Eve Cam Outdoor Review: A smart floodlight for Siri – Reviewed

Cons

  • Cumbersome installation

  • Exclusive to Apple

  • Average performance

If you’re a HomeKit-or-the-highway kind of smart home enthusiast, the Eve Outdoor Cam is a justifiable solution for your home security needs.

About the Eve Outdoor Cam

  • Colors: Black
  • Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n @2.4GHz
  • Power source: Hardwired (100-240V)
  • Resolution: 1080p HD
  • Field of view: 157 degrees horizontal
  • Audio: Two-way talk
  • Smart assistant support: Siri
  • Weather resistance: IP55
  • Warranty: One-year warranty

The Eve Cam Outdoor has s dimmable smart floodlight that has a built-in full HD video camera. It uses infrared detection to alert you to motion and has infrared night vision to help you see more clearly at night. The camera is fairly adjustable, with a three-axis design that’s easy to move.

What we like

A fresh design

Credit: Reviewed / Nick Woodard

The design of the Eve Cam Outdoor (left) is refreshingly modern compared to the Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro (right), which takes on a more traditional smart floodlight design.

In addition to touting solid, durable-feeling build quality, the Eve Outdoor Cam sports a unique take on what a floodlight can look like. Gone are the bulky, multidirectional spreads that options like the Eufy Floodlight Cam 2 Pro or the Wyze Cam Floodlight are known for. In their place is something far more compact and rectangular, looking more akin to a modernized, stylish brick mobile phone than a floodlight.

For the price, it would have been nice to have something a little more bulletproof than the Eve Outdoor Cam’s IP55 weather resistance rating. Eve makes no mention of an operational temperature range on its website. Still, the camera should have plenty of protection to handle nearly everything nature might toss its way.

Unrivaled Apple HomeKit integration that’s secure and private

The Eve Outdoor Cam is a smart floodlight camera uniquely designed just for Apple HomeKit. It uses HomeKit Secure Video, an Apple feature that utilizes iCloud to stream and store video clips from compatible indoor/outdoor cameras and doorbells.

A major component of HomeKit Secure Video’s appeal is privacy, and the Eve Outdoor Camera is no exception. Eve says that any activity detected by the camera is stored securely and fully encrypted in your iCloud.

When you access the camera’s live stream remotely, you communicate directly with your available base (either an iPad, HomePod Mini, or Apple TV) over an end-to-end encrypted connection. In other words, the Eve Outdoor Cam’s live stream never so much as day dreams about being in the cloud.

When recorded activities are stored in your iCloud, only your personal devices (or other authorized devices) will have the key to view them. Essentially, the combination of HomeKit Security Video and the Eve Outdoor Cam is meant to usher in a sense of privacy when it comes to your recorded video content and available live streams.

If that’s a chief concern when considering floodlights, Eve’s new outdoor …….

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