Overall and Final Verdict

Now that we have taken a closer look at the eufy Security Floodlight Cam 2 Pro, installed it, and taken a look at its performance over time. Like with some of the other eufy cameras we have had in the office the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro has the same 2k resolution camera that the others have which has been a great sweet spot sitting between 1080p and 4k giving better detail but not requiring the much bigger storage needs that 4k does. The Floodlight Cam 2 Pro does go beyond being a standard camera though, eufy has combined the camera with a three-headed LED floodlight which in itself is a big security deterrent and can light up a large area and were so bright in our testing that I ended up running them at less than half brightness. This allows the potential for color night vision by turning the floodlights on and lighting up the night. On top of that, the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro’s camera is mounted to a pan/tilt gimble inside of a dome under the light. This is the biggest feature for me, one camera is capable of viewing 130 degrees verticle and 360 degrees horizontally which means one camera can take the place of multiple cameras depending on how you mount it. Eufy has also given it three motion sensors for 270 degrees of coverage that work independently of the camera which when you turn motion tracking on can be used to let the camera know when to move to look in a direction it isn’t facing to avoid missing movement out of view of the camera. Another aspect that I didn’t expect to be as useful as it was, but in addition to being able to control the camera from the eufy Security app you also have full control of all of the motion and lighting settings. You can adjust the brightness, the color temperature of the lights, and you can set how they function with ambient lighting and motion. We installed the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro at the same time as a second floodlight in another location on our property and I quickly got the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro dialed in but our other floodlight still needs adjustments because we need to get the ladder out and get out into the cold up there to make changes.

In my testing, I did run into a few areas where the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro could be improved as well. Some could potentially be fixed on the software side of things. A good example of that is adding in the option to be able to turn notifications off only for the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro, our other eufy cameras have the option but it is missing on the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro. Another that I think maybe fixable on the software side is the RTSP support. I was extremely excited that the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro supports RTSP which means you can stream it to a NAS or other IP camera security server which meant I could add it in with our other cameras on Blue Iris as we have with the Garage Control Cam but the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro for some reason only supports RTSP for motion events, not full streaming which I could understand if it was battery powered but being hard-wired should be an option. Beyond that, the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro does come with 8GB of built-in storage capacity which is nice, but I would love to see it have a microSD card slot to allow you to expand on that, especially if you have it set up in a location like we do that gets heavy traffic. The last issue isn’t avoidable but is something to keep in mind. If you run the infrared for night footage you are going to quickly get spiderwebs on the dome and because of the pan/tilt design, anything on the dome is a lot more noticeable. So be ready to clean it off from time to time. Unlike a bullet camera which would be exposed more to the weather, the camera being on the bottom of the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro is better protected so rain which helps clean spider webs off of our bullet cameras doesn’t help with cleaning the dome.

As for pricing, eufy has the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro priced with an MSRP of $299.99, and while they do have a black Friday deal on their website that gives you $100 off if you buy two they don’t seem to go on sale often or at all individually. The Floodlight Cam 2 Pro isn’t the cheapest option it is the most expensive option out there. But as of right now there aren’t any other floodlight cameras coming close to what eufy is offering here. Ring has their Floodlight Cam Wired Pro which is $249 and it has a 1080p camera to eufy’s 2k camera, their camera doesn’t move where this has full pan and tilt, and the ring has two LED floodlights to the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro’s three for $50 more. So while there were a few areas I would love to see the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro improve, it is still head and shoulders ahead of the competition.

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