Hello @WyzeFrederik. I just purchased a Wyze Cam Pan to see if these devices could be used throughout my home. There are several areas that are disappointing, however it is definitely a great value. One aspect that requires drastic improvement is the Alexa integration, or lack thereof on non-screen Alexa devices.
The Alexa skill must allow us to control the cameras and their settings using Alexa Routines. For example, I say “Alexa, Goodbye” and Alexa turns off all my lights, music, and adjusts the temperature. The Wyze Alexa skill must be enhanced in a timely manner to support non-screen Alexa devices (a marketing win), allowing customers to turn one or more cameras ON as part of an Alexa Routine. This enhancement must also include a 30 second or customizable camera activation delay to permit us to exit the home as not to trigger a motion or audio event. This would eliminate the requirement to launch the Wyze App, especially if you’re in a hurry.
Of course the Wyze Alexa skill must also allow us to activate or control other camera settings using Alexa Routines, however turning cameras ON should be made a priority. Please implement this enhancement ASAP.
Another disappointment with the cameras is the lack of storage subscriptions to allow us to have more than 12 second clips. Wyze is clearly leaving money on the table by only offering a free storage tier. Some customers would happily pay for additional storage and longer recordings, but Wyze isn’t interested at this time.
The Wyze Pan Cam is a great value, however not having Two Factor Authentication (Google Authenticator or Authy), the total lack of Alexa support on non-screen Alexa devices, and the extremely basic recording and storage tier means that I won’t purchase additional cameras until these issues are resolved.