After watching the video commercial, I think I’ve forgotten my question. No, I’ve got it: The Pan Cam and original Cam can occasionally fail to turn on and reconnect to WiFi after a power outage, and the Wyze suggestion was to use a plug such as this to remotely recycle (unplug/restart/reboot) the Cams. So I do already have a couple smart-plugs from prior to Wyze Plugs existing, and that totally works. I even plan on scoring a couple more plugs and figure I’ll go with these new Wyze Plugs (as long as the “superhero” in the commercial doesn’t deliver them).
My theory is that the original problem is that Cams turn back on when the power comes on, but if the internet connection isn’t there for a certain amount of time, they don’t connect. In other words, the modem, the WiFi, the power is all back, but the ATT DSL line (remote cabin, DSL best we can do) takes longer to be live and supply a conduit to the internet because the power outage has also hit the ATT equipment and more time is taken for them to get that fired up and working again.
My long-winded question boils down to this: After power coming on to the Wyze Plugs, will they keep trying to connect to the internet indefinitely, or will they give up and simply remain “offline” if they can’t connect after a certain amount of time?