Does Eufy Doorbell Work Without Internet?

Eufy Doorbell

Discover the Eufy Video Doorbell’s Wi-Fi-independent capabilities. While some features like mobile notifications may be restricted, rest assured that you will still receive alerts when someone rings the doorbell. Furthermore, you can effortlessly record videos even without a Wi-Fi connection.

The Eufy doorbell will still ring on the chime or HomeBase and record video locally on a micro SD card, but it will lose its smart features when the internet is down.

In this article, we will provide an overview of what functions will continue to work and which ones will not with your Eufy doorbell offline.

Non-Internet Dependent Features

The Eufy Doorbell functions with a stable connection, but it can still provide basic functionality without internet access. Here are the features you can still access in such cases:

1. Eufy Doorbells Chime

Eufy Chime

Stay up to date even without Wi-Fi with our doorbell that still notifies you audibly when someone is at your door.

2. Eufy Doorbell’s offline recording capability

Eufy values its ability to provide users with real-time recordings and secure storage in the app’s cloud. However, please note that access to these features requires an internet connection.

In the event of an internet outage, you can still view limited footage when someone rings the doorbell. Please be aware that the length and quality of these recordings may differ from what you’re accustomed to. Additionally, live viewing of these recordings is not possible until your internet connection is restored.

Internet Dependent Features

1. Real-time recordings

Stay connected and informed with internet connectivity on your phone. Without it, you’ll miss out on important notifications. Don’t limit your doorbell’s capabilities – make sure you have Wi-Fi for real-time recordings and enhanced functionality. Go beyond a standard doorbell and unlock the full potential of your device.

2. Echo Devices

Connect your Eufy doorbell to Alexa Echo devices like the “Echo Dot” or “Echo Show” to conveniently use them as chimes, receive notifications, or even access the live stream. However, please note that the Echo devices depend entirely on internet connectivity and will not function during internet outages.

3. Cloud storage

The Eufy doorbell provides a cloud subscription for just $2.99 per month or $9.99/month. This subscription allows you to securely store recorded videos on the cloud, giving you the convenience of accessing them at any time and from anywhere in the world.

However, it is important to note that this feature is dependent on internet connectivity. The doorbell cannot upload videos to the cloud unless it is connected to the internet. Additionally, the app needs to be connected to view, download, or share these videos.

How to Set Up a Mobile Hotspot to Connect with Your Eufy Doorbell

Netgear Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot

Trouble with your Wi-Fi router’s internet connection? Don’t worry – there’s a simple solution. By using a Wi-Fi hotspot, you can conveniently utilize your mobile data to stay connected.

When it comes to activating your Eufy Doorbell and accessing features like cloud video storage, you can rely on a hotspot router and the Netgear Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot. This allows you to share your phone’s internet connection and enable essential functions.

To get started, follow these steps to set up and connect your hotspot device to your phone’s network:

  • Launch the Eufy Security app.
  • Choose your device from the app’s menu.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts to connect your device to the hotspot.
  • Once connected, the hotspot device functions like a regular router, granting you access to its full range of features. This includes live streaming, phone notifications, and app configurations.

Experience the convenience and capabilities of your hotspot device by effortlessly connecting it to your phone and enjoying its advanced features.

Wrapping up

In conclusion, the Eufy doorbell can function without a connection to the internet. It is possible to use it with limited features such as doorbell alert vibrations and recording of motion-detected activities. However, if you’re looking for quality recordings and additional features such as facial recognition, two-way talk audio, and remote update notifications then using it with the internet is the way to go.