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Wyze Cam Outdoor security camera now available to pre-order

Wyze Cam Outdoor security camera now available to pre-order

Budget smart home security company Wyze has launched pre-orders for its newly introduced Wyze Cam Outdoor security camera, one that is designed for wireless use outdoors. The Wyze Cam Outdoor looks like a more rugged version of the cube-shaped Wyze Cam models, offering a variety of features that make it suitable for exposure to the elements, including wire-free operation and IP65 weather resistance.

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Wyze Person Detection is coming back, but with a huge change

Wyze Person Detection is coming back, but with a huge change

Last year, Wyze announced that it was removing Person Detection from its Wyze Cam after a disagreement with the company that powered the feature. Ultimately, Wyze removed the feature in January, but said that this was merely a temporary measure and that the feature would be returning someday. Wyze is about ready to send Person Detection live again, but there's going to be a big change shipping along with it.

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Wyze Cam Outdoor offers battery-powered security on a budget

Wyze Cam Outdoor offers battery-powered security on a budget

Low-cost camera company Wyze has revealed its newest model, and as the name suggests the Wyze Cam Outdoor is its first intended to go outside. Battery powered, and able to work with both a base station for streaming and in a standalone mode for impromptu monitoring of a hotel room or other situation, the new camera sticks with Wyze's tradition of being more affordable than most.

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Wyze teases its future smart home hardware and features in new video

Wyze teases its future smart home hardware and features in new video

In a new video titled 'Our Pitch to Investors,' smart home company Wyze has teased some of the hardware and features that it has in the pipeline. Wyze says that it has more than 30 "pieces of hardware in the works," hinting at a huge expansion of its product offerings in the future. The company is hoping to raise funds to give it a bit of security amid the economic downturn.

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Wyze users can now access emergency services in its smart home app

Wyze users can now access emergency services in its smart home app

Smart home company Wyze has announced a new partnership with Noonlight that brings a new emergency services feature directly to its mobile app. With this, Wyze device owners can easily access emergency services from within the Wyze app, eliminating the need to separately dial 911. The feature works simply by tapping an emergency button found within the mobile app.

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Wyze releases new firmware that turns security cameras into webcams

Wyze releases new firmware that turns security cameras into webcams

Wzye, the connected home company best known for its inexpensive home security cameras, has released a new free firmware that enables users to transform those security cameras into webcams. The reason for this is obvious: many people have found themselves suddenly having to work from home and, as a result, many stores are sold out of high-quality webcams. This firmware update offers the next best option.

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Wyze Band revealed: $25 of smart band control

Wyze Band revealed: $25 of smart band control

The Wyze Band was revealed today as a $25 smart wearable for your wrist, with a color touchscreen and a wide variety of abilities. This band has the ability to control Wyze devices, connect to a smartphone and deliver notification, is an activity tracker, has heart rate tracking, and works with Amazon's Alexa. This device is available on pre-order right this minute.

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Wyze Band fitness tracker with smart home features revealed in video

Wyze Band fitness tracker with smart home features revealed in video

Earlier this month, budget smart home company Wyze published a roadmap revealing the products it plans to release this year, as well as how far along it is toward the launch of each product. Among the offerings is Wyze Band, an activity-tracking wearable that will also provide users with access to their smart home devices (the ones sold by Wyze, that is). Now a new leak offers the first look at this device.

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Wyze’s new Person Detection feature appears for some users

Wyze’s new Person Detection feature appears for some users

If you own a Wyze security camera, you may already have access to the company's own Person Detection, the replacement for the version previously powered by Xnor.ai. The company announced in late November 2019 that it would be removing its Person Detection feature because, in what was described as a surprising movie, Xnor.ai suddenly cut its contract with Wyze.

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Wyze details future products: Band, Scale, outdoor and doorbell cameras

Wyze details future products: Band, Scale, outdoor and doorbell cameras

Budget smart home company Wyze has offered its customers a look at its upcoming product lineup, including new products that were made obvious as part of the company's massive data leak late last year. In addition to plans for an outdoor camera and a doorbell camera, the company is also planning to release two smart wellness products that'll help users track their health.

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Apple acquires Xnor.ai leaving Wyze cams blind to people

Apple acquires Xnor.ai leaving Wyze cams blind to people

Apple buys smaller tech companies from time to time, as its own PR would reply to inquiries. It's no that often, however, that you hear of such an acquisition causing a different company direct problems. That's exactly the strange situation behind Apple's reported purchase of Seattle-based startup Xnor.ai which is apparently the real reason why Wyze is losing a key feature of its smart security cameras.

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Wyze reports another compromised database, leaked information still unknown

Wyze reports another compromised database, leaked information still unknown

Wyze bills itself as the smart home system for the masses but some seem to have taken issue at the hidden costs of its affordability. The recent report of a massive database breach just a day after Christmas definitely doesn't help Wyze cause, especially when it has to disclose that another database was apparently breached as well. This time, however, Wyze assures customers that the impact is less than feared but has yet to confirm what exactly was leaked.

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