Impressive Eufy Smart Cameras have AI to identify pets

The EufyCam 3, innovative home company Eufy’s latest wireless security camera, bumps up the resolution to 4K and contains a built-in solar panel to unfold the year-long battery life even further.

Its best elements come from the new HomeBase 3 intersection the camera connects to wirelessly.

It adds local video processing to dispatch you an alert when it spots an individual, pet, or auto, plus facial recognition so it can inform you if it’s a stranger or a family member.

The Edge Security System leverages machine understanding for facial recognition and people, pet, and vehicle detection on its latest 4K cameras. It also has complimentary, local storage and is backward-compatible with most current Eufy cameras.

In addition, it can upgrade the storage to as much as 16TB of local storage with a hard drive slot. Eufy says this is enough for 60 years of motion-activated video footage. The system isn’t capable of traditional continuous recording, but it can record up to 2 months of back-to-back 120-second clips with small gaps between them if you have a 4TB external storage drive installed.

The good word is that almost all of Eufy’s existing intelligent cameras, video doorbells, and sensors will be compatible with the new HomeBase 3.

The EufyCam 3 is Eufy’s first 4K resolution camera; it has a 1.4 F aperture lens, color night vision, and a built-in spotlight.

The system works with the Eufy app, where you can view recorded and live footage. The new cameras have two-way audio, so you can talk to visitors or use the built-in siren to scare off intruders. It can incorporate Amazon Alexa and Google Home, but there’s no Apple Home compatibility at launch.

The option to upgrade to as much as 16TB of storage with a hard drive slot, not rely on cloud storage, and get continuous video recording will be very attractive to many people. There aren’t many options for an off-the-shelf intelligent home camera system with 24/7 continuous video recording, most use motion-triggered recording.

Google Nest offers it on some of its cameras, and Google Nest also has facial recognition, as does Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video. But Eufy doesn’t charge any monthly subscription fees to view recorded footage — which Google Nest does, and with Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video, you need to pay for iCloud storage.

The EufyCam 3 is Eufy’s first 4K resolution camera; it has a 1.4 F aperture lens, color night vision, and a built-in spotlight. The 13,400mAh battery should give up to a year of battery life, plus the integrated solar panel can keep it going longer with a couple of hours of sunlight a day.

The new EufyCam 3 wireless security camera has an integrated solar panel that needs around 2 hours of sunlight daily to keep it powered.

While Eufy offers a cloud video storage service, recording or viewing footage is not required. Instead, all video is stored locally on 16GB of built-in 256-bit encrypted local storage, which is expandable up to 16 TB. The HomeBase also does video processing, keeping your footage local. It uses a self-learning AI Eufy calls BionicMind, which the company says will learn and improve over time.