No I’m not. From a security perspective, there are 2 issues I have with this
There needs to be an offical answer from Wyze why this is needed (as they are the ones who wrote the app), as it can and should be verified that this permission is in fact needed and not in any way abused
If it’s needed for “certain phones” then again from a security perspective it should only be used for those phone and none other.
Having access to a detailed GPS location can be abused, and is of concern .
Absolutely agree! Paranoid or not, I have location turned off on every device and PC possible.
I think the reason Wyze wants it is to set your time and time zone.
I was using the Wyze app inside the MEmu emulator once and decided to use its “fake location” feature. And naturally I’m running everything possible through VPNs.
Well, I ended up completely wigging out the timestamps of the 12sec event clips in the Wyze app. Events were showing up in the future and on the wrong days, and new events were mixing in with future events, it was just all kinda weird!
After that fun, I tend to keep things within a few nearby time zones to preserve what’s left of my sanity
But yeah, I keep location OFF on both iOS and Android unless a vital app absolutely fails to run, and I do not give the Wyze app location permission on Android.
The only permission I give the Wyze app is “Storage” because I don’t ever use the microphone to talk through the cams.
That does not appear to be the case (the only reason that is) as there is a LOT of references / use of detailed GPS location in the wyze app, Some of those references include sending it to facebook which is why I would like to know from the “source” what the official use of my detailed GPS location is within the wyze app.
The Wyze Lock has ‘auto-unlock’ feature which is partly triggered by your phone’s location. I am pretty sure it needs GPS info when calculating phone location. I am pretty sure Wyze app doesn’t track GPS info for camera connection.
The wyze lock has an auto unlock feature that uses geofencing. When you leave your house, and come back within a certain radius of your house, the door can unlock automatically. This requires GPS and Bluetooth to work.
asking a usere to do a manual removal of permissions, seom a security perspective is not a valid solution. the app should only ask for and use the minimum permissions and if it needs more then to ask/conform a dn be clear on the use of it. it’s a standard practice. you can’t assume everyone is tech savvy enough to do a manual removal.