Allow for Transfer of Ownership of Devices to a different account
There are many situations where it would be beneficial to allow for transferring ownership of devices (chiefly cameras) to a different Wyze account without resetting the devices.
Is there a technical reason this is impossible to support?
example 1) Installed cameras for HOA (years ago), new board member is taking on the responsibility of upkeep. Don’t want to have to reach and reset 10+ cameras individually.
example 2) Installed cameras, motion sensors, and contact switches for workplace to deal with property crimes. Need to transfer those cameras to coworker.
example 3) Installed cameras, motion sensors, etc. for non-tech-savy relation. They all (finally) work, after much effort.
A) Reaching every device to manually reset it carries risk. The reset button is not always readily accessible (this is as it should be) without moving the devices. External cameras require ladder to reach (don’t want people tampering).
It’s easy to disturb the cameras in ways that make them no longer set up properly. i.e., now a light (on at night) is in frame whereas before it was out of frame.
B) No, They’re not going to let me borrow their cell phone for all the time it takes to set it all up and get it debugged. For one camera, sure. However, one camera isn’t enough if this is more than a curiosity project.
C) No, I’m not going to set up a new account, then transfer the account over. What happens when they need me to add new features (see B)? Will they then somehow have to log in to two accounts at the same time?
What about the associated credit card, credentials, and recovery processes?
D) Some people might say that we shouldn’t set it up and transfer it (in general). Said from the perspective that the wifi SSID and password will have to get changed.
However, I would argue that sharing the wifi password / SSID isn’t a serious concern. Put the cameras on a guest wifi with the router’s isolation turned on. It can’t see their internal network and I have no realistic need to use their wifi for internet access myself. Dump the wifi settings off cell phone when done.