View On PC/Browser

maybe-later
#205

I am a business user and would switch all my locations to Wyze if it had a PC app. Currently I use nest and would LOVE to switch!

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#206

I think a good solution to this (and the “web browser access” request) is to build a web server appliance.

IMO, this approach solves both of the most-likely reasons Wyze doesn’t seem interested in providing non-web access; security and revenue.

For revenue, it shouldn’t be hard to build the device - if I had the APIs, I could wire it up on a Raspberry Pi Zero-w, which costs less than $10. I’m SURE Wyze could build a product to sell for $20 (well … $19.99 to keep the price the same as the “low-end model”).

For security, it allows restricting access to the cameras themselves to a “controlled” device. Browsing the web site is still a problem, but it shouldn’t be too hard to add an authentication code in the app … so - hit the appliance, log in with your Wyze account (like you do for the app) … the app pops up an authentication code … type in the auth code and browse away.

Piece o’ cake

Wyze support folk? You watching this thread? I’d be glad to prototype this for you, if you need it.

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#207

In conjunction with the 3 Wyse cams I still have 8 Arlo cams because of it web browser app that I need.
I’m hoping the Wyze Team will consider this as well so I can update/replace all my 8 Arlos with Wyze cams … until then, I’ve no need in buying more Wyze cams.

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#208

The Wyze App works well on my iPhone, and iPad. But what do I use for my MacBookPro?

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#209

Has there been any talk of making a app that will work on the MacBookPro? It would be very helpful in my situation.

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#210

Would certainly like to be able to view all my Wyze cameras on my PC. Was actually surprised when I found out that I can’t. Been thru a couple surveillance camera systems all able with this feature. Please work on this as it is industry standard for many other systems and for all the reason stated here previously. Thank you kindly.

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#211

That’s great but talk is cheap lol lets see it manifest into reality very very soon please. I think Wyze needs to commit to this issue and not just with words how about a realistic timeline and commit to meeting it?

I purchased these cameras before learning about this concern. Frankly, I’m very surprised this option is not a reality from the begining? I know Wyze is concerned about keeping the cost down but if this is going to hurt your reputation/ future sales I know I would be dealing with it rather quickly. If I knew this before hand I wouldn’t have purchased these cameras. Something to seriously consider before it’s too late Wyze.

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#212

Yes being able to access my cameras from my hub computer would be a great addition as I can record through other sources as well, not only limiting me to the SD card or events. Also using a computer that is network shared can grant access being able to check cameras from any granted location, further cementing this product into something more and a security standpoint that can be used more professionally. I was surprised when there was no desktop version of the app, doesn’t seem to be something too tough to implement. The same features being accessed by a program would lead to being able to monitor cams from home not limiting me to a phone when most work is done on a computer, Adding desktop notifications to events and alarms, as well as motion; I can see Wyze doing this in the future no doubt if they stay on the incline. This would be a huge security increase. Emulating a phone to a computer is simple but trivial in a world of ease of access making it unnecessary. In the mean time I can continue to monitor cameras at home using a phone, however this turns my phone into more of a security device than leisure to communicate to loved ones and receive important calls.

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#213

There definitely needs to be a way for us users to view our cameras via our PC’s. This is a must in some cases where you cannot have a cell phone in use. This ability will set you apart from the other ip camera guys out there.

Please, consider us folks that cannot always have our cell phones with us, but have access to a computer and could use this to our best advantage

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#214

A browser based way to view my Wyze cams would be a great feature to have!! If it was used in a browser instead of a windows app, it’d be accessible to Mac users too.

The ability to view multiple live streams at once would be extremely helpful as well

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#215

Would love not only to be able to view on desktop PC but also would love to be able to have the option to have recordings automatically sent to a PC hard drive

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#216

Great point DadCooks. If we could dump the data from the Wyze cam to a local PC device on the same WiFi network, this would solve many problems for many users such as remote access by PC and loosing data due to overwriting small capacity internal SD cards.

Please make this a priority🤞

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#218

There is an APP called BLUESTACKS that allows you to install a virtual android OS on your PC - you can then download the WYZE app and set up your account - this allows you to view your cams in real time on your PC and leave them up while working on other projects. I monitor my front door all day from my office computer.

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#219

There is an APP called BLUESTACKS that allows you to install a virtual android OS on your PC - you can then download the WYZE app and set up your account - this allows you to view your cams in real time on your PC and leave them up while working on other projects. I monitor my front door all day from my office computer.

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#220

This is perfect!!! Thanks so much for sharing that information!

Scott

Scott Yonally, N8SY

Section Manager - Ohio

ARRL - The National Association For Amateur Radio™

n8sy@n8sy.com

419-512-4445

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#221

I’ve heard others online talking about this method. My concern is how secure is this method? How safe is this to use? Does it give other’s rights to my footage? I would rather just wait for Wyze to solve this rather than risk compromising security.

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#222

This is by far, my #1 concern with my use of WyzeCam.

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#223

I use the app called MEMU PLAY that basicly does the same thing, I have it on a spare computer and just run screen capture on it to get a continues recording of it, you can resize the images to get 2 or even 4 cams on the 1 screen

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#224

+1 for PC/Browser (or RTSP).

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#225

Has any tried to install the app on a chromebook? I am at work but will try to remember to do it when I get home.

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