@dlasher, how has your experience with the eufy camera system gone? Which model do you have (E, 2C, 2, etc)? I would love to hear as much as you are willing to share.
I read and watched many reviews this month, and concluded the best bang for the buck was the Blink XT2, with one of the best overall camera solutions being the eufy E or 2. Unfortunately, one day with the Blink XT2 revealed what I could have read:
- Event for motion is generated, only Alexa and IFTTT can monitor that, and do anything. Of course I have the virtual switch approach I can use with Smartthings if I want, etc…
- No event or ability to poll for when motion ends
- No ability to read the temperature
I really do not like those automation limitations. For those who run across this, if you can do without the home automation items I am calling out, these really are awesome little cameras. I may keep them or take back and keep looking, not sure yet.
*** Update 3/2/2020 ***
Upon receiving my eufyCam 2C for evaluation and doing some experimentation and comparison, I took the Blink XT2 cameras back. Though the blink are very good, inexpensive, and fully functional; alongside the eufyCam 2C, they pale in comparison for: image quality (BIG TIME), color accuracy, various lighting, night view. I got the eufyCam 2C kit on Amazon for $199 and additional cameras are only $85 right now, so it is not that much more expensive than the XT2.
I also obtained a eufyCam 2. This is a very nice camera, better images all around, much better low light level, but FAR more expensive. The 2 is $150 while the 2C is $85. Is it worth it? I do not think dollar for dollar, but if you are looking for the best battery operated camera, it is certainly one to put in the running.