Here is why RSTP could be useful to you.
Clearly I do, and I thought it was pretty obvious. But I’ll spell it out for you. You said you want to
REPLACE my Chinese cams with WyzeCams
Xenophobia aside, WyzeCams are cheap Chinese cams. So your objective makes as much sense as “trying to replace all your cars with four wheeled vehicles”.
While I get your point. What I have noticed is a lot of people want to replace cameras sold by Chinese companies direct to consumer (such as the hundreds available on Amazon and eBay) since they have more faith / trust in an American (or non-Chinese) company to protect them (with their own firmware) even if the hardware was built in China.
Ah, I see. You’re looking for a debate. Sorry, no time to play with you. Grown ups are speaking.
(BTW, did you even look at my avatar? Or did you just learn xenophobia and wanted desperately to use it?)
Exactly. Spot on. I’m currently swapping Wanscams and the like. And it’s less a matter of trust as it is accessibility to resources, active firmware development and commitments. The companies you describe put a model out, then abandon it completely because most of them buy a single production run and then rebrand it. Forget about updates or documentation; they’re nonexistent.
They were a cheap entry point for my home automation system and a way to get monitoring at a low enough price to feasibly cover my areas. Now that Wyze has come along, I’m steadily replacing them. Still stuck with the low end for my outdoor cams as I’m not convinced that I can trust them outside. If (when?) Wyze introduces an IP65 cam, I’m jumping on them.
Wyze, even with stock firmware, still fits into my HomeAssistant setup (thanks to TinyCam Pro support) and I still get Alexa show support as well. That’s better than my older Arlos that are always a crap shoot on whether they’ll actually connect to my Show or not. My Wyzecams consistently do and that’s why I just bought three more.
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How do the cams with Home Assistant? I have looked into Home assistant a bunch of times, never wanted to make the jump, but also looked to see if they had Wyze Cam support and didn’t see it listed when I last looked about a month ago.
There is a thread in the #roadmap section to vote for Home Assistant support (not to be confused with Google Home Assistant). But there’s a thread for that too.
Purchased 1 cam to try it and i like it, but this will be the only one for now till RTSP is added. I hope motion tracking and 2 way audio will stay with it as are good features. If RTSP is added then will buy more and add to my Blue Iris system.
yes I’m super fancy. The house I live in is 1400sf, the one I rent is 1100sf and the one I have the cameras at sits on 2 acres and costs less to buy than a new F150.
Location is key. Price points are key, these cameras fit the bill for most of what I wanted in the forest.
I love the timelapse feature too, only disappointed that I can’t download the timelapse from a different network.
Totally agree. Thanks.
I’m doing mine via TinyCam Pro. I have it running on my ShieldTV which is always on. I setup my Wyzecams and then turned on the web server and I use the URLs generated by TCPro as the URLs for the Generic MJPEG camera in HASS.
TC_CAMERA_NUMBER = the number of the cam in TinyCam Pro
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
At the very least, Blue Iris will bring back your motion detection if the RTSP ROM takes it away temporarily.
Ahh okay. I thought TinyCam had support natively. I want to avoid running a webserver (just another thing to maintain!) but thanks!
Yeah I have seen those. I thought there was native support for Tiny Cam that I had missed. I don’t know how many integrations Wyze will try to implement because I believe their business model is to draw people into their app (and ecosystem). And there is nothing wrong that, though there are other integrations I would love.
TinyCam does have native support for WyzeCams, but HASS doesn’t have ‘native’ support for TinyCam. I mean unless you count the Generic MJPEG camera component. Sorry if I wasn’t clear enough in my description.
I did it this way so that I could use the cams in HASS without losing Alexa support by flashing third party firmware. It was simple, but I understand if you don’t want to run yet another server. It works for me because I have a ShieldTV running all the time anyway so it wasn’t a big deal.
Never thought about running it on my android TV though mine is a mibox and not nearly as robust as the Shield TV. It is too bad Android Things and TinyCam don’t run well on the Raspberry Pi.
Opening RTSP would make recording much easier… please add this feature
I have tinycam pro running on my Mibox S. Just side-loaded the apk and imported the camera file off a usb drive that I connected to both my phone and Mibox. Their are other ways but this is the easiest and most direct. Works great. That said, I would also love to have RTSP for Action Tiles but not if I have to flash a new firmware. My firmware flashing days are over. A toggle switch in the software would be nice even if some functionality is lost but I want it ALL!!!
The idea is a separate brand of firmware that you flash to get RTPS. Same way, you can flash back to the main branch if you want.