Thanks guys. You’re very helpful but some of this is over my head as I’m new to this stuff.
I’m on an android phone and the vpn firewall I’m using is NetGuard. It lets me block internet and/or data access to any app on the phone (in this case the Wyze app) or just to specific urls, but of course it cannot control the camera itself. So I too worry the camera itself could be phoning home because of its access to my home wlan. I suppose I could block its access to the outside using the router if I can figure out how to do that.
Essentially, what I want to do is have wifi cameras at home connected to my home wlan and to see their images on a phone app like ‘IP Cam Viewer Pro’
that can directly capture multiple cameras on one screen. I already use ip cam viewer for 4 older Zmodo cameras. It captures the images by accesding their ip addresses. (The new Zmodo models won’t let me capture their images without using their app that sends the images first to them).
I prefer the ip capture app to be on my android phone because that is more convenient to me than a windows laptop. But it needs to stay on my home wlan and not on outside servers. I don’t know if that means RTSP or not. Getting very confused.
I hope I’m not writing nonsense.