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Wyze Cam

Make quality smart home technology accessible to everyone

Last Updated On: April 17, 2019
SecureScore™: 7.3 /10
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What Sets Wyze Apart

Founded by innovators who met while working for Amazon, Wyze Labs still has close ties to the monstrous online retailer. Not official ties, but ties, nonetheless. For example, the free Cloud storage is provided on Amazon Web Service (AWS) and Wyze cameras pair with Amazon Alexa to offer home automation features.

They work to provide quality products at highly affordable prices. They keep costs to a minimum by partnering with the best global manufacturers, cutting out the middleman by selling directly on their website and keeping their profit margin low to pass as much savings on to the consumer as possible.

Key Features

The best features of this system

  • Wireless
  • DIY Installation
  • Remote Control
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Live View
  • Local & Cloud Storage
  • Home Automation

Wyze Price & Packages

Wyze Labs began with only one product – the Wyze Cam – and are growing their product line slowly to ensure quality. Today they offer three different cameras the original Wyze Cam, a limited edition black version of that camera, and the Wyze Cam Pan. Other than that, they sell Wyze branded accessories for their cameras: surge protector, 32 GB microSD card, and camera mounting kit.

Wyze Cam $19.99

The first product offering from Wyze Lams, this basic cam comes in white and includes a power cord and adapter. There is also a Limited Edition all black version of this camera that is available for the same price while supplies last.

  • 1080p Full HD
  • 110-degree wide angle lens
  • Night vision
  • Two-way audio
  • Smart Sound Recognition that utilizes an advanced algorithm to recognize the unique sound patterns of carbon monoxide and smoke detectors to avoid false alarms.
  • Continuous Recording that uses a microSD card which must be purchased separately to continuously record and store video
  • Time Lapse technology
  • Live streaming
  • 14-day AWS Cloud storage

Wyze Cam Pan $29.99

This camera has all the features of the Wyze Cam plus some additional attributes. Like the Wyze cam, it has 1080p Full HD, works with Amazon Alexa, has two-way voice, night vision, and much more. Unlike the basic camera, this device has features such as 110 degrees per second rotation with a 360-degree horizontal range (in roughly 3 seconds) and a 93-degree vertical range.

This camera also has Wyze’s trademarked Pan Scan feature. This allows customers to set a patrol route for their camera with as many as four custom waypoints. It also automatically detects, tags, and tracks motion that occurs within its field of view.

Accessories

These supplementary accessories are branded and designed to work with Wyze cameras. They include:

  • Wyze Surge Protector – $9.99 – 4-foot cord, right angle flat plug, slim scratch resistant design, 3 USB ports, 3 plug outlets, and overload protection
  • Wyze 32 GB MicroSD card – $9.99
  • Camera Mounting Kit with mounting plate, five-foot extension cable, and 3M two-sided sticky tape – $3.99

Current Deal

While there are no special discounts, sales, or pricing offered on the Wyze website at the time of this writing, there is the special edition, limited availability black edition of the Wyze Cam. As detailed above, there is no discounted pricing for this camera, but it is a unique offering that will not be available forever. Moreover, Wyze offers low prices on their cameras, to begin with, and has little room for discounts or sale pricing.

About Wyze Security

Based in the Seattle area, Wyze Labs is a relatively new company. Founded in July of 2017, they started with the Wyze Cam and have been growing steadily since.

While they are not accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), they have an active file with the consumer watchdog group. That file shows two complaints since the company’s founding, both of which were quickly addressed and resolved by Wyze. Overall, they have garnered an impressive B+ rating in a short period of time. Read our full review of Wyze Cam here.


Mobile Alerts
Mobile Alerts

Wyze Labs cameras have motion detection that will send a notification via the customer’s smartphone any time motion is detected.

Wireless Equipment
Wireless Equipment

Although the cameras do require being plugged into a wall outlet to power them, that is the only wire that is needed. Video streaming and storage is processed wirelessly.

Smart Home Options
Smart Home Options

Using the two-way voice capabilities of Wyze cameras, customers can utilize the Smarthome features of Amazon Alexa. Simply say something like “Alexa, show me the front door” or “Alexa, turn on the lights” to turn your Wyze cameras into smart home devices.

Voice Response
2-Way Voice

This feature allows customers to speak to family members, furry friends, or visitors at their door even if they are at work, on vacation, or anywhere else that their smartphone has service. The uniquely designed mic minimizes ambient sound to provide clear high-quality audio.

DIY Installation
DIY Installation

Wyze Labs’ cameras are completely plug and play making their installation simple. The camera bases are magnetic to adhere to the mounting plate which itself installs with a 3M double-sided adhesive tape so that no tools are needed for installation.

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Night Vision

With six infrared LED lights, Wyze cameras can distinguish between 18 shades of gray and provide crystal clear images from up to 30 feet away even in pure darkness.

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High Definition

All Wyze cameras provide Full HD with 1920 x 1080 resolution with 8 times digital zoom, progressive scan, and 15 frames per second to record smooth video while conserving bandwidth and storage space.

Motion Detection

When motion is detected, Wyze cameras turn on and automatically record a 12-second event video. At the same time, they send a notification to the customer’s smartphone that an event has been triggered by motion.

Power Outage Protection
Cloud Storage

Wyze includes 14 free days of rolling cloud storage to all of its customers. With this, videos are securely uploaded via end to end encryption to the AWS – a secure cloud services platform – where they are accessible for 14 days.

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Live Streaming

Images captured with Wyze cameras are accessible with the Wyze app where they are not only available for viewing but also allows 8 times digital zoom to get a closer look at what is happening.

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13 Comments

  1. Paco Canseco says:

    Hi Wyze, I would like to know how much is the iPhone app “Wyze” monthly?
    Thanks,
    Paco

    1. Editor says:

      Hi Paco,
      There’s no charge for the Wyze app.

  2. Julie says:

    Where can I find the black Wyze camera with quick shipping?

    1. Editor says:

      Hi Julie,
      Unfortunately, the black Wyze camera was a limited edition offering. The Wyze website says it’s sold out.

  3. Marie says:

    Can you use more than one camera with the app? How do you clear pics and video s on SD card?

    1. Editor says:

      Hi Marie,
      You can set up multiple cameras, but you can only view one camera stream at at a time. And your Wyze cam should automatically delete older footage once it runs out of room.

  4. Matt Gaarder says:

    Is the 14 days of rolling cloud storage per camera or per account and if I have 3 cameras do they have to be set up individually with cloud storage?

    1. Safe Home says:

      Hi Matt,
      The cloud storage is per account.

  5. Joe says:

    I keep seeing it for $20.00 & $30.00 but can’t find those prices anywhere! Where can I get those prices?

    1. Safe Home says:

      Hi Joe,
      The cameras are $19.99 and $29.99 if you go to Wyze’s website and order direct.

  6. Carlos says:

    Are the 14 days of rolling cloud storage means it will be recording “last 14 days” and overwrite after that so always there will be last 14 days of video available?
    Is there any kind of fee for other services?

    1. Safe Home says:

      Hi Carlos,
      Yes, the videos will delete after 14 days. You should always have the last 14 days available. There’s no subscription fee for the 14-day cloud storage.

  7. Sandy says:

    Ordered the Wyze Cam Pan and am not getting notifications on my Samsung S10 phone. I have checked all the settings and don’t think I’ve missed anything. HELP

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