Wyze Finally Announces Web View for Its Security Cameras, But There’s a Catch

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Wyze announced a slew of new products this week in celebration of its fourth birthday, and now we’re learning about some highly anticipated new software features coming soon. Perhaps the most notable is camera web view, which users have wanted for years, not to mention a new AI-powered security subscription.

With Camera web view, owners will be able to view their Wyze Cam’s live stream and recorded videos from any web browser. However, there’s a small catch. This will only be available with a Cam Plus subscription. Still, it’s a helpful feature we’ve wanted for years, and now it’s finally on the way.

Additionally, the company did state that web view will be available as a Cam Plus beta while they assess their costs, so there is a chance it’ll be available to everyone later down the road.

Then, Wyze also confirmed an all-new subscription option they’re calling Cam Plus Pro. With a Pro subscription, you get all the benefits from Cam Plus, with the addition of professional-style home security. With Pro, Wyze Cams will arm/disarm, detect people, and trigger alerts to a professional dispatch agent. Basically, offering the ability to detect a person and call for security, if required.

Users won’t need some sort of security hub, sensors, or additional cameras, either. Instead, all you’ll need is a Wyze cam and a Cam Plus Pro subscription, making its already affordable cameras even better. The company didn’t announce pricing yet for Cam Plus Pro, but there is a waitlist sign-up for those interested once it becomes available.

What’s interesting about this move is that Wyze already offers a traditional security system service, which runs $5 a month for professional monitoring. However, this new plan may be more affordable and perfect for smaller homes or apartments, especially when all you need is a $36 Wyze Cam to get started.

Unfortunately, Wyze hasn’t shared too many details about the Cam Plus Pro service yet, like which cameras it’ll work with or how it will interact with Wyze’s regular security system. Either way, these are two exciting new options users can appreciate.

Source: Wyze

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