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Can The Nest Doorbell & Cameras Turn On Your Lights?

A veranda/porch with an overhead light turned on.

A fairly desired (and standard) feature of smart doorbells and cameras is that they notify another service about motion, so that automation routines can run – for example, turning a smart light on when motion is detected. This is possible with many smart doorbells and cameras, and is often as easy as integrating your device … Read more

Does Eufy Support Cellular Backup (No Wi-Fi = No Recordings)?

A Eufy Indoor Camera sitting on a living room table

Most smart home cameras are reliant on Wi-Fi in order to work properly. This enables them to connect to their respective apps, as well as upload recorded videos to the Cloud. In fact, many smart cameras won’t work without it. But what about those that offer local storage, such as Eufy? Some Eufy cams offer … Read more

Eufy Bitrate (AKA Recording Quality) Guide: Why So Bad, Eufy?

A low image quality recording due to low bitrate

We’re starting to see more smart doorbells and cameras advertising 2K capable video, but the highest resolution camera in the world won’t help you if the bitrate drops below what’s necessary for 480p. The Eufy Doorbell & Camera ranges have a reputation for having a rocky bitrate. While it is capable of delivering at the … Read more