Does Sense need a Wyze Camera or just 5v power supply

Does the Wyze Sense require a Wyze Cam or can it be simply powered with a USB cable?

WYZE Sense requires that a bridge be plugged into the back of the camera, so short answer is yes a cam is required.

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As @Jason21271 says the Bridge module integrates with the software in a Wyze camera so the camera is required.

it could probably be a little less subtle. but it is on the Wyze sense page. lol

it should have been marked more bold.

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The Wyze Sense Bridge uses the WiFi capability in the camera to communicate its events. The bridge is not designed to function when connected to any other host.