A dollar Bill
Here is an analogy for determining if Wyze Cameras are security Cameras or not.
A dollar Bill
A Wyze Camera
I state this is not a dollar bill and cannot be used for spending.
I state this camera is not a security camera and cannot be used as a security camera
The reason a dollar cannot be spent is that it could be easily stolen
The reason a security camera cannot be used for security is that it could be easily stolen
You have been told you cannot spend the dollar, yet you are likely to try to spend it anyway.
You have been told you cannot use the camera as a security camera, yet you are likely to try use it as a security camera anyway
So, what’s the difference?
A dollar bill that looks like a dollar bill, can most likely be spent like a dollar bill
A camera that looks like a camera, can most likely serve as a camera to record stuff. Regardless if your dog named Cat depositing some nasties on your new carpet. Or a burglar named Cat withdrawing some of Moms fake jewelry, is still a video camera that can be used for security. If you want to use a cell phone as a security device you are going to do that.
Your cell phone can be used to record video. We don’t have any consternation over the security definition or not of a cell phone. I don’t know the answer, but has anyone ever heard of a manufacture defining a cell phone a security device among its other attributes?
So the bottom line is, who the hell cares if it is called a security camera or not. YOU ARE GOING TO USE IT IN ANY WAY YOU WANT TO USE IT. The last I heard these Cameras are not meant for outdoor use, yet many folks do. Why no complaints there? Most everything I have read has been positive with regards to outdoor use and regardless if they worked or failed.
If Wyze put a big red sticker on each camera box that reads “Perfect for use as a Security Camera so you can rest easy at night” would that make you happy? Or would you complain that they did not mention anything about getting a warm fuzzy when your home during the day?
The difference in Wyze not calling this a security camera IMHO is purely one of liability. If they advertise it as a security camera they could and would be held liable for it. Especially in California . Do any of you realize how expensive Liability Insurance is for a company? It would most likely knock the crap out of the price for the very inexpensive cameras we all enjoy. Period.
Just my nickels worth. Inflation affects everything.