Security on the Go! // Eufy 4G LTE Cam S330



Unlocking Remote Monitoring: Eufy’s 4G Solar-Powered Security Camera Review

In the realm of advanced security cameras, the quest for autonomy and flexibility has led to significant innovation. The Eufy S330 4G Camera emerges as a pioneering solution, designed for areas beyond the reach of conventional Wi-Fi networks. This review delves into its capabilities, installation tips, and its unique appeal for specific users.

Seamless Connectivity in the Wilderness

Adventurers and property owners alike often face the challenge of monitoring remote locations, such as secluded backyards, cabins in the woods, or off-grid homes. The Eufy S330 4G Camera addresses this need with its dual reliance on 4G connectivity and solar power, ensuring operational prowess in the absence of Wi-Fi. Its standout features include 4K resolution, pan-tilt functionality, color and black & white night vision, and person recognition, among others.

Installation Insights

Equipped with a 44-watt solar panel and a 90/400000000 hour battery, the camera promises extended operational longevity without frequent charging, contingent on adequate sunlight exposure. Installation is facilitated by a new mount design and a temporary strap for quick setup on trees or poles, enhancing its utility in varied environments.

4G Connectivity: A Game-Changer

The camera’s 4G connectivity broadens its application scope, allowing for placement in locales devoid of Wi-Fi access. While it can integrate with Eufy’s HomeBase 3 for additional features within Wi-Fi range, its independence through a 4G nano-sim card offers unparalleled flexibility for remote monitoring. The inclusion of a trial nano-sim card from IoT Club and the camera’s compatibility with major cellular networks underline its ready-to-use appeal.

Cost Considerations

Priced at $249.99, the Eufy S330 4G Camera’s value proposition is underscored by its comprehensive feature set and the inherent cost of integrating 4G technology. Its competitive stance in the market is bolstered by a comparison with other 4G-enabled cameras, affirming its viability for users prioritizing remote connectivity and solar-powered operation.

Who Stands to Benefit?

This camera is particularly suited for individuals monitoring vacation properties, off-grid cabins, or inaccessible corners of their estate. Its solar-powered design and month-long battery life (without solar support) offer enduring surveillance without the constraints of power sources. Additionally, its portability and ease of installation make it a versatile companion for temporary deployments, such as wildlife monitoring or overseeing vacation homes.

Final Verdict

The Eufy S330 4G Camera stands out as a robust, versatile security solution that marries the benefits of 4G connectivity and solar power. While its price point may be higher compared to Wi-Fi-only models, its operational flexibility, extended battery life, and comprehensive surveillance capabilities justify the investment for users seeking reliable, autonomous outdoor monitoring.

For those contemplating this cutting-edge security solution, the Eufy S330 4G Camera promises to be a worthy addition to their security arsenal, offering peace of mind in the most remote of locations.

Eufy 4G vs Others – Comparison Chart

FeatureReolink 4MP Go PT PlusArlo 2MP Go 2 LTE/Wi-FizReolink Duo 4GHikvision 4MPReolink Go Plus
Power OptionsBattery/SolarBattery/SolarBattery/SolarBatteryBattery/Solar
Night VisionInfraredInfrared/Full ColorInfrared/Full ColorInfrared/Full ColorInfrared
IP RatingIP64IP65Weather-resistantIP67IP65
Storage OptionsmicroSD/CloudmicroSD/CloudmicroSD/CloudmicroSD/NAS/eMMCmicroSD/Cloud
Data Transmission4G LTE2.4GHz WiFi/4G LTE4G LTE4G LTE

Full Video Transcript

n a world full of cutting-edge cameras, each boasting more bells and whistles than the last, there’s one catch that often gets overlooked: the need for an ever-present internet connection. So, what do you do when your adventurous spirit or property line takes you beyond the limit of your trusty WiFi? Whether it’s a secluded nook of your backyard, a cabin or barn tucked away in the woods, or your getaway home that’s more off-grid than on radar, this camera has you covered. Not only does it have few boundaries, but it also boasts a ton of popular features like 4K resolution, pan tilt, and even more. This camera will work anywhere you want to go, as long as you’ve got two things: a 4G signal and the sun. So, stay tuned as we talk about all of the new features of the Eufy S 330 4G camera.

Hey, everyone, it’s Ryan with The Smart House. On this unfortunately cold day, we’re going to be taking a look at another one of Eufy’s 2024 camera lineup. This camera combines a number of popular features from other Eufy cameras with one very unique feature: 4G connectivity. So, we’re going to be taking a deep dive at all the impressive features, talk about some installation tips, and then discuss who this camera might be a good fit for. But before we jump in, just a quick thank you to Eufy for not only sending over the camera for me to take a look at but also for their continued support of this channel. So, let’s see what features this camera has to offer.

Alright, so let’s start off with the most important part about any camera: the quality of the video. This camera boasts a full 4K resolution sensor, meaning that you can capture the entire scene but also have enough crisp detail to zoom in for faraway objects. It also comes equipped with both color and black and white night vision. The color night vision is added with the included 100-lumen spotlight, which is this ring around the outside of the camera. If you don’t want to use the color night vision, you can switch it over to black and white, which uses the embedded I.R. emitters. In addition, it has a passive infrared sensor in order to trigger recording based on motion. This motion recording is also enhanced with the onboard person recognition that’s standard on most of today’s cameras. The black and white night vision boasts a range of up to 26 feet, which would be very nice if you’re putting this somewhere outdoors, especially along a trail.

Now, as I mentioned before, the camera does support pan and tilt, which means you can spin the camera 360 degrees around the horizontal and about 70 degrees along the vertical. The camera will not actually look straight ahead. So if you’re wanting that particular angle, make sure to mount the camera higher. Also included is very helpful eye tracking which, just like on the 330 solo cam that I reviewed a few weeks ago, if it detects a person walking in front of the camera, it will actually move around and continue to track them as long as they stay within range. And that’s great because that’s all done on board and allows you to get a more full usage of the camera’s range, even if it’s in a remote location. There’s also an included microphone and speaker for two-way audio, and the 100 lumens spotlight and speaker double as an alarm system so you can use it to scare away intruders.

Now, when it comes to onboard storage, this camera actually comes with an included micro SD card and SD card slot. So it comes with a 32-gigabyte micro SD card in the box, but you can expand that up to 128 gigabytes. If you do use the included 32-gigabyte micro SD card, they claim that gives you about eight months of footage stored onboard. Of course, if you do run over the storage, it will just go ahead and erase the oldest item on there, so it’ll continue to roll over, and you won’t need to go back in and delete anything. That micro SD card slot is here on the top of the camera with a weatherproof cover over the top of it.