When wifi cameras go offline they require manual hands-on reboot, which I can’t do because I’m away from location for extended periods of time. I could plug cameras into smart plugs and when cameras go offline, I could remotely turn smart plug on, then reboot cameras (remotely). Will this work? Any specific smart plug you recommend? * I don’t care about Alexa, voice control, or turning off cameras remotely.
Yes, you can use a smart plug to simulate unplugging and plugging in the camera. In fact, others do this as well. I only have experience with the Wyze smart plug and they have been some issues with them that will hopefully be resolved soon. So I can’t recommend a plug myself but others may have suggestions.
We use gosund it uses the smart life app, we have been using that wifi plug for over 18 monthsvand work great,we currently have about 88 of them in service in the cold country and hot parts of the US with no isses you can buy them in the 4 pack
About $22.00 for a box of 4
Thank you for reply Rareapple3! Very useful.
Thank you kae4560. Very useful as well! 18 months is an eternity without cameras becoming unreachable remotely! So when your cameras lose wifi and become unreachable remotely, your smart plugs WILL RECONNECT WITH WIFI REMOTELY? Then, you can simulate unplugging and plugging remotely, to get the cameras online again?
Yes these wifi plugs as soon as the power or internet is on your good to go we have had them for over 18 months a must have
I know you have already got some great advice from the previous posters, so I will just pile on with more confirmation.
I have 12 cams in play… ALL on smart plugs. I wanted\needed small form plugs that will fit in tight spaces and take up as little space in the socket as possible. Many of the smart plugs block the second outlet when plugged in. I chose these:
Smart Plug Amysen - Alexa, Echo & Google Home – Only WiFi 2.4G (4- Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078K432TK/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_C58WY56H337JFKQSAF6V?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Price varies… Currently on sale @ $19\4
All use the Cloud Intelligence app and are Alexa and Google Home compatible. All automatically reconnect after an outage. I am on the road a lot and can power cycle any cam I want from anywhere so long as my phone has signal or WiFi.
Highly recommend smart plugs! Especially if you install cams where they are hard to reach.
Thank you! Vary helpful and to the point.