I was recommending Eufy to family and friends, but I probably am going to have to tell them to return their products. Luckily they have extended return policy from Best Buy.
In a last ditch effort to be “okay” with this sort of intrusion, I blocked the devices from accessing outside internet via my router. The app no longer works and the cameras are non-functional. Will try to set a schedule for the devices and see if they still record locally. Also will check if they continue to work with my NAS (which has push notifications so I can live without Eufy’s).
There is absolutely no need for internet for the app to manage the devices, it should just use the LAN. Don’t come at me with “but push notifications won’t work” Eufy; that’s a stupid weak response.
If the schedule and NAS does not work while blocking internet from the devices, they will become trash. Do better Eufy…