Eufy Security Cams

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.

Privacy

Can it snoop on me?

Camera

Device: Yes

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: Yes

App: Yes

Tracks Location

Device: Yes

App: Yes

What is required to sign up?

Name, email address

What data does it collect?

How does it use this data?

Eufy does not rent or sell their customer lists.

How can you control your data?

You can request that data be deleted.

What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?

Average

No known incidents in the last 2 years.

Can this product be used offline?

Yes

User friendly privacy information?

No

Links to privacy information

Security

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?

Yes

Video recordings are encrypted and can only be viewed via the Eufy app.

Encryption

Yes

Video recordings are encrypted and can only be viewed via the Eufy app.

Strong password

Yes

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Privacy policy

Yes

Artificial Intelligence

Does the product use AI?

Yes

Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?

Unknown

Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?

Unknown

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.

Company contact info

Phone Number

800-988-7973

Twitter

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