Anker unwraps a battery-powered EufyCam 2 security camera that supports HomeKit – TechHive

Anker’s Eufy brand is doubling-down on smart security, with the division bowing an Apple HomeKit-coompatible home security camera to market.

Eufy also just unveiled its first smart lock and floodlight camera, along with a battery-powered version of its Video Doorbell and a new security keypad.

EufyCam 2

During its WWDC conference last June, Apple announced that it would finally be extending HomeKit support to security cameras. The EufyCam 2 will join Arlo’s home security cameras in supporting the standard, with Arlo Ultra compatibility announced just today.

Available for pre-order at Best Buy starting next month, the $349 two-camera kit (which includes the two security cameras plus a hub, much like the Arlo Pro 2) boasts up to a full year of battery life (same as its predecessor), 1080p video quality, night vision, “smart” image enhancement, and local video storage.

For Apple smart-home fans, though, the EufyCam 2’s most enticing feature is HomeKit support. Eufy acknowledged earlier this year that it would be among the first smart security brands to support HomeKit and the HomeKit Secure Video API, which allows for video from a HomeKit-enabled security camera to be transmitted to your iPad or Apple TV for local analysis, and then stored securely on iCloud or a third-party service.

In addition to HomeKit support, the EufyCam 2 will also work with Alexa and Google Assistant.

Eufy Security Smart Lock

The EufyCam 2 wasn’t the only home security device that Eufy unveiled today. Slated for release in the first quarter of 2020, the $169 Eufy Security Smart Lock features a 10-button keypad, “bank-grade” security (so says Eufy), up to a year of battery life, and IP65 certification for resistance to incursion from dust and water projected from a nozzle.

eufy security smart lock Anker

The Eufy Security Smart Lock feaures a 10-button keypad and promises up to a year of battery life.

Armed with fingerprint detection and designed to unlock your door in less than 0.3 seconds, the Security Smart Lock is compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, or you can access it remotely with the EufySecurity mobile app.


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