Wyze backtracks on free people detection for all its camera users, but offers a novel alternative

When Wyze first broke the news last year that it would need to temporarily yank free people detection for its budget security cameras, the company made a bold promise: that a revamped version of the feature would still be free.
Now, Wyze is admitting that it won’t be able to offer free people detection for all its users, but it says it might be able to swing a name-your-price model for its earliest adopters.
In an email blast on Monday, Wyze said that beta testing for its new, in-house face-detection feature, which (unlike the older version) works in the cloud rather than locally, is “going really well,” and that the feature will be “removed for beta testers” in September, presumably after the feature finally leaves beta.
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