Last night I tested the Wyze cams connected to the router but disconnected internet from the router via the Ethernet connection. There were NO EVENTS recorded during the entire night including my own activity intentionally walking in front of all 3 cameras multiple times throughout the night under multiple flood lights (which of course, it normally does record these exact events). I received an error message when I tried to access “events” this morning. The error message was, there are no events, please make sure your device is set to record events, of course, IT IS set to record events.There is NO reason for the camera to NOT record when disconnected from the internet but still remaining connected to the WiFi. Also, throughout the night I had to reconnect the iPad to the cameras, the little green dot came up and I was forced to reconnect to the camera several times. Another note; when I first turn on the advanced settings the sound button is green for a split second each time the app is restarted (another topic?) despite the fact that I have sound turned OFF on ALL of the cameras. I get the feeling I may be being recorded without my knowing, both video and audio possibly? (Will have to read the privacy statement carefully). Just a thought. So, WiFi on, WiFi off, none of that seems to matter, it will record the timeline, but nothing else, NO events whatsoever.
I prefer privacy over security personally. Ben Franklin once said “Those who would give up their liberty (freedom) for security, deserve neither.” I fully agree with that assessment. Can anyone please explain to me before I check the transmissions of the router packets, why this camera events failure is occurring when the Ethernet for the main internet is simply disconnected? Guess I am suspicious by nature, which in this world makes complete sense, because NO ONE, and I mean NO ONE can be trusted (ie: the reason for the cameras in the first place). especially government and corporations. Not that individuals are any less sinister, the exception being, most simply lack the organizational skills of the multiple criminal minds at work in those other 2 areas of society. Yes I read the thank you email from Wyze stating you did it ALL just for us. That is a whole lot of Bushwah!
In conclusion, will the Wyze Cam function normally without WiFi, and/or internet connectivity. The answer for me is NO, it will NOT. Having the ability to completely disconnect the cameras and the cameras remain fully functional is THE most important aspect for me. My privacy comes first. Microphones in my home continually recording to the cloud on the internet is NOT a thought which I relish. Envisioning complete invasion of my privacy.
Thanx and 73’