When it comes to video security, Eufy has been building a great business with products that add tons of innovative ideas. The EufyCam 3 is no different. This package comes with 2 S330 cameras, and 1 S380 Dock. The end result is 24/7 recording and a possible 1 Year worth of event recording.
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About the S330 EufyCam Camera
These bullet-style cameras can be placed in many different spot inside or outside the house. With a 1/4″ mount in the back, you can put these around the house out of reach of vandals.
Each EufyCam 3 will capture in 4K UHD, using a F1.4 aperture lens, and BSI CMOS sensor. This allows for better capture, especially during the evening hours.
The built-in AI module can also detect who is in shot – whether a person, an animal, or a vehicle. Within the app, you can identify what each item is, then get a in-app identification (or no identification at all) if that person, animal, or vehicle comes into frame.
During the evening, you can set color night mode, which uses the on-board LED light to add color to the shot.
Solar Panel and Battery
The S330 also has a solar panel, and 13,400 mAh battery inside. Eufy has claimed that if you have no sunlight, the camera will last up to 365 days. Limited sunshine will keep it powered for the life of the camera.
About the S380 Eufycam Base Station
This S380 base allows you to go “Cloud Free” in your recordings with adding a hard drive to the unit. The unit comes with 16 GB storage built-in, but can expand up to 16 TB – using the internal bay, or a USB drive. If you have 4 or more cameras, this means you can keep recordings up to a year or more before archiving.
Installation is straight forward: the drive bay is under the top plate. You can install a 2.5 inch drive – choosing either an SSD or hard drive (known as a laptop hard drive). Of course, make sure you power off the unit before installing.
The unit plugs into your home router for a consistent connection to all your Eufy security products.
The Eufy Security App
Install on iOS or Android, and you can connect all your base stations, and other Eufy security devices. Some of the other camera devices also can utilize the 24/7 recording to the S380 base station.
Settings to turn on and off the LED light, consistency of the recordings, streaming quality and more are available. When reviewing, you have the ability to zoom in up to 8X so you can check out details further away.
The app adds a solar charging efficiency dashboard, allowing you to see how your camera performs in the spot you put it in.
Pros and Cons of the EufyCam S330, S380
- PRO: Easy to set up and use with all of your Eufy cameras
- Con: Due to the length and weight of the bullet cameras, the added mounts I found could not hold the camera in place.
- Indifferent: The LED Light can cover a good area with light. 100 Lumens might not be great in all situations.
- PRO: While I still have to test longer battery usage, the cameras have been sitting in the basement for the last 48 hours and haven’t budged on battery life.
- Con: The solar panel is on the top of the unit with no additional angle
Price and Availability EufyCam 3
The 2 camera, single base station unit is $549. A 4 camera kit is available at $799. Additional cameras start at $219.99
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