I like the looks of this! I don’t really need Ring’s recording features, this seems like a much cheaper alternative albeit doesn’t look quite as nice
The receiver unit looks portable
I have this albeit with a blue design and it's been installed around 1 month and can't fault it so far. Does the job required and can be heard nice and clear. I actually bought the dual receiver unit however not installed the second one. Installation is really easy and can set the tone and volume with a simple press of a button.
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I agree with your logic. I just wish they didn't put the SD card within the bell since someone can just nick it I think your solution is the best though but I'll research a bit more
unfortunately i cant help with the size (but having had the ring which has a battery, they are notably bigger, but its not radiculous. regarding automations - if you are using Alexa, you can link things together (on the wired and wireless)... i'm a google home user so cant do this but worth having a look at - How to Connect the eufy Doorbell to Your Smart Home Devices? - Tips & Tricks - Eufy Security Collective (eufylife.com)
I currently have the wired 2k version but don’t like that It can’t use with automation with it as it’s not linked to the home base, I have some Eufy motion sensors on the front drive that activate the cameras. I’ve been thinking about getting the battery version and just power using the wires that are already installed, has anyone had both is it much bigger in size ?
I’ve bought the wired version at £109. I’ve also got Blink cameras that handle security at night/when we’re out. I wanted the doorbell to be as responsive as possible. Local storage and prebuffer is the way to do that for sure
Ah I didn't know about the no pre-buffer. Thought it would be the perfect one but now in 2 minds again
I just can’t recommend Arlo, unfortunately. The concept is fantastic, but all the network traffic is routed half-way around the world, so notifications take an absolute age to come through. I have a camera setup with 2-way audio, but conversations are typically impossible because of around 7 second lag. When I’ve had my money’s worth out of this setup, I’ll me moving to something completely different.
I use a Blink camera by the front door for this and it works really well. There's an "Early Notification" setting in the app. With this on, the notification is almost instant, with it off it waits for the motion clip to finish recording before notifying you (which is a bit useless). Dunno if Ring have a similar option or your delay is for a different reason (slow wifi?)
Yes I purchased a Ring brand bell for work, that was the same. By the time the alert had come through the person had gone.
Thanks - but no. Amazon generally have these for £30 so I’ll hold off.
I guess it's very different to Ring, who will give you another one. I'm unsure if this is a security flaw or just a design issue. I guess if you use their cloud storage option, it's not an issue?
I just think it's concerning when a company offering security cameras has a major vulnerability for almost a year that they still haven't resolved. Worst thing about that forum thread is the bit where Eufy respond saying the security team said it was designed to be that way which isn't helpful when you want the footage of who stole your camera.
I'm not too bothered. I'd they can get a ladder to get them, then they've earned it! Cheers for the info though.
Whilst I agree about image quality they are one of the easiest doorbells to steal you only need a small computer screwdriver or sim card removal tool to dismount the unit from the bracket, don't understand why they never chose to put a security screw on the bottom like ring has.
Hope your not using any of their security cameras such as EufyCam models, they all have a major security flaw where a thief who steals them just has to press sync button on the back of camera and they automatically unlink from your homebase and wipe all the footage that was stored on the homebase. https://communitysecurity.eufylife.com/t/major-flaw-delete-homebase-data-via-camera/903359
Mine used to do that on one of my android tablets. We found out the tablet was hibernating the app and doing batch notifications for hibernated apps to save battery. We just turned off the battery optimization for the eufy app and so far it's been working great on all our Android devices
I paid a lot more for mine,but don't think I would even pay this lower price for one now,its brilliant I don't need subscription, the camera is great,but as a doorbell especially away from home it's been useless, too laggy,my WiFi signal is good,but I have never been able to catch a parcel delivery,by the time I have received the notification,opened the app to see who is there,they're long since gone.i can see through the camera on echo show screen,but I have 4 echo's around the house but can't get them to ring when someone presses the bell,only if I'm in the room where the eufy home base is.
I spoke to a customer service representative with no problem whatsoever. She was very helpful and managed to fix my issue. My experience with eufy customer service has been outstanding.
Yeah, it's funny because Anker CS wrote the same thing "'may I trouble you to shake the doorbell and re-add it to see if it helps?' (lol) I said no thanks, a new one hopefully will does the job properly. (And it does) :) Love the way when Alexa says someone is at the door or checking the live feed via google nest hub… <3
That’s great. I had a quick read up on them and apparently it’s goes pink when the IR sensor gets stuck over the camera. I read that one user banged it a few times to release it and another user used a strong magnet to move it back. Ring has the same issues so it’s not just eufy. Hope you have better luck with this one. I’m waiting for the 2k one to drop in price a little.
The new one works great! (y)
Cheers, won't be big harm already started the return process and emailed Anker just in case. Just ordered another one to see if that works properly or not. (y)
That’s why I went for wired. I know someone with the battery and they manage to get 2 months but they have a drive way so no passing people or cars setting it off
Watch some reviews on YouTube and you’ll see it’s cheaper and better in some ways. Plus no subscription to pay out unlike ring
I have one, it comes with a standard 3 pin transformer. It's unlikely that your current mains power supply is suitable. There are transformers which will work which could be wired into your consumer unit, but that involves an electrician. I think in most people's set-ups, they will need to use the supplied 3 pin transformer.
It was this price (79.99) 2 weeks ago, I ordered. & so far happy with it. The price shown now (109.99) expires today but they have been issuing a new sale price the day after so it may be back to the £79.99 sometime tomorrow. Also, I have fitted a 128GB micro card to the base which will store lots. in 3 days with what I would call heavy traffic it has used 1.9GB
So I bought one of these (thanks OP) and mostly very happy with it. But sometimes there's a delay between the doorbell being pressed and getting the alert on my phone. Sometimes it's only a couple of seconds. Other times it's 2-3 minutes - long enough that the person would have given up. The base unit chime is always instant but one of the reasons I got it is so I get an alert when I'm in the garden - so a delay is a bit useless. Anyone else having this or know how it might be fixable? (I have a Redmi android phone)
Thanks ordered just before this ends :)
Just installed now and I'm happy with it. Definitely wouldn't want to spend the extra on the the 2k. Yes, that's a good shout re the echo. I'd do the same if I didn't have the Google Hub Max. Able to bring up the cam via voice command. Happy with the set up now.
Maybe do what I'm doing... I've installed the 1080 cam, and ordered an echo show 8 as then I can use that easier than the 4k TV to see who it is