sensitivity which has made some difference and set up detection zones thinking it would ‘only’ filter out stuff in the detection zone and NOT pick up anything outside the detection zone as I don’t need that, I’ve found that’s not the case, and it picks up & filters out most movement in the whole field of view. Looking at about 100 days battery life here.
Might eventually update to a Eufycam 2 here for twice the battery capacity.
1 in my back garden, and 2 by my garages I’m seriously looking at above 180 days and nearer to 190-200 days currently.
Homebase creates a decent WiFi signal on its own making it easier to create a better signal with the cameras as you can put it where you like rather than tethered to a router. App works really well and has plenty of options. I got one of my twin packs from Amazon.it when it worked out at £155 delivered.
To charge you can just connect a battery pack for a couple of hours rather than taking the camera down, or what I’ve done is to run a micro usb cable through the wall to the camera to plug in when needed (Silicone cap on the end when not in use to prevent corrosion) and it connects to an internal socket, but you could I suppose have this permanently connected to a socket if you wanted. You can also buy a small solar panel for permanent power as I’ve seen these advertised, as long as output is sufficient.
Great picture quality. Highly recommended
41627480-SReUM.jpg
Edited by: "ghow007" 10th Aug
Oh and I forgot to add - I had a notification the other day when I was out and expecting a delivery (they turned up early ) Immediate connection to my front door camera, and I used the intercom system to speak to the delivery driver and arrange delivery an hour later. Very clear speech both ways and picked up his voice easily from about 10-12 feet away. So effectively worked the same as a video doorbell.
Is the homebase a WiFi extender for the cameras or does it act as one for all devices?
mr32110/08/2020 11:32

Is the homebase a WiFi extender for the cameras or does it act as one for …Is the homebase a WiFi extender for the cameras or does it act as one for all devices?


Watched a few vids earlier after spotting the thread and one did mention it doubled as a WiFi extender.
mr32110/08/2020 11:32

Is the homebase a WiFi extender for the cameras or does it act as one for …Is the homebase a WiFi extender for the cameras or does it act as one for all devices?


It acts for all eufy devices that can be connected at the moment.
Arbk6610/08/2020 12:15

Watched a few vids earlier after spotting the thread and one did mention …Watched a few vids earlier after spotting the thread and one did mention it doubled as a WiFi extender.


For any brand devices or eufy only?
Sorry no idea, it was solely EufyCam related reviews I watched.
Does 2c support Google Home (chromecast)?
ghow00710/08/2020 09:57

Real life experience having had them about 2 months now. Pretty decent I’d …Real life experience having had them about 2 months now. Pretty decent I’d say. Like another has mentioned, my front door one is filtering out loads of movement so I don’t get false alerts all the time, but as a result is draining the battery faster. Have lowered the sensitivity which has made some difference and set up detection zones thinking it would ‘only’ filter out stuff in the detection zone and NOT pick up anything outside the detection zone as I don’t need that, I’ve found that’s not the case, and it picks up & filters out most movement in the whole field of view. Looking at about 100 days battery life here.Might eventually update to a Eufycam 2 here for twice the battery capacity.1 in my back garden, and 2 by my garages I’m seriously looking at above 180 days and nearer to 190-200 days currently.Homebase creates a decent WiFi signal on its own making it easier to create a better signal with the cameras as you can put it where you like rather than tethered to a router. App works really well and has plenty of options. I got one of my twin packs from Amazon.it when it worked out at £155 delivered.To charge you can just connect a battery pack for a couple of hours rather than taking the camera down, or what I’ve done is to run a micro usb cable through the wall to the camera to plug in when needed (Silicone cap on the end when not in use to prevent corrosion) and it connects to an internal socket, but you could I suppose have this permanently connected to a socket if you wanted. You can also buy a small solar panel for permanent power as I’ve seen these advertised, as long as output is sufficient.Great picture quality. Highly recommended [Image]


I tried these for around 2 months and at first I thought they was great also ordered the Eufy 2 when it went to £99 but I would personally say it wasn’t worth the money the battery life was better but that was it. Forget live viewing of the camera for a long period of time as it will die very quickly (sounds obvious when you say it but I never factored that in) so long story short great idea but the battery’s do not last as advertised so returned them and purchased Hilook PTZ dome and it’s amazing!
sean52d10/08/2020 23:51

I tried these for around 2 months and at first I thought they was great …I tried these for around 2 months and at first I thought they was great also ordered the Eufy 2 when it went to £99 but I would personally say it wasn’t worth the money the battery life was better but that was it. Forget live viewing of the camera for a long period of time as it will die very quickly (sounds obvious when you say it but I never factored that in) so long story short great idea but the battery’s do not last as advertised so returned them and purchased Hilook PTZ dome and it’s amazing!


Why would you want to view the live feed for a long period of time? It’s obvious these aren’t meant for that otherwise they’d have longer recording settings, and I bought them knowing they’re motion activated and aren’t ‘always on’ cameras. I’ve previously had CCTV with mains connection and I can’t say I ever sat there viewing the live feed for periods of time. You also have the option with these, as I mentioned earlier, of connecting them permanently to a socket via a micro usb cable or use a dedicated solar panel and then view ‘live footage’ as long as you like.
So rather than the product not being great, it’s more of a case in point that it didn’t suit your viewing needs. People should do their homework on these and should know what they’re buying and what the functionality is - it appears you did not. It’s a great product and suits my needs perfectly, and that of many others it seems from the reviews.
I prefer the Argus 2 as its for indoor or outdoor use and very easy to use
m.reolink.com/pro…-2/
Mitchell_Robinson11/08/2020 09:33

I prefer the Argus 2 as its for indoor or outdoor use and very easy to use …I prefer the Argus 2 as its for indoor or outdoor use and very easy to use https://m.reolink.com/product/argus-2/


Don’t those however record directly to an SD card situated in the camera? This is why I avoided them and bought the Eufycam for the extra security of the footage as it is stored on the Homebase away from the camera (and can be hidden away inside my house or garage or shed etc) so if the camera is damaged or stolen then I still have the available footage and there is no cloud subscription requirement either.
Andi.Keane10/08/2020 07:43

Realistically il probably get 2 months out of the front one as that set …Realistically il probably get 2 months out of the front one as that set off more and as they are new I have been fiddling with them and using Google home to view stuff, as the novelty wears off and they do the job it will probably last longer. 2 months in between charges is hardly inconvenient. [Image] Back one will probably last longer by far[Image]


You can plug usb solar panels in for £10
brendanhickey12/08/2020 07:39

You can plug usb solar panels in for £10


Oh where can u got them could u send me a link please
Abby230312/08/2020 09:34

Oh where can u got them could u send me a link please


You buy an unbranded one on eBay
really want these but waiting for the cam 2 to drop in price a bit double the battery life and better sensor (sony)
I basically purchased a 5 metre long micro usb cable from eBay and 2 of the cameras I can charge from pulling the cable out the window or through the door post.
The other 2 I use a large power bank and leave it on the garden window ledge or garage roof for a few hours. Remember they won't all need charging at the same time.
twe12/08/2020 23:05

I basically purchased a 5 metre long micro usb cable from eBay and 2 of …I basically purchased a 5 metre long micro usb cable from eBay and 2 of the cameras I can charge from pulling the cable out the window or through the door post.The other 2 I use a large power bank and leave it on the garden window ledge or garage roof for a few hours. Remember they won't all need charging at the same time.


Took the plunge on these, on route, still working the install out in my head, can I ask what power bank works for you? The 5 metre cable is another option :/ decisions, decisions
Arbk6613/08/2020 23:16

Took the plunge on these, on route, still working the install out in my …Took the plunge on these, on route, still working the install out in my head, can I ask what power bank works for you? The 5 metre cable is another option :/ decisions, decisions


Am sure any power bank should work. I have an Anker 20,000mAh one. But as people have been using solar panels on this then I would say there won't be any issues charging it as a power bank would be faster.
With the longer cable of course the charge rate would be lower than with a shorter cable however I usually do it in the morning and by late afternoon just unplug it. The cameras remain on and working, not had issues with someone trying to nick one.
twe14/08/2020 09:23

Am sure any power bank should work. I have an Anker 20,000mAh one. But as …Am sure any power bank should work. I have an Anker 20,000mAh one. But as people have been using solar panels on this then I would say there won't be any issues charging it as a power bank would be faster.With the longer cable of course the charge rate would be lower than with a shorter cable however I usually do it in the morning and by late afternoon just unplug it. The cameras remain on and working, not had issues with someone trying to nick one.


My thoughts too till I read a thread on solar panel charging and voltage then questioned it. Always better to ask a user, a wee mantra of mine.

The longer cable running down the back of the drainpipe is the front runner at the mo. Just need to gauge the approx length to end just short of the patio.

Thanks for the reply
Is there an option to sound an alarm on the camera's?
j5432114/08/2020 22:44

Is there an option to sound an alarm on the camera's?


Yes but only when viewing live. So if you’re watching and want to sound the alarm you can, but there’s no setting to sound the alarm for example if the camera is moved. I believe the Eufycam 2 model however does have a built in theft alarm if someone tries to unmount it from the wall.
ghow00714/08/2020 23:59

Yes but only when viewing live. So if you’re watching and want to sound t …Yes but only when viewing live. So if you’re watching and want to sound the alarm you can, but there’s no setting to sound the alarm for example if the camera is moved. I believe the Eufycam 2 model however does have a built in theft alarm if someone tries to unmount it from the wall.


Thanks, that's what I was looking for, for me to be able to activate the camera alarm if i see somebody on live. Will order
Firmware update on this the other day from Anker, and now I’m getting far less ‘filtering’ of movements outside of my detection zone which is perfect As a result the camera battery for my front door camera is now draining down far less and more akin to half a % per day which would head it much nearer to the 180 days charge time.
I have found since having these cameras, Anker have already provided about 3 firmware updates in the 2-3 months I’ve had them, showing excellent support for the product.
Landed yesterday.

Pretty pleased with the PQ on them, the 2K must be a joy to behold. Won't be installing them yet, other jobs to address first. I updated the firmwares, hooked them together and had a play around. First impressions are promising, few probs but they're most likely down to my ignorance and being at the start of a steep learning curve.

The audio on both cams keeps emiting this increasing sonar type noise, thought it might be because of close proximity but it wasn't, early days, it's Anker so I've no worries on support if need be. Weird because they sound great, then this noise creeps in and gets increasingly noisier to the point you have to hit mute.

Getting back to basics, how do folks run their Homebase, ethernet or wireless? I get the portability benefits on WiFi after the initial setup but that aside are there any other gains to be had either way? ie; is the Eufy network more stable or quicker to respond hard wired to your router ethernet port or does it make no odds to its operation regardless of how it accesses your home WiFi.
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