My favorite security camera is $170 during Amazon’s Black Friday sale

Eufy Security Floodlight Cam E340

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What’s the Black Friday deal?

The Eufy Security Floodlight Cam E340 is my favorite security camera at my home and it’s down to $170, thanks to Amazon’s Black Friday sale. 

Why this deal is ZDNET-recommended

“Is this a person?” No, Eufy, that lawn chair on the deck is not a person, as I’ve told you ten times already today. It’s okay; we both know you’ll ask again in two minutes. 

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The Floodlight Cam E340 from Eufy Security, which I’ve been testing over the past week, is one of four new security cameras that the company recently launched. It’s equipped with an ultrawide and telephoto lens for capturing more distant subjects, and the camera works really hard. At times, too hard. Let me explain.

Eufy Security Floodlight Cam E340


Eufy Security Floodlight Cam E340

The Eufy Security Floodlight Cam E340 is from the latest line of Eufy’s dual cameras. It has two floodlights for a total brightness of 2000 lumens, tracks movement, and records in 3K resolution, all with no monthly fees.

First, some housekeeping: The Eufy Security Floodlight Cam E340’s wide-angle camera captures 3K-resolution video, while the telephoto camera records up to 2K resolution and can capture details up to 50 feet away. 

To test the Eufy Floodlight Camera E340, I replaced one of my backyard floodlights, which was already in the ideal position for surveillance. My husband and I turn on these lights each time we take the dog out at night or whenever we’re hanging out on that side of the yard, which is where the grill is. The lights got a lot of use, and replacing them with a floodlight camera was a no-brainer.

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We had previously set up a Wyze Cam and then the Arlo Pro 5S on the larger side of yard, but, until the Eufy Floodlight E340 came in, we hadn’t found a solution that covered the whole space.

A sped-up video showing how the Eufy Security Floodlight Cam E340 tracks motion.

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Setting up the Floodlight Camera E340 was as easy as replacing an outdoor lighting fixture, especially since we were installing it with existing wiring. This camera requires a wired installation to work, so if you don’t have existing wiring where you want to put the floodlight, you’d need to run electrical wires to that…