WyzeCam

WyzeCam

Review date: 10/23/2019

If you've got $20 burning a hole in your pocket and have always wanted an HD, night vision, motion detecting, time-lapse, continuous recording video camera with two-way audio that meets our minimum security standards, well, here you go! This little camera really does seem to have it all--as long as you have a microSD card for recording. Baby cam, pet cam, security cam, surveillance cam, game cam, cam cam--whatever cam you want. It works with Alexa and Google Assistant too. Going all Big Brother has never been cheaper.

What could happen if something goes wrong

For a $20 connected security camera, these cameras seem to do privacy and security pretty well. If you're super into the technical details, you can dig into some of the more techy privacy discussions in the link below. With any connected camera, you should be a little wary someone, somewhere may be able to assess it at some time. However, the biggest concern with this camera really might be that you get carried away, buy a bunch of them because they are so affordable, and put yourself under 24/7 surveillance. You'd become your own Big Brother.

Privacy

Can it snoop on me?

Camera

Device: Yes

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: Yes

App: Yes

Tracks Location

Device: No

App: Yes

What is required to sign up?

What data does it collect?

How does it use this data?

How can you control your data?

What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?

Average

Can this product be used offline?

Can’t determine

User friendly privacy information?

Yes

Links to privacy information

Security

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?

Yes

Encryption

Yes

The live video feed and other communications are encrypted between the camera and the server.

Strong password

Yes

Do you have to create a strong password?

Security updates

Yes

Does it get regular software/firmware updates?

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?

Privacy policy

Yes

Does it have a privacy policy?

Artificial Intelligence

Does the product use AI?

Can’t Determine

Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?

Can’t Determine

Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?

Can’t Determine

Company contact info

Phone Number

(844) 999-3226

Live Chat

None

Twitter

WyzeCam

Updates

Tinycam Secure Connection?
Reddit Thread
I'm messing around with Tinycam and adding cameras and when I look at the settings it says Secure Connection: No. How do I make it so I have one? I check marked Use HTTPS. Thanks!
Wyze camera data leak: How to secure your account right now
CNET
Wyze left a database exposed on the internet for much of December, 2019, exposing user data for 22 days. If you own a Wyze security camera, take a few minutes to secure your account and reconnect third-party services.

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