Don’t count on or assume there will be any kind of Homekit support unless something actually has it. Doesn’t matter if it’s a WYZE product or some other brand. Even if they say future support for Homekit. Don’t buy the product for a statement like that. Even IF a company says that, it could be for a future version of the camera or whatever, and not the current products. Wait until the product actually supports Homekit. If there is nothing, move onto something else.
Personally, for a camera, I don’t think it’s a HUGE deal unless you want to link say a camera to something else. Most of my cameras are POE (Power over Ethernet). So they are recording 24/7 with around 3 weeks I can look back currently. They are 5MP cameras. So in the middle of 1080P and 4K. All the content is saved to a NVR (Network Video Recorder) Analog Security cameras which normally have a BNC connector along with a power connector use a DVR. (Digital Video Recorder) I have my NVR is a lockbox, in an out of the way, high place. The nice thing about POE cameras, you get a better picture as it’s all digital, and it’s much easier to run an ethernet cable and then cut to the length you need and put an RJ45 connector onto it. If you need to run your Ethernet cable outside, or underground, you can buy an ethernet cable that works best for those kinds of situations.
I do have a Wyze V2 camera in the same location as my NVR Lockbox. So it can record that area and the box. which is a secondary source and being recorded on the SD card and clips into the cloud. I also have a couple Outside Cameras, they are actually working pretty good for me. I had the 1 first with the Hub, it’s mounted on the far side of my house where I havn’t had time to mount a POE camera over there yet. I plan on 2 more. So until then, I got these Outside WYZE Cameras. The first one I mounted the last weekend of Aug because I was going on a Houseboat trip the first week of Sept. I haven’t touched that camera since then. I just looked and it’s at 58% battery life left. It’s been 8 weeks now. So my guess is that the battery life will last 4 months. That’s around what I was expecting. Other battery-powered cameras never last as long as stated either.
As for notifications, They’re not speedy, but my V2 camera is also not speedy either and seems to take just as long, SSLLOOOOWW. I get the notification and hit it and it goes right into the app, I feel for the most part that is good enough.
I still think the biggest issue is no PC support, No ability to access through a web browser like I can with my Ecobee4 or Rachio 3 even my POE cameras. That I can access in an app or on my Windows Computer. It is, what it is. Wyze does have some really good prices on their hardware. I wondered how they were even making any money. I guess the profits were really slim since they are now offering a paid service so they can make money after the sale. It is, what it is.
Do your research before you buy anything and don’t just assume anything. That goes for anything. A car, a house, a TV, whatever. Don’t jump to buy something and then do an ops later. You may just regret it.
I have the Wyze Scale which seems nice and priced right. The Thermostate they now have looks interesting. How they made it so cheap, great for them. But of course, there’s no Homekit support, fine, I won’t buy it. But I wouldn’t have gotten it anyway as I have the Ecobee 4 already. But that may limit who I recommend it for. If they are a Homekit house, NO, but if they just have an iPhone and can just use an app when needed, it’s as cheap or cheaper than a dumb thermostat so you might as well get it!!! Get what works best for your own needs, which is why you need to research anything you are going to buy first. If you can do that as a few places, even better.