View On PC/Browser (Windows / Mac/Chrome)

Try turning on Person Detection

You’ve got your IR lights on the one.

The four red dots (assuming this is a V2 camera) are the infrared LEDs. They come on by default when night visions engages. If the camera is pointed at glass, the IR light will reflect off the glass and blind the camera. They can be turned off (disabled) in the camera’s Advanced Settings (gear menu).

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You better discuss it faster. I have one of the cubes and it works great but I bought two cameras from another company because I can view them on my PC at work and not use my data or drain my cell battery. No telling how many other people looking for home security cameras have bought from another company because you don’t have a PC app.

Pat

Probably a lot as WYZE does not sell home security cameras

Install BlueStacks on your PC and install the Wyze app on it. Works great!
https://filehippo.com/download_bluestacks_app_player/

The answer is always to load Bluestacks. But how do you store hours of video on Bluestacks? I could not find how to do that where PC interfaces allow it.

That is the only reason I still want PC is to make use of DVR functionality.

You don’t, You use a $5 micro card that will store 2 days

Is Bluestacks available on the Mac? Or do I have to use parallels to switch to windows or boot camp?

YOU might not call them home security cameras, but it alerts me when there is motion, I can hear what is being said in the room and I can talk to people. That’s security enough for me.

I’ll see if the bluestack will load on my computer at work. Some things I can’t because of the security they have set.

Pat

One thing to watch with BlueStacks at least in my experience with it. It can be a resource hog.

And therein lies the problem. I need at least a month per camera.

Yes, BlueStacks runs on Mac. Although as @Jason21271 Jason says, it can be a resource hog. There are a couple of other Mac-compatible Android emulators out there as well (Google will find them).

6 months ago Wyze beat out all others on price, performance and support. Now while it seems Wyze has focused on new products there are many competitors for cameras in the < $30 market.
As long as the cameras function as well or better than when I bought them I’m satisfied. But others are looking attractive.

Not if you want to watch more than 3 cameras. And every once in a while, the Wyze app times out.

My Wyze app restarts at less 20 times a day. I send the feedback to wyze. Never get a response??

Fixed. Thank you

Just found out the nest app no longer allows you to turn off the status light. So yeah you can view it from a desktop browser but the light will be flashing if you do. At least wyze still lets you turn it off. Had to cover the light with a piece of electrical tape. Not sure why they had to do something to piss of consumers over “privacy”. My doorbell or outdoor cameras look outside where there is no reasonable expectation of privacy. So wyze should not go this route of removing functionality like some competitors trying to dictate how we use our cameras. Almost thinking of switching to an ip camera with NVR so I’m not streaming to any third party cloud service that can see my cameras or be hacked. And I have complete control of the cameras and can run my own firmware.

For the person who told me to turn on facial identification. I do have that on. What I was trying to say is it’s in very important to get PC access because all day long I get alerts and I actually have to physically get up and walk outside my building and search for signal to see what is on there and usually they are the post man or a dog or my kids coming home from school or whatever and it would be much more helpful to just be able to look on my PC and save time. Unfortunately cell service is not an option where I am but for some reason I get alerts. But the Wyze app will not load due to laxk of signal. And I want them. I just want to look at them on my pc. And no, I cannot download on my work computer or bring outside computers to work. But I do appreciate your trying to help. I guess I was not clear.

It works not great, not terrible.