I totally understand the frustration when government regulates against doing something we would like to have simply for personal use. The only legal response anyone can legitimately recommend to “get around this” is for us to contact our local representatives who are the only ones who can undo this or make exceptions. For example, maybe write our local legislature and tell them we appreciate that they have good intentions to try to prevent some organizations such as the government from abusing things like this against us, but we also elect them to make things reasonable for our own personal use and ask them to consider adding a stipulation that would allow people to use facial recognition for their home security and home devices for personal use and home automation purposes. Give them a few personal examples of how it can better our life to allow our home cameras to recognize when it sees us versus someone else in our home, vs recognizing that a visitor is not a family member. Maybe point out that by not allowing this they are making our home less secure or less useful and ask them to be reasonable and push for some kind of amendment so we aren’t being punished by them, the very people we entrust to make us safer at home, not less safe. Things along those lines are something that I would probably say to my local representatives. Also, it can be helpful to find out who is assigned to which committee and reach out to those legislative members who are assigned to the committee that would oversee this issue. Probably something dealing with technology. The name of the committee will vary depending on the state.
So, just to be helpful I thought I’d look up how someone can get ahold of people in those areas where the politicians prohibited facial recognition use. Wyze’s 10-second disclaimer/notice currently says facial recognition is not allowed “in some areas including Illinois, Texas, and Portland.”
So if anyone reading this lives in Texas like @bartipoo it looks like we can go here to find out which politician represents us for our local area so we know who to contact and ask them to represent us like they’re supposed to:
Here are the TX Senate Committes. So we can go here to find the senators who are in charge of the specific issue we are upset about:
Here are the TX House (Congress) Committes. So we can go here to find the House members who are in charge of the specific issue we are upset about:
If we live in Illinois, we can find our house or senate representatives here:
Just select whether we want to contact our house or senate representative (contacting both might be the most effective). Then either type in the home address or click on our district and it will give us all their contact information.
This site has suggestions for standard ways of contacting our representatives in Illinois so our request will look professional and be taken the most seriously:
Here’s information for contacting Portland officials who are in charge of the laws there. Go to the section that says City Council and it will have links to the contact information for the mayor and each of the commissioners:
I am not a Lawyer, and I am not representing Wyze in any official capacity to recommend anyone contact their representatives. I am simply providing helpful links for those who are upset at the laws enacted by their local representatives, and want to, of their own free will, know what options they have to do something about this. Those representatives I provided links for to be able to contact are the ones with the power to do something about this. I hope that helps.