According to an article by Dave Zatz, Wyze Cam v4 is set to be released soon. Despite the company’s popularity and affordable pricing, Zatz advises caution when considering supporting Wyze. This caution stems from a recent incident where unauthorized access to the live feeds of ten households was granted to up to 2300 users. These security mishaps, along with previous operational issues, raise concerns about the reliability of Wyze’s products.
The article also speculates on the features that the upcoming Wyze Cam v4 might offer. It is expected to have a 1080p resolution and potential design improvements. However, it may not include advanced features such as the Wyze Cam Plus Lite plan and a larger field of view. The author criticizes Wyze’s shift towards subscription revenue, interpreting it as a signal of diminished focus on product consistency and customer satisfaction.
Given the questionable security protocols and inadequate customer protection measures, Zatz recommends exploring alternatives to Wyze. The New York Times Wirecutter has even retracted its endorsement of all Wyze cameras until significant changes are made. While complete safety and security cannot be guaranteed by any company, Zatz suggests that consumers should trust in the dependability of the products they choose.
This article is approximately 70% likely to be factual news based on my current analysis.