eufy Security Video Doorbell Review

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Knock knock. Who’s there? Unfortunately, in the age of video doorbells, this joke setup becomes irrelevant. With video doorbells, you can see and even speak to whoever’s at your doorbell, sometimes even before they ring it! Plus, you don’t even need to be home to answer the door, as video doorbells connect with mobile apps. So while your knock knock jokes may suffer, your smart home will be all the smarter. 

In this eufy doorbell review, I’m diving into a new product category from eufy. Previously, I’ve reviewed the eufyCam E along with the eufy Lumos smart light bulb, so I’m excited to see how the eufy Security Video Doorbell stacks up to industry standards. I’ll be going over its design, features installation process and app before making a recommendation either way. Is the eufy Security Video Doorbell the right video doorbell for you? You’ll just have to read to find out!

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With 2K resolution, a durable design and integrations with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, there's little not to love about the eufy Security Video Doorbell. 

eufy Security Video Doorbell Design

eufy Security Video Doorbell
eufy Security Video Doorbell

They say don’t judge a book by its cover, but let’s be honest: if this thing’s going on your front door, you want it to be attractive. Aesthetics-wise, I like the look of the eufy Security Video Doorbell. It’s dark gray, sleek, and minimalist, which is the vibe I’m looking for. Of course, you may want to use the eufy Security Video Doorbell outside, which is why it’s good that it works in temperatures from negative four to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. It also has an IP rating of 65, meaning that it’s completely protected from solids and can also withstand powerful water jets. As long as you don’t immerse it in water, the eufy Security Video Doorbell can handle all four seasons and everything in between.

eufy Security Video Doorbell Mounted Outside
eufy Security Video Doorbell Mounted Outside

As far as installation goes, I’ll write more on this later, but just know that you’ll hardwire the eufy Security Video Doorbell into your home. This requires more effort than if the doorbell was battery-operated, however, you’ll never have to worry about changing or recharging batteries. Keep in mind that the eufy Security Video Doorbell comes with a wireless electronic chime, so it’s okay if you don’t already have a chime setup.  And that’s it for design!

eufy Security Video Doorbell Features

If you’re new to Security Baron, then you’re most likely unfamiliar with Security Baron’s Necessary Features Test. It’s how I make sure that security cameras are up to snuff in terms of video, audio, night vision, storage, smart platform integrations, and artificial intelligence. Naturally, I’m going to apply it to the camera in the eufy Security Video Doorbell to ensure that it’s up to snuff.

Video

Gabe on the eufy Security Video Doorbell
Gabe on the eufy Security Video Doorbell

Typically when I describe video quality, I mention that the current industry standard is 1080p HD. Amazingly, the eufy Security Video Doorbell has better quality than that, 1920p HD with HDR and distortion correction. Basically? The camera will make sure that light doesn’t mess up your video quality too much, giving you an incredibly clear and true to life picture. On top of that, the camera’s field of view is 160 degrees, which should give you a wide enough view to see everything you want to see. All in all, I’m thrilled with the eufy Security Video Doorbell’s video!

Audio

The Speaker on the eufy Security Video Doorbell
The Speaker on the eufy Security Video Doorbell

Not shockingly, the eufy Security Video Doorbell has two-way audio so you can speak to your visitors remotely in addition to seeing them. You’ll also be able to select pre-recorded responses and have them play like a voicemail over the doorbell. The only difference? Your visitor will have no idea that you’re not actually home, making it ideal for scaring away intruders.

Night Vision

eufy Security Video Doorbell Night Vision
eufy Security Video Doorbell Night Vision

As you can see, the eufy Security Video Doorbell provides infrared night vision that produces a great picture. Seriously, don’t I look like I’m in a romantic comedy in this screenshot of the livestream?

Storage

Cloud Storage vs. Local Storage
Cloud Storage vs. Local Storage

In terms of storage, you’ll get four GB of local storage on the house and no cloud storage. While eufy has cloud storage options available for its cameras, for some reason, there’s no options for the video doorbell, which is a bit disappointing. However, you should keep in mind that you can always upload your local storage onto a personal cloud account, like Google Drive or Dropbox. It’s always a good idea to back up your footage in at least two ways in case one of them fails!

Smart Platform Integration

eufy Security Video Doorbell Footage on the Amazon Echo Show
eufy Security Video Doorbell Footage on the Amazon Echo Show

Whether you’re in the Google or Amazon smart home ecosystems, you’ll love controlling your eufy Security Video Doorbell with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. It integrates with both voice assistants, expertly fitting into your larger smart home.

Artificial Intelligence

Person Detection
Person Detection

Finally, the eufy Security Video Doorbell comes equipped with person detection, which means it can differentiate between people and other moving objects. That’ll make your notifications incredibly specific, as you’ll receive facial snapshots of everyone who steps in front of your eufy Security Video Doorbell.

Setting an Activity Zone on the eufy Security Video Doorbell
Setting an Activity Zone on the eufy Security Video Doorbell

You’ll also get activity zones, meaning you can tell your eufy Security Video Doorbell what to look at and what to ignore. For most people, this will probably mean ignoring your street or neighbors, and focusing on your property. Like person detection, activity zones make sure that the notifications you’re getting are super relevant.

Installing the eufy Security Video Doorbell

Sync Button on the eufy Security Video Doorbell
Sync Button on the eufy Security Video Doorbell

Like I said before, installing the eufy Security Video Doorbell requires an existing doorbell setup or adapter, but it’s something you can do on your own. First, attach the wires to the back of the doorbell to connect it to power. Next, scan the QR code either on the doorbell or in the instruction manual so you can add it to your home’s Wi-Fi and name the device. From there, just plug in the chime and sync it with your doorbell. The process is super simple! 

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With 2K resolution, a durable design and integrations with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, there's little not to love about the eufy Security Video Doorbell. 

The eufy Security App

The eufy Security Video Doorbell on the eufy Security App
The eufy Security Video Doorbell on the eufy Security App

The Eufy Security app is where you’ll see and speak to your visitors, record your voice messages, receive notifications, set up smart platform integrations, and livestream footage. The app has awesome ratings, a four from the Google Play store and a 4.3 from the Apple store.

“The app, the devices and the [software] is above average and have restored my faith in this kind of security solutions. But the people behind this project are the main difference [in my humble opinion] and I’m happy to see the system is still evolving and getting better,”

wrote an Android-user in a recent five-star review.

Recap of the eufy Security Video Doorbell

eufy Security Video Doorbell Closeup
eufy Security Video Doorbell Closeup

At around $160, the eufy Security Video Doorbell is actually less than the average video doorbell, which typically costs around $200. Overall, it hits and even exceeds industry standards, so I think it’s a fantastic choice. Of course, no product is for everybody, which is why I broke it down for you.

Go with the eufy Security Video Doorbell if you’d like…

  • Durability: With an IP rating of 65, the eufy Security Video Doorbell can withstand even the harshest weather conditions.
  • Hardwired installation: You’ll hardwire your eufy Security Video Doorbell into your home, requiring an existing doorbell setup.
  • Integrations with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant: If you’re in either ecosystem, the eufy Security Video Doorbell will fit right in.
  • Excellent video, audio, and person detection: As far as Necessary Features went, the eufy Security Video Doorbell exceeded industry standards.

But stay away from the eufy Security Video Doorbell if you were looking for…

  • Battery power: If you want your video doorbell to be powered by battery, I’d look elsewhere.
  • Cloud storage: Although eufy has local storage, it’s lacking when it comes to cloud storage.
  • Integration with Apple HomeKit: If you were looking to have Siri control your video doorbell, the eufy Security Video Doorbell is not for you.

Want to explore other options? Check out my review of 2019’s top video doorbells.

FAQs

How much does the eufy Security Video Doorbell cost?

The eufy Security Video Doorbell costs $159.99.

Does the eufy Security Video Doorbell work with Alexa?

Yes, the eufy Security Video Doorbell works with Alexa as well as Google Assistant.

Is the eufy Security Video Doorbell wireless?

No, you will hardwire the eufy Security Video Doorbell into your existing doorbell setup.

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner is an attorney and journalist with a passion for home tech and secure, efficient living. Since graduating from NYU Law, he has maintained a paradoxical existence of trying to live life adventurously while remaining staunchly risk-averse. He is torn by the dual desires of wanting to only be in Brooklyn writing about housing policy and smart home tech and aspiring to visit his friends scattered across the globe. Gabe believes that stable, safe communities are the cornerstone to a vibrant and healthy society, and it is this passion that brought him to contribute to Security Baron.