Eufy’s New Battery-Powered Security Cameras Have Local Storage And Don’t Need A Hub

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Eufy, Anker’s smart home brand, is announcing a new SoloCam line of battery-powered security cameras that have local storage and are designed to work without connecting to a separate hub. The new lineup includes two “essential” (standard) cameras, two spotlight cameras and a solar-powered camera.

The standard and spotlight SoloCams are offered in 1080p or 2K resolution models, and Eufy says you can get four months of battery on a single charge. All cameras also offer 8GB of local storage, which Eufy says should hold at least two months of video.

You can pre-order all models of the SoloCam on Wednesday, but they will ship at different times over the next few months. Here are the availability dates and prices for each of the cameras, as shared by Eufy.

  • SoloCam 1080p Essential (the E20): Available mid-June for $99.99
  • SoloCam 2K Essential (the E40): Available at the end of June for $129.99
  • SoloCam 1080p Spotlight (the L20): Available in mid-July through “online channels” for $149.99
  • SoloCam 2K Spotlight (the L40): Available at the end of July through “retailer partners” for $169.99
  • SoloCam Solar (the S40): Available Mid-August for $199.99

Eufy is launching the cameras following a security incident in May that allowed some users of the company’s security cameras to see videos of other users’ homes. In an apology, Eufy said the issue occurred during a software update and 712 people were affected.