Wyze Cam Pan is an excellent camera for its versatility and overall quality. It is probably taller than you expect, and the IR lighting is mounted below the camera. The night mode is ok, but compared to the Blink night mode, it isn’t as clear and sharp.
The picture quality is great if your WiFi is superb, and you can use the HD. Color is excellent, even in low light, and night vision (black and white) covers the whole room. Image quality is great in color and very good in night vision.
You don’t get continuous recording stored online only get clips stored online. However, you can pop a $10 32GB microSD card into this Wyze camera and get a continuous local recording (meaning it’s being recorded on the card in the device). You can view your recordings in the app. At HD quality, you get a couple of days storage on a 32GB card, more if you go SD quality.
There is an “events” tab on the main page of the app for the clips. You can also open a specific camera and tap “view playback” to see the continuous recording. When viewing on the SD card, there is a delay as it loads up the video. For example, you scroll the timeline back 8 hours then there is a 3-4 second delay as it loads the chunk of video around that time. Once it loads, you can move back and forth in it instantly.
You can zoom in with the video feed and that it doesn’t cut you off quickly when watching a live video as your outdoor Blink cameras do. The software is decent, and it can capture video during the day. The camera has automatic panning, so it can be set to automatically rotate 359 degrees. Set it in the middle of a table and you can see a whole room. It has a snapshot and video album so you can save and export files.
The alerts are good but default it is about 50% reliable. The app allows you to adjust the sensitivity of the motion and sound detection from 0-100. Increasing the sensitivity to about 70, it is maybe 85%. The motion detection and face recognition are decent but not great. And the microphone is glitchy and doesn’t work that well. It sort of works, but not great. The panning motor is loud, and it is noticeable when it is moving. Thus people can easily knock the camera over or just turn it around, rendering it useless. It would be better if it could be wall/ceiling mounted where people can’t tamper with it so easily.
If you are looking for a stealth panning camera, this isn’t for you. Be sure you need panning or motion before getting this versus Wyze’s cheaper versions. However, if you need a camera to capture clear motion this is an excellent deal for the price.
From the Manufacturer:
See the Entire Room. Fast.
Wyze Cam Pan gives you 360° coverage in under 3 seconds. Life moves fast. Your camera should too.
Let Pan Scan™
Patrol your room with Pan Scan™. Set the camera’s patrol route with up to 4 custom waypoints.
Track the Action
Wyze Cam Pan automatically detects, tags, and tracks motion within its field of view. Keeping up with life in real time has never been so easy.
Use your voice to view Wyze Cam’s live stream on any Alexa or Google Assistant device with a screen. You can say things like “Alexa, show me the living room” or “Ok Google, show the kids’ room.”
Night as Clear as Day
With 6 infrared LEDs, Wyze Cam Pan’s enhanced night vision distinguishes 18 steps of gray and provides clear images up to 30 feet away.
2-Way Audio. Stay Connected.
Listen and talk to anyone you care about while not at home. Unique mic design minimizes motor sounds while providing high quality audio. A Class-K audio power amplifier enables high speaker volume.
Get alerted instantly.
Wyze Cam Pan automatically records a 12-second Event Video when it detects motion or sounds. Turn on push notifications to stay on top of things without having to constantly monitor the app.
Wyze Cam’s Some Nice Features:
Pan, tilt, and zoom (PTZ) lets you control Wyze Cam Pan remotely using the Wyze app so you can see every angle of your room while you’re away, on demand. Or, have Wyze Cam Pan monitor your room automatically with the Pan Scan feature by setting 4 predefined waypoints. Panning has a 360° left/right rotation range and tilting has a 93° vertical up/down range.
Live Stream from Anywhere in 1080p – 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.
Motion/Sound Recording with Free Cloud Storage – Wyze Cam Pan 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 6 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 Pan 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 Pan 1080p Pan/Tilt/Zoom Wi-Fi Indoor Smart Home Camera