Do you ever feel that you’re being out-smarted by your smart home? To make life easier, we want to share monthly tips with you that will help you make the most of your eufy devices. Keep an eye out for more “Unlock the Power of eufy” posts and gain the knowledge to be at the top of the smart home class. For this installment, we will take a closer look at eufyCam.
First, let’s take a look at the main factors that impact battery consumption:
Internet Signal : A steady connection will improve performance and battery consumption.
Position of Your eufyCam : If your eufyCam faces the street, frequent triggers are more likely, each requiring power.
Live Streaming : Each time you use live view or speak through your eufyCam, power is used.
Weather Conditions : At temperatures below 40°F, lithium batteries are less effective at maintaining a charge.
Let’s make your battery last longer by maximizing efficiency.
It’s easy to see the total battery used since the last charge, and the number of events detected, with Power Manager.
Here are some suggestions to minimize overall event detections and maximize battery life:
Here are some settings to try if your eufyCam experiences too many event triggers:
- Adjust the mode in Power Manager to “Optimal Battery Life” mode.
Go to: Settings > Power Manager > Working Mode > Optimal Battery Life.
- Adjust your camera’s motion sensitivity setting to exclude irrelavent motion events and reduce false events.
Go to: Settings > Motion Detection > Detection Sensitivity Level > set the level from 1 to 5.
Remember: The higher the selected level, the more sensitive the detection will be. Even the motion of wind or grass may be detected.
- Set activity zones to exclude irrelevant motion event detections and to reduce the number of false events.
- Set schedules so when you are home so eufyCam does not record events.
Go to: Security > HomeBase > Home M ode > disable Record Video > Save.
How to Set Up Home Mode:
a. Go to Security, and set your device rules.
b. Select Schedule, tap a blank area and there will be a pop up. Choose Home M ode , set the time, and then tap save.
Physical Installation Suggestions:
- Install your eufyCam on a side wall.
Make sure it is not directly facing the street.
Make sure it is not facing a major heat source, such as an air conditioning unit.
- Avoid installing your eufyCam under eaves or in heavy shade.
- Make sure the solar panel of eufyCam is exposed to sunlight.
- Adjust the direction and angle to reduce the number of unnecessary motion events.
Test the signal strength of eufyCam on your Wi-Fi network :
See the pictures below for scenarios where poor signal may occur and how to resolve the problem.
1) Weak signal positioning
2) Strong signal positioning
Follow the installation guidelines closely and ensure that you have identified the ideal locations for your HomeBase and eufyCam.
Do you ever feel that you’re getting out-smarted by your smart home? We know that the sheer level of features on our products can be a little overwhelming. So to make life easier, we want to share with you tips into how to best use your eufy devices. Keep an eye out for more “Unlock the power of eufy” posts and gain the knowledge needed to be top of the smart home class.
Where you can find us
If you encounter any problems during use or have any other questions, please contact our customer service team through the following channels:
1）eufy Security app → Help → Call us/Feedback.
2）Ask your questions here at the bottom of this post.
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We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thank you for your support.
eufy Security Team