Wyze Video Doorbell Pro and Chime Pro Access Point Creation

Can anyone that owns a Wyze Video Doorbell Pro and Chime Pro verify that the Chime Pro creates an Access Point that is visible on their cell phone with an SSID starting with “wzap”?
When I unplug the chime pro, that SSID goes away, so I am almost sure that is what is creating this SSID.
I assume the Chime Pro connects to your local wifi (either 2.4ghz or 5ghz) and then the doorbell pro connects to the chime pro?
If this is true, what is the password they use on the Chime Pro (hopefully it is not easily hacked)?
Thanks!

Yes, I confirmed this over a year ago. Here are a couple of examples:

Continuing the discussion from Fix-It-Friday 6/3/2022:

Correct.

I don’t think anyone has to worry about that for many reasons…but suffice it to say that nobody can tell you the password because it is not known, but even if someone did bruteforce their way into it somehow, there wouldn’t be anything on that network for them to access. Access to the VDBPro would require separate authentication, and there is nothing else on that network, so in some ways it’s safer to to do it this way than connect directly to your Router because this gives it an extra layer of device isolation. It’d be more worth their time to hack your actual router, which is also unlikely. I truly wouldn’t worry about it too much. It’s just annoying seeing another SSID public, but it doesn’t actually make you any less safe by broadcasting it publicly instead of hiding it. Anyone who could do anything with a publicly broadcast SSID would not be slowed down a single second longer with a hidden SSID. It’s just nicer to have it hidden when it’s not intended to be intentionally selectable.

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Thanks very much, I should have done a deeper search than I did earlier this morning :slight_smile:

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No worries, that’s what us volunteers are here for. :+1: Ask whatever questions you have whenever you have them. Happy to help.

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Does anyone know how to turn off the wzap WiFI access point? Its not needed and I live in an apartment community and would prefer not having the possibility of having it hacked in some way. Let me know.

Thanks again!

The Video Doorbell Pro needs it. If you turn it off, your Video Doorbell Pro won’t work at all. So it is absolutely needed.

But, to answer the question directly, the way to turn off the wzap SSID is to unplug the chime for the Video Doorbell. The Video Doorbell will no longer work at all, but that is the way to turn it off.

Oh, I wouldn’t let that be a significant concern. It is a presumably randomized long password that is probably more secure than your own router. It could also have other limitations about what is allowed to connect with it, so it might not even accept laptop and phone connection attempts depending on how it’s setup.
Regardless, if you are seriously concerned about it, you can set up a “Guest Network” on your router, and turn on “Device isolation” (which is often turned on by default for guest networks). Then if you setup the chime to connect through the guest network, even if someone miraculously gets onto the randomized secure chime SSID instead of spending the time on a real router, they won’t be able to access anything besides the doorbell anyway. Total waste of time.

Sure, Wyze could “Hide it” from broadcasting like most other devices do, but this doesn’t really add security…it’s superficial and just better organized and easier to ignore. I still think they should do this, but not really for security purposes. It’s not a serious security risk whether it shows or not. But if someone is concerned, just attach it to a guest network so it can’t ever communicate with anything else on the network.

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