Too bad that it would be cost prohibitive … I guess a few extra dollars per pre-flashed RTSP camera as I had suggested would not be enough to cover it?
At a high level – Is there any mechanism you can imagine that would mitigate the risk for you guys, but would also allow less sophisticated users - who currently buy cheap Chinese RTSP cams on Amazon - to buy a Wyzecam instead?
For example … if you don’t want the user to be able to switch firmwares w/o appropriate education … Maybe you could have some kind of API in the camera such that an NVR or VMS software on the local network can request the conversion to rtsp? When a conversion is requested, you could validate the owner’s desire to do it somehow (e.g. the user goes to your web site, authenticates, and you show him appropriate warnings and disclaimers, etc before letting him agree to proceed)
This way, any software that chooses to support Wyzecam explicitly can still recommend these cameras without being limited to only users that can jump through complicated hoops, and only the users who already have an NVR or VMS (and thus presumably don’t have problems using RTSP) would be attempting a non-usb-drive-based conversion. Of course, there’s still a risk that those cameras could get bricked in the process, but this way you’re not risking the bulk of your non-RTSP users’ cameras.
(That was just a thought … but it would be really nice for RTSP not to be limited only to the most technical users. I’d love to be able to recommend this as an RTSP cam to my friends.)
Also … If you’re allowed to say - Why can’t RTSP just be put into the main firmware? Resource limitations?