Nothing would be better than a smart hub on my tv where I can control all my cameras and connected devices. Just saying, I have a huge screen that is already the center of each room in most houses…
I’ll start by saying that more than 60% of devices in my network are Wyze devices.
These devices may or may not be regularly updated, being a security risk, an extra effort to manage them in the network, a bottleneck in some cases, incompatible in others.
A Network Hub that creates an ad hoc network for Wyze devices would solve many of these issues.
- manage at least 100 devices Wi-Fi
- SIM card for internet connection backup
- rules for automatic device updates
- app (home assistant) integration
- 8 ports POE
Demise of Insteon leaves me nervous…
As a long-time user of MANY Insteon devices, I’m left very nervous about purchasing more Cloud connected device from any company, even Wyze. Does Wyze have any plans to develop a “Hub” to allow Cloud independent control of Wyze devices and/or adopt an industry standard similar to Matter?
Cannot speak to the development of a hub, but I have seen where Wyze is participating in the Matter Standards, which is a good thing.
Kind of sad how Insteon just shut down without notice to their customers. Although we cannot predict the future and I understand your concern, I believe Wyze to be a reputable company and am not concerned about the same thing happening. IMHO
So was Insteon until it wasn’t…
I too believe Wyze is a reputable company. I’m sure given their openness regarding their financial problems last year that they will give us plenty of warning. That said, my concern is that if Wyze should find their business model to be unsustainable thus forcing a shutdown, I’d be stuck with a third set of “bricks” (I already have much $$$ tied up in useless Iris and now Insteon devices).
True, I know a lot of individuals who had Insteon. Sad they did not even give a notice.
If you’re nervous about what happened with Insteon, and who isn’t to some degree as they aren’t the first and they definitely won’t be the last, then buy equipment that doesn’t run on proprietary standards as well as rely 100% on cloud connections.
I’ve been a Wyze supporter for quite some time, and while I love the gear I’ve got from Wyze, I will probably be moving on from their cameras, switches, and other actual smart home gear because it is not developed on an open standard (like Zigbee or Zwave) and it requires a connection to the internet to do anything. Wyze is a great way to get started into Smart Home tech, what they sell, for the price they sell it at, is great. You’ll never hear me say otherwise. HOWEVER. it doesn’t scale, I can’t create rules that when I arm Home Monitoring turn off the lights. No 4k Cameras. etc. it’s nothing against Wyze, it’s the evolution of what I am trying to do.
Oh, and to the question that was asked about a “Wyze Hub”, double check, but I believe they rebranded the old Home Monitoring to Sense Hub 2.0 when they launched Cam Plus Pro.
I too was caught in the Iris shutdown, that is how I originally found Wyze. Iris refunded everything I had purchased that could not be moved to another platform. So I was refunded for cameras that would no longer work, but all my other Iris things are still in use with a SmartThings hub.