Wyze Unveils Complete Motion Capture

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.

Aliza Vigderman

Aliza Vigderman

Aliza is a journalist living in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout her career, her work has spanned many intersections within the tech industry. At SquareFoot, a New York-based real estate technology company, she wrote about the ways in which technology has changed the real estate industry, as well as the challenges that business owners face when they want to invest in property. At Degreed.com, an education technology website, Aliza created digital content for lifelong learners, exploring the ways in which technology has democratized education. Additionally, she has written articles for The Huffington Post as well as her own content on Medium, the online publishing platform. Aliza’s love of journalism and research stems from the excellent Journalism program at Brandeis University. At Brandeis, Aliza interned as a research assistant at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, a non-profit “news room without walls”. There, Aliza was paired with an investigative journalist and used academic databases to obtain data on everything from the suicide rates in Bhutan to local Boston court cases. Her last position was as an account executive at Yelp, educating business owners on the power of technology to increase revenue. Throughout, however, her heart remained with tech journalism, and she’s thrilled to be writing for Security Baron. When she’s not keeping afloat of the latest tech trends, Aliza likes to cook, read, and write. A former high school “Class Clown,” Aliza has completed two feature-length screenplays, a pilot, and countless comedic sketches. On her days off you can find her relaxing in Prospect Park, trying the latest flavors at Ample Hills Ice Cream, and spending time with friends and family.

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