Earlier this week, Eufy started broadcasting HomeKit Secure Video support for eufyCam 2, and now it looks like there’s a new pan-and-tilt Eufy camera on the way.
If this is correct, this would be the first non-static room of the smart home budget company.
HomeKit News reports.
Earlier, I sent a tweet about a post on the HomeKit subreddit, where u / KingKarl-TM uploaded what appears to be an offer from Eufy on their Facebook page, revealing not one, but two indoor cameras. , of which one. it would seem capable of pan and tilt functionality. Given the number of doctoral images found online these days, it’s prudent to be cautious about such claims, but Christopher Close from iMore dug a little deeper and found additional evidence of the camera tilting into the Eufy Security application.
Not only does the app reveal the aforementioned camera, albeit in “beta”, but the existence of a HomeKit code is displayed on the basis of the device, further pushing this into the realm of being compatible with HomeKit. Of course, things happened and would not be beyond the scope of such a room not being released. However, given that at one point, they promoted them on Facebook (no sign exists now beyond the Reddit posting), it seems pretty promising.
As explained above, there are two levels of HomeKit support for security cameras and there is no indication at this stage that the new cameras could support it.
HomeKit Secure Video is designed to address the main security weakness with most smart cameras today. To do things like detect people and face recognition, most cameras upload their video stream to the cloud and perform the analysis there. This means that unencrypted video is stored on someone else’s server, representing a tasty target for hackers.
With HSV, all people, animals and vehicle detection are performed locally, on their own iPad, HomePod or Apple TV and only encrypted videos are sent to Apple’s cloud servers.
However, the situation is complicated by the fact that the additional cameras have a more basic form of HomeKit compatibility, which means Siri support and triggered actions, but not HomeKit Secure Video.
Eufy offers a range of smart wallet products, including security cameras and robotic cleaning devices. A pan-and-tilt Eufy camera would be a welcome addition to the range.
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