Just a month after Eufy shipped Eufy Cam 2, the company expected to promote Apple’s HomeKit. Launched via a firmware application / update today, Eufy Cam 2, when paired with Eufy HomeBase 2, supports standard HomeKit camera features such as motion alerts, automation and live streaming. However, the absence of this release is support for HomeKit Secure Video, which is still in operation, although it has not been released yet.
To upgrade the Eufy 2 cameras at HomeKit, users can follow two different routes. For those who want to bypass the Eufy Security application, simply scanning the code on Home Base 2 is all it takes to get started. Once the base is added to the Home app, users will then have to press the SYNC button on the top of the camera for 2 seconds, followed by pressing the same button on the base. A “computerized” sound will be played and a voice confirmation will follow if pairing is successful. The camera should now appear in the Home application.
The other pairing method involves the use of the recently updated Eufy Security application (version 1.5.10). If the cameras are already connected to the Eufy network, the HomeKit activation process can be found in the settings section of the application. This will add home application cameras and will continue to be in the Eufy Security application, which is interesting if this will be blocked when HomeKit Secure Video support is launched.
Eufy claims that their HomeKit implementation supports two live streams on a camera at the same time, and one snapshot on the camera is captured every 10 seconds for the Home application. We will be curious to see if the 365-day Eufy Cam 2 battery life extends to HomeKit support, which we assume will add additional hardware usage, which could affect the battery life. The potential support for the Eufy Cam 2C is also mentioned in a support document, so we hope to see you soon. We will also be posting a review for the camera system in the coming days, so stay tuned to find out about our experiences with it.
The Eufy Cam 2 is currently available in a 2-room kit with Home Base 2 for $ 349.99 at Best Buy. Extra extra cameras are also available for $ 149.99, both at Best Buy and Amazon. In addition to the battery life of 365 days, the cameras support 1080p videos, 2-way audio, IP67 weather resistance and a 140-degree field of view.
How do you feel about launching EKY HomeKit? Want to pick up Eufy Cam 2 now that support is here? Are you going to wait until HomeKit Secure Video arrives? Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter, .