Eufy Floodlight Camera Review – Unboxing, Features, Setup, Settings, Installation, Video Quality

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Today, we are going to check the new Eufy Floodlight WiFi Security Camera. We will check out the features, setup, settings, installation and we will be testing the camera with a battery of tests and see if this camera can be a better choice than the Ring floodlight cam. I will be doing a separate video comparing the Eufy Floodlight Cam with the Ring floodlight camera in a later video.

Thank You Eufy for sending me this floodlight cam to be reviewed.

Watch until the end because there is an issue with this camera that I’m hoping that Eufy can fix…or at least it is an issue in the camera unit that they sent me.

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If you want more flexibility in installation and have the same video quality as this floodlight cam, check out my review of the Eufy Cam E.

Eufy Cam E Review – https://youtu.be/8HyY5BC0qL0

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LifeHackster says:

Hello Guys,
Eufy has emailed me and answered the questions and issues that were brought regarding the floodlight cam and also their video doorbell:

Floodlight Camera

Short Motion Detection Range

We use PIR sensor and image motion detection algorithm to identify valid event. PIR sensor can sense moving objects with heat signature. But it also has some downsides:

Hot wind or swinging bushes or direct sunlight may trigger the sensor by accident.

When the environment temperature goes high, the temp difference between environment and object body is less. The PIR sensor will become less sensitive.

Moving towards or leaving the sensor is less sensitive than moving vertically.

So we pick the PIR sensitivity carefully to balance the detection range and chance of false detection. Image motion detection algorithm is also used to filter out possible false detection.

We suspect the inconsistent detection range may caused by movement patent difference. We are adjusting sensitivity parameters and running field test now. If everything goes well, we will share some updates with you later this week. If you have other suggestions or ideas, we would love to hear as well.

App UI Bug

When checking the Activity Zone, we don’t see the “back” arrow.

The UI design made it this way in purpose because the camera supports multiple zones.

When tapping one activity zone, user have the choice to edit it.

When tapping outside of the activity zone, user can see the tool bar.

In the review, the activity zone almost occupies full screen. So it’s hard to tap outside of activity zone. We will also evaluate the possibility to give hint to user when entering the Activity Zone page.

Black color version

Yes, we have the black version. Stay tuned for its launch!

Integration with cloud storage or HomeBase

Integration with eufyCam HomeBase is under development. Doorbell is the first model. Then the floodlight camera comes. By then, user can backup video footages to HomeBase.

Mode Integration

Thank you for the suggestion. We will evaluate it.

Video Doorbell

Since launching the video doorbell in June, we have made a lot of improvements on software, which includes:

Recording

2K video recording. (Settings – Video Quality – Recording Quality)

Continuing recording when answering the doorbell ring. (Settings – Video Quality – Record while live viewing after Doorbell is pressed)

Notification

Selecting notification types from text only/text and thumbnail/text first and then thumbnail. (Settings – Notification)

Jumping to history event or live view when taping a notification. (Settings – Notification)

Snoozing App notification and chime sound for a specific duration. (Devices – Snooze icon)

Integration with eufyCam HomeBase is under development. We expect to support it in Dec. By then, user can backup video footages to HomeBase.

Allen Son Tan says:

Hi can this run on 220v?

Luigi Calabrese says:

Hello. Does anyone know whether this cam supports HEVC (H.265) compression codec, or whether it still relies on the 'old' AVC (H.264) compression codec? Thank you.

DASYHRD says:

Just picked up my floodlight and luvin it! Thanks bro. Salamat 🤙🏽

Allen Son Tan says:

can this work on 220v?

Joseph Barbato says:

I’ve always wondered, can you use the Eufy floodlight cam to replace a typical outdoor sconce that you use with a light switch? Like your normal average outside the door light.

Raffaa Khalid says:

Ido own a Hikvision wired system but I'm interested in Eufy floodlight camera system for another house.
Thank you 🙏🌹

jean jacques says:

Good evening.

I am having trouble adding this camera to my eufy cam 2c system.
I have a Freebox.
Error message: switch your cell phone to airplane mode.
What I have done.
Can you help me.
Jean Jacques

from France

jean jacques says:

Bonsoir.

Je ne parviens pas à ajouter cette caméra à mon système eufy cam 2c.
J'ai une Freebox.
Message d'erreur : passez votre téléphone portable en mode avion.
Ce que j'ai fait.
Pouvez vous m'aider.
Jean Jacques

Christopher Dillman says:

Is the video recording of the eufy stored on your phone, or on a SD card inside the cam that you have to disassemble to get to it?

PABLO ESCOBAR says:

GREAT VIDEO BROTHER I'VE JUST GOT INTO THE SECURITY SYSTEM GAME AT MY HOUSE THE 1ST THING I BOUGHT WAS THE EUFY DOORBELL AND IT ALSO BEEN A COUPLE OF TIMES THAT MY KID HAS COME HOME AND HAS NOT DETECTED HIM THIS IS IN A SPAM OF NOW 6 WEEKS SINCE I HAD IT. I BEEN WONDERING ABOIT THIS LIGHT BUT IM NOT 100%SOLD ON IT. DID THEY FIX THE ISSUE YES WITH THE MOTION DETECTOR?

Kevin Sims says:

Hi, Another good review, can you please tell me whats the total range, my outbuilding is around 50 ft from my house, will the detection work for the lights/ alert

Lakshman Gudiwada says:

Does your phone need to be connected to same wifi to access the videos from the floodlight camera?

Chung Yuan Mui says:

If Eufy can make a 2K video camera door bell and has local storage at a base station, do they have any plan to make a Floodlight Cam with similar features?

ItsInTheDetails says:

Anyone else have issues with yellow picture on the flood light camera?

SF0311 says:

Once storage is used up, does a re-write over? Do you have to go and erase it? Were the motion sensor trigger issues resolved? Thanks

Fernando Amaral says:

Hi @Lifehackster, do you know if this issue with the motion sensor is now resolved? I have one and it seems to be presenting same problem, so not sure if they were planning a hardware or firmware fix…

Woody83 says:

Did they ever do an update to fix the motion detection?

Mohamed Ali says:

Is the camera triggered based on image motion detection or the PIR sensor ?
Does it support Onvif or local RTSP streaming?

Antony Hart says:

Great review. Did Eufy follow up on their testing? I see they have a black one now too which is what I wanted. But the motion detection has me concerned.

Mitch says:

You mentioned the door bell vids will be able to be backed up to the home base by Dec. I just ordered the wired doorbell is this backup capability now possible?

Feng Yang says:

Do you have a link to where you purchased your junction box? Thank you and love your videos.

Eye Gee says:

Does this work with HomeKit?

Cryptic Cookies says:

Sir. I liked your review as it’s straight forward, talks about all the specifications and is direct and straight forward without wasting my precious time. Thank you 🙏

Travis Rhodes says:

Your videos are great. It would be really cool to see Eufy integration with a Synology NAS (surveillance station), instead of having to use a home base. I've got like 30TB worth of space to play with. Eufy if you can see this, please allow us to use our servers/NAS devices 😀

Hendrik Lwanga-Iga says:

Can the lightbulbs be swapped out if they burnout early? (are they designed for a user to disassemble and reach the bulbs?)
If they can be, any idea how much a bulb would cost?

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