Where to begin!? This checked off all the boxes on my wish-list for front door monitoring, and here''s why: The picture quality is awesome - I''ve attached some screenshots so you can see the in-app view, and expanded full-screen video. It''s nice and sharp, and the video has...See more
Where to begin!? This checked off all the boxes on my wish-list for front door monitoring, and here''s why: The picture quality is awesome - I''ve attached some screenshots so you can see the in-app view, and expanded full-screen video. It''s nice and sharp, and the video has good frame rate. Even when the camera is just chilling in night vision mode, it''s still surprisingly clear. I can log in from anywhere and view a live feed. If you''re inclined, you can use that live-feed to have 2-way speech available. I tried out the sound quality and it is both audible and clear. Tap your light on or off while watching the feed, or find out if any sus-looking people should have worn their brown pants when you blast ''em with the warning alarm. THERE ARE NO MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION FEES. Imagine a world where you buy a product and then *don''t* have to pay more money to use it. It''s local-storage only, fairly generous at 4GB, with only a tiny bit of that taken up by the operating software. No extra charge to view video, no monthly fees to store your own data. Simple to manage your storage through the app and just delete the videos of yourself going to work or taking out the trash (or don''t, I''m not the boss of you). Installation instructions were clear and helpful. Until I installed this, the most advanced electrical operation I had carried out was single-handedly changing a lightbulb, but I was able to get through the full set-up on my own. If you are similarly inexperienced but still willing to give it a go, take the time to read through the instructions before starting, and also watch the helpful video available on the app once you''ve completed the initial pairing and WiFi connection portion. It''s great to have the unit hard-wired into the junction box - no climbing up and down ladders to change or charge batteries. The motion-sensitivity is excellent, and more importantly, adjustable. It comes default at the middle setting of 3 out of 5. I noticed the light would switch on, but not trip the video recording, so I pushed it down to a 2 and haven''t had that problem since. Haven''t picked up any cats or other animals on the video motion detection. Either they haven''t been making the rounds this week, or the settings are correct to not activate for the smaller invaders. Floodlight brightness is *solid*. The two are independently adjustable any which way you want, so I was able to get one focused on my car while the other lights up the whole covered porch and captures the gate to the backyard. It''s a crisp, bright white, providing good quality light for images. I''d recommend angling it away from the spot right in front of your door or you will white-wash the faces of your visitors (and possibly give them a tan). The app functions well and has plenty of options to help you customize your experience if you take the time to explore them. Eufy has great customer service and it feels like they genuinely do try to improve their products when they get feedback. Overall, I''m absolutely delighted with the purchase. This unit runs completely by itself and did not require any additional hub inside the home or other widgets aside from the free mobile app. If I chose to continue branching out my home security, I would 100% buy from this line. If I was absolutely forced to choose a con, I''d say price, but I consider it money well-spent for peace of mind! Happy creeping!