Internet was down for 4+ hours so I thought it was a good time to test various locations for camera placement as I had just bought 4 more V2. Can NOT do it. Apparently Wyse lied when I did not want their cloud services - I am mobility challeneged so at home 24/7 350 – I wanted to see how the Wyse V2 that I got a week ago would work near locations where for years I have had wireless speakers from my stereo. Unplug cam that was working well - had captured motion and alerted me within the prior hour. Unplugged it and placed it at first test location then sat not 5 feet away with my tablet and NOTHING. Would not connect - 5 feet of open air direct line of sight and NO connection. I could still see what was happening on 4 other cameras – after a frustrating 1/2 hour I placed the camera back to where it had been an hour before and it still would NOT connect and didn’t matter if I was 5 feet or 30 feet away. Sat here with my tablet on my left leg and that camera on my right thinking I’ll just delete and go through setup again.
Surprise surprise YOU can NOT delete a cam without it running home to Wyse to tell Wyse what is happening. No internet can’t do any changes. My WiFi is fine - internet down so doing LAN things without issues EXCEPT what I want to do to Wyse cams. Reboot my Android 10 tablet a few times and the camera “Group” is gone. Now have to select each camera individually to see what is happening - they are all working fine but instead of just looking at the tablet with all four showing I have to manually scroll through them wasting MY TIME. So as I was getting really frustrated it became very apparent that these cams and software management “runs back to momma” (Wyse) before you can control them on YOUR system.
So what else are they sending to WYSE when we opt OUT of using Wyse cloud system. Are the mics sending all conversations and what video or photos are being transmitted WITHOUT our permission and for what use? Seems now that as these are Chinese built that maybe the low cost is to gain access into our PERSONAL data through a back door. We (many of us) have seen the extent of Chinese monitoring their population for some time now. Is Wyse supplying China with video and vocal from everyone of these cameras that is sold because it is very apprent the cameras are “tattle tailing” what I want to do with the products I PAID FOR. IF I walk to the bathroom nude to take a shower, WILL someone in China watch – at 71 its not about me but who else and children’s privacy being violated even by accident. So just know that what is your and you paid for ISN’T… and we do not know who is watching or listening (does “turning off” the mic really turn it OFF? - doesn’t in Amaz Alexa or Appl Sirus where it listens for its name to turn back on) without our knowledge.