I think it would be worth while to have it work both ways: hub for all camera, bulb requests to go through as well as a NAS storage location. Well my $0.02 worth.
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Many “home security systems” have a center hub that is the brainchild to the cameras, sensors, smart plugs etc. Wyze is doing a phenomenal job and building out a complete smart home kit with its camera, plugs, light bulbs, and sensors.
An item I’ve been longing for is a “Wyze hub”. Perhaps this takes its form from the Max Drive. A center also device that links sensors, light bulbs, smart plugs. Not only would it link devices, but provide on site recording which maybe would eliminate SD cards in each camera. It would also be cool to see this device feature a key pad to arm and disarm the house during night/day hours. Lastly, pack a 100 DB alarm into the concoction to sound when a sensor is tripped.
This may be somewhere else, but I feel like it compiles a lot of features into one central control hub!
The only Internet connectivity option for me (middle of the desert in AZ) is via cellular. My Verizon jetpack is limited to 15 concurrent connections…after smart TVs, two cellphones, two laptops, Amazon echos, Philips hub, etc. etc, those 15 connections become a real issue. I’ve had to limit my cameras to 2 to leave 2 open connections for the occasional visitor(s). Also kept me from considering Wyze bulbs. Hub please.
Depending on how your jetpack counts connections, using a mini router as described in the link below might solve it:
I have to paste this link to another related thread here in hopes that it will gain traction…
As Wyze’s product line expands this may become, for many a necessity to help keep traffic down, if it isn’t already.
As Wyze offers new items we are constantly purchasing and the range and amount of products in our home ever increases. I do worry about the sheer number of items beginning to bog down my wifi. A hub would fix this and give us great peace of mind.
The concept is a low-cost central hub for accessing multiple Wyze devices from a PC/Linux/Mac machine and can also serve to create a local wireless network for the Wyze devices to connect to separate from the regular/house wireless network, this lowers congestion of the wireless network and allows a network to be expanded if a standard network doesn’t have the range. I’ve created a mockup concept image for the device to go with this post. The primary advantage with this device is it also solves the issue of viewing the cameras from computers by using a web-interface on the HUB itself. From this hub you can deploy upgrades to all cameras simultaneously, manage each camera individually, view multiple camera feeds at once, scroll and view footage with a much more in-depth interface than the standard smartphone will allow (Better Scrubbing, 2x-4x-8x playback speed, and Date selection). It also allows footage to be saved from the browser and downloaded to the computer. Lastly, it would be nice to have an option for saving multiple streams to a secondary drive attached to the hub in the event a camera is damaged/lost to weather or stolen.
I present, the Wyze Hub.
I see the new Lock will use a Zigbee Hub . Would be nice to use 1 Zigbee hub for all devices including:
We do not need to keep adding hubs . Make it simple and easy to use .
A single Wyze hub would be a great idea. We have the sense hub, lock hub, outdoor camera hub, and any possible new hubs. I love that the sense hub is part of the camera. Soon the only unifying part of the products will be the app. It would be fantastic to have a centralized hub for all Wyze products.
I have been in the alarms/camera industry for 25 years now in banking security have been for over 5 years. I am so impressed with your products and price points only thing I see you truly need is a wireless or wired to bridge… Input and output devices to make wyze integrate with truly any real security product . Siren, cell communicator, -output. Inputs could tie old equipment to the new features of wyze technology . Thank you, Norman Derek Alsup
My post is a little different I mean a relay contact input and or output .
I would love to see Wyze make a Hub for their cameras.
It would be really useful.
Hi Wyze Team,
I think a somewhat powerful hub would really be great to have and if its somewhat future proof that would be even better.
You could either sell a standard hub your self like you do with the Wyze sense products that’s kind of beefy similar to smartthings or create a a client that can be installed and ran on a home computer or server and sell a kit with an antenna/receiver for all of the products.
I would like to see a hub that allows me to connect all or most of my wyze products to instead of connecting all directly to my router in order to free up the number of active connections on my router. The more separate devices are communicating with my router the more congested my network gets.
A way to connect lights to the existing sense hub that goes on the wyze cam could work just fine as well if nothing else.
Totally agree. This especially impacts anyone using a cellular Internet connection as all cellular routers, I am aware of, limit connections to around 15 or so connections. In a smart house, it doesn’t take long to use those up. In my case, I would add around 6 more cameras alone, but can’t as I don’t have any more connections available. Just doesn’t make sense to not have a hub at least in consideration.
Please consider that there is a dark side to having a hub. I switched from Insteon due to the constant ongoing issues with their hub/back-end servers. Imagine having to wait 30-60 seconds every time you wanted to turn on a light, and regular loss of communication with voice assistants.
A hub can be a great thing if implemented correctly but if it isn’t it will bring down the entire system. These things have to be reliable and fast or people will get frustrated with them.
Not an expert on this in no way, but I can say that my Philips Hub works flawlessly, so while I understand what you are saying, I think the key point you make is “if implemented correctly”…but doesn’t that apply to virtually everything in life?
I would love Wyze devices to still work during an Internet failure. If power electricity is still working and so is the internal wireless network, all devices should be able to connect to the bridge and respond to the App commands.
This is stopping me from using Wyze bulbs in my entire house (about 80 bulbs) since I already removed every wall switches. Every bulb has direct (always on) current and I activate my bulbs using the App, Alexa commands and/or motion/contact sensors, but we had Internet issues last week and we were unable to light up some rooms where we use Wyze devices.
This is a better feature present in Apple Kit compatible devices as Philips Hue bulbs, they still work even when there is no Internet.