WHOA! So someone created a thread on this and in one of the post someone mentions it has no night vision! Just cancelled my order!
it does have night vision
@Maypo52 I haven't done my research yet and want to be sure it does have that basic function. I will be purchasing this today if the sale is still on and it meets all my requirements. RESEARCH MODE ON!
Do you have any where that says that? I can't find anything.
From their website
"High Definition 2560X1920 resolution, combined with our exceptional night vision technology, ensures video is recorded with crystal-clear quality both day and night."
I thought black was an odd color choice, especially because it's not especially small. I really like how sleek the white Simplisafe Video Doorbell looks (though pity that its reviews are mediocre).
I was a part of the beta test and since the doorbell is now being sold I guess it's alright if I post these videos. Here are a couple of videos I made. The first is an unboxing and install (kind of) video. The second video is a look at the app UI. Just some screen captures of what it looks like.
Have you had any other video doorbells before? Curious how this one compares.
I think the biggest complaint with the current generation is responsiveness, false alerts, and of course, video quality could still be improved (hard to do with low voltage of course).
Having just installed nest hello I wonder what the operating voltage is?
In the UK wired doorbells seem to work on 6v or 8v including the one nest recommend buying
The problem is that nest hello requires 10v to 24v
Luckily I bought a new chime (the one they recommend) as I ended up wiring the new & old transformers together (primaries in parallel, secondaries in series) to get it to work
The wiring instructions were also in the app and like @Maypo52 the examples didn't quite match
I'm surprised they made it wired but made the chime unusable so the chime is an oversized PSU and give you a secondary chime that you need to plug in
Would love to try the eufy doorbell to compare it properly but it depends on price if they sell it for in same in GBP as USD then I probably won't, if it matches the exchange rate I probably will, with the 30% off for being a eufycam backer that would make it £89 ($112) & full price would be £126 ($159)
@hhamster86 it will require 16V-24V (see link below)
I agree, the unusable chime is odd, since the Nest Hello can use your existing chime. The separate chime better be reliable! I also have 2 Google Home Minis, and an Amazon Echo Dot, I hope Eufy can tap into their APIs to also ring those.
Keep in mind though, that this is 2K, so maybe it needs all the power. Perhaps Eufy will release a Slim Doorbell that will be easier to install for more houses
The Nest Hello will alert all of my Google Home devices saying that someone is at the front door.
It's nice if I'm upstairs and might not hear the chime.
I hope @AnkerTechnical can support Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa notifications!
Per Google, they specify a connected doorbell (not just the Nest Hello) can ring Google Assistant devices
Amazon Alexa has the Alexa.EventDetectionSensor interface,
"camera devices can notify Alexa when they detect the presence of a person. When your camera detects a person, you report that information to Alexa in a change report, and Alexa notifies your user. Users can set up notifications and routines for person detection in the Alexa app."
So theoretically, if Eufy detects a person, reports that to Amazon, I could make a routine to turn on my Hue lights, announce on my Echo devices "person detected", and whatever else I want to do
I just contacted eufy support and they say it supports RTSP like the other eufy cameras. Unfortunately after I found out they took the product down on Amazon so I couldn't make an immediate irrational emotional purchase with the discount code available. I knew I should have just impulse bought it this morning.
Lack of RTSP support is one of the reasons why I haven't pulled the trigger on a Nest Hello, even though it does support far more of my required integrations than the Ring doorbells.
Thats pretty cool and good to know. Now the 4GB "Local Storage" can be increased to much more "semi-local storage" lol
Great videos, thanks for sharing with us
Doorbell out for delivery today! Will do an unboxing video and show setup once I get my hands in it. RTSP would be awesome as I have a Synology to back things up.
Yep got Sonos setup for Google & got Google mini’s that ring then announce when someone presses the doorbell so on can hear it on all floors
If I can get Eufy 2k for less than £90 I’ll get one to try
Google home support I’d say is a must and preferably IFTTT support
Wonder if they will sell additional Sounders at some point, does anyone that has one already know whether the sounder is RF or WiFi ?
Will it be published in Germany?
Okay, got my initial impressions and unboxing video up! Overall, very impressed with the feature set out of the box. There are some issues with motion detection were I’ve had some missed recordings. Need to adjust the sensitivity and activity zones. Lastly, custom quick responses are awesome!!