Wyze, a smart home technology start-up founded by ex-Amazon employees, has marked its arrival in Australia with the launch of Wyze Cam v3 Pro security camera with 2K resolution, full colour night vision, real-time detection and artificial intelligence (AI).

Easy to set up within minutes, the Wyze Cam v3 Pro comes with 2K video resolution including zoomed (up to 8x digital zoom), a motion-activated 80-lumen integrated spotlight and an 89-decibel built-in siren.

Wyze Cam v3 Pro offers customisable detection zones, simplified event navigation, and a new Smart Focus feature. When enabled, this feature zooms in on people, while still keeping tabs on the wider view. The camera can detect visitors almost instantly by leveraging on-device Edge AI for person detection, rather than in the cloud, to maintain lower latency. It also reduces the triggering of unwanted alarms.

Users can record and capture 24/7 footage for up to 15 days by leveraging micro-SD cards, speak to those in front of the camera in real time with two-way audio, and amplify low light and show dark areas with a 4MP Starlight sensor. The Wyze Cam v3 Pro also works with Alexa and Google assistant to receive alerts and use voice commands to check and manage devices.

Wyze CEO and co-founder, Yun Zhang said the v3 Pro and the company’s launch into the Australian market will help Australians feel better protected against property crime and enjoy the benefits of cutting-edge technology without breaking the bank.

“According to recent ABS statistics, around 919,500 Australians fell victim to property theft and vandalism last year, which happened as they battled a pandemic and rising economic pressures,” Zhang said.

“A lot of people believe high-level home security is complicated and expensive, and will leave their homes looking like a high-security prison. We’re here to dismantle that theory and show how affordable, reliable and non-invasive these technologies can be. By tapping into AI, automation and motion-based sensors, Australians can feel a lot more secure in their homes.”

The Wyze Cam v3 Pro can be set up, configured and controlled within the Wyze app, available to download for free through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. There are plans to introduce its Cam Plus service in the near future, which will enhance the Edge AI capability by supporting additional detection and alerts of specific vehicles, pets and friendly faces.

The Wyze Cam v3 Pro is available for $99.99 from the Wyze website global.wyze.com and through Amazon.