Parent’s place just got robbed. Burglar stole 3 wyze cams and wifi router + other stuff
1st video shows entry from wall window. He avoided front door where entrance was lit and a camera pointing towards it.
3rd video shows front door entrance and recording started because of movement from flashlight.
Burglar might have found living room camera after 5th video
6th video show last clip of burglar. He definitely found camera after 6th video and must have unplugged camera and wifi which was on top of fridge.
No more cloud uploads after 6th video.
Weak link in security is the fact that cameras can get stolen and no evidence is left - put camera up higher and secured where it can’t be removed easily
Cameras can be unplugged from power if noticed - need better hiding spots for camera and also maybe black frame.
Wifi can be disconnected and no more cloud uploads- need to put wifi far from potential points of entry
Better to scare burglar away during entry phase - v3 has siren (but might also make camera easier to locate)
Need to set up devise triggers to activate lights and sound if person detected.
Have a tiered alarm system. Lights on when motion detected outside. Siren on when person detected inside.
Have been trying to find police strobe with siren that can be used with smart plug that can be triggered when person is detected but unsuccessful so far.
Integrate google home mini as an alarm system. (But i guess thats more a request for google to work on)
Have a couple of old speakers lying about unused (the ones with red/back wires that you have to attach to the main unit) . Would be nice if wyze could create a device that can use old speakers as an alarm and audio cast system. Each speaker box can then be a standalone alarm/audio system.
I would just get on Amazon and buy a regular strobe light for like Halloween or something, plug that into the plug and set up the person rule as you would normally. Just having strobe lights (maybe multiple) would really throw someone off and catch them off guard… And tell all the neighbors that if they ever see strobe lights going in the house to call law enforcement.
But you were definitely have to make sure to turn them off when family walks in late at night make sure it’s disabled before you walk in otherwise you’re going to have some friends showing up.
Most burglaries are by someone local that knows the victim/property. You didn’t recognize them?
Alexa devices can be set up to use triggers do various kinds of sounds at full volume. You can even do them in stages, like have motion or person detection at the front door trigger a dog barking noise, then other sensors and such can trigger other loud warnings. You can even use custom statements like telling them their face has already been captured and uploaded to the cloud, and they should leave now or whatever. Echo Dots can get pretty dang loud, and you can set up the routines to play the sound alert routines at full volume and then go back down to a normal volume after they’ve played (for when you come back home).
That’s unfortunate that your parents house was robbed, but good that they had cameras to capture his face. Since he stole several cameras, one would think he may have worn a mask or hoodie to protect his identity (although, good for your parents he didn’t plan ahead to do so).
You mentioned that you want to secure their future cameras up higher so they’re out-of-reach.
I purchased a few sets of the camera mounts shown below and they work well for us. The cameras are not readily accessible to grab and put in a Murse like he’s using (male purse ). In addition, the camera is screwed onto the base vs just a magnet holding it in place.
HI @yongchai Good you had those cloud uploads. Was anything of value taken?
Usually 1st break in is to setup burgle by second party. How did he gain access? Get an alarm system!
It may not stop another burglary but you’ll know if premises secure and may reduce what is stolen.
I agree with Customer. I think this feature was only enabled for the WCO, all other cams can be stolen and reset and re-sold with full functionality unless Wyze recently updated this without me realizing it happened.