Want to start adding smart security cameras to your home but the budget is tight?
The new Wyze Cam Plus Lite subscription option is a tempting offer, as it lets you pay what you want for it, even $0!
This is the cheapest option Wyze offers, which already had a subscription called Wyze Cam Plus that was just $1.99 per month.
With Wyze Cam Plus Lite, the motion detection is replaced by person detection, and the company also offers 12 seconds of cloud storage per activation, as often as every 5 minutes, saved in the cloud for 14 days.
Wyze’s forum announcement explains why the company made the bold move:
“If you’re familiar with the smart home space, you know that monthly subscriptions are becoming an absolute business necessity to build a sustainable IoT business in 2022. If you’re familiar with Wyze though, you know our founding principle is to be friends with users.
Over the last few years we have been desperately trying to navigate this dichotomy. After nearly going bankrupt during the outset of the pandemic, we launched Cam Plus, our premium service that maxes out your Wyze Cams with tons of extra AI and cloud storage features. This is by far the best experience for Wyze users, and the recurring revenue saved Wyze, but it means many of our users don’t have access to our most innovative product features. :pensive:
Last year, after much soul searching, we had somewhat of a lightbulb moment and started experimenting with a “Name Your Price” concept. The experiment was with just a small subset of users, but what we saw was incredible. When we gave a premium feature to users with no obligation to pay for it, many users voluntarily paid for it anyway to support fellow Wyze community members!”
The new plan can be activated no matter how many Wyze Cam devices you have in your account.