Eufy Security Cams
Review date: 11/02/2020
Eufy makes both indoor and outdoor security cameras to keep an eye on your home, your pets, and your neighborhood. They offer the standard features--HD video, live streaming, two-way audio, night vision. You store your data locally on a microSD card and then live stream that to your phone in the Eufy app where they use high-end encryption to protect your video. For pet owners, the cameras claim to use an AI that will detect if you pet is present. And these cameras even have a feature that lets you play a warning message to your pooch if he goes in the living room when he's not supposed to. Humans love it. Dogs, not so much.
What could happen if something goes wrong
We really like what Eufy does with these security cameras. All of your security cam footage is stored locally, not in a the much less secure cloud. You can still access your videos at any time through the Eufy app, and that footage is protected by military-grade encryption in transit from your local storage to your phone. This is all very cool. Eufy also doesn't sell their customer lists, which is good. Eufy's AI provides human detection of your security cam footage. One key value of Eufy's local storage is that all AI analyses are done locally, which ensures privacy and is usually much quicker than cloud-based analyses. All in all, we're impressed with Eufy and their privacy and security practices. Will you dog appreciate it when you yell at him to get out of the dinner room though. Probably not.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
Name, email address
What data does it collect?
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
No known incidents in the last 2 years.
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Video recordings are encrypted and can only be viewed via the Eufy app.
Does the product use AI?
Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?
Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?
Eufy's AI provides human detection. One key value of Eufy's local storage is that all AI analyses are done locally, which ensures privacy and is usually much quicker than cloud-based analyses.