Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera is one of the best smart home cameras on the market, thanks to its price and great features. When your budget is tight and wants to equip with a half dozen webcams around your house then you should consider purchasing this camera.
As you can see in the video below, it is amazingly easy to setup. All you need to set up is WiFi, have the camera plugged into an electrical outlet, and the Wyze app downloaded on your phone with no messing around with firewalls, routers, ports, etc. You will love the magnetic base as it can be stick to any ferrous metal surface. But the magnet could be stronger. If you don’t have a magnetic surface it comes with a 3M magnet which allows you to place on a wall easily.
The camera includes both a microphone and a speaker. Speaker quality is what you would expect from a speaker that is less than an inch in diameter. The Wyze camera picks up even faint sounds in the room. Image quality is great and 1080p Full HD live streaming lets you see inside your home from anywhere in real-time using your mobile device. While live streaming, use two-way audio to speak with your friends and family through the Wyze app.
No SD card is required but you should consider getting one. The smartphone app lets you connect to your WyzeCam across the internet, watch a live stream from the camera, take a snapshot, or manually launch a recording session. Those functions do not require an SD card, so presumably, those files are also stored in the cloud. When you get a motion alert, you can launch the app and watch a live stream or start recording manually. But alerts don’t always arrive on time, so having an SD card recording automatically is a nice alternative. Because the SD card is on the device and it will still record if your internet connection is interrupted.
What are the Cons? This camera is intended for inhouse use only so if you want to use outdoor you need to purchase an optional waterproof housing and running a 5 VDC power cable to each camera. The only way to access the WyzeCam is via a smartphone app.
Unfortunately, you can’t access it via an ordinary web browser, nor is there a desktop app. You can only connect it to a single smartphone, so only you or your spouse can monitor the camera, but not both of you. All internet cams have privacy concerns. Since this camera uses non-standard protocols, privacy is a concern here too. We did don’t technically test but some people think that video data pass through servers in China.
Wyze Cam v2 delivers fast, clear, live stream footage direct to your smartphone via the Wyze App (iOS and Android), day or night. You can receive an alert anytime your Wyze Cam v2 detects sound or motion and view up to 14 days of saved alert videos for free – no monthly fees or subscription required. Use the Wyze Cam v2’s new Motion Tagging feature to easily identify motion in both live stream and playback video modes. Plus, you can add an 8GB, 16GB or 32GB microSD card (sold separately) to enable continuous recording, schedule custom time lapse videos, use 2-way audio to talk, and listen through your Wyze Cam v2.
Use the Wyze App to manage and view multiple cameras, share your cameras with other users, view alert videos, and record and share photos and videos directly from the app. With its small size, magnetic base, and flexible 3-axis design, the Wyze Cam v2 can go anywhere you need it. The Wyze Cam v2 must be powered to use (it does not have a battery) and is designed for indoor use (it is not weatherproof). Power Adapter Input: 110-240V (AC/DC).
Motion/Sound Recording with Free Cloud Storage – Wyze Cam can automatically record a 12-second video clip when motion or sound is detected and saves that video to the cloud for 14-days, for free. Mobile push notifications can be enabled so you’re only alerted when something is detected letting you stay on top of things without having to constantly monitor the app. Or, record continuously to a MicroSD card (sold separately) regardless of motion and sound. Compatible with 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB FAT32 MicroSD cards.
See in the dark – Night vision lets you see up to 30’ in absolute darkness using 4 infrared (IR) LEDs. Note: IR does not work through glass windows.
Voice Controlled? You got it! – Works with Alexa and Google Assistant (US only) so you can use your voice to see who’s at your front door, how your baby’s doing, or if your 3D printer has finished printing. Wyze Cam is only compatible with the 2. 4GHz WiFi network (does not support 5GHz Wi-Fi) and Apple (iOS) and Android mobile devices.
Share with those who care – One Wyze Cam can be shared with multiple family members so everyone can have access to its live stream and video recordings. Just have your family members download the Wyze app and invite them to your account. Camera sharing can also be easily removed.
Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera Review
Overall, it has cool features that no one would never expect for a Wi-Fi camera in this price range.