Who Is The Eufy Security Floodlight Cam 2 Pro For?

  • The Eufy Security Floodlight Cam 2 Pro offers 360 degree viewing with its camera, and blazingly bright light from the three attached floodlights
  • The Floodlight Cam 2 Pro is easy to control via the Eufy Security app
  • Multiple users can have access to the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro, allowing a whole family to stay secure with one camera
The Eufy Security Floodlight Cam 2 Pro is easy to use once set up, but its installation process is very involved

Security cameras come in all shapes and sizes. Some are small and designed to be hidden out of view. Some are made to be used indoors, while others are more for outdoor use. In today's review, we're looking at the Eufy Security Floodlight Cam 2 Pro, which is definitely the largest and most noticeable security camera we've looked at yet. As the name suggests, the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro comes with three blindingly bright light panels to illuminate any area, but all of this light requires more power than a simple battery can provide.

What's In The Box?

The Eufy Security Floodlight Cam 2 Pro comes with just about everything needed to get the security camera up and running. This includes a charge cable, all of the installation hardware like screws and mounting plates, and even stickers to put up around a home saying the area is being protected by Eufy cameras. The two things that aren't included are a screwdriver and a way to plug the included charge cable into an outlet.

Once the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro has been taken out of its box, it needs to be plugged in via the included micro USB charge cable to get the camera online. This is all handled through the Eufy Security app, and is a mostly seamless process. My app did have a hard time scanning the QR code used to link the camera to the app, but there's also a code that can be typed in manually if the QR code doesn't work.

The Floodlight Cam 2 Pro can either be hung from a ceiling or attached to a vertical wall

Once paired to the app, the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro will require a software update. This took me about 10 minutes before the camera was fully updated and ready to be installed.

From a physical perspective, the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro is a behemoth compared to other security cameras. At just under five pounds, the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro is much larger and heavier than what we have reviewed in the past, mostly thanks to the three large light panels. That said, the camera itself is fairly large as well, and has a powerful enough motor to move the camera's lens to any position.

The light panels can be rotated to better illuminate a space

Very Intense Installation

Unlike other security cameras we have reviewed here at International Business Times, the Eufy Security Floodlight Cam 2 Pro requires some serious installation to get fully set up. This includes wiring the camera into a previously installed junction box. If that didn't make sense to you, it's probably best to call an electrician to help get the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro wired up.

There are no batteries here, as these wires need to be attached to a junction box

Because the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro requires being wired into a house's electrical system, it means the camera does not have a battery. This is helpful in the sense that the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro isn't going to run out of power during use and doesn't need to be charged back up. However, it does limit where the security camera can be installed, as it needs to be close enough to a junction box.

What's interesting about the installation process is that while the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro does require the camera to be wired for power, there isn't a way to hardwire it to a home's internet connection. The Floodlight Cam 2 Pro requires a 2.4GHz WiFi connection to be able to use the camera with a connected app. With the camera designed to be installed outdoors, a WiFi boosting device may be needed to provide a strong enough signal.

A closer look at the actual camera on the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro

Along with all of the electrical wiring, the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro also needs to be mounted on a structure. The camera can be positioned to either hang from a roof, ceiling or other overhang, or can be mounted on a vertical surface like the side of a house or garage. Regardless of the orientation, the camera will always be the closest component on the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro to the ground. This helps the camera get a 360 degree view without being obstructed by the light panels, as well as allows the camera to point straight down towards the ground if wanted.

The Floodlight Cam 2 Pro is rated IP65 for water and dust. This means the camera can withstand just about any kind of weather without issue. That does help when determining where to install the camera, as users don't need to worry about keeping it sheltered from the elements.

Easy App Control

The Eufy Security app makes it incredibly easy to use the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro. There are only a handful of features, and they're all pretty straightforward. For example, pressing the screenshot button will take a picture of whatever the camera is currently looking at, and save it to the device running the Eufy app. Similarly, the Record button will save a video in a similar manner. Moving the camera is easy with the four big buttons on the screen, and pressing the 360 degree button makes the camera take a quick spin to show everything going on around it.

The Eufy Security app is easy to understand and use

By default, the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro's microphone picks up audio around the camera and sends it to the app when a user is looking at the live feed. The user can toggle audio on or off, or can use the camera's speaker and their device like a walkie talkie to send audio out through the camera. This is helpful for telling a delivery driver where to put a package or something similar.

One really interesting feature with the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro is the ability to make a quick panoramic photo with the camera. Once the photo has been generated, users can click on an area in the photo and the camera will reposition itself to focus on where that section of the photo was taken. It's a little odd maneuvering the camera by jabbing at a picture, but it works well enough.

The Eufy Security app also sends out push notifications by default whenever the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro detects a person nearby. This can be turned off or customized to be more specific. For example, the camera can be set to send an alert only when a person enters a certain area of the camera's view, like by a mailbox or the front porch of a house. The camera can also be set to track a person it detects to keep them in frame as they move around.

High Quality Camera

The actual camera inside the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro offers some incredibly high quality views. The camera is in a perpetual fisheye view, giving a wider angle to see everything going on around it. The image quality is also 2K Full HD, meaning details are clear no matter the time of day.

The camera feed from the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro is incredibly clear

Speaking of time of day, the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro has a night vision mode along with its powerful floodlights. This night vision mode kicks in automatically, and provides some incredibly detailed images despite the lack of light. The floodlights can also be set to turn on automatically, or can be scheduled to turn on at specific days and times.

Night vision mode is almost made irrelevant considering the floodlights on the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro are rated at 3,000 lumens. At that brightness, a whole front yard can be made to look like it's the middle of the afternoon. If that is too much light, the floodlights can be tuned to have a different hue, or can be set to run at a lower intensity.

Final Thoughts

The Eufy Security Floodlight Cam 2 Pro is an incredibly powerful and easy to use security camera. The only real downside here is that installation is much, much more involved than other security cameras we've reviewed in the past. In fact, the installation process is so intense with the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro that the instructions recommend hiring an electrician for those who aren't comfortable getting the camera wired up themselves.

The Floodlight Cam 2 Pro is priced at $300, which could be higher if someone needs to be hired to install the camera. That's pretty pricey, especially considering other Eufy cameras are available that offer many of the same features as the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro for a fraction of the price. I would suggest starting with a smaller, more versatile camera from Eufy first before making the jump to the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro.