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Anker recently announced pricing and availability for two new HomeKit-compatible indoor security cameras under its Eufy brand.

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Both cameras feature 24/7 live video recording with up to 128GB of local storage, 2K resolution, two-way audio, motion tracking with customized activity zones, instant alerts, and multi-user access. A stationary version will be available for $39.99, while a pan-and-tilt version with 360° horizontal panning, 100° vertical tilting, and 8X zooming will retail for $49.99.

Anker says both cameras will be available on Amazon in mid-May.

Article Link: Anker Launching New HomeKit-Compatible Indoor Security Cameras Next Month
 
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calimed

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Would love if these didn't require a hub. The range on these (and Arlo) hubs where I live is abysmal (less than 100ft). Needing a camera like Arlo/Eufy that is HomeKit compatible but can operate over Wifi. I don't want to buy multiple hubs due to cost. If anyone knows more details about these new cameras or alternatives that would be helpful.
 
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I like the idea of having this mounted indoors looking outside. 8x zoom and panning is a good addition.

I would love for this to also track motion automatically.
 
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Eorlas

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this is pretty insane if it's real. need cameras for a business, and i was planning out a future investment of a NAS and other hardware to make this happen.

will need a spec sheet to see if there's ethernet as i was going to set up PoE, otherwise will need an electrician to source power for some of the cameras.
 
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jun180

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Eufy make great cameras (I have 4) and the best part about their system is that video is stored securely on local storage in the Hub. Their privacy is much better than Arlo or Nest. Also being WiFi enabled and battery powered is great for placing the cameras anywhere.

I trust Apple with the cloud secure video and it’s a good way to expand the storage capacity of the system. HomeKit integration works well too.

These specs and prices are excellent, will definitely be adding some more cameras to my setup.

Eufy is also a subsidiary of Anker, who make great charging accessories for mobile devices. The quality of the product is excellent.
 
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4jasontv

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Am I missing the link? The two I see only go to Anker and Eufy's websites.

Would love if these didn't require a hub. The range on these (and Arlo) hubs where I live is abysmal (less than 100ft). Needing a camera like Arlo/Eufy that is HomeKit compatible but can operate over Wifi. I don't want to buy multiple hubs due to cost. If anyone knows more details about these new cameras or alternatives that would be helpful.

I agree that multiple hubs is bad, but I won't buy any of these devices that don't use a hub. I am in the process of moving from Kasa to Phillips. Comcast went down recently and all my Kasa devices went dead while my Philips kept working. Yeah - I get that hub does not equal internet independent, but I have yet to see a hub-less model not require internet access.
 
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tCdemon

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Really good pricing! Might grab a few when they get release! I love their brand! High quality cables and battery packs and reasonable pricing.
 
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liberte1776

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What features work locally and do NOT require monthly/yearly subscriptions? Canary pulled features promised and offered when their devices were purchased, only to then require subscription payments to get those features back.

NO INTEREST IN SUBSCRIPTION MONEY GRABS!
 
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lolkthxbai

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Am I missing the link? The two I see only go to Anker and Eufy's websites.



I agree that multiple hubs is bad, but I won't buy any of these devices that don't use a hub. I am in the process of moving from Kasa to Phillips. Comcast went down recently and all my Kasa devices went dead while my Philips kept working. Yeah - I get that hub does not equal internet independent, but I have yet to see a hub-less model not require internet access.
Ikea’s hub is independent of internet. So are Phillips Hue unless you mean the ability to control them away from home?
 
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What features work locally and do NOT require monthly/yearly subscriptions? Canary pulled features promised and offered when their devices were purchased, only to then require subscription payments to get those features back.

NO INTEREST IN SUBSCRIPTION MONEY GRABS!

I wouldn’t count on it. At the pricing given they’re either selling these at cost or losing money on the hardware alone. These will definitely have a subscription fee attached.

Funny when a $40 cam has a 2k camera and the Macbook line cant get above 720p.
 
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What features work locally and do NOT require monthly/yearly subscriptions? Canary pulled features promised and offered when their devices were purchased, only to then require subscription payments to get those features back.

NO INTEREST IN SUBSCRIPTION MONEY GRABS!
I got tired of it too. I ended up getting Synology NAS and their surveillance software has been pretty nice.
 
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Anker makes great, high-quality stuff.

That’s The first contingency I consider when buying any electronic product, is in terms of quality build construction from the manufacturer, Anker always delivers on all their products. So moving forward, I think that would be something I wouldn’t be concerned with them, I just don’t like the fact that there are ‘subscription service fees’ with these types of products.
 
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CarlJ

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What features work locally and do NOT require monthly/yearly subscriptions? Canary pulled features promised and offered when their devices were purchased, only to then require subscription payments to get those features back.

NO INTEREST IN SUBSCRIPTION MONEY GRABS!
Anker's other cameras don't have any sort of subscription service available - you can't give them extra money if you tried (well, I mean, you could probably FedEx them a box of cash if you really wanted). They store video on the local hub, or (in some cases, soon to be more) in HomeKit's Secure Video feature. I don't expect these will be any different.
 
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chrisdazzo

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Yeah, I have the Eufy Cam 2 and 2K Doorbell, it's all stored locally on the Homebase (separate product except with Cams) or on Homekit Secure Video (soon). No subscription service I'm aware of, but I wouldn't be surprised if these new cams required the hub.
 
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