It seems that all these types of devices demand access to a cloud server. However, the internet is not always available. Places like remote cabins, and RV campgrounds may not have internet. Also, some users are not comfortable sending live video and voice to a company offering the cloud services.
Are there technical reasons why the internet is always required? I know the camera can successfully communicate to a phone on the same WiFi router, without using the Internet, after the two are pared using the Internet . But, any power interruption requires the internet be used again to re-connect the two together.
I suspect that it would be technically possible to pair a phone and camera, and keep the pairing through a power failure. I realize the Mac address and other data from the sensor/camera may need to be manually entered into the app. and not use the Internet at any time. Though, perhaps the internet and the Wyse servers could make the process more automatic for the initial pairing.
I realize the above may require a WiFi router be available to manage the data between the sensors/cameras and the phone. But, these are available for under $20. And of course, some services dependent upon the cloud computer’s processing abilities would be sacrificed.