I have Wyze at my business and it’s slowly replacing my old DVR security system (9 cameras). That camera system is attached to a DVR that has an output to a monitor where I can view live feeds from all cameras at once.
It’s a fairly big place and being able to see where everyone is, which doors are open, where the dog is, etc. is really great.
Wyze is great but having the ability to see all my cams in one multiview screen would be paramount. Perhaps it could be sold as a small tabletop device with an HDMI out that one could plug into a monitor to view live feeds?
Sort of, except I believe the Wyze app can only show 4 cameras at a time, and you need to scroll to see other cameras in the group. TinyCam is more flexible and you can get closer to what you described. Both are Android apps and both can do this without the special RTSP firmware. These are the ONLY apps that work with the regular Wyze camera firmware.
But if you do flash the RTSP firmware on models V2 or Pan Cam, you will be able to use almost any security camera software and almost any DVR, possibly including your existing one.
The “device” I linked is simply an Android device, much like a phone, that has HDMI output for your monitor. You would install the Wyze app on it.
In my case I have tinyCam on a device like this.
tinyCam can also run as a web server allowing you to view cameras from any browser.
It’s not perfect. Since tinyCam has to connect to the Wyze server to access your cameras it’s drops the signal once in a while but only for a few seconds.
How is that a problem? You don’t NEED any. Just the single one I’m suggesting. It exactly fills your original request all on its own. (“small tabletop device with an HDMI out that one could plug into a monitor to view live feeds”)
As far as I know we have covered all possible methods.
Like @Customer said, you don’t have to currently own Android devices to buy an Android device.
I’ve read that newer Mac OS versions will run App Store apps. I’m not familiar with Apple at all so not sure what you need.