Eufy publicly acknowledges some parts of its “No clouds” controversy

Enlarge / Eufy’s security arm has publicly addressed some of the most important claims about the company’s local-focused systems, but those who bought into the “no clouds” claims may not be fully assured. (credit: Eufy)

Eufy, the Anker brand that positioned its security cameras as prioritizing “local storage” and “No clouds,” has issued a statement in response to recent findings by security researchers and tech news sites. Eufy admits it could do better but also leaves some issues unaddressed.

In a thread titled “Re: Recent security claims against eufy Security,” “eufy_official” writes to its “Security Cutomers and Partners.” Eufy is “taking a new approach to home security,” the company writes, designed to operate locally and “wherever possible” to avoid cloud servers. Video footage, facial recognition, and identity biometrics are managed on devices—”Not the cloud.”

This reiteration comes after questions have been raised a few times in the past weeks about Eufy’s cloud policies. A British security researcher found in late October that phone alerts sent from Eufy were stored on a cloud server, seemingly unencrypted, with face identification data included. Another firm at that time quickly summarized two years of findings on Eufy security, noting similar unencrypted file transfers.

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