XNOR.ai Terminates Wyze

By John Honovich, Published on Nov 27, 2019

Wyze has shocked the industry again - this time with a major setback. Just months ago, Wyze triumphantly added AI analytics to their ~$20 cameras, which IPVM testing showed worked better than Axis and Hikvision analytics.

Now, Wyze has announced XNOR.ai, their analytics provider, has terminated them, leaving Wyze scrambling.

Inside this note, we examine the challenges for Wyze and the opportunity for XNOR.ai, the startup that developed YOLO, to expand in video analytics.

Terminating ****

**** **** * ****** after ****** ** *********,**** ************* *** ******** **** as:

*** ***** ******** * few ******* ***** ** did *** ******* ****** into ****** ** *******. One ** ***** ******* allowedXnor.ai ** ********* *** ***** ** *** ****** ******* ******, forcing our next firmware release to omit the Person Detection feature. [emphasis added]

**** ** ** ************* statement ** (*) ****** do ********* ***** **** issues *** (*) ****** do **** ***** **** contracts *** **** *** features ******* ********** ** options.

2 **********

***** ******* **** *********, we **** *** ********** here:

  • **** ***** *** *** the ***** **** ****.** wanted. **** *** ** was ********** *** **** what ** ******** **** speaking **** ****.**, ****.** was *** ***** **** much (** ********) *** the **** **** *** that *** ******* **** XNOR.ai *** *** ****** publicity (*** ********** ********* at **** *** * company **** ******* ***** recognition ****** **** ****). So ****.** *** **** wanted **** ** *** more ** **** *** clearly ******* *********** ***** from ****.**'* **********.
  • ****.** *** **** ********* reason ** ** ****, perhaps **** **** * larger ********, ******* ** acquirer **** ***** **** as * ********** *** wants ** ******* **** from ****** ****** ** XNOR.ai's **********.

Benefit *** ****.**

****** ***, **** ** likely ** ** * benefit *** ****.** ** they **** **** **** to ***** **** ***** technology ***** ** **** extremely ************, ***-**** ***** that **** ****.

Problem *** ****

**** ******* ******** **** they *** *** ******* when ** ** **** can ******* * ********** for ******* ** ***** low-cost *******, ******:

***good **** is that when we do re-roll out this feature it will still be free for you - even if we end up using the cloud instead of edge-AI.

***? ******* **’** *** in *** ******** ** bait-and-switching *** ***** *** we’ve **** * ******* to *** **** ****** Detection ***** ** * free *******.

** **** ** **** cloud ********* *** ****, it ** ***** ** cut **** ***** ******* minimal *******.

Wyze ****** ** ****

** **** **** **** problem, **** **** **** are ******** ***** *** AI ****:

** ******* *** ********** to **** ******* *** the ********** ** ** going ******* *** *** cameras, **’** ******* ****** a **** ** ******** AI ********* *********** ******* on *** ****** ********* project.

***** ** ** ***** that **** *** ******* its *** ** ** there ** ** ******* amount ** ******** ********* resources ** ***** ** in ******** ****** (********* from ****.**). *** ********* is ** **** ***** models *** ********** ** the **** ** ************, low-cost ***** **** *** in ****'* *********. *********, the ******** **** ** doing ** ** *** cloud *** **** ******** of ******* ***** ** very ********* *** ********* the **** ******** *****.

"Too **** ** ** ****"

**** **** ******** *** XNOR.ai ******* **, ***** founder **** ***** **** was ** "************ **** boundaries ** ****** *** good ** ** **** products":

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**********, **** *** **** true.

Outlook ***** ******** *** ****

***** ****** ** **-***** Wyze *** ********* *******, compared ** *** ***** of *** *** ** 2019, *** ****** ** is ************ *** * setback, **** ***** *** an ********* *********** ** super ***-**** *** ******* marketing **** **** ******** to ***** *** ********* into *** ******** ******.

*******, *** **** ***** and ******'* ******* ******* ******* them***** **** **** ** facing ******* ********** ** it *******.

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**** ************* **** **** wins ***** ****. **** may ** * ***** setback, *** **'* **** temporary. *** **** ********* will, *** *** **** part, *** **** **** communication ** * **** thing *** **** ****** be *******.

*** **** ********* ****

**** ********** ** ********* ** their ************, **** ***** ** be *** ****. *** thing ***** **** ** limited *********** ** ** near ***** ***** ***** that *** **.

****, **** *** ***** inclusion ** *** ****.** website ******* **** *****?

*******

***, ********** *** * have ***** **** ** change ** ******.

** *** ****** ** promotion******** *** ***** ** service*** **** ******* *** rights ** *** *******'* use *** ********* ** marketing.

** ** ***** ********* to **** / **** the ******** *******, *.*., the ****** *** ***** boxes **** ** *** same ******* ***** ** are ** **** ** it ** ***** - i.e.,******* ****.**, ********* ** YOLO, ***** ************ ***** Examined. ** **** ***, they *** ****** ******* the **** ** **, but ***** ******** *** be ****** ** ** endorsing **** ** *********, which ** ** *** allow.

** ** ***** ********* to **** / **** the ******** *******, *.*., the ****** *** ***** boxes **** ** *** same ******* ***** ** are ** **** ** it ** *****...

***, *** **** ** the **** *** *** to ******* **** *** “now **********” ******** :)

******: ****.** *** *** removed *** **** **********. Thanks #*

******** **** *** ****.

* ** ******* ** see **** ******** ****.** to **** **** ****. Seeing *** ***** ***** edge ** **, * hope **** *** **** landing ** ******** **** within * *********** / larger ***.

**** ***********! * ****** existing ***** *** ****** not ** ******* *** firmware **** ******* **** person *********. * **** a *** **** **** deployed ** **** *** chose **** ****** ******* of *** ****** ********* analytic. ** ***'* ** legal *** **** ** remove * ***** ************* after *** ********...

** ***** ** ******** that *** ***'* **** to ******* ** *** patch **** ******* **** person *********, *** *** already **** ** ****** firmware ******** *** **** on ***** ********.

* ******** ***** ******/*** Wyzecam ****** ***** **** had ** ****** ** whether *** *** ****** firmware ******, **** ******* said **** *** *** stop *** ******* ***** they ******* ** *** update *** **** **** I ***** *** ******* they **** ** "******* at **** ****" *** "can't ********* **** ** (cancelling *** *******) **** work".

* ***** "****", *** in **********, *** *** can **** **? ****'* market ** ********* ***** but ****** *******. ***, the ********* **** ******* to **** *** ***** have ****** ** * lot ** *******, *** just **** *** **** about ****.**, * ***** this ****** ** *** Wyze's **** *** *****. If ** ****'* **** for **** ****, * probably ***** **** ******* of **** ** **** some ***** ****** *******, but **** ***** *** deal *** ********** *********, I've ********** **** ****** of ****** ********* **.

** *** ***** ***, this **** *** **** back * ******, *** I ****** **** ** recover ***** ***** ******** model ** ******* ***** cameras, *** **** **** they ***** ******* **** the ***** ***** *****, they'll ** * ***** to ** ******** ****.

*** ********** ****

* ***** **'* **** likely ** *********** ** both - ****.** ****** more ***** **** **** than **** **** ******* to *********** ***, ******* XNOR ****** *** ********* in **** **** **** pay ************* **** *** a ***** ** ***********, or **** ******** **** will **** ***** *********.

**** ** * ******* pattern ** *** ******* cycle ** ********* ******** - *** ***** **** the "**** ****" ** analytics *** ************ ** venture *******. **** **'* being ********** ** * hypergrowth ******** - *** enough ***** (** **** a ****) ***** **** on *** *********, *** as ** ******* ** grow *** ******** **** as **** ** ********, figure *** ****** *****.

**** ******** ****** - at **** *****, ***** strategy ** ******* ********* through ******* *************** *** brand *********** ***** ** be *** **** ****** successful **** ** *** (leaving *** ***** ******* patent ******** **** ** the ****).

**** ******** ******

****: **** ** ******** from * ******** **********. At *****, * *** thinking *** ****’* *** hell ** * **** compliment **** ** ******** employee *** ** *** not.

***** ** ** *** old ******** ***** *** can!

**.*% ** **** ********* won't **** *** **********. They ****** ***'* *** the ******, ** *********** what **** ***...

**** ****** ***'* *** the ******, ** *********** what **** ***...

**** **** *** **** sense. **** **** ************ that ********** ****** ********* was *** ** ***** customer's *** **********. ****** Wyze *** *********** **** out * ********** **** works **** ** ****, a *********** ****** ** customers **** ****** *** be ************.

******** * ***** ** more ** * ****** to ****. **.*% ***'* realize *** **** **** had ** ******* **** don't ****** ** ****, yet.

** *********** **** **** had...

*** ******** ********, ** the *****, *** "***'* tell ** **** ***'** doing *** ** ***, remind ** ** *** thing *** **** **** from **" ********.

** *** **** ******* reviews *** ******** ***** camera *******, ******** **-**% of ***** ******* ** because ** ****** ********* quality *** ************* ******.

* ******, **** * thought ***** ** *** have ****** ** ********. One ***** ***** **** a ****** ****** $** for * ****** ***** not ****** **** ***** features ** **** ** the ******* ****** ********.

*** **** ** ********** the ********* *** *** the ****** **** ******** generally ****** *** **** and ***** **** *********** expectations ** **** * product *****/****** **.

* ***** **** ********* had **** *******. ***** employees ***** **** ***** on * ******** *****. XNOR **** **** *** training ********. **** ****** people ********* *** ****. But * **** **** business ***** *** *** work ***.

*******, * ***** **** Wyze ** **** ** early **** *** *** trend:

** ** ****, ** works *** **'* **** in ***** ********.

** ** *** ***** to **** ***** ******* in *** ********. *****, IMO, *********** ******* **** time ** ****** ***** analytics. **** **** **** to **** ** * priority.

* ******* ******* **** comments ****** *** ***** a ****** ** **** users *** ******* ****.**, such **:

**'* ****** ***** **** they *** ******** **** was ****** **** ***** are ** *********** **** XNOR *** ******** ****** real / ******** ***** from **** ***********.

*******, **** ******* **** has * ******** *** it's * ***** *****:

** **** * ****?

@*********** *** ******* ****** about **&* *** ********....

*****************, ** **.

********* **** **** ********* because **** **** ***. Its *** *****. **** like ***** ***** ********/ AI ******* *** ***** saying **** **** **** RMR ** ********** ******* YET *** ****** *** no ****** **** ****.

*****, ******? **** ****** a ******* ***, ** any, **** ** ******** analytics ** ****** ** low *** ********. *** are *** ** **** them *** *** **** to ******? ** ** greedy ** ***** *** should *** **** ******* without * ******* ***.

*** *** *******'* **** ask *** ***. **** is ******** ***, **** fair ****.** **** ***** fair ***** ** ****. It ***** ***** ** develop ***** **'*, ********** making ******* *** ******* and *** ****. ** either **** * ***** of *** ***, ** pay *** ** *******. I ***** **** *** giving **** **** *** payments, ** * ******* they ******* **** ****** above ****.

**** ** ******** ***

**** **** ******* ** charge *** *** * days *** **** ***** '******** ****** *******' ******** ** $*.** per ****** *** *****.

**** ** *** *** been **** ******* ** selling ** **** ***** as ******** ** *** lowest ******** *****.

** ** *****, * am *** ********* **** here, **** ********** **** role *** ***** ** Wyze's ********.

************ ****** *** ** bailout?

*** *** ** **** why ****.** ****** ***** software **** **** - they **** ***** ******** by ***** *** ***** probably ****'* **** ****** else **** ******/***** *** software.

***** **** ****.**, ** edge-centric *** ****-***, *** price ** $**** ***** ********

***, ****** *** *******!

**** **** *** ****.** It ****** ** **** they **** ***** ******** out *** ******** **** but **** ** ** excellent ***** **** *** them.

** *** *** ** good *** *** ******** as **** ****** ***** Apple **** **** **** for *** *** ******** and *** ******* *** IP *******, *** ** will ***.

* ***'* *** ** showing ** ** ******** low ****.

**** * **** *** for ****. ***************.

* ***** ******** ******** the ***** ** * bet **** *** ***'* see **** ******** ** IP *******. ***** **** keep ** *** ********** (if **** **** *** it). ******* ** * great **** ** **/****** Network ******* ** ***** the $**** *****. **** on *** **** ***** these ***** ** ******* are ********** ************* ************.

* ***** **** **** purchased **** ** ******* HomeKit ****** ***** ***** works **** ********** ***** party *******. ** ******** processes ** ****** ****** than **** ** ***** for ********. **** ** how ** ************ ****** ***** *********: Apple's **** ** **** your ******** *** **** safe | *********

*****. ***** **** **** it *** ********** *** the ******** ***** **... Just **** **** ********* acquire * ********** *** the **** ******** ***. What's *** *****...

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