Wyze Cam OG - Released 1/17/2023

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When will it be available on the Wyze app so I can use my Wyze Cam OG?

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I am being told that it is already in the app. No app update is required. It will be enabled server-side by sometime this evening.

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I have to reload app to get group viewing working.

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I have Wyze App on my phone…

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For any wired camera, you tap View Playback in the app. While the SD card recording is playing back, you tap the Record button on that screen. When done, you tap the Stop button. The video segment that you just recorded is saved to your phone’s camera roll (Wyze album).

The downside is that you have to wait for the recording in real time. There is a top-10 #wishlist item regarding direct download of SD card clips. Please hop over and vote for and comment on it here:

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https://www.reddit.com/r/wyzecam/comments/10eh9gv/comment/j4rk2ui/

This issue is still in the progress of being fixed.

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We are, and I am the one who posted that lol.

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A few select answers from today’s AMA Livestream for the OG cams:

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Also said verbally (though the following are paraphrased and not verbatim):

We could do 5x 7x so let us know [what other magnification preferences you may have for telephoto lens options in the future]

Lamp socket can’t power 2 cams, but it can power 1 (but still not control the lamp socket); however the floodlight’s second USB port can power 2 of these cameras.

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I bought one to try out. No current need for an additional camera, but I’m curious about the new software platform and chipset. I thought about the 2 pack at first, but with the history of some new product releases falling a little short in actual use, starting with one this time seemed like a good idea.

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False statement. There are nearly infinitely more security cameras in the world that are NOT battery-powered than those that are.

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I almost bought a 2-pack thinking it had one OG-spotlight and one OG-telephoto, then noticed it was just 2 OG-Spotlights, and realized that wasn’t what I was hoping for. I am guessing they are holding off on a 1-of-each 2-pack until they have the Mounting kits with the splitter cable ready to be included with it.

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That is correct.

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I thought the same thing at first. I won’t say it was deceptive, the description says it’s two regular OG. But after watching the videos of the founders talking about the development of the camera, cost, etc, my first thought with the 2 pack was the bundle like they demonstrated in the video. I also didn’t get the impression the telephoto was 50% more expensive than the standard. In the video, they said it was the same hardware with a different lens, but it also doesn’t have a spotlight, so I’m not sure why it’s 50% more and doesn’t even include the stacking kit.

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:rofl:

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True statement for many of us who are using cameras for household security with easily accessible eaves or other mounting points. A true wired security camera has the power and transmission cable securely attached to the unit to resist tampering and is typically wired into the building to reduce the length of cable exposed. Any camera with an easily removable power source is useless as an outdoor security camera.

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Any idea when the 2 camera mount adapter will be available?

Using the OG 3x can i still zoom in even further on the screen?

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Yes you can.

Should be available in the next few weeks.

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Can we agree that wired and battery cameras each have their pros and cons? And that one or the other may or may not be suitable for a particular use case?

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