Wyze Cam Pan

$29.99

Wyze Cam Pan is a 1080p HD pan & tilt smart home camera that gives you full control over what you want to see inside your home and when you want to see it.

  • Works with Alexa: Ask Alexa to show your front door, kid's room, or anywhere else you have your Wyze Cam Pan
  • 110° per second rotation speed
  • 360° horizontal view & 93° vertical view
  • Pan ScanTM with 4 custom waypoints
  • Motion tracking

Plus, Wyze Cam Pan includes all your favorite Wyze Cam features such as 2-way audio, night vision, motion & sound alerts, 14-day free cloud storage, continuous recording, and more!

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Rated 4.64 out of 5 based on 47 customer ratings
(47 customer reviews)
SKU: WYZECP1

Product Description

In the Box

    • Wyze Cam Pan x1
    • Quick Start Guide x1
    • 6′ USB cable x1
    • Power adapter x1

Key Features

    • Works with Alexa: Ask Alexa to show your camera on any device with a screen to pull up a live feed of your camera for up to 10 minutes. Wyze works with Echo Spot, Echo Show, and Fire TV 4K & HD
    • Pan/Tilt/Zoom: Use the control panel in the Wyze app to pan and tilt the camera for a 360° live view. Pinch zoom the live stream screen to zoom up to 8x. You can adjust the rotation speed (up to 110° per second) in the Wyze app.
    • Pan ScanTM: Wyze Cam Pan automatically scans its surroundings by rotating to up to 4 custom waypoints. It pauses for 10 seconds at each waypoint before moving on to the next one.
    • 1080p Full HD: Live streaming, recording, and playback are all available in clear and sharp 1080p HD resolution. Toggle between SD and HD to fit your needs.
    • Motion Tracking: Wyze Cam Pan auto-tracks any moving object detected within its field of view. You can turn this feature on or off in the Wyze app.
    • Motion Tagging: Highlights motion in both live stream and playback modes.
    • Live Streaming: View what’s going on in real time, and record videos or take pictures saved directly to your phone for later viewing or sharing.
    • 2-Way Audio: Listen in to what is happening around your camera and respond through the speaker like you’re on a phone.
    • Night Vision: Wyze Cam Pan’s enhanced night vision distinguishes 18 steps of gray and provides clear images up to 30 feet away.
    • Motion and Sound Detection: When the camera detects motion or sounds, it will record a 12-second video that is securely stored in the AWS cloud.
    • Motion Detection Zone: Create a custom detection zone to only trigger alert videos for motion detected within a specific area of the camera’s field of view.
    • Smart Sound Recognition: Wyze Cam Pan recognizes the unique tonal patterns of smoke alarms and CO monitors to alert you to these specific emergencies.
    • Push Notifications: Receive a push notification to view an alert video when motion or sounds are detected and recorded.
    • Alert Scheduling: Set an alert schedule to automatically turn on and off motion and sound detection at specific times of the day.
    • Free, Rolling, 14-Day Cloud Storage: You have free access to saved motion and sound-triggered alert videos for rolling 14 days, in perpetuity.
    • Secure AWS Cloud Storage: Wyze Cam Pan uses end-to-end encryption for uploading and downloading alert videos to/from the AWS cloud.
    • Continuous Recording: Footage can be recorded and stored to a microSD card (sold separately) continuously. Older files are automatically overwritten when storage reaches capacity.
    • Time Lapse: Set the time frame and intervals to easily create custom time lapse videos and save them locally to a microSD card (sold separately).
    • Playback: When a microSD card (not included) is installed, users can view videos in Playback mode by scrolling through the timeline and pinch zoom the timeline for easier navigation.
    • IFTTT Integration: Set up IFTTT applets to automate your Wyze Cam Pan. Wyze Cam Pan supports 4 triggers (motion, sound, CO alarm, and smoke alarm) and 5 actions (turn on/off motion alerts, turn on/off push notifications, and upload an alert video to the cloud).
    • Sharing: Use the Wyze app to share your camera with other users.
    • Flexible Installation: The ¼” – 20 threaded screw hole in Wyze Cam Pan’s base works with standard camera mounts and can be mounted to any surface.

What You Need to Know Before Getting Started

    • Wyze Cam Pan works with 2.4GHz Wi-Fi networks. Wyze Cam Pan does not support 5GHz Wi-Fi networks.
    • You must download and use the Wyze app (available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store) to access all the features.
    • Wyze Cam Pan does not have a battery so it needs to be plugged in. It comes with a 6-foot power cord. Do not use Wyze Cam v1/v2’s power cord and adapter for Wyze Cam Pan because they don’t supply enough power.
    • Wyze Cam Pan is designed for indoor use only.
    • Add a microSD card (sold separately) to use the continuous recording and timelapse features.

47 reviews for Wyze Cam Pan

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    carolcrowley6 (verified owner)

    I happened upon this amazing little camera after falling in love with Dave Crosby’s (Co-Founder) family Youtube page. His little girl has the voice of an angel and she was, at the time, 5 years old!! I binge watched their videos which included one explaining the search and creation of the original Wyze Cam. After researching this camera with the $20 price tag I discovered their newest addition the Wyze Cam Pan. With all the features of the first camera, this newest camera included the ability to pan up and down and side to side as well as being able to move the camera almost completely 360 degrees on its base. You can survey a huge area with a single $30 camera. My husband and I quickly ordered 3. We were not disappointed when they arrived, the set up is insanely easy and the app is foolproof! You can see an amazing distance with the crystal clear 1080p picture, and you get 14-day cloud storage (saves all sound and motion detected videos for 14 days before deleting to create space for new video alerts) included for FREE!!! My mobile phone alerts me when motion or sound are detected and you will even get an emergency notification or email if it detects the sound of your smoke or CO2 detector! I can look back at all the notifications over the last 14 days to study any motion or sound alert on any given day. I also have the option, after a micro SD card is inserted, to create a time-lapse video or view playback of recorded video in real time. I have not found any other security cameras with the countless features (Take still photos, record video, speak through the cameras, night vision, motion tracking and tagging as well as pan scan with default or customized waypoints, fully adjustable motion and sound detection sensitivity for reduction in false alert notifications, detection zone selection for specific area monitoring, alert schedule selection so you aren’t getting unnecessary alerts when you are home, real-time video viewing anytime you want as well as many, many more) that this awesome camera has and the security cameras that have similar features are hundreds of dollars and require a paid monthly subscription to monitor and review your footage!! The only con I had was that they aren’t made for the outdoors but Amazon recently started selling a protective case ($18) to resolve this problem. My $30 cameras are now for indoor or outdoor use! (with a little extra weather protection i.e under an eve to protect from direct weather) I can’t praise this security camera enough, for $30 any possible limited cons are easily overlooked in my book! I highly recommend the Wyze Cam Pan, spend $30 and try it out before dropping hundreds for the inferior competition!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    kevin.puri

    Overall very happy, would pay double the price if it had better integration…
    So far I have 4 Wyze Cams looking to add more down the road.

    Suggest integration with GH.
    Integration with Alexa need a little bit of work not sure why Mic is always on when viewing via Alexa.

  3. Rated 2 out of 5

    Andrewzramirez

    Do not buy if you expect time lapses to work, ever. I bought this specifically for that and many months later I’ve never been able to get a time lapse recorded. Wish I had known this before shelling out another $25 bucks for a microsd card which serves no purpose now.

  4. Rated 2 out of 5

    PUFFDMAGIC06 (verified owner)

    Gets a 4 on the static and a 1 on the pan. Pan camera is connected to the same network as the other cameras and is on its own power supply directly to the outlet. It disconnected itself from the network every few days. Tried every trouble shooting tip recommended by Wyze- you know- blue light steady, flashing, yellow light, etc…no tip for possessed camera that moves when it wants and rotates in no pattern then tilts up and stutters down. In addition to this , I’ve contacted customer support, got a ticket number 116451 and still haven’t received a reply other than the “request received”notification. Must be having problems and not enough people to answer…

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    zbart97

    Bought a few of these pan cameras to keep an eye on the house and everything going on in the house. All in all, I have been impressed with the price I paid and the quality of the cameras, application, and video quality over the past 2 months. Buying two more in the near future.

    PROS:
    • Relatively simple setup if the camera reads the QCode. Con of this QCode only setup listed below.
    • Image quality is good
    • Minimally intrusive design, looking forward to future versions with an even smaller footprint.
    • Two-way audio
    • IOS and Android only application with a simple UI
    • Great value for the price!

    CONS:
    • Could not find a desktop app for controlling and watching the video when at the office. (Quick fix the PC issue. Download BlueStacks and set up and account, then download the Wyze Android application. Works like a charm!)
    • Can only control and watch one video stream at a time. I believe it is a safe assumption that many buyers have more than one of these cameras based on the price. Need to have the ability to watch 2 and 4 video streams at the same time
    • Slight motor noise
    • Need to have a secondary method of setting up the camera besides just QCode. The first camera was just about returned as it would not read the QCode. Ended up trying a different phone in multiple rooms and different times before it finally read the code and connected. Extremely frustrating, as the unit has wifi built in!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    JoshuaPack (verified owner)

    I have this and the V2. Both amazing products. It is pretty much $10 to get a motor that turns the came around, haha, I love it! Works great. One issue I had is it will reset every so often and not go back to the point it was before reset.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    bcharsha (verified owner)

    I had purchased and used the original Wyze Cam for a year and was very satisfied. When I saw the Wyze Cam Pan, I could not believe how inexpensive it was for the build and quality. Set it up 2 days ago and its been fantastic. I noticed an initial delay in the live stream using the android app but that soon went away before I could contact support about it. Overall, if you are looking for an inexpensive, great quality indoor security camera, then its a no-brainer you should buy this.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    deisbel@gmail.com (verified owner)

    I’m a Nest Cam user (I already have two of them) so I’m really impressed with the performance, quality and a lot of features that Wyze can deliver by 30 dollars, It’s awesome. The Notifications work very well (Take care of increase the motion sensitivity level by default, 50% shouldn’t be the default value, a 75-80% works much better). The volume of two-way audio is very good, the image quality is very good, the night vision is clear enough. The FREE (take note!) record alert service in the cloud is very helpful and really appreciated.
    Conclusions: I have nothing else that good comments about Wyze Cam Pan, in fact, I’m going to buy one or two more very soon. And remember again, I’m comparing it with the leading product in the market, so I know what I’m talking about.

  9. Rated 1 out of 5

    wisneaky (verified owner)

    So I guess I have no option but to leave a negative review. I purchased 3 of these on 6/12 and the lastest tracking information is for 6/13 and it says it’s in WA. It was supposed to be delivered today 6/18 and I didn’t receive it. I actually called customer service earlier today to ask about the tracking and was told to contact them back again after UPS comes today. We own a business and get regular deliveries. I spoke with the UPS driver and he didn’t have anything for us from them and didn’t delivery anything for us to the local post office either. So I called back and spoke with a lady and she said that they must of never got handed off to the driver. So she said they would ship 3 more and I would receive an email with the order and tracking information. It’s now 9pm and I still haven’t received any information. So I’m pretty disappointed.

  10. Rated 3 out of 5

    dalton.mandy (verified owner)

    Somewhat disappointing but I’m only out $30 so I’m not crying. One thing would make this camera truly useful, two things would make it near perfect, and one last thing would make it a masterpiece…

    To make it useful: Rechargeable long-life battery or battery pack.

    To Make it near perfect: 30-60 FPS mode and Alexa skill

    To make it a masterpiece: better mic and better mic position.

  11. Rated 3 out of 5

    Roman (verified owner)

    I was very excited to buy a Wyze Pan cam as soon as I heard of its release. I have one V1 and two V2 cameras and I love them. However, the V3 is somewhat of a disappointment so far. The image quality is very good but the Motion Tracking feature does not work smoothly. When the camera detects motion, it makes sudden moves, rather than smoothly following the moving object (like you see in their promotional video). Worse, when the camera detects motion, sometimes it moves AWAY from it, rather than following the person. My camera has even turned towards the wall when it would detect a person, totally missing the action! As a result, I’ve had to disable Motion Tracking and Pan Scan, which is disappointing. I know that Wyze does a great job with firmware and app updates so I am hopeful that some of these issues will be fixed down the line.
    One final point: it would be nice if we could swipe to the left/right/up/down on the image itself, rather than pressing the up/down/left/right buttons, which doesn’t give you control over HOW MUCH the camera moves in any given direction.

    • Wyzehawks

      Wyzehawks

      Hi Roman, thanks for your comment. We’re sorry that the motion tracking feature fell short of your expectation. We’re working on improving the algorithm and would appreciate any further detail you could provide. Would you like to email hello@wyzecam.com directly so we can take the conversation private? I’ll put you in touch with our engineering team so they can hear first hand from you what’s going on. Thank you!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    crweaks23

    After returning three major brand (top of the market) baby monitors, I dug through the internet to find a camera with the quality I knew I should expect from a camera at that price point. I found Wyze through some online communities and was lucky enough to be selected as an alpha tester. There’s a lot of us posting reviews since our testing rounds have concluded, but I assure you, my opinions on the camera are my own, and I have in fact purchased additional cameras from Wyze myself.

    Let’s first start out with the obvious. This camera does what some more expensive cameras do, and in some cases it does it better. Second, if you’re like me and was in need of a baby monitor, this camera does what some $300 (!) cameras do, and with much, much, better quality video and response rate. It turns out that the company not trying to rip you off (Wyze) delivered the best option for me. The nightvision and 2-way talking are exactly what I needed.

    The app is simple, and setup took literally 2 minutes (most of which was to type in my wifi password). Plug it in, turn it on, scan a code, boom! The video is clear at night and in daylight. I don’t need to mess around with perfect placement because of the range of motion on the pan camera, and I have the added bonus of pan tracking to follow my youngster around in later years!

    I could not be happier with this camera.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ryan

    I just got it and am up and running. Couldn’t be simpler. The video quality is great and the motion tracking is amazing. It’s kinda creepy how good it is. I like it so much that I just ordered a second one. I’m sure a third won’t be far behind.

  14. John
    Rated 5 out of 5

    John (verified owner)

    I rarely give anything a top score but for the price this is one awesome camera. Clear image, great app, and pan… are you kidding me? You can pan this thing and for just $29? We are building a new house and planning on a professional surveillance system but this little unit makes me wonder if we’d be better off with Wyze. Get one.. no get multiple! Anyone in the market for used Nest cams?

    Homekit compatibility would be about the only thing to give it a 6 out of 5.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    sashadouglas@gmail.com

    I received a Cam Pan as part of the Wyze testing program, after purchasing a Wyze Cam version 1. I’m still stunned by the quality of something at this price point. I was initially drawn to Wyze because of their free, rolling cloud storage (and ability to add an SD card for local storage). Every other product I looked at was not only WAY more expensive for the hardware, but forced you to buy a subscription to cloud backup. Honestly, the ONLY criticism I can make of the Cam Pan is that I wish the motor were a little quieter when it rotates. But that’s an easy fix: I deactivate off “panning mode” while I’m home. The night vision works great, as does the 2-way audio (which I use to freak out my dog, because I’m evil) and motion sensing/panning. This is a phenomenal product and customer service is great, too (they helped me quickly resolve an issue with my original Wyze Cam version 1). It gives me some piece of mind while I’m away from home (details for insurance, in case something bad happens). And is also just an awesome toy. I love it!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    rcl1221@gmail.com

    I was an Alpha Tester for the Wyze Cam Pan and received a device free of charge.

    I have been testing the unit for about 1.5 months. I previously purchased the original Wyze Cam and was excited to try this one out. The packaging is handsome and simple. Very “Applesque.” It’s about the size of 2 Wyze Cams stacked. The app is intuitive and easy to use. The motion tracking works very well and the range of movement is very impressive. Sometimes it tracks too well, and tracks movement on my television. After a couple weeks of use, I noticed that the motor sounded slightly “louder,” but that might just be because it’s located centrally in a room. If it were in a corner, I doubt you’d hear it.

    The video quality is better than the original Wyze Cam, and the night-vision is clearer than the original as well. I had some people over one evening for a party and some found it “creepy” that it was tracking them “big brother” style. LOL. Others found it cool.

    I went in assuming the price of this would be closer to the $60 range, still undercutting its competitors significantly. When the pricing was released at $30, any of the shortcomings of this device were erased in my mind considering that you cannot get anything close to this functionality and quality for the money. I hope Wyze comes up with something weatherproof soon.

    Highly recommended! Excited to see what Wyze has up its sleeve next!

  17. Rated 4 out of 5

    jaypbennett@gmail.com

    First off let me just say that on release day I had my mom buy two and got three people at work to buy one each so . . . I really like this thing!

    Full disclosure I was an alpha tester for the Pan and have been using it for over a month before release. It does everything the regular Cam does but better and then add on panning with motion tracking. I had mine in my front window watching the neighborhood and it worked great. Clear picture and video and the same remote app quality as the rest.

    Why did I not give this a 5 star review . . . well the motors that turn the Pan at times can be distracting. I’m not saying they are loud but you will hear it from time to time. But if I could rate the Pan a 4.5 star I would, its a great new addition to the Wyze Cam family!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    obsestheart@gmail.com

    I’ve had my wyze cam for about a month now and what can I say WOW WOW WOW! What a smart amazing product! I’ve used it at home and outside, perfect pic quality, night vision cant be beat! What did you say $19.99 WHAAAT! Get one fast is what I say! Love love love mine!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    vvobbler

    I was one of the lucky community members selected for participation in the Wyzelabs testing program for the Wyze Cam Pan. Personally I have several different makes and models of IP Cameras that I use for a variety of monitoring purposes. The two scenarios that I applied the Cam Pan to were for monitoring a room that was larger than what was achievable with one camera and monitoring a small child’s room.

    From the first scenario it was easily apparent after several days that the Pan Cam was an excellent alternative to multiple cameras. In this scenario the Pan Cam was used to monitor deliveries through a front door, people entering and exiting the house and the location of a pet.

    Using the ability to Pan Scan the camera was constantly moving back and forth across the room monitoring for movement and capturing when packages were delivered, people moved or when the cat decided to jump onto the cabinets.

    Pros
    – Vertical movement in this scenario is excellent
    – Motion detection picks up movement quickly for tracking and the box showing where the movement is really helps for small things (like the delivery person through the window)

    Cons
    – The inbuilt speaker requires someone to be relatively close to the camera to be heard.
    – Moving from a dark section of the room to a window in sun requires some time for the camera to adjust (not specific to the Pan Cam)

    For the second scenario the camera was mainly used for alerts both to detect when the small child was up and about and when the cat had decided to try and get into the child’s crib.

    Because of the lack of places for the camera in the child’s room it was important to be able to move the camera to capture the entire crib, Pan Cam allowed us to move the camera to see all parts of the crib.

    Pros
    – Being able to move the camera is absolutely fantastic.
    – Nightvision is great and the IR leds don’t seem to reflect as much off the walls so the picture is quite even.

    Cons
    – The motor when moving the camera is not silent and did cause our child to pay attention to the camera. Our solution was a white noise machine which helped mask the camera movement noise.

    Outside the two scenarios that I tested I wanted to make note that the Wyze team was very responsive to issues raised during the testing and rolled out fixes quickly to address testers feedback.

  20. isaiahsdad
    Rated 5 out of 5

    isaiahsdad (verified owner)

    Its really quite simple, Wyze Labs has done it again! I have 4 V1 and 3 V2 cameras and am extremely happy with all of them, so when I found out they where making a pan camera, I had to check it out. I was lucky to be one of the few Alpha testers for the pan cam and considering this is a totally new product, I did not set my expectations too high, as new products are often plagued by problems, well let me tell you, I was dead wrong. From the moment I opened the box and powered it up, it has been absolutely flawless. From the unbelievably easy setup procedure, to configuring the security settings, it is as simple as one two three. The camera has been on, working perfectly from the moment I got it in early March and for a new, untested product, that is never the case. There is always a problem with untested products and I have to tell you, Wyze Labs knocked this one out of the park exactly like they did with the original $20 cameras. When I found out the price if the Wyzecam Pan, I was floored.
    Now I have read other peoples reviews of the camera and they all say the same thing, and that is that the motors are too loud, but you have to remember that this camera is very small, compared to other pan and tilt cameras. A lot of technology in a very small product, so when you consider the noise, it is a small price to pay for the ability to have the pan and scan feature in such a small package. You also have to remember that this camera is designed to be a top notch security camera, so a little motor noise is not a big deal when you are trying to catch a thief. Plus, the motor noise is only noticeable in the video, the camera is actually virtually silent.
    I started out with much more expensive cameras in the beginning and was not a big fan of the quality of the video for the money I was spending. When I got my first Wyzecam, I was blown away. So much better quality than my more expensive cameras, that I replaced them all with Wyzecams. So when I got the Wyzecam Pan, I was expecting the same great video quality and I was not disappointed. The clarity of the image, and the ability to switch from SD to HD was something that my more expensive cameras did not offer, but the Wyzecams did.
    Another great feature of the Wyzecam Pan is the ability for the camera to automatically track the subject. I have this same feature in my high end cinema drones and when I discovered that the Wyzecam Pan had this feature I was again blown away. I put it through its paces once again and again, I was not disappointed. Again, something my high end cameras just did not offer.
    Bottom line, the Wyzecam Pan is an amazing product, with more features than I could imagine for a $30 camera. My hats off to the good folks at Wyze Labs for making another great product!

  21. Bryan Crisler
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Bryan Crisler

    Here’s my review of the Wyze PanCam. After being selected for the second round of alpha testing, I received my pan camera, not knowing what to expect. The box is about twice the height of the V1/V2, but the packaging was very Waze like.Upon opening the box, I noticed the power adapter and USB cord are very similar to that of the V1 and V2 cameras, though being an alpha tester, I found out they have a higher current rating (2 amps vs 1 amp). The camera itself is twice the height, but does not have a magnetic base like the previous cameras. However, it does have a base that can be mounted to a tripod or something other camera screwed adapter plate. Additionally, I was glad to see that the power plug into the base and not the back of the camera like the previous cameras. This means that there will be no problem when the camera rotates 360°; the cord will not get tangled. The base is very small, and I initially thought that there may be problems with it being top-heavy, but I have not found that to be the case. The weight is distributed evenly and has never fallen over during rotation of the camera.

    The set up is just as easy under the Waze app as before, and just as easy to use. A couple of cool new features such as motion tracking and pan scan and existing features from the V1/V2 line such as two way audio, motion tagging, time lapse and burst and continuous recording onto an SD card. They just released IFTTT, though I have yet to try it.

    After set up, I started to play with the pan and tilt features. The controls are a little delayed, but not too bad. Though the motor can be a little noisy in a quiet room and can be heard over the two way audio and on the recordings. Other than that the pan and tilt Works pretty well. I’m very happy with it.

    Motion tracking works really well, though it has a slight delay when it detects motion. It’s very minor, maybe one second or less once it detects motion before focusing on that area. One thing to note is keep it away from lighted ceiling fans. If you were to set this up in a room with a ceiling fan, especially with the light on, it will get stuck. That’s not necessarily a problem with software or hardware, just poor placement.

    On top of motion tracking, there is also pan scan. You can set up to four waypoints and it will scan each of those way points, with the option of motion tracking and motion tagging. It will switch to each point every 10 seconds and track movement while at that waypoint. I found this to be extremely useful when trying to focus in different locations while still trying to use the full viewing range of the camera. I could see this being used being mounted to the ceiling or wall and monitoring large rooms, backyards, front yards, entryways, garages, and only using one camera. This would also be great for monitoring retail stores and shops.

    Motion tagging is a relatively new feature to the Waze cam line, showing you exactly where motion was detected by drawing a green box where detected the motion,. Using this while it’s turned on with motion tracking and pan scan allows you to quickly discern source of motion. Additionally you can set a single motion detection zone to decrease the amount of false alarms, which is very handy.

    Two way audio on the pan Cam works the same way as the previous cameras, and I consider it to be the weakest feature of the entire Waze Cam line. There is a noticeable delay between the video and audio though the audio quality is still pretty good.

    There are two recording modes which can be used simultaneously, continuous recording and motion/sound/CO2/fire alert detection 12 second recording. The continuous recording requires A SD card and records flawlessly. However the playback function could use a little work. There is only a scrubbing feature to scan manually through the entire recording. There is no fast forward or rewind or 2x, 4X, 8X speed play back. So finding certain events on the recording can be kind of difficult. Though, I’m confident that this will be fixed in later releases of the software. I did experience some issues with the SD card, but this was fixed by performing a full format. Issue resolved with no additional issues.

    In summation, I really love the Waze PanCam. It’s not without its quirks, but is an absolute steal for 30 bucks. If you’re looking for a camera, this is #1 on my list. The SD card is an absolute must, so factor that in when purchasing a Waze PanCam. I would suggest no smaller than a 32 gig.

    Lastly, everyone of the Waze Cam staff members I’ve worked is extremely friendly and attentive to all feedback. I have really enjoyed this experience seeing testing the Waze PanCam and hope to test other new products as they come out.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    darylsanford@yahoo.com

    Hey Gang Say Gang, Look over here.
    I was gifted one of these devices to try out and wanted to provide my unbiased opinion. Overall The Wyze Cam Pan is a great product and at the price point, it’s one of the best deals going. Right up there with the CostCo rotisserie chicken.
    I had been in the market for Wifi Cams for my house for over a year and hadn’t pulled the trigger because of the high priced competition out there. So I jumped in whole hog with three of the originals at Christmas and now have the Pan in the mix as well.
    The best thing about the Pan is that it can cover such a wide area with a single device, whereas you would otherwise need quite a few units. I would recommend that you think carefully about where to place this thing to maximize that value. We have ours in the center of house (kitchen) where we can make full use of its 360 degree rotation. With the motion tracking and pan functions, the Pan does an amazing job of keeping an eye on our entire house. We’ve been on a vacation for a week and I feel more secure than any expensive home monitoring service that’s out there.
    The other good thing is that Wyze is continuously upgrading the software experience so their devices truly get better over time. You just can’t beat the value.
    Also, a secondary plug, but I have had my original V1 Wyze Cam mounted outside under the eve of our house for over 6 months and it has worked flawlessly despite wind, rain, and cold. Good luck to all!

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    paul.mykytka

    Really, all I have to say is: “Wyze did it again!!” I was lucky enough to help out with testing of the new Wyze Cam Pan and this thing is freakin’ cool. Does it have some limitations? Sure. But everything else it can do is phenomenal. Let’s start from the beginning…

    If you liked the packaging and setup of the Wyze Cam v1 and v2, you’re going to love it again! Pan came attractively and securely packaged. Setup with the app was a breeze, per usual. All good in this department!

    Once Pan is up and running, you immediately realize how much fun it’s going to be. Pan has all the same features of v2, including the option for HD or SD video, night vision, photo snapshots, manual video recording, 2-way audio, motion tagging, time lapse, sound alerts, motion alerts, smoke alarm alerts, CO alerts, alert scheduling, free 14-day cloud based notifications with video clips, and IFTTT support, but then Pan goes wild! Not only can you manually pan 360 degrees, tilt up/down, and zoom, but Pan can DO IT BY ITSELF!! What the whaaaaat? Turn on Pan Scan and the camera will look around, cycling between various positions, either 4 pre-defined waypoints or manually selected waypoints to scan as much or as little of the 360-degree view as you want. What gets even crazier is when you turn on Motion Tracking, the camera will actually FOLLOW OBJECTS AROUND as they move across the field of vision. As soon as the object stops or moves out of range, the camera will either go back to its previous stationary position or resume Pan Scan. Be warned however! This is guaranteed to scare the bejeebers of any unsuspecting friends, partners, delivery drivers, or pets than Pan may see and track.

    Ok, not to be a Debbie Downer, but this magical device does have a few limitations. First, in Pan Scan mode, you are limited to a 10 second interval of the camera moving between waypoints. You cannot have it sit at each position for a shorter or longer amount of time. Second, the Motion Tracking is pretty awesome, but it isn’t perfect, and can overshoot the movement at times. This has been getting better and better as updates roll out. Third, Pan does not have a magnetic base like v1 and v2, but it does have a threaded tripod mount. And finally, the same limitations of the original Wyze Cams exist as the Pan is only rated for indoor use and only approved for 32GB SD cards, although people have had luck with their Pans outside and with larger SD cards (proceed at your own risk). One more item to note is that if you are a v1 or v2 owner, you need to be careful not to mix up your power adapters. The Pan adapter looks identical to the v1 and v2 adapter, but the v1 and v2 adapters will not be able to supply enough power for Pan to work.

    So, as we were testing, we did not know how much Wyze Cam Pan would cost once it was released. I loved the product with all of the new features, but had a gut full of dread that the cost would creep up into the realm of other smart cameras, and I would no longer think the value was there. And then WYZE DID IT AGAIN!! (see how I tied that around full circle?) Only $30?!?!? How in the heck is that possible? Still an amazing value, so good that I will likely buy a few more Pan Cams, because why not?? I mean shoot, you’re wasting money by not buying Wyze Cams! And always, customer support from Wyze is great, from product troubleshooting to app and firmware updates, they continue to shine. I truly cannot wait to see what this company does next!

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    bowdene253@gmail.com

    I was a member of the Wyze Cam Pan beta testing program over the last month and from what I’ve seen the innovations since V1 released are fantastic.

    To start off with the Pans main feature sporting the 360 degree horizontal view as well as panning up and down is great and the communication time from pressing the directional keys in the app is very responsive. The motion tracking features work great in keeping the subject in view. My main praises of this device are the greatly improved video/ audio quality not to mention an amazing bump in the quality of the night vision since the V1, and also how great and quick to respond Wyze support is in helping everyone with questions.

    The Only Cons I have about this device is the increased size which is about twice the height of the V1’s, and when the camera pans the motor noise if definitely noticeable and could be irritating to some.

    TL;DR The Wyze Cam Pan is such a great improvement over previous generations of cameras, and for such a cheap price of $30 for all the features you receive. Overall the few cons are easily overlooked by The Pans great Value.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    furryporpoise

    I was an alpha tester for Wyze Cam Pan. For context, I am also an owner of a Wyze Cam V1; This review is in comparison to V1. This is a completely honest review.

    Pros:
    * Image quality and dynamic range is superior
    * Able to cover 360 degrees of video coverage; not all concurrently obviously but can configure “scan” movement behaviour. Particularly useful if the unit is up against a wall
    * Loud speaker volume
    * Excellent value, especially with cloud storage
    * Able to quickly zero-in on areas of movement
    * User friendly app
    * Easy setup
    * Frequent software updates, continuous improvement for both firmware and app

    Cons:
    * Size
    * Motor noise
    * Motor vibrations can move unit if not anchored or is placed on smooth surface (eg. shimmy to the edge of table). Can exacerbate with the USB power cable or an auxiliary usb cable (the port that’s at the back of the panning part of the camera) as leverage if setup is not tidy and gets in the way of panning.

    I’m very satisfied with the Wyze Cam Pan and recommend it for the following use cases:
    * You need wide surveillance area greater than the field of view of a Wyzecam V1/V2
    * Better value than stacking two Wyzecam V1/V2s
    * Versatile software configuration options when compared to Wyzecam V1/V2 in case your needs change/evolve over time

    Wyze Cam V1/V2 is better for these use cases:
    * Quiet
    * Versatile physical placement options due to smaller size of unit

    Closing comments:
    Wyze Cam Pan is certainly a capable camera. One is not “better” than the other but each having their own advantages and disadvantages. Choose the one that’s best suited for your use case.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chad

    I’ve had the Wyze Cam Pan in my home for approximately a month as part of the beta testing program. Shipping was prompt and the packaging was very well put together, just like the camera itself. Setup took a whole three minutes and after that my experience has been nothing less than fantastic. Wyze’s support is prompt, respectful, and make you feel truly valued as a customer.
    The camera itself gives the user a great (nearly) 365 degree view of a room and paired with the motion tracking takes seeing what’s going on in your home to the next level. Even using the app to manipulate the camera from outside your home is fast and incredibly responsive. In the month I’ve had the camera I’ve experienced zero downtime and Wyze has proven to be a very trustworthy and worthwhile investment!
    What’s even greater is the price point they offer the camera at with consideration of the value added in no monthly fees for their cloud service. I feel secure in knowing Wyze is looking after my home.

  27. jwahowski
    Rated 5 out of 5

    jwahowski

    I was a member of the Pan Cam alpha test group. All I can say is that for $30 this camera is awesome. Picture quality is good, controls are responsive. It does everything you’d expect a $30 security camera to do and then some… SD card recording on-board, 2-way audio, motion detection, motion tracking, notifications when the camera sees movement, the ability to set up a time lapse video and the free 14-day cloud storage is unbeatable. Also, the team over at Wyzecam is second to none. Super nice people that respond to issues rather quickly. I’m not super familiar with many other products on the market mainly because I find this/these cameras have everything I need, especially for the price. Highly recommended.

  28. dragondesign
    Rated 5 out of 5

    dragondesign

    Like a lot of the early reviews on here I was also an alpha/beta tester of the pan cam. I’ve got 4 of the v1 cameras and so it was great to test the difference between them. When I originally got the v1 cameras I was disappointed that they didn’t have pan and tilt compatibility, but for the price I just had to try them. Then along comes the pan cam. It was just as easy to set up as the others and is exactly what a movable camera should be. I’ve got a few foscam cameras that can move around and the Wyze one is leaps and bounds ahead of them in functionality and picture quality! The ability to have it track Movement that it sees seems so futuristic compared to other offerings on the market.

    A lot of the other reviews have gone into technical detail so I won’t repeat them, but suffice it to say everything is true. It is as good as they say and at a price that is mind bogglingly low.

    Finally, my favorite part about the camera is Wyze as a company. From before I ever ordered my first camera I noticed they really have a human touch. I asked a question on their Facebook site and not only got a reply, but ended up chatting with them and bouncing some ideas off them for product improvement. That turned into an invite for the test group and I couldn’t be happier! This company really is fantastic and their actions really show that they care about the community that they’re creating, they’re not just focused on the bottom line. Keep it up guys and I’ll be a lifetime customer!

  29. jman0261@gmail.com
    Rated 5 out of 5

    jman0261@gmail.com

    I became a beta tester for the Wyze Cam after purchasing 4 of them. Then an alpha tester for the Pan Cam. When I received the Pan Cam I didn’t know what to expect. The camera arrived very well packaged for shipping. If you own the Wyze Cam you know the box the camera came in, this one was twice as tall. I installed a new 32 Gig SD card and plugged the unit in. The Initial setup was a breeze. It was even faster than the original Wyze Cams I already had. Right off the bat there was a new firmware update. I got that installed with no problems. Wow! The image in the live steam screen was better than my original Wyze Cams. This little unit and app is packed with some great features. As an alpha tester I knew that it wouldn’t be market ready but thanks to all the alpha testers in the first group ( I was in the 2nd group brought on) this thing was dang near market ready.
    The people at Wyze are a great group they really listen to what the testers and customers have to say and were quick to implement changes and fixes to the issues we had. The camera and app just got better every time. Very impressive for such a new company and tech.
    This camera is a Pan and tilt camera. There is a hole with 1/4″ – 20 threads in the base for mounting to a tripod. It covers an area that would have taken at least 3 cameras to cover. It has motion tracking so it follows the movement in the area. There is a Pan Scan feature that you can set to 4 waypoints for the camera to stop and pause at for 10 seconds then continue the sweep. If it detects motion during the sweep it will follow the motion till it stops then continue the scan. Motion Tagging so you can see what caused the camera to trigger a notification. The speaker in these cameras been upgraded and have a much better sound than the original Wyze Cams making remote conversations a lot better. The image processor has also been upgraded giving better color. The night vision mode has 6 led infrared lights, enough to light up a large room allowing you to see everything.
    The app has 2 ways to control movement of the camera. A directional ring for up, down, left, and right when in portrait mode. When you turn your phone or tablet to landscape mode you go full screen and then swipe on the screen to move the camera. There are also motor controls with a slider to adjust the speed of the camera movement. As well as a reset position to re-center everything. The motion detection zone allows you to set full screen or a sizeable zone for motion detection alert notifications.
    All the features of the original Wyze Cam are also in this camera and app. The new IFTTT integration is a plus as well. Whether you leave it inside or plug a portable 2-amp external battery pack and tripod so you take it out on the go with you. I’m sure you won’t regret it.
    The Wyze team has done a great job with this $30 camera with promises of new features and updates to come. All in all making this a steal of a deal compared to other cameras on the market!

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    entomodonata

    WYZE was nice enough to send me a Pan Cam as part of the Alpha test group. I’ve been very impressed with the Pan, and two main themes summarize my experience with it — excellent value and impressive active software development.

    First, for value… for $10 more than the standard Wyze Cam, for the extra features you get with the Pan, it’s a no brainer. Unless space (and likewise, trying to be discrete) is a premium, the Pan offers pan/tilt, better night vision, a wider angle lens, and in my opinion, better mounting options (standard threaded tripod mount). I tested the Pan in two primary applications — setup in my living room as an indoor pet monitor, and setup in a dormer window monitoring my front yard. As an indoor camera, the pan feature allowed me to scan around the large room and locate my cat no matter where she was hiding. The only downside is the motor noise, which sometimes scared the cat and sent her running. Other than that, it worked perfectly and the night vision was excellent. Unfortunately, our family soon learned that we weren’t fans of cameras monitoring the inside of the house and I moved it to it’s outdoor monitoring application.

    Here it replaced a standard Wyze Cam and was a huge upgrade. Because it sat higher up in the window, and had a wider angle lens, it immediately offered a better view of the front yard. The pan features allowed me to connect remotely and scan the entire front yard and check for packages at the front door, etc. This is where the Pan lives today and it will likely stay here for a long time. I do have a few wishlist items that would help the Pan excel in this application (outdoor monitoring, but located inside looking out a window):

    1. Matte White and/or black paint. You can see the reflection of the camera in the window in certain lighting and a different paint finish could help eliminate this.
    2. Allow the use of the night vision filter WITHOUT having to simultaneously use the IR LED’s. As anyone who’s used a Wyze cam in this application knows, the IR LED’s reflect off glass and wash out the picture, so it’s necessary to disable night mode.

    I’ll briefly touch on the second theme mentioned above, active software development. I was blown away watching how the software for Pan Cam evolved during the relatively short Alpha test period. The devs were super responsive, and many awesome features such as motion tagging, pan scan with waypoints, and “return home” were all added which made the product much more robust. Being able to witness this quick, responsive dev activity gives me a lot of faith in WYZE in general, and for future software updates and new hardware releases.

    There are a few cons with the Pan Cam (also apply to the standard Wyze Cam) that I will mention:
    1. Cooldown period between alert video recordings can caused missed action/important moments.
    2. No ability to record to a network share / NAS on the network, have to use individual SD cards in each cam.
    3. Limited external home automation support (Homekit, etc.).

    Had this camera cost $100, I would give it a 4 star review. But at $30 it is batting well out of it’s league and even with the minor drawbacks deserves 5 stars. I highly recommend the Pan if you’re looking for a feature packed camera at an affordable price.

  31. Merri
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Merri

    I was lucky enough to be selected as an alpha tester for the Wyze Cam Pan. Having 6 V1s and given several away as gifts this last Christmas, you know I am already a big fan. I was excited when my box came! Like all the Wyze Cams it was a breeze to set up. It is amazing how well it tracks movement and noise. I put mine in the dining room in a spot where it can see all my living room, dining room and kitchen ( I have a small mountain home). The motor does make noise and when I am home alone without a TV or radio on, I can hear it- but when there is any external noise – you don’t notice it at all. The Wyze team, being the amazing team that they are quickly worked on any small quirks that would come up and fixed them immediately. As with all Wyze products the quality of the video is amazing. The best part is I used it to record my grand daughters first steps across the room- and it tracked her the entire time! Wyze Cam Pan will amaze you!
    Pros: Easy set up, video quality, 2 way audio, flexibility and ease of mounting, user friendly app
    Cons: motor noise

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jakemacadam@imfmillwork.com

    Wyze sent out a Pan for me to test and it was nice to have a chance to be able to review this for them. It is well worth the 10$ upgrade over the V1 and V2 models. In my opinion the 20$ camera is a steal, adding 10$ to the base cost is a no brainier for the extra features you are getting. The ability to scan/pan, motion track and the two-way voice communication are all great additions. I really found the new open communication a plus. Both viewer and “subject” of the camera can have an open conversation, unlike the V1 and V2 models which is one location at a time. I did not have any real issues with the new unit. If I had to make any complaint it would be that it is not entirely silent when panning. There is a low “churning” sound, but it is easily covered up by background noise. Also, every once in awhile the camera would over correct when motion tracking and just face the wall, but it corrects itself in about ten seconds or so. If you like the V1 or V2, you will love the Pan.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    timayg

    I have been using the PanCam for a while now and it has not disappointed. With the 360 degree view I have been able to eliminate the need for two different cameras in my area which I can now place in other parts of my home. The panning is perfect and the camera will follow movements it notices which is an amazing feature to have because people you don’t want in your house don’t always stay within the area of one camera. I currently have one camera and plan to buy several more. Home security isn’t something to mess around with, you want to make sure you can buy the best equipment and for the price this beats out anything (it definitely beats out cameras far more expensive as well). On a side note we switched from a different more expensive brand of cameras to these and have not been disappointed. I love WYZE.

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    ganesh.spam

    As an alpha tester of the product, I got an early peek into the Pan camera and its features and needless to say, Wyze has delivered another solid cost effective product ! Once we got the test unit (after a brief suspense period 😉 ), it was clear that Wyze has tried to address the limitations of the existing WyzeCam2, namely pan/tilt. The same app can be used to manage all the cameras. The setup process is exactly the same. The UI has new options for Motion Tracking, Scanning etc. The night vision is better with the Pan since it has 2 more extra IR LEDs.

    Pros:
    Very easy to setup !
    HD video quality
    Pretty accurate scanning
    Waypoints
    Awesome night vision with 6 IR LEDs
    Saving the best for the last – the price !

    Cons:
    Size is more bulky – can be an issue if you are short of space.
    Mounting options are limited due to size

    In summary, I am very impressed by the quality of what Wyze has been delivering for the amazing price point at which they are able to sell. The Wyze team has been great in their support and communication and have quickly addressed issues brought to their attention. At the price of $30, it is a feature-rich product and even if you have an inkling of a need for a security camera, pick this up !

  35. Jason Riggin
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason Riggin

    As an alpha tester for this product, I can tell you that it is a great little camera. For the price, you just can’t beat it.

    Pros: pan scan w/ the ability to set 4 sectors manually, motion tracking , 2 way audio, night vision, sd storage, sound notifications.

    Cons: you can only place this on a horizontal surface, at the moment. This limits usage. No housing to place it in for outside use (but people have created some of their own).

    I have read that people think the motor is too noisy, but I’ll have to disagree. You do hear the motor when remotely viewing, but this is because the mic is not far from the motor on the cam. I never here it inside my house.

    For the price and features, this is a no brainer. I have two V1’s and 1 pan. The peace of mind that these cams will give you is awesome. I can’t recommend this product and the company enough. Pick one up and you’ll see.

  36. Darren
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Darren

    As an owner and beta tester of all versions of WyzeCam, I can say that this one is certainly the most interesting. It can spin a full 360* either manually or automatically, making it ideal for covering large spaces. (WyzeCam v2 covers a lot of space already!) It has the same super-easy setup as the other cams: just point the camera at a QR code on your phone screen and you are good-to-go. You can share cams with family/friends. It’s all super easy.
    One thing that differentiates all WyzeCams is that you get free motion detection alert storage on Wyze’s servers, which makes these the most economical solution out there. (Other cams charge a monthly or annual fee for storage.)

    This cam has some extra tricks up its sleeve – you can set it to “Sentry” mode where you can specify certain waypoints that it will continually scan. Or you can set it to track motion automatically (and how quickly to move to track that motion). Or you can have it do both at the same time. Any motion it detects will be recorded and an alert is sent to your phone.

    Lastly the price is insane. You really can’t lose on any of these cams.

    If you need a simple home or small business monitoring system, this is so easy and so cheap you can’t lose.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    jdavidsonphoto@gmail.com

    I was fortunate to be an Aplha tester of the Pan and I have used it in various scenarios and it is a solid camera. I have a small house, so I don’t have a good interior use in my specific case, however my parents have raccoons that visit the cat food each night, and it has been fun to track them through the garage at night as they come in for a snack.

    This camera, in my opinion, would do best under an eve outdoors to scan a yard/driveway or inside a barn, warehouse, or retail location. I know that it’s not outdoor rated, but as with the V1 and V2 that I have outside my house, I believe it can handle *some* exposure.

    It’s a great camera, video quality is beautiful. It’s chock full of features that you won’t find in a camera of this price point for sure. There is some motor noise, so keep that in mind if you’re putting it into a baby’s room or something like that.

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dj6190@gmail.com

    I was one of the lucky ones selected by the great Wyze team to be an alpha tester for the Wyze Cam Pan. This camera was so impressive with all it’s features. Setup was very easy. The controls are easy to use. The quality of the camera itself is great including the images it produces. I used it in my kitchen, my entryway and at my job. I will definitely be ordering a few more. I currently have a total of 13 WyzeCams. My wife thinks I’m obsessed with them. I’ve had over 20 friends and family who have purchased them after me bragging about them. It was so hard not to spill the beans on the Pan Cam. The Wyze team is great with help and support. I can’t wait for the next new WyzeCam product!

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    jason6

    In short, a bargain at twice the price. Let me explain …
    As an alpha tester, I’ve had the opportunity to put this little device through its paces for a couple of months. It has operated flawlessly for me across numerous devices. Set up could not have been easier. It connected right away to the wifi and, once I had an SD card inserted, it was recording. Within a matter of 5 minutes, I had a solid security camera setup in place in a window sill. I could remotely monitor events with the motion tagging. Naturally, the motion alerts are a bit on the sensitive side, but it always picks up major events. The night vision is as good as cameras that are 3 to 4 times the cost. It has never fallen off the wifi or had random reboots. The one slight downside is that the motors that rotate the unit are not quiet. I don’t really notice the sound during the day, but if the house is quiet, it is noticeable. Other than that, it is an excellent device.

  40. drj2171
    Rated 4 out of 5

    drj2171

    Being in the alpha testing group, I have had this camera for over a month. This is a nice addition to their other camera offerings and at only five dollars more it can’t be beat. It would be best suited for a fairly large area, like a warehouse/ barn or just a large room. With motion tracking/ tagging, you could follow pets, children or unwanted guests and get alerts if needed. Also if the motion stops, the pan will return to a center point or go back to pan scanning the area. Pan scanning allows you to set four points for the camera to scan and it with move through those points in ten second intervals. Of course you get all the features of their other cameras including two way audio, night vision, micro sd card support and motion/ sound alerts. Great camera, great price!

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    William Rushlow

    I had the pleasure to be an alpha and beta tester the past few months for an exciting new product from Wyze Cam, called the “Pan”. I was also supposed to beta test the V2, but due to circumstances beyond my control, I was unable to contribute as much as the other testers. The Wyze team made sure I was part of the Pan test to make up for it, which I am eternally grateful for.

    Where to start….Hmmm… Well, since a lot of the other reviewers already covered the technical aspects, I’ll gear my review mostly for the people who might not be technically savvy, and want to know if it will meet their needs. The Pan has the same basic feature set as the original V1 and V2 Wyze Cams. That makes it easy to switch between the Pan and V1/V2 cameras in the app, and not have to completely relearn the interface.

    What do you get in addition with the Pan?

    – Better night vision capability
    – A field of view with almost 360° of horizontal, and over 90° vertical movement available
    – Adjustable horizontal rotation speed
    – A patroling feature, which I can take credit for naming, called, “Pan Scan”. This has up to four configurable way points along the horizontal AND/OR the vertical axis.
    – A threaded mounting hole which takes standard camera mounts
    – The ability to annoy your cats (dogs, too!) more than ever before!
    – Handy for scaring the crap out of your significant other when they walk by and don’t know you’re watching
    – “Look at what I got” bragging rights with your friends, who will then want a Pan of their very own

    I tested the camera in several locations, which included my kitchen, living room, basement room (with two cats), dining room window, and a window in my barn. Setup was just as easy as the originals, although make sure you remove the film covering the lens. I named mine, “KungFu PanCam” in the app because of how it liked to constantly follow movement. The kitchen was the most interesting one for me. This is where I learned about the Pan’s tendency to move towards the edge of a surface that is not perfectly level. It tried to leap to its death, but fortunately I had secured the power cable, so it just hung there and flung itself around like a rabbit caught in a snare. Wyze told me they have replaced the padding with a better material on the production units, but they still recommend having a level surface if you’re going to track motion with it. In the living room, it became a conversation piece for visitors who saw it moving (which prompted my wife to tell me to turn off the motion tracking when we had company over). In the basement with my cats is where the Pan got its best workout. I can’t even begin to tell you how many motion alerts I got with them moving around in the middle of the night. It captured one of my cats trying to snuggle up with it a couple of times. When I had the Pan behind windows, it seemed to track better behind the quality glass in the dining room, and not so much with the window in my barn (YMMV). with that said, I don’t recommend using this camera behind a window. The original V1 and V2 cameras are better for that; placed flush against the glass with the night vision turned off, especially behind double-panes.

    Where I think the Pan is best suited is placed in a corner in a wide open area, utilizing the Pan Scan feature. I’m going to obtain a mount to place it in my barn to monitor an L-shaped area, which I think is perfect for its capabilities. I’m sure it would also be handy to communicate with latch-key children so you can make sure they got home from school alright. After talking with my cats through it a couple of times, they just ignored it (like they usually do with me). Although, I’m betting it’s a great way to calm dogs with anxiety issues. All of the Wyze cameras worked well with my Netgear R7000 router in the house, and with the Linksys RE6400 range extender in my barn.

    I find the app interface for the Pan to be fairly easy and intuitive to use, but then again I’ve been using their app for several months now. I’m not a fan of where the “Reset Position” button is because of how long it takes to get to it, and then back out to the livestream again.

    A word of warning to those of you who want to save money by using inferior microSD cards. Use high-quality cards that are intended for use in security cameras where there is a lot of writing and deleting occuring. Both the V2 and Pan are known (at least right now) to go into a constant reset loop until the card is either formatted, or removed from the camera. Wyze just happened to start offering compatible cards on their website.

    The one feature that isn’t listed on their web page, is how much Wyze cares about their customers, and how they want to take care of them. This was evident to me because of how much time they spent paying attention to all of the alpha and beta testers’ inputs to make sure the Pan (and the V2 for that matter) a product worth owning. They made us all feel like family, and truly respected everything we shared with them while testing.

    This isn’t just a cheap $30 PTZ IoT camera. This is a thoroughly tested, and refined product at an extremely competitive price point. Sure, you can go out and spend a ton more on cameras with long-life batteries, POE, built-in sirens, etc., but I don’t believe you can beat the value their cameras and app offer.

  42. sisty2
    Rated 5 out of 5

    sisty2

    This camera is truly impressive with all of the options that it comes with. It can rotate left to right, but not in a continuous circle. You can also pan up and down. There are several settings that are customizable so that you can fine tune the area that you want as your focus. There is Motion Tracking, Motion Tagging, Pan Scan, Take Photo, Sound on/off, Record, Speak. The Alert Settings gives you several settings and also Sensitivity which is adjustable. The Advanced Settings gives you several settings and Motor Controls which allow you to customize the Rotate Speed and/or Pan Scan Setting. As with the V1 & V2 this camera can accept a 32g SD card for continuous or event recording. You can view these recordings through the app or on your computer by using an adapter for the SD card. I absolutely love this camera and all that it can do. It has truly been an honor to be part of the Alpha Testing Team for this PanCam camera.

  43. iMacoo7
    Rated 5 out of 5

    iMacoo7

    I was one of the lucky ones to be able to test this new and innovative device!!First and foremost : The motor is a bit loud, so if you want to put this in a spot where you require down time or peace and quite then I would not recommend placing the pan cam in this area. The motion tracking is amazing! It will follow your movements, when walking around (This would freak my wife out, but she got over it!). I eventually wanted to place this lovely device somewhere else to cover a full range of space/area, so I placed it under an overhang outside and to be completely honest? The best move ever! I can see my entire street and with the louder speaker on the pan cam, I can actually hear myself talking inside the house to it when someone comes to the door, so theres no lack of sound. The features included with the software enables the device to have various uses. I love how I can spin and focus on one area in front of my house when need be. When I’m home I set it to the pan scan feature ,so it can automatically scan the entire area without doing anything! There is an option to place another SD stick in the rear of the device (There is a micro SD insert too), So you can initially have more storage for video and photos from the pan scan.. Over all? This is one of the best upgrades for a device yet! You will be amazed at the clarity and functionality of the device. You will not be disappointed!!

  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    crager84

    Up front I want to say that I was fortunate enough to be selected as an alpha tester for the Wyze Cam Pan, but in this review I am going to give you an unbiased opinion of the camera. For a little bit of background, I have been testing the camera for about 3 months now as a daily driver in my home. I previously had WyzeCam V1 and V2 cameras in my home, after upgrading from PTZ Foscams. I have to say that the one thing I missed about Foscam was the pan and tilt feature. It was easy to justify moving away from it with the wide field of view that the V1 and V2 Wyzecams offered for their price. When I received the WyzeCam Pan (WyzePan), I was very impressed. I’ll break down below the pros and cons of this camera.

    Initial Impression:
    The first thing I noticed immediately is how much lighter and smaller this camera was compared to other PTZ cams. While the WyzePan is larger and heavier than the V1 and V2 cameras, it is still light in comparison to other PTZ cameras. When the camera is first plugged in it performed an initial calibration, and I was shocked to see how much faster the pan and tilt action is on the camera than on other brands I have owned. It was also impressive to me that the camera has a full 360 rotation ability. The initial setup in the application has not changed, so the ease of use for the setup has been maintained. After setting the camera up in my app, I noticed that the quickness of the pan was actually causing me to over correct when panning side to side. Luckily, the developers had thought of this and in the settings of the camera there is a slider to adjust how fast the camera will rotate. Once I adjusted this setting to my liking, it was time to put it through some longer tests.

    Black and White Levels:
    The black levels on this camera are comparable to the WyzeCam V2, which are upgraded from the V1. I tested this in several real world conditions, but also tested it against a black level TV calibration test pattern. I noticed I was able to see through Black 17 on the V2 and Pan, but only to Black 15 on the V1. As far as white levels go, I did think the white on the Pan came somewhere between the V1 and V2 cameras. It has a slightly yellow tint to it, but it’s not as yellow as the V1. In general use applications, I would say that 99% of people are not going to notice the white level balance but most people would notice the improved black levels. This becomes especially important during night vision.

    Black Level Test: https://imgur.com/oxJTlVh

    Night Vision:
    The Pan has slightly improved upon the V2’s already improved IR setup. I found night vision on the Pan to be as good or better than on the V2. I did notice that up-close the Pan took longer to adjust clearly than the V2. This issue is not present during the day, and seems like something that could be corrected in a software update. The Pan eventually focuses just as clearly as the V2, but I would say on average it took about 1-2 seconds longer. This may be noticeable if you have your camera patrolling often, but I don’t think it’s enough to really be a problem. I was very impressed overall by how good the night vision on the Pan is, even when it is in motion. You will run into some of the same caveats that you do on all IR cameras with regards to not being able to have the IRs active if the camera is shooting through a window, and getting IR bleed if you are resting the camera on a reflective surface. Those are more indicative of the nature of IR though, and not a reflection on the Pan.

    Night Vision Test: https://imgur.com/ej8p08S

    Color, Clarity, and Outdoor Testing
    Now I want to start by reiterating that the Pan is NOT an outdoor camera. That being said, rules are made to be broken so let’s take this bad boy outside to see how it performs. I choose a spot in my frontyard that had a good view of some wooden chairs, stonework, grass, and plants. This gave me an opportunity to test the color and clarity of the image as well as to test how the camera performs in direct sunlight. I came away very impressed. The sensor seems to be on par or slightly better than the V2 sensor, which was a fairly significant upgrade from the original V1’s. Colors were vividly reproduced, and the clarity at a distance I found was actually better than the V2. Items like details in leafs or siding across the street were clearly visible on the WyzePan where the V2 did not show those details. I also did not have any issues with colors washing out in direct sunlight, which is an issue I had noted with other brands.

    Outdoor Test: https://imgur.com/fwmSI1m

    Mounting Options:
    This is the portion I will say is the biggest drawback of the Pan. The camera does not come with a good mounting solution for my uses. The V1 and V2 used a magnetic base to secure to the wall. The Pan uses a threaded screw similar to the ones found on a camera tripod or on top of a lamp. With the way the camera moves, standing it up on shelves caused the camera to shift slightly and I did have it fall off a shelf on a couple of occasions when I did not have it secured to anything. This can be remedied through using some 3M tape or a screw. The other issue I found is that I wanted to mount the camera on a wall about 6 feet up so it would be at eye level. This is not possible without using 3rd party mounting solutions as the camera sits at a 90 degree angle from anything it is mounted to, making it point at the floor if mounted to a side wall. I was able to get around this by using an L angle mount, a magnet, and a V2 metal plate. That being said, I wish there was a better option for mounting included out of the box.

    Final impressions: After several months of daily use, I would highly recommend this camera. While I did notice the sound of the camera turning increased slightly from what it was on Day 1, this has been my experience with any motor-driven device after extended use. At $30, the Pan is much cheaper than competitors. It maintains all of the great aspects of the V1/V2 cameras, while adding additional functionality. The patrol options and the motion tracking options are great. I use this with my kids to keep an eye on them and it is amazing how the camera can follow the toddlers around the room so I always know exactly what they are doing (aka: what are they destroying now). I would recommend this camera to anybody who wants a PTZ home camera. In my experience, Wyze has been very responsive to their community and stands out as a company who is very consumer focused. The support is top notch, and I have really been impressed by how Wyze has adapted to their success. Do yourself a favor and pick one of these up if you are even remotely interested. You won’t regret it.

  45. HDRay
    Rated 5 out of 5

    HDRay

    Hi Folks, I had the opportunity to test the WYZE CAM PAN and it has earned several spots in my home! Below is my experience with the unit, enjoy!

    The WYZE CAM PAN is rectangular in shape, taller than the v2 and mounted on a separate, circular base. On the bottom of the camera, a microSD slot and setup button can be found. On the rear, a full size USB port is available for charging and future accessory support. Power is supplied via a microUSB charging port that is located on the base.

    From a feature and performance standpoint, the WYZE CAM PAN offers broad set which would be found in more expensive smart equipment. Similar to the v2, high definition 1080p video (i.e. LiveStream, local recording), environmental detection (CO, motion, smoke, sound), motion tagging, and two way audio is standard. Where the WYZE CAM PAN excels is the 120 degree field of view, 360 degree x 93 degree pan tilt range, improved night vision (18 step gray scale and 6 x IR LEDs), and improved microphone design. These features work in conjunction with the Wyze app to support two new functions: Motion Tracking and Pan Scan.

    At a high level, Motion Tracking enables the WYZE CAM PAN to continuously monitor an object, maintaining the object within the camera field of view. Pan Scan introduces the concept of 4 way points (default or user defined) that will ensure 360 degree coverage, by having the camera move between each of the way points in 10 second intervals.

    I tested the WYZE CAM PAN in 3 areas of my home: foyer, living room, patio. The camera, while larger in size, was easily mounted in each room with adhesive, magnetic disks. In using the WYZE CAM PAN, the benefits of using a pan tilt camera were immediate and significant. In the foyer, the camera was able to maintain a constant visual (Motion Tracking), on a subject from the moment they entered the home, through their activities within the same and adjoining rooms. This removed the need for additional cameras, as blind spots were addressed. In the living room,the wide angle lens enabled full capture of the entire room and two way audio was very clear to occupants, from a distance of 8-12 feet. Even with multiple objects in motion and ambient noise from the television, the camera was able to clearly capture all activity and communicate to occupants. In the patio, the camera excelled in providing 24×7 full outdoor property coverage with (Pan Scan) custom way points. The 6 IR LEDs provided excellent outdoor night vision in total darkness, producing quality which exceeded some outdoor IP cameras on the market.

    In summary, my overall testing experience with the WYZE CAM PAN has been positive. From installing the unit to using it on an daily basis throughout multiple rooms of the home, the WYZE CAM PAN is easy to use and intuitive. The Motion Tracking and Pan Scan feature, combined with high quality hardware, and enhanced app controls, makes the WYZE CAM PAN a welcome +1 for all smarthomes, a must buy!!

  46. Joanna
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Joanna

    I was first introduced to Wyze Cam Pan through testing for WyzeCam. When I received the Wyze Cam Pan to test I was not disappointed a bit by the packaging. The look and feel was great, and it was very secure. The size was slightly off putting at first, but it turned out to not be as bothersome as I first expected.
    Through testing different placement areas with this camera, I did find it critical that you place this camera on a smooth and level surface. At first, I placed the camera on a shelf that had a slight lean (not noticeable to the eye), the Pan ended up “walking” off the shelf.
    The second area I tested in I mounted the Wyze Cam Pan inverted on a ceiling. This camera mounts very easily to a traditional tripod mount. (1/4” thread) Once inside the Wyze app it was very easy to go to the advanced settings and rotate the image 180 degrees. With this camera mounted to the ceiling I could gain clear view around corners, and be able to track motion in those areas.
    Pros:
    • Simple setup
    • Fantastic image quality
    • Sleek design
    • Easy mounting
    • Two-way audio
    • User friendly app
    Cons:
    • Slight motor noise
    • Freaking family members out with the camera movement
    If you are already familiar with the WyzeCam’s, you will not be disappointed in the quality of the image you are able to view, and you will very much enjoy having movement control of the Pan Cam. If you’re not familiar with the WyzeCam, I really do encourage you to make that investment for yourself.

  47. Rated 5 out of 5

    mseifertmd

    The Wyze Cam Pan continues the Wyze story to bring you high quality, affordable smart home products that enrich people’s lives and make great technology accessible to everyone.
    I was one of the Alpha testers for the Wyze Cam Pan. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical when I first received the Wyze Cam Pan. The packaging was as expected. The Wyze Cam Pan itself is much larger than the previous Wyze offerings, the V1 and V2 cams. The set-up followed the same procedures as the previous cams from Wyze. Fast, simple and I was up and operating in a couple minutes. Now the nitty gritty……. I set the Wyze Cam Pan up in the kitchen first. Its operation was a little freaky. Let me explain. The Pan Cam “follows” your movements very closely. If you walk past it the Wyze Cam Pan tracks your movements and turns to follow you and continues to follow you until it no longer sees you. My wife got freaked out by this. She said “not in the kitchen”. “Move it”. LOL. I moved it to the living room. Again it tracked movement marvelously. I came home from work and found the Wyze Cam Pan unplugged. Yep, you guessed it, the wife again….. She said she felt as if she was being continually watched. It tracked all of her movements. The Wyze Cam Pan can be heard as the motor that turns it to track does make noise. You wouldn’t necessarily place it where noise could be a problem. The wife claimed she could hear it track her. So the Wyze Cam Pan was vanished to guard the basement. I continued my testing and found the Wyze Cam Pan to be perfect for tracking large areas that were configured in such a way that one regular cam could not cover. My basement is sort of “L” shaped. The Wyze Cam Pan excelled in picking up movement and covered the whole area. It did the work that would have taken several fixed cams to do. The night vision Is awesome and lit up the whole area. The picture quality is perfect. Very clear and detailed. The motion tagging is cool. It tags the motion in a green box. No question what triggered the motion alert. The two-way sound worked as you would expect. In several months of testing I found no significant problems. It just works!

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