Wyze’s security camera pay-what-you-want subscription accepts $0

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Wyze has launched a new tier for its home security cameras called Cam Plus lite. Person Detection is a feature in the cam Plus lite that will alert you when a human is detected rather than just motion, as well as cloud recordings that are limited to 12 seconds in length, with a 5 minute cooling off period between them. Users can pay $0 a month for the new tier.

The Wyze cameras have a limit on the size of the microSD card, but the company says it will remove it.

Wyze started experimenting with a pay-what-you- want model for its person detection feature back in 2020, hoping that some users would be willing to pay to allow Wyze to provide the service for free to others. The company added person detection as a free service in 2019, but it was removed the following year after the company that provided its technology terminated its licensing deal with Apple.

The other two are below Cam Plus and Cam Plus Pro.

Some smart home companies charge for person detection, while others don't. Similar features are offered for free by both Eufy and Google. The $0 payment option helps to preserve the affordability of Wyze security cameras, which has always been their big selling point. The Wyze cam v3 is currently on sale for $35.98.

Wyze has two existing subscription tiers: Cam Plus and Cam Plus Pro. The cam Plus costs less than a dollar per camera per month and removes the 12-second limit and 5-minute limit on cloud recordings, as well as expanding the artificial intelligence detection feature to also recognize packages, pets, and vehicles. Cam Plus Pro costs $3.99 per camera per month and includes professional monitoring, as well as the ability to recognize specific faces.

Wyze Cam v2 and v3 will be available with the cam plus lite. The Wyze Cam v2 and Wyze Cam Pan v1 were only included in the previous pay-what-you- want subscription. Wyze video doorbells will be supported soon by the company. Person Detection is not available outside of the US.