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For today’s post, we will explore Ecosystem Automation.
It’s not as complicated as it sounds. Ecosystem automation is simply the way in which different eufy Security devices interact with one another when synced with HomeBase.
For example, you can set your eufyCam to start recording when the motion sensor is triggered. Creating an “automation” such as this not only makes things more convenient but it also can give you more comprehensive coverage of your home.
What is Device Automation
We define Device automation as the creation of customized Triggers AND Actions that take place between connected devices in your security ecosystem.
To create an automation, simply open the app, go to settings, and add Automation group.
How and When Should It Be Used
Tom is a big eufy Security fan! He has a eufyCam 2 system, a motion sensor, and an entry sensor.
He loves the fact that he can create automations between his security products so that work in tandem with each other.
Let’s take a look at some of the scenarios where Tom can use automations to improve his home security:
Scenario 1: Outdoor
An intruder breaks into Tom’s house and is able to avoid eufyCam’s detection zone. The intruder triggers the entry sensor as he breaks the window.
Tom has set an automation so that when his entry sensor is triggered his eufyCam will start recording.
The intruder grabs Tom’s TV and jumps back out the window. Given that Tom’s eufyCam started recording immediately after the sensor was triggered, he was able to capture the intruder leaving.
Scenario 2 : Indoor
2 of Tom’s eufyCam’s are set up within his home. He has one positioned in his corridor and one set up in his living room.
He has created an automation between these 2 cameras so that when the one in his corridor is triggered the one in the living room will immediately start recording.
This came in handy while Tom was on holiday.
After spending the day relaxing on the beach he came back to find a eufySecurity notification on his phone. Given that his cameras were synced up he was able to see the full event right away.
To Tom’s surprise, it was his mother who had stopped by to “borrow” his PS4 while he was away. Apparently all of her friends had just got “Warzone”.
Scenario 3: Total Automation
After being so impressed by the effectiveness of the device automations he’d set, Tom decided to test out “Total Automation”. By doing so, all of his security devices became synced so that when any of them was triggered they all would become active.
Tom feels more secure and confident in his home security than ever before.
Please Note That :
- Only devices connected to the same Homebase can link to each other at present.
- You can add up to 20 groups of automation; Up to 8 trigger devices and 16 action devices for each group.
Automation Triggers and Actions
Currently Automation only supports devices connected to the same Homebase.
The list below displays the Triggers which can be set to each device:
The list below displays the Actions which can be set to each device:
IndoorCam / Floodlight / Wired doorbell / Smartlock are not supported because they do not need to connect to the Homebase.
You are now an automation expert!
Be sure to use this information to make the most out of your eufy Security ecosystem and to have your devices work in tandem with each other.
Where you can find us
If you encounter any problems during use or have any other questions, please contact our customer service team through the following channels:
1）eufy Security app－>Help－>Live chat/Call us/Feedback；
2）Ask your questions here at the bottom of this post；
3）Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thank you for your support.
eufy Security Team