I will say though, after an extended period of time tweaking things I have it mostly doing what it’s supposed to be doing.
I ultimately set the v1 cams to all motion with no people or facial detection and after a good deal of adjusting the downward tilt to get the motion detection cutoff where I wanted it they work well at catching what they’re supposed to, ignoring what they’re not, and alerting me in a reasonably timely fashion. I shut off the ai detection on those cams because it seems the system spends a lot of time observing and then determining what or who it can identify before actually sending you an alert. That added delay was just too much (when I was getting notifications at all, because it seemed inconsistent with person or facial on) I may have left facial detection enabled on one of my eufycam 2 camera because of the high likelihood of a quick identification due to indoor environment the cam is in, and the presumably faster hardware in the 2 (though just a presumption there) a test, if you will.
That said I absolutely have to click the android notification and view the recording from there when something is detected, because if I miss it or it flakes out I’m stuck waiting for the events tab to update. (I notice the homebase calls home to eufy once every few minutes, so maybe that’s when it updates the server with the file info, thus the delay, and if that’s the case could be a somewhat easy fix on their end)
The “failed to connect to server” may or may not have something to do with the ad blocking dns I’m using on my devices, or maybe not. Just throwing that out there. I don’t see any ads, and I don’t want to. Not sure if I’m not seeing them because of adblock or if they’re not feeding ad’s to the Canadian market, but just throwing that out there.
All in all I’m pretty happy. We had a situation here yesterday with a mentally ill woman which ultimately ended in a huge police response and I was watching in HD the entire time. 4 cameras, 3 devices handy to watch with. Take that spineless A&E execs, I’ve got my own damn #LivePD now.