As a further update. It’s been a week since I plugged the WyzeCam into a TP-Link Kasa Smart plug that is scheduled to turn off and back on twice during the night.
The camera stays connected to wifi and Authenticates as it should when I open the Wyze App to view live.
I’m suspicious the problem might be with “time connected”.
The first scheduled off/on was at 9:00 pm for 2 minutes. When I tried to connect to the camera the following morning 9 hours later, it failed the “Authentication” when trying to view using the App. After powering the camera manually off/on it would Authenticate" properly.
So, to fix my problem I added a second schedule on the Smart plug at 5:00 am. Again two minutes off then back on.
Now the camera is functioning as it should and the only time it’s not taking videos is during the power off/on for 4 minutes.
I might try just turning off/on for 5 seconds. I think the camera only needs a re-boot after a certain length of time.
True, we shouldn’t have to go to extremes, but this fixed my problem until Wyze does a new firmware update.
And by the way. If something is working and you’re having no issues don’t be so quick to hop on the “I gotta flash the new firmware NOW!” bandwagon.
Unless the firmware is for Security, the old saying is “If it works, don’t fix it!”