Do you trust Wyze? (2022)

No here too …

Was interested in Wyze when they were a Camera company and not all this other “Wyze-Crap” they peddle now :exclamation:

Since the new Wyze was formed most the updates are for non-camera devices they are selling, which then messes up the App for the cameras, etc…

The V1 customer’s got screwed in that their cameras are now End of Life in less than 5 years.

So I have all the Wyze products I will EVER buy now.

16 V3 cams
7 V2 cams
1 Pan-Cam V1

When they die or go End of Life I will replace with the next “Flash in the Pan” camera out there that meets my requirements. But definitely not Any Wyze product.

*** I will pay for Wyze Cam Plus Unlimited though, that is until it becomes unusable, price goes up, etc…


@Antonius @nixhome2020 @bryonhu

Attempting to capture the spirit if not the exact substance of what you’ve replied:

  • Trust that they will deliver what they promise or have promised.

  • Trust that they’ll be ‘good to their word.’

  • Trust that agents called ‘Wizards’ will deliver what the title promises: competence if not expertise.

  • Trust that they will deliver products with essential features included, and that the features provided operate well.

  • Trust that existing product updates (firmware/software) will consistently improve those products.

  • Trust that their focus on cameras is much better than ‘adequate.’

  • Trust that they will meet all expectations that are reasonably implied.

If you’ve used comparable products from a competitor, which compared the best, and what would their ‘numbers’ be on the 0-10 scale?

Or if binary, which was the strongest ‘Yes’?

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Do you Trust this guy? :rofl:

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What would be an accurate description? :slight_smile:

Something like every other company does with an asterisk * (1) *(2) *(3) *(4) *(5)

  1. Only works with scheduled event recording .
  2. This does not mean 24/7 continuous recording to the SD card in the camera ***(Unless you like charging your battery every 6-8 hours). ****Solar Panel may extend battery life to 8 hours and 5 min. :joy:
  3. It may or may not work with Time Lapse.
  4. Smoke and CO detection outdoors? May require you Pay for Cam Plus**
  5. Travel mode may or may not work, just don’t try to use your phone on Wi-Fi while connected to the cam.
    My son-in-law is a corporate law partner, one of those guys who writes the fine print.
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Thanks for the giggle. :slight_smile:

It’s effective when it’s spelled out with an illustration.

This question I posed above crosses my mind a lot as I interact on the forum:

Recently, I posed it in a different form to @resist, who has been experiencing lots of erratic performance and has been seeking help and expressing frustration in several topics on the board:

@Resist chose not to respond but @ssummerlin and @Customer weighed in:

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And, for the YES side of the Survey:

YES, I enjoy the 8 WCO V1’s that I have to monitor the wildlife around my house
YES, I enjoy the two V3’s that also monitor for wildlife in the backyard
YES, I like the Wyze Color Lights I use with Rules for various Alerts from Camera’s, Motion Sensors & Entry Sensors
YES, I like the Auto Lock and Unlock feature of the Wyze Lock
YES, I like the Wyze Sprinkler system that now seems to be working properly
YES, I like the ability to create time lapse videos on m V3s

That’s currently it for my 'YES" list :slight_smile:


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You do seem to like stirring things up, without a particular focus. Have fun! :slight_smile:

Here to help if you ever get focused, lol.


Hi @Newshound !

Hmm, maybe more of an oscillation?

Help! Why do you trust Wyze? :grin:

I like this YES/NO | PRO/CON format, @nixhome2020 , fair and explicit! :+1:

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Please consider taking the:

o - No trust.
10 - I would buy a mechanical heart :heart: from Wyze.

I finally voted with a 7.5. More plusses than minuses.

Please don’t ask to date my under-age daughter.

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7.5, that’s pretty darn good. I will join you there for the moment. Seems right. :slight_smile:

I have yet to drop below 6, I think, over 3+ years. I have v2 cams, and original bulbs and plugs.

:laughing: Deal.

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Here’s… something. :slight_smile:


That is … something.

Green - Willing to spend the green $.
Blue - Cool at not doing anything; buying or complaining.
Red - Frustrated.

I thought blue should be yellow for cautious to buy any thing, but it would look like an inverted US stop light.

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Your trust and satisfaction may depend on the number of different Wyze products you have - and how well those products interact. @ssummerlin and I at Trust 7.5, for example, are kind of minimalists: v2/3 cams bulbs and plugs. Many have a great variety.

Formally Sharing cams - or sharing Account credentials - places variable demands on their limited power to process and serve multiple video streams simultaneously. I do neither.

Accessing cams from outside your own WiFi network via cellular connection throws another big variable into the mix. I access them mostly via WiFi.

The varying quality and performance of folks’ WiFi networks makes one-to-one comparison of our experiences nigh on impossible.

And expectations differ:

Still, we soldier on… :slight_smile:  

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I trust Wyze as much as I trust any Chinese company, all Chinese companies have the government in their business with NO choice in the matter.

No I am Not Saying Wyze is a Chinese Company, But Everything Wyze sells was designed in China by the Chinese Company. Wyze just has their own firmware/software for the devices,

Wyze has no control over what may or may not be imposed on the Chinese company by the Chinese Government. Don’t think so? Below is a Google Search on the subject…

However I already knew this going in to the Wyze Cam Game, That is why ALL my cameras are outside around my property and some older V2’s ended up in the Barn. Any hackers will be bored with my video stream…LOL


Exactly, 100% agree.


I agree, they should stick to their core products, Light Bulb, Camera, maybe even the Plug, but adding all the other stuff before working out the bugs on the core items, think then they would have a better product and once they have worked out ALL the bugs then they can move onto new products, but to put out all these products when they are still having issues with their core products make the whole company look bad.