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Eufy is introducing cross-camera people tracking on its new security cameras

by Norman Scott

Eufy, the smart home brand under Anker, has announced a revamp of its camera lineup with the introduction of several new models, including the SoloCam battery-powered outdoor camera, Floodlight Cam E340, Video Doorbell E340, and Indoor Cam S350. The standout feature of the new cameras is the dual lenses, which consist of a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens for zooming in to better identify faces and license plates. However, the most notable addition to the lineup is the cross-camera tracking and video splicing capability.

Eufy’s new tracking feature allows multiple cameras to track a subject and creates a spliced video that shows every event captured across each camera. This functionality works in conjunction with Eufy’s HomeBase 3, which serves as a hub for the cameras. The HomeBase uses on-device AI to identify individuals in each camera’s footage, splices the videos together, and sends a single notification and video to the user. Additionally, the HomeBase 3 now offers AI-powered smart alerts, including facial recognition and person, pet, and vehicle detection, free of charge. The device also comes with a 1TB hard drive for locally stored recordings.

The cross-camera tracking feature will be part of a free beta trial initially and is set to be officially released in the fourth quarter of 2023. Pricing details for the feature will be announced later this year but are expected to be part of a subscription package. Existing Eufy cameras that are compatible with the HomeBase 3 will also receive the cross-tracking capability, allowing users to access the feature without purchasing new cameras.

In terms of the new camera models, the SoloCam S340 is a dual-lens, battery-powered outdoor camera with a built-in solar panel. It features a 3K resolution wide-angle lens and a 2K telephoto lens, along with on-device AI, 360-degree pan, and 70-degree tilt capabilities. The Floodlight Cam E340 is a wired camera with two light panels, offering up to 2,000 lumens of light, 360-degree coverage, and the ability to track individuals. The Indoor Cam S350 is an indoor camera with 4K UHD resolution, 8x zoom, 350-degree pan, and tilt. Lastly, the Video Doorbell E340 has two cameras, a 2K camera for person detection and a 1080p camera for package detection.

All four camera models are available now on Amazon and Eufy’s website. They are compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home, with only the Eufy Cam 2 line being compatible with Apple Home. Eufy is also discussing the possibility of Matter compatibility, pending support for cameras in the new smart home standard.

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