Anker lastly comes clear about its Eufy safety cameras

Enjoying Stay Movies in Third-Celebration Media Gamers

In the present day, there are two major methods to view stay streams of eufy Safety cameras. One is to make use of the eufy Safety App, and the opposite is to make use of our safe Internet portal at 

Beforehand, after logging into our safe Internet portal at, a registered consumer might enter debug mode, use the Internet browser’s DevTool to find the stay stream, after which play or share that hyperlink with another person to play exterior of our safe system. Nevertheless, that might have been the consumer’s option to share that hyperlink, and they might have wanted to first log into the eufy Internet portal to get this hyperlink.

In the present day, primarily based on business suggestions and out of an abundance of warning, the eufy Safety Internet portal now prohibits customers from coming into debug mode, and the code has been hardened and obfuscated. As well as, the video stream content material is encrypted, which signifies that these video streams can now not be performed on third-party media gamers similar to VLC.

I ought to be aware, nonetheless, that solely 0.1 % of our present each day customers use the safe Internet portal function at Most of our customers use the eufy Safety app to view stay streams. Both approach, the earlier design of our Internet portal had some points, which have since been resolved. 

Regarding the PR consultant who answered your query about utilizing VLC, they conflated the query. This was a recognized problem, simply replicated and had been reported by the media. Nevertheless, they thought you have been asking if folks different than the registered consumer might uncover hyperlinks on their very own after which view them by means of a third-party media participant like VLC. The dynamic naming conference of the video hyperlinks was additionally addressed within the media protection, so I can see how this will have confused them. But it surely was not the official reply from our product groups. The true reply to this query has been addressed above. 

Video Finish-to-Finish Encryption

In the present day, all movies (stay and recorded) shared between the consumer’s gadget to the eufy Safety Internet portal or the eufy Safety App make the most of end-to-end encryption, which is applied utilizing AES and RSA algorithms.

Moreover, when a consumer makes use of the eufy Safety App to entry movies from their units, the connection between the eufy Safety App and the consumer’s gadget is end-to-end encrypted by means of a safe P2P service. 

Homebase3 and eufyCam3/3C units launched in October 2022 use WebRTC for end-to-end encrypted communication when utilizing the Internet portal to entry stay streams in a browser. And we’re rolling out WebRTC to ALL eufy Safety units proper now.

I also needs to be aware if a consumer selects to make use of eufy Safety’s optionally available cloud storage add-on, this operation is end-to-end encrypted. As well as, upkeep of our cloud server complies with the necessities of ISO27701 and ISO27001 requirements. We’re additionally audited by exterior third-party regulators yearly. 

Client Privateness

When utilizing native storage, eufy Safety can not entry our customers’ video recordings. All video information is encrypted and saved on the gadget itself and may solely be accessed or shared by the consumer.  Moreover, eufy Safety has no entry to the consumer’s biometric particulars similar to fingerprints or facial recognition information created by the customers’ native units. All these processes are additionally performed and saved regionally.

Consumer Picture Added To The Cloud

Beforehand, we had one gadget, the Video Doorbell Twin, that despatched and saved a picture of the consumer to our safe cloud. There’s quite a lot of hypothesis and misinformation on this, so let me clarify how this seemingly incongruent course of happened. 

First, the aim of sending a consumer picture from the eufy App to our units is to provide the native facial recognition software program a baseline to run its algorithm. All facial recognition processes are and have all the time been performed regionally on the consumer’s gadget. Within the case of our Video Doorbell Twin, a duplicate of that set-up picture was saved utilizing end-to-end encryption on our safe cloud. The rationale for this, was in case the consumer determined to exchange the Video Doorbell Twin or add an extra Video Doorbell Twin to their eufy Safety system, the system would pull the prevailing picture from the cloud throughout setup, somewhat than making the consumer take a brand new picture. 

Once more, this course of was not in step with our “native” mission and has been eliminated. In the present day, like all different units within the eufy Safety lineup, our Video Doorbell Twin depends on local-only storage of consumer photographs and video information. Not the cloud.

It’s vital to notice, that no consumer or facial recognition information has ever been included with the photographs that have been despatched to the cloud.

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