Wyze will no longer provide support for its first smart home security camera, the Wyze Cam v1. Wyze is retiring the camera as of Tuesday because it doesn't support a necessary security update, the company said in a message sent customers, which was earlier reported by Gizmodo.
"After almost 5 amazing years, we'll be retiring Wyze Cam v1 on February 1, 2022 as it can no longer support a necessary security update," reads the message, which was posted to a Wyze support forum last week. "You can still use your Wyze Cam v1 after this date, but as our End-of-Life policy states, Wyze will no longer sell, improve, or maintain Wyze Cam v1."
Wyze didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
The company's original camera made waves in 2017 due to its rock-bottom $27 price. At the time, competing products easily cost 10 times as much.
The company released the third-gen version of its security camera, the $36 Wyze Cam v3, in 2020. Despite its low price, it offers motion detection and local data storage, features that usually command a premium.