After a false start in March, where the company erroneously sent HomeKit Secure Video support to owners of eufyCam 2, eufy officially began broadcasting the feature to everyone. The update, which comes in firmware version 18.104.22.168h, will be installed automatically in the next two to three weeks for room owners and is available for free for both eufyCam 2 and eufyCam 2C.
HomeKit Secure Video stores camera recordings in iCloud and provides a time view of videos from the Home app. Apple can analyze motion events to determine if people, animals, or vehicles move past a field of view of cameras and send notifications based on user preferences.
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To use HomeKit Secure Video, camera owners must have an active subscription to an iCloud storage plan, even though the recordings do not count toward the amount of data used. Up to five rooms can use the function, however, to have more than one room on duty requires the monthly storage plan of 2 TB.
In addition to the latest release of eufy, the company recently revealed that it is working on an upgrade to its new Indoor Cam 2K and Indoor Cam 2K cameras, which will add HomeKit Secure Video.