Is there any plan or timeframe for the cameras to be ONVIF compliant and usable with 3rd party software like Blue Iris?
I 2nd the request for ONVIF. With this feature, people, such as myself, would be able to scan their network for ONVIF compatible cameras and add these devices to their NVR or other network attached ONVIF compatible recording device(s).
I for one, have an 8 channel NVR with 4 free channels. I also happen to have 4 wyzecam cameras. I would be amazing to add these camers to my NVR, then I could use my current NVR remote view application to view the camera in the same way I view my exterior cameras.
It also solves a lot of requests by default. ONVIF would allow people to view their camera feeds on a computer, either through the NVR/DVR like I would, or through any compatible software that is already in exsistance. It would also allow for the viewing of MULTIPLE cameras at the same time.
It would also allow for more storage options for footage, including sending footage to cloud accounts, again, like my NVR would allow me to do.
I know that ONVIF support can be hacked into these cameras, because these are actually the identical cameras to the Xiaofang cameras that are sold in China and some very smart people have already created custom firmware to enable this feature and others.
I’m hoping to see official 1st party support for this from the people at WYZECAM.
I should also mention that I work for a local MSP that also offers access control, fire and security monitoring and full range survillance systems. I know our owner is specifically interested in this product as it could be a huge game changer in the residential customer space, where price is a huge factor. As it is right now, 3rd party suppliers would have a hard sell with these, but if ONVIF support was added (along with keeping the current feature set with a few tweaks), this would be even more of a segment disruptor than it already is poised to be!
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GUYS and GALS! We’re all eagerly waiting to see what improvments will be coming!
+1 for ONVIF compliance
They’re working on it… I think. From the FAQ page:
Does the WyzeCam support recording to a NAS device or integration with NVR or ONVIF?
The WyzeCam does not support recording to a NAS device or integration with NVR or ONVIF.
We understand this is a popular request from our customers. Our engineering team is evaluating this feature for future development.
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+1 for ONVIF. Or rtsp
Great camera, great price, good app (iOS), but I’d like to buy a few more, view them all in split screen and set motion detection masks, generally fine tune alerts and settings with a Blue IRIS, iSPY, or some iOS equivalent. I’m glad that this camera has a dev team behind it making improvements and listening to their customers. Thanks WYZE
Without onvif compliance, I’m less inclined to go with Wyze… this is must have for me.
I second this, keep up the good work, Wyze Guys
I will buy several of these when they support ONVIF and work with Blue Iris. Can’t wait!
I was hoping this would be available in a firmware upgrade or on the new V2 camera.
I have a 16 channel NVR with 6 free channels. I have 4 Wyzecams ordered and may cancel the order since they are not ONVIF compliant.
+1 for ONVIF
+1 for ONVIF as well!
This may void any warranty with the camera but will allow it to work with Blue Iris as it allows RTSP streaming.
Direct connection to the WyzeCam feed with a standard protocol (ONVIF or RTSP) is a must. Trusting the cloud with security camera footage is a large ask (one breach and all of your cameras are owned - which we’ve seen with babycams and other systems already). Supporting a standard protocol opens you up to lots of additional functionality - footage archival on a NAS, third-party apps with more features (I have one that allows casting of any camera it controls, so I can put it up on the big-screen with no effort required from the vendor), and integration with large-scale security systems for managing large numbers of cameras (as in many of the posts above).
The app is largely well-designed and the hardware feature set is comprehensive, but it needs to be a bit more open.
Agreed. The founders of Wyze are former Amazon employees and they use AWS as their cloud storage exclusively. hrmmmm…wonder what Amazon is up to.
Looks like openip isn’t working just yet on V2.
ONVIF would be great (Thank you Wyze for looking at it!)
Keep in mind you are asking for them to make an investment into a standard that NVR and surveillance systems use that is akin to pairing your phone to a headset or speaker via Bluetooth. There are protocols, standards, possible certifications, etc. involved to then claim ONVIF compliance (or any standard for that matter).
If it was as easy as compiling a library into the firmware every camera in existence would be ONVIF compliant. Patience is the key element here. Lots of possibilities; however the recipe for success is not on the back of a package of Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chips like it is for cookies.
Well said pkunk.
Not cheap for a low margin product. Even to be able to claim compliance requires the $2000/yr user level. And that doesn’t pay for development and support.
Even Ubiquiti PoE cameras don’t support ONVIF (or if they do, they don’t claim to).
I would guess that the vast majority of Wyze cam owners don’t own an NVR and probably don’t plan to. With the ability to record locally to the micro SD card, the need for an NVR recording to a NAS is reduced. I would like the ability to stream to a PC (probably RTSP), and to copy the files off the SD card over the air or better from a remote location, without having to remove the SD to access the files.
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@trey.sullivan Thanks for this link. For cameras inside my home, I would prefer to keep data inside. The advantage of these cameras is that there are enough of them that projects like this are more likely to pop up. From what it says, you probably don’t even need to open the camera to get to the “serial console”, but you may need to if you brick the camera.
I was not aware of the certification costs (as I imagine few if any of the other folks here were). RTSP would likely be sufficient for my needs, as my goal is to avoid dependence on the cloud, which means being able to use third-party clients or a direct web interface to the camera itself (preferably both; my old/shitty Foscams handle both).