Is Wyze Complete Motion Capture Worth It?

Complete Motion Capture was recently rolled out by Wyze as a premium add-on service.  Let’s look at the service and figure out if it’s worth spending some additional money. We have been big fans of Wyze previously having looked at the Wyze Cam and Wyze Cam Pan. Wyze Complete Motion Capture Service Description A Wyze Cam out of the box is a great value.  There’s few like it at this price point.  Compact deign, an easy to use app and free cloud storage for motion events.  The free cloud service provides twelve seconds of storage for the motion event. The … Read more

How to Watch a Camera on Google Nest Hub

The Google Nest Hub has been around for several years.  It’s the visual extension of Google Assistant.  The integration is tied heavily with your Google services such as Photos, Calendar, Search and even YouTube. Several manufacturers support integration.  To no surprise, Nest cameras are supported.  So is Wyze with the Wyze Cam V2 and Wyze Cam Pan.  Other supporting manufacturers include Arlo, Zmodo, Logi Circle and several other brands.  No IFTTT is necessary for these cameras to be seen on the Hub. Watching a Camera on Google Nest Hub It can also be integrated quite easily with several popular camera … Read more

Review of the Wyze Plug

It’s interesting to see how Wyze Labs is evolving from a security camera company to one that has diversified across a wide array of home automation products.  The Wyze Plug is one of their latest entries into this product line. We have looked at several cameras from Wyze Labs including the Wyze Cam and Wyze Pan.  Very well priced, reliable and free cloud.  Their cameras are hard to beat in terms of what you get for the price.  Following in those footsteps, Wyze Plugs are also reasonably priced and come with some nice features. Smart plugs aren’t new.  They have … Read more

Wyze Sense Contact and Motion Sensor Review

Finally got around to checking out the new Wyze Sense components. Today, Wyze offers a bridge, door/window contact sensors and a motion sensor.  We will discuss setup, typical usage and integration with other devices. The Wyze Cam V2 1080P Indoor Smart Home Camera with Wyze Sense Starter Kit includes the basic camera with a bridge, motion sensor and two contact sensors. Wyze Sense Components It’s amazing how small all these parts are. The first component is the bridge.  This is a USB device that plugs into any Wyze Camera.  This is the hub used to communicate to the Wyze sensors.  … Read more

How to Hide a Wyze Cam

There are a lot of reasons to hide a Wyze Cam.  Most notable is that you don’t want an intruder to see it.  If the intruder sees the Wyze Cam, there’s a good chance it gets unplugged, smashed or stolen.  Fortunately, the Wyze Cam has a free cloud plan, so hopefully the intruder got in front of the camera before disabling or stealing it. We’re big fans of Wyze Lab products.  We previously reviewed the Wyze Cam and Wyze Cam Pan.  Most of what we discuss in this article pertains to the traditional Wyze Cam although some of the concepts … Read more

How to Perform a Factory Reset on a Wyze Cam

It’s typically the last resort in troubleshooting, but sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and start over.  Hopefully, you never need to reference this article, but we’re going to describe how and when to perform a factory reset on a Wyze Cam. There are currently three different versions of Wyze Cam.  We will cover factory reset instructions for all three.  As Wyze introduces new models, and we get our hands on them, this article will be updated. When is a Factory Reset on a Wyze Cam Necessary? A factory reset on a Wyze Cam is a last resort … Read more