eufy, which specializes in home security and smart home appliances, has announced the eufyCam 2, the next generation of its home security system.
It adds integration with Apple HomeKit, as well as an improved battery and better video resolution. HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri.
Users can now use the Apple Home app and Siri to stream live video from the eufyCam 2 to an iOS or iPadOS devices. The eufyCam 2 sends notifications directly to iPhones or iPads whenever it detects motion, so that customers can see live video immediately from the lock screen of their devices.
The folks at eufy say the eufyCam 2 will be one of the first security cameras to take advantage of HomeKit Secure Video as an update for customers later this year. Apple Secure Video will allow iOS customers to privately and securely capture activity from eufyCam 2 cameras in iCloud.
Using the Home app, iOS customers will be able to see live video of their security cameras as well as view 10 days of recent activity detected by them. Customers that have a 200 GB iCloud plan can add one camera at no extra cost; those with a 2TB plan can add up to five cameras.
With Apple TV, HomePod, or iPad as the home hub, HomeKit Secure Video uses on-device intelligence to privately analyze activity captured from the eufyCam 2 to detect whether it sees a person, vehicle or an animal before securely sending it to iCloud. This ensures a user is only notified when there is important activity detected in their home, according to the folks at eufy..
The HomeKit Secure Video will be available to eufyCam 2 customers via an over-the-air update later this year. The eufyCam 2 is available on pre-order at BestBuy.com for $349.99.