Will the Wyze Lamp Socket ever work without the Cam v3?

Welcome to the community.

This kind of feedback is helpful. I know Wyze intended to make this clear to people, but since there are still some misunderstandings happening then it is good for them to know.

They intended the following to help people realize they don’t work alone:

But perhaps they can update the wording to say “V3 required for smart capabilities” or something like that at the front or on the box in the future. There are employees who browse through the forums to gather feedback to pass on to the rest of the company.

Wyze does also have a really good return policy, so if anyone does misunderstand how these work, they can always return them within that 30-day window for any reason for a full refund.

I don’t think these are planned to be made to work without the V3, though it’s not impossible. The Wyze VP recently said they are working on a “Universal Chime/hub” that would allow non-WiFi devices to connect to it to get WiFi that way. So it’s quite possible that these may be able to connect wirelessly to that for the smart functions instead of a V3 cam in the future…but I don’t believe they will ever work all by themselves because they require something to let it connect to the Wyze servers to get the necessary rules, etc of what time to turn on and off, etc (even just when it is sunset or sunrise or whatever).