Eve Cam protects your home and your privacy

The Eve Cam is a new HomeKit Secure Video enabled camera that protects your home with high quality video coverage, but also your privacy by committing only to Apple’s smart home platform.

Eve’s take on a HomeKit camera

Cameras are a growing segment of the smart home category, with those that support HomeKit a smaller segment within that. Within even the HomeKit cameras there is a separation between those that support HomeKit Secure coque iphone 5 ford mustang Video for recording footage. Eve Cam is among those that support the latter, coque samsung a6 making it one of the few cameras dedicated to HomeKit.

The bottom of the camera has a hinge that can move a full 180 degrees. This is perfect if you mounted it on the wall with the included hardware or you wanted to push the camera face down for additional privacy.

Distant night mode screenshot from Eve Cam

In our case, we mounted it high in our kitchen, which works well but you coque iphone 5 noir have to remember the 5 meter limitation imposed for night vision due to the IR lights. If the room is quite large, mounting it high may inhibit its abilities. In our case, it was coque iphone 5 usb perfect.

The lens on the camera is a 150 degree lens which is just enough to capture most of the room without distorting the image. We’ve tested others with wider lenses that work well in tight spaces but do end up with coque samsung j3 some warping.

One of our few issues with the camera is the choice to coque samsung j5 2017 ca use micro USB rather than USB C. Eve says this is for the consumer so they can easily pick up a replacement cable, but for Apple users, they are likely to have more USB C cables rather than micro USB these days, as much of Apple’s gear has made the switch.

Choosing to hold onto the old standard only draws out the transition and is frankly unacceptable for a 2020 product.

As this camera only supports HomeKit, the setup process is simple, as coque iphone 4 fluo it just needs a scanning of the pairing code by the Home app. Typically, we’d do that, but because Eve does have such an incredible HomeKit app, we decided to add it through the Eve app. The process is the same, but we are taken right to the accessory view when we are finished.

We’ll talk more about it at length coque samsung galaxy j5 trasher below, but as a note, we are testing this camera on iOS 14. That change does make the onboarding process slightly different.

During the onboarding process, we scan the code, it identifies the camera, we give it a coque samsung j5 2017 design name, assign it a room, choose who in our home has access to the camera and its recordings, and set our privacy and recording settings.

In the Eve app, we get a snapshot of the camera as well as the ability to play it live. When played live, it can go full screen where we can tap to talk to anyone on the camera, as well as toggle off the microphone or speaker.

Unfortunately, if we want to access our recordings, we have to jump over to the Home app.

The Eve app also gives a graph of motion detection throughout the day and lets us know when the last time motion was detected. Any scenes or automation rules we’ve enabled will be displayed below the camera.

The Home app doesn’t give us the breakdown of motion in such a handy graph, so that is one thing that the Eve app does better than Apple’s.

Speaking of Apple’s Home coque iphone 4s attack on titan app, it again is the only way to view your cloud recordings. At the coque avec rebore pour samsung j5 2016 moment, Apple doesn’t allow third party devs to create apps that access these sensitive recordings or make changes to the recording options.

Those recording options are set for when you are home and when you are coque iphone 5 5s compatible away. The options are completely shut off, just detecting activity and motion, just streaming as well as motion, and then motion detection, streaming, and recording.

We would typically recommend to amazon coque iphone 5c chat just detect activity when you’re home so the camera is effectively disabled and then to record when you’re outside the house. Recording can happen for all motion that is detected, or you can specify what motion type, such as just people, animals, or vehicles.

Different activity detected by Eve Cam

All of the AI object detection is processed locally in your home so none of that is sent outside your home.

We wish that HomeKit allowed kase coque iphone 5c us to include changing the camera mode in scenes, but that is on Apple. We’d like it if during the day the camera was off but detecting motion but when we enable our “Goodnight” scene it would change to recording or at least streaming with notifications so we could see what the animals do at night or if someone broke in. Maybe with iOS 15.

Recordings are displayed below the live view of the camera in the Home app, coque iphone 5 utile broken down by what the activity was. coque iphone newarrival coque iphone 4s porte carte If coque samsung j5 2016 coque iphone 11 supernatural it was a pet, a car, general motion, or a person. coque samsung a40 With iOS 14, it can even show when the camera goes offline in this timeline.

A preview of iOS 14

Even though iOS 14 won’t launch till the fall, we’ve been testing it on our coque iphone 4 metal gear solid iPhone and were able to further put it to the test with the Eve Cam…