We spent about 15 minutes on setup: reading through the instructions, connecting the camera to the Eufy app, and updating the firmware. Eufy even includes a few small touches that make setup and installation more convenient—like a physical user manual and a USB cable.
A lot of brands keep their instructions in a mobile app, but a printed manual is easier to reference. We love that Eufy includes a USB cable to power the camera during setup so you don't need to do any wiring until you know the camera works with your Wi-Fi network. There's no USB adapter in the box; Eufy's betting on you using one you already have.
After completing the setup, it took about half an hour to install the security floodlight camera on the wall. (You can also mount it on a ceiling if that's where your junction box is.) While Eufy includes most of the required hardware in the box, you'll need a seperate ladder and a Phillips-head screwdriver.
Here's a quick rundown of the installation steps:
- Turn off the circuit breaker and remove the old light.
- Install the mounting plate to hold your Eufy floodlight camera in place.
- Hang your floodlight cam from the junction box using the included hook and strap. The camera is pretty heavy, so you need the strap to keep it in place while connecting the wiring.
- Use Eufy's wiring diagrams and the included wire nuts to wire everything into the circuit.
- While holding the camera, remove the hook and strap.
- Push the wiring into your junction box and attach the camera's base to the mounting plate using the included screws.
- Turn on the power to your Eufy camera.
a. If the camera doesn't turn on, you'll need to turn off the power and check the wiring.
8. Adjust the light panels where you want them and remove their protective film.
While installation is an easy process overall, it's still an intermediate DIY project because you're on a ladder and working with electrical wiring. Consider hiring an electrician or installation service if you're uncomfortable with the required tasks.