I finally got around to load a V2 with RTSP, and can’t see why I wouldn’t use it on all of them?
downsides? I dont use RTSP myself as there are other features I want with my cameras, but here are a few minor takeaways I’ve gotten since it’s release.
no person detection previously and I don’t believe there ever will be( when Wyze releases their version)
some people have issue with it disconnecting from time to time.
there are no plans for it to be updated much if at all as it was more of a request made by users but not a solid “continuing” project from Wyze.
and I don’t believe the newer service CMC runs with RTSP which is a “must have” for some.
those are just a few, but depending on your needs it might work just fine if not even better than the “stock” Wyze firmware.
What’s CMC? And that forum mod with the funny hat replied in another post last week that someone was working on it, and that was all he could/would say.
CMC stands for complete motion capture.
I could give you the low down on it, but why muddy the waters when Wyze can explain it much better and clearer than I can.
and when you say MOD with the funny hat, im going to guess that you are talking about LOKI I must have missed that post somehow.
Ahh… I think the whole part of RTSP is that either you’re not interested in a subscription service, or you just want to view your cams on something other than a tablet or firestick. Some sort of cheap 40" flat screen perish the thought. I think it may be that first part of people not wanting a sub that is slowing a full release. But the want of that second part I think will cost current and potential customers in this world of high volume. My thinking is that there are lots of cheap cams out there now, and keeping people in your ecosystem is everything.
yes, agreed. a lot of people wanted a way to put the stream directly to a backup server/ hard drive so they could basically fill a full hard drive with continuous footage similar to that of a standard security system too.
Ok, so I may have found a drawback. I did a short hour and a half Timelapse on my one V2 with RTSP firmware. Now I did stop the Timelapse early (stop & save), and it did show in the album, but every time I tried to download it, it would say file not present. After rebooting everything backwards and forwards, I pulled the SD and the file is there, and I did watch it in it’s raw H265 format.
And speaking of hiccups, why (see pic) is “Timelapse” showing to be misspelled in one place, and not the other?
Do you want the camera to provide functionality for you? If so, use the software created by Wyze. They are committed to implementing person detection, improving motion tracking, and generally building on their existing user experience.
Do you want to manage what functionality is available yourself? If so, install the RTSP firmware and connect your camera feeds to a Network Video Recorder / Video Management System / Video Surveillance System. You can then take advantage of whatever person / license plate detection, speed detection, zone management, local and cloud based storage, timelapse management, live feed viewing, internet access, and whatever other functionality your chosen software has implemented.
Want a great, cheap camera with continually improving features? Use the stock firmware.
Want a great, cheap camera that you can connect to your software? Use the RTSP firmware.
I want Wyze to do what they said and implement the two together. There is nothing that makes the two mutually exclusive. Except maybe a locked in business model. btw, Both versions were created by Wyze. And they were/are(?) committed to RTSP, but I really don’t expect either because of the flood of competition now and on the horizon.
The thing that’s making the two mutually exclusive is the amount of space available on the camera to support either RTSP or the native firmware. They can’t both be on there right now.
@DeanSmith is correct. With the current camera offerings, Wyze is unable to merge the two because of lack of space on them. However, there is a #wishlist thread for a hypothetical V3 camera.
I’m not buying that for a second. RTSP is a simple protocol, not a whole new codic or some such, and the V2 has a 128mb of memory. Plus I’m sitting here looking at it, and everything works exactly the same as my other V2 cams.
I don’t mind if you don’t buy it. I’m only repeating what Wyze said. I have no reason to doubt them. If you’d like to explore this further, I recommend that you look into the Dafang Hacks which provide more technical details.
If you can find a way to get more onto these cameras, I would appreciate it.
The Onvif protocol is what the big system record with. You have to join the club.
The rtsp is a free way to use other software to record. If you have a mix camera system then a Blue Iris software would be better. One software do all camera.
The problem is where do you pick up the rtsp from. Is it local or is in Seattle then it come back. Double the bandwidth.
I had high hopes for RTSP. I tried it for a while but it wasn’t reliable. The camera stream would pause and sometimes stop. Each time, it would not pick up the stream again on its own and I would have no recordings until I re-setup the connection again manually.
what software you using?
I primarily used Zoneminder. I also tried browser connections and
VLC video player. I just couldn’t keep a video stream going for
extended periods without interruptions, even with a strong wifi
connection. If I could get a Wyze camera with an ethernet connector
on the back that would be ideal for my use. I have 3 Wyze cameras
and I like them.
I absolutely needed RTSP since I am on my iMac computer most of the time doing web work and I have to monitor my mother who has dementia and grandson with special needs. I use SecuritySpy and have the camera feeds right on my second screen so I can monitor them. I would love it if Wyze would develop firmware that allows viewing on a computer.