As promised, Anker has updated its EufyCam 2 security camera with support for HomeKit Secure Video, which allows the cameras to capture and store recordings securely in iCloud.

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As noted by iMore, the free update adds secure video recording directly to Apple's Home app for users with a paid ‌iCloud‌ storage plan.

EufyCam 2 is one of the first security cameras to support Apple's new ‌HomeKit Secure Video‌ feature. Support for the feature was first unveiled during Apple's WWDC 2019 keynote, but it wasn't available when the eufyCam 2 launched last fall.

The firmware containing the support is version 2.5.9 and is currently rolling out to EufyCam 2 owners as a silent automatic update. Users can also manually check the availability of the new software via the firmware update option in the eufy Security mobile app.

The release notes don't mention the feature addition, so it's unclear whether Anker's other HomeKit camera, the eufyCam 2C, is also getting the upgrade.

According to Apple, ‌HomeKit Secure Video‌ is only available to users that pay for 200GB or more of iCloud storage, starting at $2.99 per month. Users with the 200GB plan can store 10 days of recordings from one camera in ‌iCloud‌ at no extra cost, while those with a 2TB plan can store 10 days of recordings from up to five cameras. ‌HomeKit Secure Video‌ recordings do not count towards a user's ‌iCloud‌ storage usage.

Update: A spokesperson for Anker informed the blog iPhone in Canada that the rollout of ‌HomeKit Secure Video‌ for the EufyCam 2 has been delayed until mid to late April.

Top Rated Comments

Eagle1337 Avatar
57 months ago
I love these but we don't have Amazon in Denmark and it wont ship to Denmark from Germany, so its a bit of a downer :(


why no one is commenting today
People are not at work so they don't have time to comment :p
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stephen.R Avatar
57 months ago

No one uses iCloud, it's completely pointless.
... I mean. This is just factually wrong.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
44267547 Avatar
57 months ago

I love these cameras. Backed them on Kickstarter in... 2018 maybe. It allows you to store all video on an SD Card in your own home. No requirement for monthly service or any of my video hitting their servers. Privacy!
To me, that’s a distinct advantage Without the cloud services, which is just another additional fee on top of the hardware the consumer is already paying for. Even though I think an SD card slot is kind of antiquated in terms of manufacturers migrating towards cloud services, it’s still a reliable method, plus it’s solely in your control , and as you already indicated, I personally don’t Want my camera recordings stored on the cloud. [A.K.A the internet.]

This is a product I would ‘bookmark’ for the future if I add Additional cameras to my household.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
trainwrecka Avatar
57 months ago
I love these cameras. Backed them on Kickstarter in... 2018 maybe. It allows you to store all video on an SD Card in your own home. No requirement for monthly service or any of my video hitting their servers. Privacy!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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