If you follow the smart home industry closely, you must have come across the name Eufy. It is a division of the electronic company known as Anker, and it specializes in manufacturing smart home products to ensure security, comfort, and efficiency in smart homes.
From its smart lighting, smart security cameras, smart locks to smart doorbells, Eufy covers all the basics that make up a smart home. Although nowadays there are many brands that are trying to cement their place in the smart home industry, Eufy stands out in many ways.
All of Eufy’s smart devices come in a compact size, appealing color, and they are among the most effective in the market. Another thing that sets Eufy apart from its competitors is that its smart products are easy to use and install.
Here is a breakdown of everything you might need to know about building a Eufy smart home;
Eufy Smart Home Cameras
If you’re looking for smart cameras that are easy to use and install, Eufy cameras are the ideal choice for you. Eufy cameras are some of the smallest you’ll find in the smart home market, but they’re fitted with the same whistles and bells you’re looking for in smart cameras.
What makes Eufy smart cameras appealing to new buyers is that they do not require any monthly subscription. The amount you pay upfront to purchase these cameras is enough. There are no additional fees attached unless you want to get Eufy’s upgraded cloud storage plans.
The Eufy Smart cameras are also fitted with great battery life to run for over a year on a single charge.
Eufy Smart Camera Features
- The Eufy smart cameras come with a 16GB microSD card that can store up to three months’ worth of footage.
- These smart cameras are compatible with Apple Homekit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant. This means that you can control them using voice commands.
- Through the Eufy app, you can add all the smart cameras in your house, control their functions, and talk/listen to people through them. The Eufy app also enables you to view live footage of the smart cameras.
- The smart cameras are available in bundles. This means that you can save money by purchasing a bundle including these smart cameras and doors/windows.
- Smart camera installation services or professional security monitoring are not provided by Eufy.
Eufy Smart Camera options
- Eufy Indoor Cam 2K.
- Eufy Indoor Cam 2K Pan and Tilt.
- EufyCam 2.
- Eufy Video Doorbell 2K.
Eufy Smart Plugs (Eufy Smart Plug Mini)
Smart plugs are some of the most important devices in any smart home. This is because smart plugs can turn any ordinary device into a smart device. For example, when you plug a coffee maker into a smart plug, you can control and schedule its functions any way you want.
Eufy Smart Plug Mini is regarded as one of the best and most effective smart plugs in the smart home market.
This is because the Eufy Smart Plug Mini automates with ease, is smart, has many in in-app features, and is also a space saver. This smart plug is fitted with energy monitoring features, ensuring that you can keep track of how your smart devices are using electricity.
This helps you come with better measures to keep them as energy-efficient as possible. The Eufy Smart Plug Mini also enables the scheduling of tasks depending on the user’s preference.
The best thing about the Eufy Smart Plug Mini is it’s compatibility with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. This means that you can control the plug using voice commands. The setup process for the Eufy Smart Plug Mini is also very convenient for every homeowner.
This is because all that is needed is to connect the smart plug to any outlet in your home. After doing so, download the EufyHome app and link the smart plug to your Home Wi-Fi using the mobile app. You can also use manual instructions to simplify this process.
Using the EufyHome app, you can assign names to your Eufy Smart Plug Mini for easier recognition and interaction when giving voice commands.
Eufy Smart Locks (Eufy Smart Lock Touch With Wi-Fi Bridge)
The Eufy smart lock is designed to be simpler to use and convenient for your home’s security. This is because you can lock and unlock the Eufy Smart Lock Touch using voice commands via Alexa and Google Assistant, keys, keypad, or fingerprint.
However, to control this smart lock’s functionality using your phone, you’ll need to include a bridge as the lock isn’t fitted with a Wi-Fi radio.
The mobile app needed to control the Eufy Smart Lock Touch is the same one that you’ll be using to control all the other Eufy smart devices.
Eufy Smart Bulbs
The Eufy smart lights offer plenty of brightness for users and easier control. You can control the brightness and turn on the light bulbs using the EufyHome app.
Since the smart light bulbs can be synced with your phone over Wi-Fi, there is no need for an additional hub to plug these light bulbs. All that is needed to screw them in and turn them on, and you’ll be good to go.
The best thing about Eufy smart lights is that you can control them by giving voice commands to Alexa. However, it’s important to note that they are not compatible with Google Assistant or IFTTT. Eufy offers both smart bulbs and stick-on lights to cater to its users’ smart lighting needs.
Smart Bulbs and Light Options
- Lumos Smart bulb 2.0-White.
- Lumi Stick-On Night Light.
- Lumos Smart Bulb-Tunable White.
- Lumi Plug-In Night Light.
- Starlit String Light with Remote Control.
Eufy is a company you can rely on for effective smart products with a great design. However, it’s important to note that it doesn’t integrate well with other smart home systems such as IFTTT, Samsung SmartThings, and Apple Homekit, among other brands.
It’s helpful always to double-check the compatibility of the devices you’re purchasing with Eufy smart products.
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