Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)

oops, no, I didn’t see the video which does give the information. I naively thought the roadmap would give a predicted date too :slight_smile: As a new customer I didn’t get the letter from Wyze either.
anyway, thanks guys.

RTSP Prototype.


OH MY! that looks great… does this still have to run the customized firmware that removes cloud accessibility though? Even still… that quality is amazing. Arthur, I can’t tell you how much the community appreciates your efforts on bringing rtsp to this…

… we’ve had the option of open cam solutions, but those are laggy, low quality, or glitchy (I have never got the motion detection or night vision trigger to work on them). To have something officially developed is very much appreciated.

EDIT: if you’re looking for external beta testers … I’m all game. I have 6 wyze cams in total, only 2 currently using wyze beta official releases.
2x WyzeCam v2 running firmware:

I already have BlueIris set up for RTSP recording! I’ll gladly best test the heck out of the firmware!

Their Q&A video said the RTSP firmware will be separate, but it will include all features that were available through December 2018. But most likely nothing new after that.

Will there also be the option of capturing a single frame as jpeg?

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very awesome! any idea when this will be released?


that is awesome

In case you missed it, Wyze did a video Q&A session a while ago. The subject of this #roadmap topic was addressed in the video. Here’s a link to the video and an index of the content so you can jump directly to the part that addresses this #roadmap topic.

0:40 Outdoor Cam (Dongsheng)
2:15 Wyze Sense (Mike)
2:52 Beyond Security Products (Mike)
3:30 Become International Company (Yun)
4:25 Simultaneous Streaming (Tao)
5:05 Improvements to Playback (Bugs, Fast Forward) (Tao)
5:50 RTSP (Frederick)
7:10 Google Home/Assistant (Frederick)
7:40 Apple Homekit (Frederick)
8:35 Google Integration Demo (Frederick)

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grabby hands gimmie!


+1 I’m using other cameras with iSpy. In my opinion, most features can be controlled more precisely in surveillance software or nvr the user streams to. For instance, with many cameras and apps of this type, it seems that the cameras will record 12 seconds, then reset for say 5 minutes. This means that if there is much activity, you will miss most of it when using the stock firmware and app. But by streaming the video to a dedicated surveillance device, it is possible to record video back to back so you do not miss anything. Also, having a reliably installable firmware is preferable. The Wyze firmware flashing process is pretty easy once you have done it once or twice. I have tried using several open source firmwares trying to get this capability, and have always been able to go back to the latest Wyze stock firmware without any problem. It seems the hangup has been a change in the sensor hardware. It would seem that the camera manufacturer would be best able to adapt to the proper hardware in the camera, and test to make sure it works.
As it is right now, the camera is very good, well designed, and the app works well. I would just like to be able to integrate them into my working iSpy system.
Thanks to the Wyze team for a great product!

If you need an Alpha tester count me in. I have four V2 WyzeCams with hacked firmware what I would like to get onto something more stable.

So to everyone in this chat I have only one thing to say. RTSP doesn’t seem like it would work well with users that have many cameras because of the bandwidth limitations of WiFi. Multiple streams of video over WiFi will not be stable and probably glitch out. I have started a thread that provides an Ethernet adapter for the camera but wyze labeled it as a maybe later in the roadmap. Can someone like @Frederik tell me how multiple streams of rtsp will function. Can you also comment on the wyzecam Ethernet idea if you don’t mind?

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There is not much to comment about. :slight_smile: You are right that there is a theoretical limitation on the number of cameras that can be supported. The quantity is of course dependent on your network. You can potentially create multiple access points to handle only a subset of your cameras and wire everything back to an NVR from the access point. Not ideal but a potential solution.

also yes, I would love to have a PoE adapter for the Wyzecam. Not there yet unfortunately since we are trying to close a few features, this does not have a very high priority.


Definitely looking forward to RTSP, even if beta. I have 4 other cameras that I’m able to access all at once with the IP Cam Viewer app. Although my Wyze has a fantastically clear picture, it’s the only one I can’t use with the app and have to access separately.

It’s only about 100k per HD stream on a camera. You would need a lot of cameras to saturate a good AP. You’ll have signal coverage problems long before you’ll have enough cameras on a single AP.

But on a permanent setup… WiFi is not reliable when it comes to constant long term security camera system. I have ubiquit ap ac pros and still I would like to have my cameras wired. Also they take away WiFi bandwidth from other devices. They should at least support 5ghz.

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Got the same set up with Ubiquiti AC Pro AP’s still find it a non-issue. Kids watching YouTube is more bandwidth then all six Wyze cams combined. Sure a wired connection with POE would be nice, 5Ghz, RTSP, hell I want MQTT too while we’re at it. I guess expectations run high for $35 price.

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ActionTiles customers need some practical and simple way to continuously view their Wyze Cams.

MJPEG streaming is a highly inefficient format and we can’t reasonably expect modern high-resolution, high-compression cameras to offer it.

But snapshots at 1 frame per “every few seconds”, is pretty stable and a great compromise. The path is then paved for future ways to “shell out” to view the live stream (RTSP or otherwise).

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I get about 626.82KB/s of throughput for 1280x720 @ 24.81 fps using a hacked Wyze RTSP setup. The AP is about 30ft away from the camera through 2 walls reading -54dbm. The connectivity issues I’ve been experiencing I believe are related to the unreliable 3rd party software installed on the camera. The camera can do better than 1280x720 but the software will not allow it for whatever reason.

My guess would be that using RTSP 1920x1080 @ 30fps using H.264 will end up using around 8,192kbps per camera. If your AP radio can get a theoretical max of 450Mbps then your lucky if you will get even 225Mbps. That being said 8.192Mbps / 225Mbps at best would be 27.46 Wyze Cams per AP. I’d guess realistically 15-20 per AP assuming your AP are designated to Video Traffic. In most business applications there going to have way more than 1 AP anyways. If your using quality AP and the wireless network designed and dedicated for video. I don’t see there being a problem from a business perspective.

Any chance your want to reveal some rough numbers on what your getting for quality, compression, and bandwidth consumption in Alpha? It would be nice to start scaling out the network for launch.