Wyze is changing the deal on free cam recordings
What seems to be going on:
- Wyze is ready to start pushing the envelope on getting people to pay for a cloud recording subscription.
- As of Feb 15, the current free 12-second event cloud recording option will come to an end.
- They are offering to let people sign up for their new pay-what-you-want Cam Plus Lite plan that gives the same 12-sec event recordings, and even adds their not-so-accurate Person Detection.
- They say that $0 is an allowed option for pay-what-you-want - for now.
- You must opt in by Feb. 15, or you will lose cloud recording, and revert to event notifications with a single image attached.
- Unfortunately the opt in process in the app doesn't seem to be working at the moment, but some people have managed it on their account web site.
- Apparently V1 cams are being abandoned, but V2 and V3 are supported.
Likely phase II will see a mandatory minimum payment greater that $0 in the near future.