I got it a few days ago, and yes the functionality from inside HomeKit is limited. I think option for the camera to follow people as they move is a little creepy but I like it, gives me a laugh when I see people looking at me with horror.
Overall very happy with the purchase, and at the price point it’s unbeatable.
Thanks all for posting. I actually called their support and spoke to someone. As it turns out, a lot of features are not supported with Homekit, including but not limited to no 2k or audio, crying/audio detection.
I’m really interested to buy that one and use it via HomeKit and iCloud Secure Video.
I saw that the lens will turn to point up into the housing (for privacy) if it is shut off.
Does this work via HomeKit or only from the Eufy app? Can this be automated somehow? For example via Shortcuts when I tap a NFC chip once I get home?
If this doesn’t work, would it be possible to hook it up to a wifi controlled outlet to just cut its power? Will the camera boot up reliably any quickly in that case?
If you’re using it with HomeKit Secure video is there as much to be worried about? The video is encrypted before it leave the camera and when stored in iCloud.
I have the same concerns you do when it comes to the cameras and security. I looked into Netatmo but you have to hard wire their outdoor cameras into place. They have a nice indoor camera though, with no subscriptions and on device storage.
From my understanding the uploading of video files to iCloud would be performed by the HomeKit hub (Apple TV, HomePod or stationary iPad etc.). Given that your router is capable enough you could limit the camera to internal network only. By that they would be able to communicate with the HomeKit hub, but not send or receive any data to/from the internet.
Turns out that you can’t block it.
The camera actually requires internet access when booting up (and calling home). Only afterwards you can revoke access. That makes it unreliable in case of power outages.