Let’s keep the home security (and self-monitored) theme going, again with our friends from Eufy. Say you’ve already got a video doorbell installed, and now you’re interested to keep an eye on what’s going on out behind your house, or over by the garage. That’s where security lights come in handy, particularly those with motion detectors. But what if you could also wrap a camera in there as well? That’s precisely what the Eufy Smart Floodlight offers.
In many ways, what we’ve got with the Eufy Smart Floodlight does feel similar to what we saw with their video doorbell – and that makes sense. If you’ve figured out your local encrypted storage that allows the user to get at their videos – and keep them private from everyone else – well, why break what’s working? So, yes, we are big fans of how Eufy is treating the data these cameras capture, and what looks to be a very solid commitment to protecting the data of the users of their devices.
Ostensibly the Eufy Smart Floodlight is also helping to protect you. On one hand, we all – at this point – are familiar with how motion-sensing lights work. Something moves, the lights come on. Some of the more clever “dumb” lights can have two tiers of brightness – a dimmer one that comes on at dusk, and then a brighter level when motion is detected. The Eufy Smart Floodlight does that, but takes it up a level – you can actually set the level of the brightness (at least, that’s how I’m interpreting what I see on their site about the light). That’s not enough? Well, wait, there’s more!
Not just do the lights come on, but there’s a camera built into the Eufy Smart Floodlight. This one records in 1080p, so you can see live (or review the recordings) what is going on wherever the camera is pointed. Need to talk with someone (or just broadcast a message to the yard)? You’ve got two-way communication via the light. On the other hand, just want to drive that shady character away from your prize garden? Hit ’em with the built-in 100 dB siren, and watch them scurry away.
If this sounds like something you need to get installed on your house, the Eufy Smart Floodlight is available for $199.99. A bit more than you’d pay for a quality LED floodlight, but you are getting the camera smarts in the mix. And in terms of smart security lights, the Eufy would likely be compared against the one from Ring. Aside from Ring’s skeevy privacy rules – which the Eufy is much, much friendlier to the consumer – the Eufy light is a good deal brighter (2500 lumens vs 1800) with a more pleasing color tone (5000K white light vs 3000K yellow), the Eufy takes the advantage with being able to dim the light, as well as not having to pay a monthly fee. All in all, everything seems to be coming up Eufy, if you’re looking for that security light / camera combo. eufylife.com
Details from Eufy
- Time to Upgrade Your Floodlights: Traditional floodlights offer very limited functionality. Enhance your lighting with smart control, surveillance, instant notification and recording, real-time communication via 2-way audio, and more.
- Turn Night Into Day: 2,500-lumen super-bright motion-activated floodlights deter intruders and ensure detailed, full-color recordings even at night.
- Drop-in Anytime in 1080p: Live-stream and record in full 1080p HD so you can see exactly who’s there in crisp clarity.
- No Hidden Costs: Designed to protect your home as well as your wallet, eufy Security products are one-time purchases that combine security with convenience.
- Detect, Record, and Alert: Customize the area in which you want detection to take place. When an event is identified, the footage will be recorded and an instant alert will be sent.
- Smart Siren: A harsh warning for any intruders. A loud 100dB alarm can be triggered to scare off any unwanted visitors.
Tech Specs from Eufy
- Dual lights outputting 2500 lumens
- 1080p HD resolution
- Motion detection (270-degree range of detection)
- Weatherproof IP65 rating
- 140-degree viewing angle
- Live-streaming capable
- Two-way audio
- Storage is local and uses AES 256-bit encryption