In the winter of 2021 I began looking into cameras. Before I even bought any cameras I already knew the house hold names like Ring .
I bought a ring doorbell camera and liked it so I decided on researching their cameras. I also watched other reviews of other smart cameras such as Ring , Wyze , Eufy , Google Nest, Vivint, Arlo , Blink etc
Price and features were my two main objectives , i narrowed it down to Eufy and Wyze at the end and decided on picking up a v3 for $35 at Home Depot.
I wanted to cover my front porch but didn’t want to have the camera outside and easy to be messed with and just at the same time I bought the v3, wyze released their v3 window mount and I bought it. Helped me be able to record from the window looking out to the front porch and helped reduce the glare .
And that same month i had an old dumb floodlight that was getting to the EOL and wasn’t working well anymore . One night it finally died on me , and another coincidence. Wyze has just released their wyze floodlight at the end of November , I remember driving all the way to the a Home Depot 2 hours away from me because my local HD didn’t have any in stock to get this thing.
I needed a new floodlight and also wanted to have 2 cameras covering my long driveway , one v3 facing the driveway entrance and another facing the end where I park my car and also that end of the house.
I loved the floodlights and v3 so much I started buying more v3’s to cover my house outdoors.
I’ll be completely honest , even some in this forum and in the discord can attest to this. In the beginning I had lots of issues that were mainly my own fault such as network and settings etc that made me frustrated and I blamed Wyze for it. I was a completely wyze hater at one point .
After about 6 months of using v3’s and still having issues I still decided to expand into the wyze ecosystem. I got a wyze thermostat in the summer of last year and it left a good impression on me and that’s when I decided to stay with Wyze for my smart home.
I upgraded my home network and fixed my issues and quickly began adding more devices.
So far I have 8 v3’s , 1 wco v2, 1 pan cam v2, thermostat , air purifier , wyze sense kit with HMS, 5 wyze bulbs , 2 light strips pro , noise cancelling headphones , floodlight , 2 robot vaccums , 1 VDP, 1 wyze switch , 1 cordless vacuum…
I really like Wyze for the affordability. I can go to a competitor and get more but it’ll also cost way more. In this economy I really respect Wyze’s commitment to offering affordable tech to everybody. And that’s what got me into them .
I plan on buying many more devices for the future but I’ve expanded quit a bit from my first v3 to now …