Are you going on vacation and want to keep an eye on the door of your home? Get the practical smart video door entry system eufy Security Video Doorbell Dual Camera. A great solution from eufy to keep track of everyone who walks past your door, with notification and video connection from your smartphone. It is also practical to receive packages while we are away from home, with direct communication with the delivery person. In addition, everything works wirelessly, favoring its installation in just two minutes and anywhere. We review all the features of this practical smart video door entry system with two cameras and WiFi connection in our analysis.
The eufy Security Video Doorbell Dual Camera includes everything you need to install it. We have the small base station that will be connected to our router to transmit and store everything that happens in front of the camera. It includes two plates for the placement of the camera, one of them at an angle to obtain a better focus of the situation. In the same way, it is accompanied by all the wiring and even the screws for its placement on the wall. The manual is in our language although it is not very extensive.
|EUFY SECURITY VIDEO DOORBELL DUAL CAMERA|
|Model||Security Video Doorbell Dual Camera|
|Dimensions||With HomeBase: 3.67 lbs (1.55 kg)
Without HomeBase 2.12 lbs / 1.24 kg
|Cameras / Resolution||Front camera 160°, package camera 97°2K front camera (2560 × 1920), 1080p pack camera (1600 × 1200)|
|Storage||Motion activated event recording. HomeBase 2 contains 16 GB of local storage (lasts up to 90 days).
The recording duration estimation model is 25 recordings per day; each recording lasts 15 seconds.
|Drums||3-6 months (Battery life is based on user scenario)|
|connectivity||Wi-Fi connection 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz|
|Burden||micro USB connector|
|outdoor resistance||IP65, -4°F – 122°F (-20°C – 50°C), weather resistant|
|Contents||eufy Security Video Doorbell Dual, mounting kit, screw packs, quick start guide.|
The eufy video door entry system shows us an elegant design in black with two metal rings to highlight its two cameras. Its measurements are somewhat generous but understandable as it incorporates a rechargeable battery, its dimensions being 16.5 x 5.3 x 2.8 cm. Its rectangular lines with soft corners end up rounding off the aesthetic section of the product, becoming a decorative element of our home. But elegance is not at odds with resistance, especially when verifying that it is waterproof with IP65 certification and extreme temperatures of up to 50º C.
In the first line we see the main camera with a 2K sensor, with a 160-degree field of view and facial recognition. The lower ring is the doorbell button in which a ring of light is activated when we use it or if it detects movement. Finally, at the base is the secondary camera with a resolution of 1,600 x 1,200 pixels and with an angle of 97 degrees. This camera is used for parcel recognition on the doormat at home, hence the placement of this second sensor.
The growth of online sales to home delivery is undoubted, especially during the first months of the recent pandemic. Our homes have become small logistics warehouses, be it food or produce, with deliveries left on doormats. This lower camera assures us of its arrival with direct notification to our smartphone and prevents product theft if we are not at home. And it is that its IA recognizes the reception and collection of packages.
Installation and configuration
Another of its clear virtues is its versatility when installing the eufy Security Video Doorbell Dual Camera. It is really simple and perfectly suits our needs. In the first place, it is possible to make use of the aforementioned rechargeable battery with an autonomy of approximately 6 months or to use the wiring of our domestic bell, activating the system installed inside the house. On the back we see the copper wiring connection screws and the microUSB connector for the battery.
To install it on the wall , just make two holes, and if necessary, add the piece at a 15º angle to cover the desired area. The video door entry unit is quickly removed from the plate with a tool included to recharge the battery. Once this is done, it will be necessary to connect the station to the home router by Ethernet cable. It is worth mentioning that this base will also act as an interior sound bell. The rest of the configuration is done with our smartphone and the eufy Security app, available for Android and iOS.
The station is used to charge the doorbell battery with its USB connector. Although the main function of it is to host the video clips obtained by both cameras with a local storage of 16 GB. In other words, we would have the clips of the last 3 months stored. Thanks to this, we do not need to activate any cloud storage subscription service as is the case with other systems.
The eufy Security Video Doorbell Dual Camera video entry system allows us to access a live view of its cameras and also to activate it when it detects any movement. For this, it is equipped with a radar that detects movement and a PIR sensor that is activated by the thermal temperature of people. The video clip is stored and notified in real time to our smartphone in case we want to establish communication with the microphone and speaker built into the doorbell. From the app we can adjust the sensitivity of the recognition, the distance or the duration of the presence to establish an alert.
The 2K resolution of the main camera allows us to enlarge the image for better viewing. Finally, it includes a facial recognition function to differentiate between a stranger and a relative. To this formula we can add the integration of Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices, the doorbell being compatible with various voice commands.
Another key is its intelligent parcel recognition technology, the so-called Delivery Guard. In our newsroom we receive and return an infinity of deliveries, when one of these packages is detected, we receive an alert on our smartphone with live video. And until the delivery man comes, the eufy “gatekeeper” launches a voice response when someone approaches our doormat. It includes predefined answers and the possibility of adding personalized ones.
Configuration and testing
The manual invites us to install the eufy app to display all the possibilities of the smart video door entry system. The application is in our language, with a correct translation, although there are some details that need to be solved. As can be seen in the screenshots, the link between both devices is done through the use of QR codes. In just two minutes we have everything ready to put it to the test.
The app gives us access to all the customization that we mentioned earlier. We stop at delivery protection with advanced AI detection, direct notification with video clip, and audio auto-response. In motion detection, we can select between human movements or all the actors in the scene. Yes, the prowler detection function in our home is interesting, choosing the detection range, the duration and with a personalized response with our voice.
It’s time to put the eufy Security Video Doorbell Dual Camera on the ropes. The video intercom will follow us wherever we go. And it is that when someone rings the doorbell, it will ring at home and on our phone even if we are away. It is our choice to respond with a predefined response with our voice or establish direct communication. In fact, even the app allows us to record the conversation with the visitor. Video viewing is great whether it’s day or pitch black at night.
In general, alerts and clips reach us quickly on our smartphone. It was a pleasure to see how they left us a package while we were recording a review in a park. We were able to give our personal data with two- way communication and the delivery man left the package on the doormat. In addition, we activate the prowler protection service to keep the package under surveillance at all times. There are other functions such as facial recognition that is appreciated as an addition, although it still has some room for improvement.
All alerts with their corresponding video clips are saved for immediate or later viewing. These events are compiled in a history with the recorded dates. On the other hand, you can also give access to share the video door entry with other trusted users, especially interesting for the rest of the inhabitants or a family member if we are on vacation.
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In conclusion, it is a product that goes beyond a video intercom or digital peephole. Its facial recognition and parcel technologies show signs of this, although it does not work perfectly. In the case of parcels, they did send us alerts, but facial recognition was not accurate when they did not look directly at the camera or were wearing sunglasses. The detection functions can be useful on a day-to-day basis to keep our home under control of possible onlookers and our received packages until we get home. The integration with Alexa and Google Home are curious, like the speaker acting as a doorbell or turning on a light bulb.
- Sleek, weather-resistant design
- integrated battery
- AI technology
- Dual camera with night vision
- Local storage of video clips
- App operation
- Facial recognition needs to continue to improve