This is literally a very basic feature. I did not realize that this wouldn’t be an option when I switched from an Arlo Pro.
There’s no work around either since Eufy doesn’t allow Apple HomeKit to automate Home/Away with the system.
I have an a Eufy Security 2 outdoor camera set up in my kitchen which monitors both my back door and the garage entry door. As with literally everyone who has cameras set up indoors, we don’t recordings and notifications going off during normal wake hours setting off the camera. It drains battery, stores useless recordings taking up storage space, and conditions us to ignore the notifications. When we are asleep, we want the indoor cameras on, since any motion would (typically) indicate an intruder.
This isn’t a nice to have. It’s a necessary feature which without it is a huge security risk for homeowners.
- Intruder when we aren’t home = stuff gets stolen
- Intruder in the middle of the night when we are home = stuff gets stolen and our lives are in danger
If your engineers don’t want to develop the logic (which would be as simple as allowing us to select the Schedule option when we are home), then let us manage it with HomeKit like other smart devices and Phillips Hue lights.