Wyze has introduced a new feature called Complete Motion Capture that would allow their cameras to record motion from start-to-finish. Without this feature, available for $1.49 per camera per month, the Wyze cameras only record 12-second clips of motion, stored for free for 14 days on Wyze’s cloud server. Complete Motion Capture not only extends the length of the recording, but it also allows users to view cloud storage even if the camera has been removed, stolen or unplugged.
Users will still receive 12-second motion recording and 14-day cloud storage for free; Complete Motion Capture is a paid option for users that want longer clips. However, Wyze is offering a 14 day trial for those who would like to test out this firmware upgrade without requiring a credit card.
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Wyze Sense Provides Smart Home Security
Last May, Wyze unveiled Wyze Sense, a package of contact and motion sensors that connect through a bridge placed on either the Wyze Cam or Wyze Cam Pan. The sensors are wireless and, connecting with a bridge rather than Wi-Fi, have longer battery lives than many competitors. Users can use Wyze Sense to see when doors, windows, or even liquor cabinets and dryers are opened or closed, while the motion sensors can capture motion of any kind.
Combined with the cameras, which include person detection, Wyze provides a smart home security system for a fraction of the cost of competitors, only $40 combined for the Sense Starter Kit and the Wyze Cam. Wyze, a disruptive and fairly new smart home company, also offers a smart plug as well as a smart light bulb. The Wyze pieces can trigger each other so users can create customized home automation, for example having their lights turn on when the camera is disarmed, most likely meaning the user is home. Again, at $7.99 for the bulb and $14.99 for a two-pack of the plug, Wyze’s prices are among the lowest in the IoT marketplace.