Video Doorbell

  • Integrates with Alexa and Google Assistant. Your doorbell will sound on your smart speaker when you’re home.

Interesting, so you don’t really need a separate chime device from Wyze anyway? I have 6 Google Assistants throughout my house already and this implies it will push a chime on to all of them. That is a huge plus and upgrade from my current old-school doorbell even if this Wyze version doesn’t have an SD card for continual recording or PD without a subscription (though to be fair, compared to other major competitors’ costs, this is still an awesome deal).

Shame they won’t be ready by Christmas, Wyze might’ve made a ton of extra sales for gifts.

(Oops, meant to post this in the new launch thread)

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One benefit to their chime vs alexa/google is that the chime will work even if internet or wifi is down - since they connect directly to the chimes

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YES!!! Finally. Got mine ordered as well.

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“shipping in January 2021” now thats a bit disappointing :frowning_face:

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I wouldn’t expect it to ship very soon. It could ship as late as January next year.

Be Sure To Understand The Shipping Date
Says Ship by January 31, 2021

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I am so angry that we have been with Wyze since the start and there not letting us get early access so what the point to pre order it if we have to wait till 2021 :rage: they let us get early access to Wyze outdoor…

A little disappointed that it didn’t integrate PIR for motion detection like they did for the Wyze Outdoor Cam. The other three “smart” video doorbells I tried gave dozens of false alerts (and/or wouldn’t catch actual people). But for $30, I’ll definitely order one anyway and try it out.

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I believe it’s a 1 min cooldown

no, you can skip the chime & use alexa/google… I know a echo dot works well :slight_smile:

would you rather them wait to do the pre-order in Dec? If they were prepared to ship now, they def would. But just as StopICU33 said, it ships BY 1/31/21…it could very well ship sooner

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sounds like someone was a beta tester :upside_down_face:
glad to hear most likely 1 min cool down…still whishing it had sd though…

really whishing they had found a way to make it compatible with a peephole, like a separately purchased peephole conversion kit that extended the wires through a threaded tube and then have a battery pack on the inside of the door that would wire/screw on - this will be my project in January

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Just looked on twitter and wyze is saying its a 5 min cooldown :frowning:

I’ll get confirmation, very possible I’m mistaken

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If you subscribe to Cam Plus, you can eliminate the 5 minute cool down on the doorbell.

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That price is great! But it doesn’t look like a doorbell with an identifiable button to push. :frowning:

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Yeah i saw that, whole reason i went with wyze in the beginning was no subscription - sd all the way - with that not being an option it feels like they are forcing us into the subscription model…which was one of their biggest selling points at the start. Almost feels like a bait and switch.

all preorders will automatically receive a rolling 14 days of free Cam Plus on their Wyze Video Doorbell once the doorbell is paired to their Wyze account.

They should probably reword this. Usually “rolling” means it continues indefinitely. For example, all the cloud events are stored on a rolling 14 days off storage, it never ends, it’s always free. This wording indicates we all get Cam Plus on the video doorbell for free forever but it only stores the last 14 days of footage.

I think they mean we are forced to try Cam Plus for 14 days against our will or not, and then it ends and you must pay for it after that… But you get to keep 14 days off rolling cloud storage of 12 second events anyway.

That typo is very misleading though… Makes me think I should buy a ton to get Cam plus free forever on them.

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i believe the bell will be glowing…

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I understand your disappointment and I know it has been a big let down for many.

Then as we look back to last year we bought the cams without PD and we were all quite content until PD came available. If person detection is something you can live without, it is still subscription free. :man_shrugging:

But…
Now that Wyze has spoiled us, we want both without a subscription, and It’s a tuff decision for some.

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I am totally cool with no PD, like you said we didnt have it originally, however the 5 min cool down is huge - and with no sd card there is no way around it without subscription. Along the same lines i will not buy a phone without sd card, i like to be in control of my information

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I’ve been waiting for a doorbell since I purchased my first Wyze cam 2 years ago. Since then I’ve pre-ordered multiple products and have been happy with them. However, no SD playback on the outdoor cam and lack of SD storage on the doorbell show the focus is now on recurring revenue from subscriptions. I would be willing to pay slightly more for a version of the doorbell that has SD support implemented like the v2 and Pan, but without an SD card option I will not purchase. That is a deal breaker and I’m disappointed.

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