SoloCam E20, a highly versatile outdoor camera from Eufy [Review]

Home security takes on special importance in these summer times, where either for vacations or leisure, we tend to spend a lot of time away from home. Therefore, it never hurts to take advantage of all the possibilities that technology offers us to keep ourselves safe and above all calm.

Discover it with us and find out what its capabilities are and what this Eufy outdoor camera is capable of doing, are you going to miss it?

Materials and design

The device follows the usual Eufy design line. We have a rectangular device, elongated, and with rounded edges. In the front part is where we will find both the sensors and the camera, while for the back part there are the different connections, such as the support for the wall. We remember that it is designed by and to be placed outside, so this wall mount is especially interesting. Its installation is extremely simple since we can adhere it with double-sided tape, or we can screw it directly to the wall.

  • Size: 9.6 5.7 x x 5.7
  • Weight: 400 grams

The mobile support has a slightly magnetized area that slides quite well and allows us to make an adjustment with an interesting range of mobility. At the design level it is important to bear in mind that we are talking about an external camera, so we have IP65 protection against inclement weather, in the same way that the firm promises a correct operation both in extreme hot conditions and in extreme cold conditions, which we have not yet been able to catalog. In this section we cannot reproach the camera that, without being excessively compact, looks pretty good anywhere. You can buy it at the best price directly on Amazon.

Wireless and with local storage

Obviously we are talking about a 100% cable-free camera, it has a battery that in theory, under normal conditions, offers 4 months of autonomy. For obvious reasons we have not been able to verify if the four months of autonomy are fully fulfilled, pBut the firm warns us that this autonomy will be altered depending on the configuration that we establish when making the recordings, as well as the weather conditions. We already know that both hot and cold are temperature conditions that negatively affect lithium batteries.

This camera has a local storage of 8GB, we remember that it only records the content when the sensors that we have established "jump", therefore with 8GB it should be more than enough for the small clips that we are storing. To improve protection and privacy, this camera has the AES256 security protocol at the encryption level, and the recordings will be stored for 2 months, period in which the camera will begin to overwrite them, however, we can adjust all this through the Eufy application. This means that the camera does not have subscription plans or costs added to the purchase.

Implemented security systems

Once you activate the camera, you will be able to establish two security zones, so that not all the movements of the angle of view give you alerts. In the same way, the system has Artificial Intelligence, in this way it will alert the user only when the "invader" goes home, even identifying if he is hiding or walking pets. The alerts are instantaneous as we have been able to detect, about three seconds is how long it takes for the camera to detect the invading movement and display the alert on your mobile device.

  • Full HD 1080p recording system

If we have the system activated, the camera will emit an "alarm" sound of up to 90 dB, which does not offer a high enough performance at noise level, but will also be notably annoying for the assailant. This can be a security plus. In the same way, the camera has a night vision system through infrared LEDs that allow a correct identification of subjects at distances of up to 8 meters. The Artificial Intelligence of the Eufy camera promises 5 times faster to identify invading subjects and offers a 99% reduction in false alarms.

Connectivity and compatibility

First of all, this camera has full compatibility with two of the main virtual assistants on the market, We speak clearly of Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, the configuration is simple through the application and the connection is instantaneous Once we have connected the camera to the same WiFi network that we have configured, in our case we have verified that with Alexa the integration is absolutely simple and complete. The management of Eufy's own application, available for iOS and Android is total, It allows us to adjust the angle, manage alerts, view streaming content and know the current status of the battery among many other functions. We lack absolutely nothing.

Another function of the application is the possibility of taking advantage of the speaker integrated in the camera, that is, we will be able to see in real time what is happening and speak in two directions, that is, emitting messages and capturing them through your microphone. In this way, if for example the children are in the garden, we can warn them that it is time to go home directly from the camera and without any problem, and even clarify situations with the Amazon delivery man.

Editor's opinion

SoloCam E20
  • Editor's rating
  • 4.5 star rating
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  • 80%

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  • Last modification: 17 de julio de 2021
  • Design
    Publisher: 90%
  • Recording
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  • Nocturna
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  • Connectivity
    Publisher: 80%
  • Autonomy
    Publisher: 90%
  • Portability (size / weight)
    Publisher: 80%
  • Price quality
    Publisher: 80%

The Eufy camera is quite complete, with a proven resistance when being outdoors and without added costs. What Eufy provides, beyond its value for money, is the durability of its products and well-known customer service.eufy Security SoloCam ...although generally it usually has a discount of even 10% on rare occasions, so we recommend that you remain attentive to the result on the usual web. You can also check the device on its official website.

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Quite successful materials and design
  • Image quality
  • Good connection

Cons

  • The setup procedure sometimes fails
  • WiFi range is not that extensive

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