Eufy is launching cross-camera people tracking on its new security cameras

Anker’s smart home brand Eufy is revamping its camera lineup with a new SoloCam battery-powered outdoor camera ($199.99), Floodlight Cam E340 ($219.99), Video Doorbell E340 ($179.99), and Indoor Cam S350.

The signature hardware feature of the new line is its dual lenses – a camera that’s wide angle and a telephoto that zooms in to better recognize faces and license plates. But it also has an extraordinary new capability: cross-camera tracking and video splicing.

Multiple cameras tracked this Amazon delivery worker from vehicle to gate, and Eufy outputs a spliced ​​video for you to watch.
Source: Eufy, GIF by Omar Shakir/The Verge

“The technology is derived from the banking and transportation industries,” said Brett White, a spokesman for Eufy. the verge In a briefing.

“Each camera can capture and follow motion – so now you get a split video showing every event on each camera.” The new tracking feature works with Eufy’s HomeBase 3, which is the hub for its cameras. HomeBase uses on-device AI to identify a person on each camera connected to it, stitch all the videos together, and then send just one notification and one video.

The Eufy HomeBase 3 ($149.99) also adds free AI-powered smart alerts to the cameras, including facial recognition and person, pet, and vehicle detection. HomeBase 3 now also comes with a 1TB hard drive. Locally stored recordings are available for free without any subscription, and paid cloud storage is also available.

On-device AI and locally stored recordings are features that should attract privacy-conscious consumers, not just those looking to avoid cloud fees — but note that Anker’s Eufy brand was the one we started with in the privacy scandal. I was caught.

The new cross-camera tracking feature will be part of a free beta test at launch, and White says the final version of the feature will be released in “Q4 2023.” Pricing for this feature will come later this year – but it looks like it will be part of the subscription.

Older cameras that work with Eufy HomeBase 3 will also add this cross-tracking capability, so you don’t have to buy new cameras to get the feature. White says almost every Eufy camera device except some wired cameras and wall light cams now has full compatibility with HomeBase 3.

Here’s a look at the new cameras:

Eufy SoloCam S340 – $199.99

The SoloCam S340 can harvest energy from the Sun indefinitely.
Image: Eufy

A dual-lens battery-powered outdoor camera with a built-in solar panel, the S340 features a 3K resolution wide-angle lens and a 2K telephoto lens with 8x hybrid zoom. It also features on-device AI and the ability to track and zoom in on a subject with 360-degree pan and 70-degree tilt. Color night vision, two-way audio, and a 100-lumen spotlight, as well as four months of battery life and 8GB of onboard storage round out the features. It is compatible with HomeBase 3.

Eufy Floodlight Cam E340 – $219.99

Eufy’s Floodlight Cam can also pan and tilt its cameras.
Image: Eufy

The first Eufy camera with 24/7 recording capability, the new Floodlight camera comes with an onboard micro-SD slot for up to 128GB of local storage. A wired camera with two light panels for up to 2,000 lumens of illumination, it is designed to be mounted vertically on a wall. It has 360-degree coverage and can track a person in its field of view. It works with dual-band Wi-Fi 6, has two-way audio, a built-in alarm, lighting schedules, and adjustable brightness.

Eufy Indoor Cam S350 – $129.99

Eufy’s Indoor Cam S350 looks like a baby robot, and can pan and tilt to follow family members throughout the house.
Image: Eufy

The new indoor camera has 4K UHD resolution, 8x zoom, and 350-degree pan and tilt. It can be set to “patrol” points of interest, and AI tracking can keep a subject in mind. It also has a privacy shutter and is powered by a USB cable.

Eufy Video Doorbell E340 – $179.99

The Video Doorbell E340 faces the ground so you can see packages/block surprise uppercuts.
Image: Eufy

The successor to the Eufy Dual Video Doorbell, the E340 has two cameras – a 2K camera with color night vision on top for person detection and a 1080p camera on the bottom for package detection. The doorbell can be set up with wired power or operate on batteries, and as with the other cameras announced, it supports up to 60 days of event-based recording locally (8GB storage built-in ), which is accessible without subscription.

All four cameras are available from Amazon and Eufy’s website from today.

Eufy cameras work with Amazon Alexa and Google Home, but only the Eufy Cam 2 line is compatible with Apple Home. White says that whenever new smart home standards support cameras, the company has been in the news regarding Mate compatibility. “It’s a possibility we’re considering, but there’s no confirmation,” he says.

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