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Re: ..the Wyze security camera..
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2018, 07:28:47 PM »
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I'm still messin' around on where to mount this little camera - right now it's sitting atop my Donkey Kong Jr Cocktail Table Video game in my Den - aimed - at nothing really.  just took a pic, of the pic and am showing it here - the thing "views" in 1080p.....very good quality (sorry my pic-taking isn't all that good) - perhaps this'll give ya some idea of it's $28 capabilities






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Re: ..the Wyze security camera..
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2018, 05:27:20 AM »
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I moved down here (from Amarillo), as a bachelor in '86 - got a very cool apartment and had it professionally decorated - I then bought the chair and the DK Jr cocktail game in downtown houston

used the DK Jr as a dining table - linen table cloth & napkins, china and silver settings, a pedestal champagne bucket for "entertaining"

the chair was also for "entertaining"   :icon_redface:
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Re: ..the Wyze security camera..
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2018, 03:06:36 PM »
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went to town to grocery shop today, left one of the tvs "on" with the Wyze camera pointed in it's direction.  Took along the Wife's IPad and stopped at Lowe's as they've got public WiFi - picked it up in their parking lot, activated the IPad and clicked on the Wyze app icon

worked great - live tv - couldn't see our dogs so asked my Wife to call home and when the answering machine activated to start calling the dogs - she did and guess they had been sleeping because we then watched them going from room to room looking for my Wife (sorry dogs, tricked ya..)

then too we tried the Dish Anywhere app - worked like a charm - got the same as we get on the Dish receiver in the house

technology - some good stuff there   :th_thicon_idea:
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« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2018, 06:38:09 PM »
I have that Dish anywhere. Great for when your sitting in a waiting room and the TV is on CNN.
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Re: ..the Wyze security camera..
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2018, 06:42:12 PM »
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went to town to grocery shop today, left one of the tvs "on" with the Wyze camera pointed in it's direction.  Took along the Wife's IPad and stopped at Lowe's as they've got public WiFi - picked it up in their parking lot, activated the IPad and clicked on the Wyze app icon

worked great - live tv - couldn't see our dogs so asked my Wife to call home and when the answering machine activated to start calling the dogs - she did and guess they had been sleeping because we then watched them going from room to room looking for my Wife (sorry dogs, tricked ya..)

then too we tried the Dish Anywhere app - worked like a charm - got the same as we get on the Dish receiver in the house

technology - some good stuff there   :th_thicon_idea:

you should be ashamed of yourself for tricking the dogs like that! shame on you!  :th_thicon_funny:

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Re: ..the Wyze security camera..
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2018, 02:04:06 PM »
WalMart now only matches their own website at a large number of WalMart stores (they used to match all sorts of other stores).

So, I couldn't get them to match the price of the Arlo camera setup that Amazon had. But, I needed the system that day - so, I bought it at WalMart last week.

Well, the WalMart website lowered the price of the base unit and 1 camera by $40 yesterday. So, I went back with the receipt and box last night - They gave me a $40 refund. That was nice.

When I got back home - I saw that my Sandisk 256GB flash drive dropped by $3. On the way to work, I swung by another WalMart and got my $3 back. I'll take it!

Apparently they will only do that for 7 days (match a price decrease). Of course, you could just return the entire thing and repurchase the item at a lower price if it gets past that 7 day window.

But, $43 back on my camera setup... That's great.

I bought a 2nd add on camera for my system on Sunday - BestBuy matched the Amazon price - so, I was able to get the 2nd Camera for $150 instead of $189.

Once I finish paying everything off, I will add 1 more camera. But, it was kind of an emergency buy given my problems with the neighbor. I like how it alerts me on my phone instantly - when it detects motion.

In 1.5 more months, these neighbors will be gone. Hopefully, whoever moves in next door afterwards won't go in and out all damn day long. I'm tired of watching all these videos  :th_thicon_lol:

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Re: ..the Wyze security camera..
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2018, 04:14:00 PM »
something i'd like to add to this. going with these security systems with cameras is a pretty good idea for sure. but you might also contact your insurance agent and let them know, because they may offer a discount on your homeowner's insurance policy. even if you rent and have renter's insurance, they might also offer a discount. sure wouldn't hurt to ask.

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« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2018, 08:47:36 AM »
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just ordered a 2nd Wyze camera - they're a few less $s on the Wyze website (vs amazon) - using the 1st one to watch the "inside" Dogs and will use the 2nd one to watch the Horses

the Wife is on her way to Sydney, with her IPad and will use her hotel's internet connection to see how the reception will be on the other side of the world
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Re: ..the Wyze security camera..
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2018, 10:13:44 AM »
something i'd like to add to this. going with these security systems with cameras is a pretty good idea for sure. but you might also contact your insurance agent and let them know, because they may offer a discount on your homeowner's insurance policy. even if you rent and have renter's insurance, they might also offer a discount. sure wouldn't hurt to ask.

I think you need an actual alarm for the discount.

I did insure my setup thru my insurance company, though. So if the cameras get stolen outside, I am covered at replacement cost.

I am more and more impressed with the Arlo pro setup. What is really cool is that they use rechargeable batteries - so, no wires whatsoever.