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The best value all-in-one 1080p HD smart home camera
bdelaney61 (verified owner) – January 17, 2018
Easy hook up and received the update before it let the App work. Once it installed, has worked flawless even when plugging it into different outlets in different rooms. sync is quick with the iPhone thou i guess it would be with any smart phone. Can’t argue with the price, if still functioning well after a weeks use I will definitely buy more for each room. And those giving it 1 thru 3 stars don’t understand the star system especially if you didn’t even buy the cam. 2 thumbs up so far!!!
keithholler13 (verified owner) – January 16, 2018
Works perfect I love the smoke alarm detection even though it can’t sync up with my nest smoke alarm it can sense the sound and give me video when it goes off. Couldn’t ask for a better product for the price.
Ashley – January 15, 2018
If I order it today, when does it ship?
WyzeCam – January 15, 2018
We’re currently in stock, so your order will ship within a couple of days.
Ema (verified owner) – January 7, 2018
When do the cameras usually ship after placing and order ?!
WyzeCam – January 10, 2018
Hi Ema – we expect orders that are placed now to ship within 2-3 weeks.
John Booren (verified owner) – January 5, 2018
Great simple camera. Set up is a breeze. Quality is good, especially in daylight. Best applications are for indoor monitoring. Tried to set up against a window to my porch for security, but the glare on the wind from the ‘night vision’ is very bad. Not good for exterior security.
Also, interior night vision is good at 5-10 feet, but from 10-20 feet it starts getting weak/hard to see.
1 – Wish the IR lights weren’t so visible at night. Two “beady” red lights on the camera–my two-year-old couldn’t stop staring at them when I tested as a baby monitor.
1b – Wish you could schedule a timelapse to be reoccurring.
1c – Wish you could scrub through continuous recording a see activity as it happens faster. Right now, you have to scrub, then stop for recording to refresh.
2 – Hopefully Wyze cam will make a weather resistant exterior camera that can be used for security.
3 – Silly that shipping is basically $5-6/camera with little bulk incentive. It doesn’t cost $15 to ship 3 cameras. Shipping is a commodity, not a way to build in extra margin. But it’s how they keep the price “under $20”. On Amazon they’re $25.98 with shipping “included.”
Have had issues with continuous recording not being available (with 32gb sd card installed). Camera is plugged in and streaming, but still says “No replay of video in current period.”
Also, scheduled a timelapse last night for 9 hours–but it didn’t work. Will try again…
Will probably buy more
skennedy10 (verified owner) – January 5, 2018
i love this camera! $20 is a great price–The $600 security system we bought 2 years ago is still in the box! Unfortunately, since I love my Wyzecams so much, I gave all 7 of my 2nd order away for Christmas gifts! One was to a friend whose daughter is recovering from surgery and the mother lives out of town. She can now keep track of how her daughter is doing. I watch my dogs or use one as a dash cam. I think every convenience store needs several and maybe the crooks would be recognizable! Ordering more today!
Bill hernandez (verified owner) – January 3, 2018
My cameras work ok but seem to disconnect ever two weeks. I have purchased 8 of these. I have to U.N. plug camera and plug back and it connects. Pain that you have to do this
Sarah Haynes, Ph.D. (verified owner) – January 2, 2018
Absolutely awesome cameras. An imaging nuclear physicist, I find these tiny cameras packed with features rivaling my professional surveillance cameras. The lens aperture, optical field of view, streaming connection time, retrieval time, night vision quality, video quality, and recording/storage options, mounting hardware, ease of optical scanning for network connectivity, creative options for mounting at various angulations, and software alerts are all excellent. It would be very nice nice to have a longer recording time available for Cloud storage. A suggestion is to reduce Cloud storage to 7 days. I’ve purchased 8 cameras and have 4 more ordered. I’ve also ordered some for gifts. Truly unbelievable little marvels of technology at an unbelievable price.
Jon N (verified owner) – December 31, 2017
Definitely need a waterproof case for outdoor use!
kpkammer (verified owner) – December 31, 2017
Absolutely amazing! Worth the wait! The design is great and app is improving daily. One of the best quality cameras and you can’t beat the price!
Jeff – December 30, 2017
These tiny little devices deliver amazing video quality and features! I’ll give it 5 stars once we get the option to increase the recording time from 12 seconds to 24 seconds. To keep the DVR service manageable, I recommend to Wyze they reduce the free service to 7 days to accommodate the longer recording times. Otherwise, I own two and plan on purchasing at least another one for myself and another couple for my kids (who have their own homes now).
M.E.A. Reid – December 30, 2017
Please work quickly to add shipping OS….. especially to Australia! 😉
I see them on ebay for $129 plus $39 shipping worldwide!
WyseCam please get on to those crooks & stop that profiteering.
JFo – December 28, 2017
do you have an ASI you can expose for third party integration (e.g. home assistant)
WyzeCam – December 28, 2017
No we don’t.
netmann (verified owner) – December 26, 2017
All Around Excellent Camera – The latest firmware 220.127.116.11 made it even faster in live view refresh and alert video playback among other improvements posted…Have the following question:
Trying to gang and setup two cameras back to back and want to daisy chain the power cable. Looking for a short (6-12 inch) USB-A to micro USB-B cable since the stock cable would be too long for the camera to camera connection. However I cannot find a short cable in which its micro USB plug side fits into the micro USB setback socket on the back of the camera! Any links or manufacturer’s suggestion? Wyze Labs should start selling accessories soon?
Ernst Roelofs – December 24, 2017
I hardly can rate without having the camera (I live in Europe) 😉
What is the difference of the Wyze Cam with the Xiaomi 1080P Smart Wi-Fi IP Camera w / Night Vision (DX will schip to Europe :-)) ?
WyzeCam – December 27, 2017
While they may look the same on the outside, they’re completely different in terms of firmware, app, and cloud solution.
Jerod Thompson – December 23, 2017
I bought one of these to try it out for myself. So far I would say for the price you can’t beat it. No other cam in my opinion comes close when you consider the price. An SD card is a must for those that want to review past footage since the cloud storage only stores a 12 second clip but this is fine being that it is a free service. My only complaint so far that I could image will get addressed in a future firmware update is that every couple of weeks I have to unplug the camera so that it can power cycle and reboot. The reason I have to do this is when I open the app the live feed will show for a second and then freezes and the time stamp does not show time counting on and no movement can be seen in the feed. But as soon as I reboot it the feed is fine again for what seems like about a week or two. Then it happens again and I must reboot it. Other than that issue it’s perfect.
Nita – December 21, 2017
I am a follower of Claire and the Cosbys. I love this family and what they do. Beautiful and multi talented family.
I was away and when I came back I checked right away Clair and….on youtube and the camera (wyzecam) and I found out I am one of the buyers on back orders. Basing on the reviews, I can’t wait to use mine when it arrives. I have a bit of concern though, I really do not know if my order really went through. I hit place order over and over but I am still seeing my basket after putting all necessary infos and of course the card number. I tried calling the support number but unfortunately the office is closed. There is no exit button or any info if my order went though. Is my information safe here? How do I cancel for now and proceed tomorrow? Please advise asap! Thank you.
Oh, I cannot exit without giving a star. 2 stars for now. I do not want to give any ratings when I am not sure …..
WyzeCam – December 21, 2017
Hi – I’ll send you a private email regarding your order. Thanks!
Hi Nita – I sent you an email to your icloud address but it bounced. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lori (verified owner) – December 19, 2017
Love, Love them. I bought two. Terrific cameras. I had some issues setting one up and they were extremely helpful. Great customer service which is rare these days. I am very satisfied with the cameras. I will be buying more.
Naveed – December 19, 2017
when will the stock come?
WyzeCam – December 20, 2017
Hi there – we’re taking backorders. Orders placed today are expected to be shipped in 2-3 weeks.
RedRaider06 (verified owner) – December 19, 2017
Unbelievable abilities packed into this small device. Just had a discussion with my wife, while she was home, using the wyzecam. Set up took 90 seconds! Will be purchasing more for sure. CANT BEAT THE PRICE!
Sachin Rase (verified owner) – December 18, 2017
Very Nice and simple setup , only hickup was my old wifi router ( 2.4, 5Ghz) needed a reboot and worked like charm .
Awesome product , nice feature and hardware is good . Thanks again team Wyze !
neelyhouse (verified owner) – December 15, 2017
Excellent. I have 4 and I am buying more as gifts. I used the time-lapse to capture a fundraiser that I held for the Food Bank. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjdtxfHTChE
WyzeCam – December 16, 2017
Great video! Thanks for sharing!
Ed Q (verified owner) – December 13, 2017
Love my cameras. I originally bought 2. They worked well that I bought another camera. I’d normally give 4 star rating because there are still a few minor bugs but nothing you wouldn’t expect from a new product/company. The good thing about it is Wyzecam is on top of their game coming out with frequent updates. The fifth star comes from the price. The quality and functionality you’re getting for $20 is UNBEATABLE! Looking forward to growing with this company and seeing what else they come up with next!
P.S. As a Christmas present, I bought 5 cameras to set my parents’ house up with Wyzecam. They may only need 3 or 4 cameras, but I’m sure I can find a use for any extras :-).
Hammad Arif – December 13, 2017
I reckon the Market potential for this product considering the Price, I am interested to be your Franchise/Distributor in India, Kindly provide communication details of your sales team.
Ilene – December 12, 2017
I have not purchased a camera yet. It is hard to rate but it asked. Is this camera weather proof.? Ware these cameras meant to be out in heat and cold rain snow ❄️ and rain and 🌞.?
WyzeCam – December 12, 2017
The WyzeCam is designed and tested for indoor use only.
chaz (verified owner) – December 12, 2017
I just keep buying more and more of these because they work so well and they are so cheap!!! I’m at 3 cameras now and about to buy even more! So much better than my $100+ and $200+ cameras that I got from HomeMonitor/Y-Cam!
beau rudd (verified owner) – December 11, 2017
For 20 dollars what a deal and what a camera. Guess what everyone is getting for Christmas.
Paul B (verified owner) – December 10, 2017
These cameras are just brilliant, and provide such great value I wonder how Wyze makes money. I can’t wait to buy a few more for the house, and a few more for work – they are that good. The setup is super easy – and, these little gadgets just do everything on the app very well. I need to figure out how to make night vision work in my instance – but, I do have motion activated lights outside – so I think the best thing is to keep that turned off and use the combination of the real light/outside motion instead, as another reviewer mentioned. The first few days the notifications killed my phone battery pretty quickly, but I learned i just needed to turn sensitivity down – issue solved. Great product – seriously.
Derek (verified owner) – December 9, 2017
Sandisk SD card worked great. Tried it as a dash cam and worked perfectly fine. Of course since there is no wifi on the car, the recorded time is off, but that is as expected. Thanks for the timely support. Great job.
James – December 8, 2017
These cameras work as well as my camera set from a well-known router company at a fraction of the cost. The quality is superb.
The connection issues, some report, would give me pause yet I haven’t had any problems.
A guess is interference with other 2.4 GHz device’s or router channels. Login to router to change. Worth a try.
Our holiday lighting is controlled wirelessly. They would at times turn on or off all by themselves. Mystery solved. Found out the neighbor’s Jeep had some electronics transmissions that would send signals to our lighting receiver box that would switch lighting on or off. Had to change the channel DIP switches on our control box. I think it uses 2.4GHz.
Early on, Wyze support fixed the time stamp issue with a firmware update. I asked, they answered and it was done.
Night vision naturally doesn’t work well through glass windows. That’ll be OFF but outside lighting works to illuminate the immediate area for the visible light spectrum.
3 cameras so far. I’m ordering 3 more. Given their affordability, I’ll cover a few more windows to look outside when I’m away.
Nicholas Welcom – December 7, 2017
These look great and have great reviews on Amazon by confirmed owners the device. I plan on ordering several when they are back in stock. Its a shame people are giving it a one star review on here without even owning one because they don’t ship to UK or that people have a Spec questions that has been answered numerous times already and the reviewer lacks the ability to actually comprehend what they are reading instead of just saying words in their head. If you want legit reviews, please check on Amazon.
G – December 7, 2017
Please will you start shipping to the UK?
WyzeCam – December 8, 2017
We don’t have info on when we’ll start shipping outside the US yet. Please sign up for our newsletter (at the bottom of all the pages) to receive updates re: international shipping. Thanks!
JH (verified owner) – December 6, 2017
I think they are great. There are some wrinkles to iron out but for the cost, they can’t be beaten. Setup couldn’t be easier. Simple to use on Android device. Can wait for refinements, new features, and an outdoor option.
Melissa – December 6, 2017
I love these cameras!! I found them to be user-friendly and the setup was a breeze! I have recommended the system to everyone I know. This is the security system of my dreams!!!
Jessica (verified owner) – December 6, 2017
This is exactly what we were looking for out of a camera! We are not tech people so we don’t have high expectations for integrations and such, and were just looking for a simple solution to give us some peace of mind to keep an eye on the house when we’re out of town, etc. The price is right, the set up is simple, and the video quality is great. Haven’t tried an SD card yet, but will be looking into it for sure.
It has a wide degree of sight so we have it set up in such a way that we can see our front door, back door and garage door all from one camera- perfect! Thinking about ordering a 2nd- so many uses from keeping an eye on kids playing in the basement, via live stream, or set up in the hallway outside our kids’ rooms so we can get alerted when they get out of their beds at night; heck even as a baby monitor for visiting friends. You make it so easy to move around within the same wifi network that it’s nice to know we could use it for so many things. Thanks, WyzeCam!
KDA (verified owner) – December 6, 2017
Received the WyzeCam and was not sure what we would think since we have professionally installed cameras in home as well, from a large name manufacturer. We are highly impressed with the WyzeCam. So impressed we have placed an order for two more. Anytime we have shown anyone our new camera, the first thing they ask is where we got it. Have sent a lot of business your way and hope to continue to.
We would like to know what MicroSD card you suggest as the one we tried did not work. Appreciate the feedback. Thank you in advance. Look forward to our next shipment.
WyzeCam – December 6, 2017
The WyzeCam works with microSD cards of FAT32 format and up to 32GB. Hope this helps!
Matt GA – December 6, 2017
The first day it was kind of glitchy but then I got a firmware update and it’s worth Flawless since.
This little camera also showed us we had a small mouse problem so we got that taken care of.
I will definitely be ordering more!
email@example.com (verified owner) – December 5, 2017
Works as described. Picture quality really good. I wanted a camera that would allow me to see video clips as people come in and out. I can view motion or sound alerts with a 10-12 second clip. All I need just to verify when kids get home. You can live stream which is also cool. Ordered one to see how good it works, just ordered a second.
Heather (verified owner) – December 5, 2017
I initially bought 2 of these to replace some HORRIBLE cameras we snagged for cheap on eBay after deciding the Nest cameras were just way too pricey for what they do. I was so impressed with these cameras and the correlating app that I just bought 2 more to REPLACE the nest cameras we already have. For this price, the quality is amazing, the feed is as good as the nest and the app is extremely user friendly. Sure, they have their flaws (the app sometimes does not like to load the camera feed, but I can also blame funky internet for that, too). All in all, these are so worth the price + shipping. Don’t think twice, buy these cameras!
Dan (verified owner) – December 5, 2017
Bought three cams for home security, but not one will stay connected. Tried calling but reached no-one for support. Was hoping to check on our pets and post sitter while on vacation, but could never connect to the cam. These were useless for what I bought them for. Great price though.
Josh (verified owner) – December 3, 2017
Very easy setup. Picture quality is excellent. Have not had any connection issues works every time. Only thing that I can’t get working is the push notifications. It will record the event every time but will not send me a notification. It worked for the first 3 times then never sent me another one. Best camera for the price. Still need to get an Sd card and test that out. I ordered 2 more.
WyzeCam – December 4, 2017
Hi Josh – make sure you have the push notifications turned on in the app settings. Hope this helps!
Blake (verified owner) – December 3, 2017
I bought 3 cameras and all 3 constantly disconnects. 1 may run all day and 2 may intermittently disconnect or all 3. Trued switch to 720p and still the same unstable connection. Reset modem and all stats with no result. I run very good internet speeds with a good modem and have no issues on any of our devices. Looking at most of these reviews they seem fabricated to boost public perception. Wyze cam build a dud. I was really rooting for them.
akupadhyayula (verified owner) – December 2, 2017
Great camera but SD card does not work – this is the SD card I bought. if the you guys have particular card recommendation please let me know.
Marlon Joseph (verified owner) – December 2, 2017
This camera is awesome! I simply ❤️ it. Easy to set up and it just works. It’s very neat and compact and delivers bang for the buck. I gave it a well deserved 4 out of 5.
A few suggestions for the Wyze Team to get a 5 out of 5 from me:
1. Add IFTTT support. I own a Samsung Smartthings hub and would love to integrate it.
2. Offer a developer API. I’m a developer and I’d love to add in some webhooks on alerts or even have the event data sync to my ELK stack.
3. Allow the open source community to help by allowing them to build extensions and apps (related to #2). We’re full of crazy ideas like the ones I mentioned above and you can even create a market place of extensions.
4. Allow me to store streams to my own AWS S3 storage. Or even upload to an FTP server. 14 days free rolling storage is fantastic but I want to archive my data in remotely in case the an intruder decides to remove the microSD card.
5. Add an audio output port. The speaker is soft but it’s still more than I’d expect from a camera with that small of a footprint. Adding a louder speaker would make it perfect for an intercom. Heck I’d love to mount an AWS IoT button next to it as a doorbell and have an AWS Lambda function trigger an “intercom” like workflow that integrates with the camera APIs.
I just can’t get enough of this camera. Well done Wyze team!
Blake (verified owner) – December 2, 2017
I’ve followed this camera since release and obviously loved the price and reviews. However I’ve found 1 of my cameras disconnecting on the first day and now a 2nd camera disconnecting on the second. Usually always when it backs footage up to the cloud then it won’t reconnect feed. Only solution is to manually reconnect each camera. Pointless unless they can make this cameras connection more stable.
Derek (verified owner) – December 1, 2017
I tried to call but no one was picking up the phone. And emailed, but I got no response back, yet. So this is the only way to ask about my SD card problem, when you send the SD cards to me as you said you will, will you let me know ? I really would like to get these two cams set up and running. Thanks.
WyzeCam – December 1, 2017
Hi Derek – I sent you an email with the shipping info. Please check your yahoo email. Thanks!
netmann (verified owner) – November 30, 2017
Great Camera…I am testing three of them with my iPod Touch 6….a couple of questions:
1) Will the camera work with 20 feet long USB-A to Micro USB-B power cable in lieu of the stock cable?
2) I am not able to set the Start and End times for the Timelapse. Is it because I am using iPod Touch? I do have a 32 GB MicroSD card installed and playback works fine.
The cable should work just fine. Re: the issue with setting start and end times, can you take a screenshot and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org? Thank you!
Ron (verified owner) – November 30, 2017
Very impressed with the camera so far. Great quality videos and features for such a low price. I’m ordering several more for myself and family. Biggest weakness I see so far is the motion sensor. Even at the most sensitive, I’ve had people walk right in front of the camera just a few feet away and sometimes it will trigger and sometimes it won”t. But then it will trigger on a car moving across the street out the window. I know there are a lot of factors like light conditions, , contrast, reflections etc that determine if a motion sensor triggers or not but still it’s not consistent enough to feel confident that it will record when there is movement in front of the camera, even when it’s close.
The camera has a 5-min cooling period, meaning if motion is detected within 5 minutes of the last alert, it won’t record a video clip and trigger another alert. Hope this helps.
trmcleary (verified owner) – November 30, 2017
So far working great with Android. I will order the second one due to quality and ease off use.
carter.andrea (verified owner) – November 29, 2017
to add to my comment I wanted to mention, I do notice on that viewing video and live feed on the app it was slow and getting bogged down, so found it to be not compatible with other apps. Basically it works best if you close all apps before opening this one! Hope that helps others! So, since I learned that, it works just fine no problems!
I bought four cameras. I love them! Super easy to set up, took only a couple minutes! Great Picture, can share video feed with my family, what a deal! I have been looking for cameras and Wyzecam was ridiculously a no brainer! Why shop elsewhere they do everything I need! Thank you so much for being budget friendly! I have peace of mind when my son gets home from school. The bonus is the Smoke detector and CO2 Detector! Amazing! It is super fun to see what my animals do all day too:) I’ll never miss a package delivery and feel safe and secure in my home! Thank you!
Derek (verified owner) – November 29, 2017
Two SD cards would be greatly appreciated.
And yes, that is the card I have from Amazon. Thanks for all your help.
jkekrause (verified owner) – November 28, 2017
I’m running a house full of connected products, over 80 nodes including switches, dimmers, receptacles, thermostats, door locks, garage door control and a multitude of sensors and yes camera’s. Camera’s are expensive, especially when you have them connected to an NVR. I tried this camera expecting a whole lot of nothing and boy was I wrong. Hooked it up in less than 2 minutes. One of the most simple activations I’ve used, the software embedded into the app/camera is pretty reliable and capable. No, this is not the $200 motorized 8MP camera with laser range finding and stealth see in the dark capabilities. But it is an easy and reliable camera that can be used in almost any indoor situation where you really don’t care if a dog takes it for a swim cause its 20 bucks. Also make good temporary camera’s for say an apartment or a dog house or even a kids play house.
Randy – November 28, 2017
The Product was easy to set up works extremely well a lot better than the ring video doorbell that’s a POS. And an amazing price good job!!!!
derek (verified owner) – November 28, 2017
I have the EVO 32 gb HCI, and I did format it to FAT 32 on a pc. I actually have 2 wyzecam and 2 micro sd cards. both not working as expected.
WyzeCam – November 28, 2017
OK thanks for the info. We can send you 2 microSD cards to the shipping address you used for your order. In the meantime, is this the card you currently have: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XWJM2FV? We’ll need to do some research on this particular brand to understand what the issue is.
derek (verified owner) – November 27, 2017
When I inserted the 32 gb sd card into the cam, and set to continues recording, the video became so slow that it is not of any use any more.
Just for testing, I turned the recording off via the app, and all is fine. So must be something with the recording.
WyzeCam – November 27, 2017
Can you let us know what the brand/model of your microSD card is? One suggestion I have is to format the card on a PC and see if the problem persists.
kanewilcox96 (verified owner) – November 27, 2017
Can I log other devices off the wyze cam app if they are in my account?
Can you elaborate on what you meant by “log other devices off”?
Can I connect 2 phones to one camera thought?
Yes you can.
Great Camera. Works great! Thank’s Wyze cam.
LUis – November 25, 2017
Can I use the app and live video from overseas?
WyzeCam – November 25, 2017
Absolutely. You can use the app wherever there’s internet connection.
Can I use the app from and live video from overseas?
Kenny Le – November 25, 2017
Can it mount on ceiling? And if it can so the video or images will be ok or upside down?
Yes it can be mounted on the ceiling. The image will look upside down, but you can use the full screen view and rotate your phone to make the image look right side up.
laserbiz (verified owner) – November 24, 2017
I just purchased and received 1 camera as a test before i decide to purchase any more cams. I have several different types of Wifi cams including Foscams, Winbook cams and Ring cams. What attracted me to this camera was a good review on Cnet and of course the price. I ordered the cam on Nov 7, with a promised shipping date of Nov 17. I heard nothing from Wyze, no update or anything until I sent them an email. I finally received a response on Nov 20 with a tracking number and a promised delivery date on Nov. 23rd.(Thanksgiving!) Really? I figured it would be delivered on the next day, today the 24th. and it was! Set up was relatively simple, I had to do it 2 X’s before it would take. For the money, it is sure hard to beat! But you get what you pay for. It is very limited compared to other camera apps. Needed improvements (prolly means that it will become more expensive:
1) A windows/mac based API like most cams have.
2) The ability to view multiple cams at once.
3) Better and more responsive customer support
4) An enclosure for outdoor use
5) better audio
I understand that Wyze prolly got inundated with orders and did not expect to have so many people order their cameras. (what a terrible problem to have for Wyze(not us, the consumer)insert sarcasm! I am rating 3 stars for their is much room for improvement. Again for $25 I got what I paid for. With needed improvements, i will have purchased a great camera (I hope that is the case down the road… I will be patient, and good luck to Wyze. (It sounds like you need to hire more people! If you need an Midwest distributor, you can reach out to me!
WyzeCam – November 24, 2017
Thanks for the suggestions! I’ve passed them on to our product dev team. In terms of customer support, true that we’ve been inundated and apologies for being slow in responding to customer inquiries. We’re working hard to get better!
corradoloreto – November 24, 2017
ok, i figured that out. If your phone is connected to you home network , make sure that it s connected to a 2.4 and not 5.0 ghz network . that’ is , simple as that. And your camera can finally get connected.
To set it up took me 5 minutes, and works great…..now i can give 5 stars. Great for the value.
Glad you got it figured out!
wil – November 24, 2017
Hello, “We offer 14 days of cloud storage for free”
Does this mean I need to pay after 14 days of usage
or there is 14 days of storage free for ever?
The free cloud storage is on a rolling 14-day basis, i.e. you’ll always get storage of the past 14 days for free. Hope this helps!
corradoloreto – November 23, 2017
can’t connect it to my network 5ghz….and i dont know why it can t see the same network that is also 2.4 ghz
3 stars now waiting for and answer….
email@example.com – November 23, 2017
I can’t use the app on my iPad while it’s on its stand because the app does not have a landscape view. Have to twist my neck to use the app. Please add a landscape view to the iOS app.
Thanks for the suggestion. I’ve passed it on to our dev team.
Kevin Esposito (verified owner) – November 22, 2017
Updating my review. Two of the 4 cameras will not playback. Dropping to two stars. Attempted to call but no reps were available.
Purchased 4. I’ve set up three so far. Two of them work flawlessly. The third one refuses to playback previous recordings. I have sd cards in all three and the other two do this perfectly. Will set up the fourth one this evening…..can’t give more then three stars with one that doesn’t work.
Mike Nichols – November 22, 2017
my experience with video cameras goes back to 2000 when i installed the first at my bar. it was expensive, difficult to use and an overall pain. then in 2015 i tried a new wireless setup, again expensive and not easy to use. then by chance while reading a tech zine last month i stumbled across a review for this the new wyze cam. then i read another, and another, all without exception raved about this product. i bit the bullet figuratively speaking and ordered one to test out. what i discovered on day one was that all those reviewers were spot on with their opinions. not only were my expectations met but greatly exceeded. the ease of use, the versatility, great quality, aspects like sharing, storage local & cloud etc. so i ordered another from amazon(paid a bit more than here but still well worth it.) the app with the two up and running impressed me even more. so here i am now putting up a review and getting ready to order two more. of all my electronics purchases over the past five years or so, this is absolutely in my top five favorites for more reasons than i can list! hoping in the future there will be a version for use outdoors. FYI thanks to sharing i am using ours to live stream Thanksgiving dinner to our family members that aren’t able to travel here. so many benefits!
KEVINNUNN (verified owner) – November 22, 2017
I was about to buy 3 Nest Cams for $500 when I saw these. The specs were similar but the price was astonishing for all they offered! I bought 5 of the WyzeCams and could not be happier!!! The set-up was immediate and from opening the box until I was seeing the images on my phone took less than a minute per camera. The build quality is great, the picture quality (day & night vision) is excellent, the ease of use for the app is perfect and the connection time takes only a few seconds. I bought these before an overseas trip…I live in Wisconsin and traveled to Asia… these connected as fast in Asia as if I were in my own home. I could use the 2-way speakers and talk to my family and pets as well as snap pics and get 12 second video alerts if needed. This was great when I would get deliveries…I could see them come and go and tell my family we had a deliver BEFORE they even knew it. These cameras definitely give me peace of mind and I feel more secure about my property and can see what my pets are up to. Its actually lots of fun to be able to yell at the pets when they are doing something they should not be doing. GREAT JOB WYZECAM!!!
mianwang (verified owner) – November 21, 2017
I previously received an email from Wyze saying that my order of two cams will be shipped “between 11/15 – 11/17”.
However, as I checked online today, my order is still processing without any signs of being shipped out.
The cams are now back “in stock” but my order never got processed.
Emailed the customer service two days ago, have not heard from them ever since.
And the worst part is that there is no cancellation button where I could just cancel my previous order and place an order on the “in stock” ones.
WyzeCam – November 22, 2017
Hi there – sorry about the delay! Our record shows that your order was shipped on 11/16, and the estimated delivery date is 11/23. I’ll send you a private email shortly with your tracking info.
sivasai (verified owner) – November 16, 2017
i was so excited to buy this product. i realized that this does not work for most cases. wyze only work for indoor monitoring only. Auto night vision detection is not up to par. they motion detection is very flaky. i just get a motion detection video every 5 minutes no matter what happens. what the use of it, i have no clue.
customer support is pretty bad, very hard to get connected.
i hope these are all software/firmware ware fixes.
vbpro2000 (verified owner) – November 15, 2017
I’ve had the camera for about a week, and have to say I’m pretty impressed for the price! I also have 2 newer Amcrest camera’s (1080p, 1296p) and an older Foscam (720) for comparison. The Foscam was always very unstable with the wireless connection, other than that, which was a big issue, it had a pretty good set of configuration options. So after getting frustrated with the Foscam, I got the Amcrest 1080p cam ($68), which has performed great, and has even more configuration options, but only provide 4 hours of free cloud service, which is better than none at all, but at least a week would be nice, so with the Wyzecam having 2 weeks and being only $19.99, I had to try it. The 1296p Amcrest ($89) is pretty much identical to the 1080p, but also supports 5ghz wireless which is nice advantage. The Amcrest Cams can be rotated remotely, but I have not really had a lot of practical need for that feature, at least not for all cameras, and why the Wyzecam is such a great deal for a fixed camera. The Wyzecam 1080p picture and the field of view and sound is great and very comparable to the Amcrest. The reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 is that the wireless connectivity has been very spotty, even with the .52 firmware update, after a day or two of connecting fine through the phone app, I can’t connect and have to power cycle the camera to be able to connect again. The camera appears to be working fine as motion events still happen, though I have had several instances where trying to play notification videos, I get a download error, and no matter how many tries, it won’t download. This has happened also many times with time lapse videos. I don’t believe it is an issue with my router, as it is fairly close to the camera (though one wall), and it works for a day or two just fine. I’m thinking maybe once the ip lease expires it is not automatically trying to connect again, because of this and other reasons it would be nice be able to set up a static ip (maybe this is an option, I don’t recall when setting up the camera the first time, I have another Wyzecam camera coming soon, so I will check it then). Also the 12 sec, 5 minute wait on the cloud videos is really limiting for use as a security camera, I would much rather have 30 seconds for 1 week, vs 12 seconds for 2 weeks and a 1 minute wait cycle. I understand that they are trying to limit the storage, and I’m guessing that Wyze will be wise and a lot of this will get worked out over time, they have a great start with the hardware (assuming the wireless stability is fixed 😉 ) 4.5 stars if I could!
kanewilcox96 (verified owner) – November 15, 2017
When I ordered mine it said next shipment on the 15th now its the 15th and it says the 22 is when you will restock. Is mine going to be shipped before then?
WyzeCam – November 15, 2017
Looks like you placed an order on 11/6, so yes it will definitely be shipped before the 22nd. Thanks for your patience!
Matt (verified owner) – November 15, 2017
Thank you for making an awesome product! Ap is easy and loads alert videos quickly. Only flaw I’ve seemed to find is the motion sensor extremely sensitive, hoping for a software fix eventually. For the money (even 5x the money) you cant go wrong. I also hope Wyze comes out with a water resistant, exterior rated camera next!
shelly62.sr (verified owner) – November 14, 2017
I I want to start this off by saying I am not being paid for this review. I gave this review five stars, because I have had my Wyze cam for approximately a week, and I instantly fell in love with them. I beta tested one for the company and bought 4 for myself because they are so amazing! I just told my daughter in law that she needs to buy one because someone tried to break into their house twice already, and with the Wyze cam, they can keep an eye on their house. I have no complaints about this camera other than when I try to stick it in my window to aim it into my backyard, all it shows is the lens light kind of thing. I guess I could take a picture and send it to you if you would like. I have SD cards in every camera, and I will post some video if you would like. Great job guys! Keep me in mind if you have any new products you want tested. I will give my honest opinion every time. God bless!!
JEFFBCARRON (verified owner) – November 14, 2017
I just receive two cams today. The shipping took quite awhile being shipped on the 2nd of November and just receiving on the 13th of November. These cameras are superb for the price. They are very clear and function great on both android and iOS devices. They were a breeze to setup and get working and the magnetic base is awesome! Will probably end up getting a couple more soon. Great product!!
Taofeek (verified owner) – November 13, 2017
I have not received the package you sent from the 2nd of November. What type of UPS mail innovation service that is? Regular USPS will only take 3 business days. Please respond to my email.
WyzeCam – November 14, 2017
Hi Taofeek – Our support team has reached out directly to you regarding sending you a replacement unit. Please accept our apology for the delay and the inconvenience this has caused you.
dave1000 – November 13, 2017
I gave 5 stars for innovation, but still evaluating. I have zero interest in using android. I want to use a computer to record/copy the SD card of several cameras for surveillance using wifi. I need a protocol spec so I can write software to control cameras and record off them. I have a hidden computer that will control them, but no internet connection as the site is off the grid. The idea of control via direct wifi with no internet is very attractive, i am just chagrined at needing an android app to do anything. I do NOT want to view the camera with a phone, and I do not want to extract an SD card to get the images. There needs to be a data collector node in the loop for industrial use. Therefore an interface spec would be awesome. I could partner with Wyze if they are interested (I own a corporation in the software business.) I will soon be buying an eval unit just for fun.
Dani – November 12, 2017
Can this function just like go pro? I’m not good in tech sorry, I’m still planning to get, and need answer
Hi Dani – this is not a GoPro, but are there any specific features or functionalities you’re looking to obtain with the WyzeCam? Let us know and we might be able to show you how the WyzeCam can do a few things that GoPro does 🙂
bmoffin (verified owner) – November 11, 2017
Shipping notification received November 2.
Tracking number has no info on order shipping.
No reply from Wyze support.
WyzeCam – November 11, 2017
Hi – please enter the UPS tracking number here: https://www.ups.com/WebTracking/track.
Timothy O’Connor – November 11, 2017
First, this was not a paid review and the opinions are mine alone based on several days interacting with the product. I bought five cameras and couldn’t be happier. I have not installed an SD card yet but am looking forward to watching continuous video when I do.
1. It was incredibly easy to setup and upgrading the firmware a breeze.
2. Magnet is quite strong and works well.
3. Its field of view can be changed in a myriad of directions and it even has 180 degree flip.
4. 1080P is perfectly acceptable for most people.
5. The phone app viewing software is very easy to use and gives you a beautiful view.
I have to laugh at the price of Amazon’s cloud cam. The WyzeCam in my humble opinion is a better product with more useful features such as SD card and longer cloud storage. Don’t hesitate to purchase this cam. Major kudos and many thanks to the WyzeCam folks for bringing us a terrific product.
Suggestions and things I would like to see.
A. I would love to be able to watch the camera on my computer in a web browser or with dedicated software.
B. I would like the option to turn off sound if I am using an SD card in order to save space and give me longer recording before recycling.
C. I would pay a reasonable monthly fee to have continuous video sent to the cloud or….
E. Perhaps there might be a way to send continuous video to a home server instead of or in addition to the Cloud.
F. How about Plex support.
Lastly, what better recommendation can I give than to let you know that I will be ordering more of these and giving them as gifts to some of my friends and family over the holiday.
kanewilcox96 (verified owner) – November 10, 2017
I rated this product a 5 because I don’t know anything about it other than I ordered 2. And I was wanting to know how would I check the sd card would it link to my phone. And can I delete old footage there? And if not can I plug the camera into my laptop and delete it their because I don’t have any devices with a sd slot.
WyzeCam – November 10, 2017
Easiest way to view footage on the microSD card is using the Playback feature on the Wyze app. Older files are automatically overwritten by newer ones once the card is filled up.
steelystan (verified owner) – November 9, 2017
I received my camera a few days ago and love it. It was extremely easy to setup and extremely easy to use. I’ve been watching my dogs hang out at home while I’m at work. I managed to catch my glutton dog eating my grazer dog’s food after I left for work! Anyway I’m so pleased with my purchase that I just ordered two more.
Why only four stars? Well, it’s not quite perfect (yet). Gripes:
1. No support for 5 Ghz wireless
2. USB charge port is not USB-C (small gripe)
3. Playback scrubbing is near impossible. It’s extremely hard to scrub small amounts of time.
4. Application loses connection to camera if open in the background to long. Fixed by force closing application.
WyzeCam – November 9, 2017
Thanks for your review and we appreciate the honest feedback. Re: playback scrubbing, you can pinch and zoom the timeline to make it easier to select a small amount of time. This feature is currently only available on the iPhone app. We’ll be adding it to Android with future releases.
vonkeswick (verified owner) – November 9, 2017
I just got this last night and it took about 5 minutes to set up with the app and update firmware, etc. Our cat broke his foot so he’s in a crate during recovery and it’s awesome to be able to watch him in HD and check on him while at work. The video quality is amazing, even better than my $200 Ring camera to be honest. I would highly recommend it, it’s well worth the $20. Planning on buying a second one just to watch the house in general
Perry Gupta (verified owner) – November 9, 2017
Very Disappointed just first few hours of using this camera.
1. laggy video in playback.
2. live stream pause frequently not able to see live feed.
3. sound and video doesn’t sync.
What the use of the camera?
Bryan (verified owner) – November 9, 2017
Great Camera for monitoring home or pets! I have two set up.
I had issues with shipping because once UPS handed off to USPS I lost all tracking and made the delivery 2 days slower (it sat in a USPS office for two days 15 minutes from my house).
Nice packaging. Setup was fairly easy. The first one had an issue scanning the QR code. The second one got it right away.
A couple nice features to add:
1) Add a web interface for camera monitoring.
2) Add a home/away feature or widget so you don’t get constant notifications for your own noise or movement.
3) Adjust brightness of feed, because lights in distance wash everything out.
4) Adjust volume of sounds
Overall nice job!
Tao (verified owner) – November 8, 2017
My cameras was scheduled to be delivered today. USPS did not deliver the package today and I cannot track the order. You shipped the cameras on November 2nd. Please respond.
WyzeCam – November 8, 2017
Hi Tao – I’ve passed your info to our support desk and they’ll reach out to you directly.
Roman (verified owner) – November 8, 2017
I’m so glad someone finally came up with an affordable camera to compete with Nest, Arlo, etc. However, I am concerned about their business model and I really hope they are not planning on pulling a bait and switch down the road (i.e. charging people for cloud storage or other features) like Canary did with their cameras. It cost them big time (just read reviews for their Canary Flex, for example).
Here are a couple of suggestions to improve these cameras:
1. Please make sure you have enough cameras in stock so people don’t have to wait 2+ weeks to receive one 🙂 That’s an obvious one.
2. See if you can make them work with IFTTT, Alexa, Google Home, etc. That would be huge.
3. Make a wire-free (i.e. battery-powered) outdoor version. That would really expand the utility of this camera.
Thank you for considering these improvements!
Thanks for the suggestions! I’ve passed them on to our product dev team.
Taylor (verified owner) – November 8, 2017
I have read the reviews and Wyze responses about buying a 32GB micro sb will save 2-3 days worth in HD. If I buy a 64GB, or 128GB, do you have to change the compatibility to it in order for it to store more video? I have seen different responses to this, and how you may have to change the compatibility or you guys suggest just sticking with a 32GMB.
Also, do you suggest a certain kind of Micro sb? After doing a quick Amazon search, there are a range from simple “Evo” to “Pro” for Samsung. I am not super tech savvy, so I don’t a lot of these answers.
Thanks for your help.
I’ve heard from users that higher capacity microSD cards would work, but we’re only certified to support 32GB. Re: choosing a microSD card, as long as it’s FAT32 format it should be OK.
mark – November 8, 2017
the camera is pretty much identical to the one of iSmartalarm; does this mean it can be hooked up to their whole home security system?
The camera works flawless in its own app but all in one place would be nicer; therefore the question.
Hi Mark, the WyzeCam may look identical to Spot (and that’s because both cameras licensed the same industrial design), there are a few fundamental differences under the hood: (1) WyzeCam is 1080p vs. Spot’s 720p. (2) We offer 14 days of cloud storage for free. (3) We developed the firmware and the app from the ground up, so it can’t be hooked up to the iSmartAlarm home security system.
Marco Sanchez – November 8, 2017
Just wait for my camara
Wesv – November 7, 2017
Nice camera. I received and setup 4 of them today. They worked as stated. I originally thought I could only insert a 32GB max SD card, but after formatting a 64GB with exFAT instead of NTFS, it worked. Can larger SD cards be used? What is the standard size USB port on the back of the camera used for? I saw nothing in the directions about it.
The USB port is for connecting two cameras with a USB cord so that you only need a single power cord to plug them in. You can stack the two cameras or place them in a way so they face different directions for wider coverage. Hope this helps!
BernardRobinson (verified owner) – November 6, 2017
Everything from the shipping packaging to the physical design screams SMART! Had very little trouble setting it up and the picture quality is excellent. The sound quality is the best that can be expected from the small size mic/speakers so it only useful for close up talk and response which is a reasonable limitation. The only complaint I had was there was no published description of the purpose of the usb A female connector on the back labeled “usb output” in the manual. Fortunately, my query to WyzeLabs support was answered with a clear explanation that the only current supported use of that connector is that up to 3 cams can share a single instance of the provided power adapter by daisy chaining using this connector. It was not stated by I believe that implies that a higher powered adapter could support even more daisy chained cams. So the suggested stacking of cams with different viewing positioning for wider area coverage becomes even more feasible and neat. Again, another SMART feature (wonder why it is not advertised).
filmphreaker (verified owner) – November 6, 2017
I’m extremely happy with my Wyze cam! I bought 4 and they work great. They were so easy to get up and running. This is my first dive into wifi cameras. I’d love to see in future app/firmware updates the ability of geofencing if possible. Also It would be AMAZING if you would add IFTTT applets and/or Trigger capabilities so i can turn off notifications automatically when I am home and turn them back on when I return. Keep up the great work! I cant wait to see how your company evolves and what’s coming next!
Shuming Yuan – November 6, 2017
I received my WyzeCam and it only took a few minutes to set it up and I can see the real time video on my cellphone right away. This camera is a cool bean! The video quality even exceeds my expectation. Surprisingly, the video in dark background is still fairly clear. Honestly, I think this camera is worth more than the dollar value.
Chris N (verified owner) – November 6, 2017
I rarely write reviews but I’m compelled to do so because I’m SOLD.
My wife and I have been on the market for a baby/surveillance camera for the past 2 years.
We’ve tried a number of cameras and I must admit the WyzeCam is by far the best camera we’ve had (form factor, image quality, features, …). As a matter of fact, we were very skeptical when we purchased the Wyzecam. It sounded too good to be true until we put our hands on it. We’ve been using it for a litlle over a week and we are in LOVE.
Like the saying goes, sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince.
Thanks WyzeCam Team.
mister742 (verified owner) – November 4, 2017
Expected monthly bandwidth usage per camera? As you may be aware, Comca$t now limits home users to 1TB. My Nest Cam uses about 300MB per month when set to 1080p
WyzeCam – November 6, 2017
Bandwidth usage depends on number of alert videos uploaded to the cloud which is dependent on a number of things including sensitivity level the app is set at and what the camera is used for (high or low traffic area). It’s hard to generalize for anyone, but max usage is about 17GB per month and that’s assuming 24/7 activities.
firstname.lastname@example.org (verified owner) – November 4, 2017
Solid 4, only losing a star due to a few missing features like knowing if you are home or away or setting motion zones. Other than that, a solid camera with a great display and obviously an amazing price. iPhone X display support please!
phi25x (verified owner) – November 3, 2017
For the price, this camera has exceptional function and form. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a smartcam for the home. There are a few things I would like to bring up that may or may not be a problem:
1. The speaker built-in the smartcam has low output. There’s no way to increase the volume on it.
2. The metal ring that attaches the smartcam to a fixture comes with a strong 3M double sided sticker. I also wish it had holes in it so that i can screw it into a wall.
3. The app needs the capability to rotate in 90 degrees increments. Currently, you can only rotate the image 180 degrees.
4. Need to have the capability to increase alert recording time. An option of 12 seconds, 16 seconds, 20 seconds would be nice. Currently, it only records 12 seconds of alerts.
Other than the minor things I mentioned, this is a fine smartcam, and worth buying at $20.
Tao (verified owner) – November 2, 2017
I have not received any shipment confirmation for orders that were assumed to be shipped out on 10/31 and 11/01. When will the products be shipped?
WyzeCam – November 2, 2017
Shipments are starting to go out today (and no later than 11/4) for orders received before the cutoff date/time. Keep in mind it does take 3-5 business days for delivery. Thank you for your patience!
Jon (verified owner) – November 2, 2017
I just ordered 4 and it says they’re backordered. When should I expect them to be shipped?
For orders received after 10/27, we’ll start shipping as soon as the next batch of inventory becomes available which will be around 11/15.
rayl7228 (verified owner) – November 2, 2017
This one star review is customer service based – it sucks! I ordered (3) wyze cams at the end of October. The tracking number for my delivery was issued on or about the 28th of October with an expected arrival of 01 November. The order was shipped via UPS and allegedly delivered 31 October at 1413 hours by USPS. “Allegedly” because I was sitting by the front door waiting for the product all day and nothing was delivered. I called both carriers and USPS made a claim both UPS passed the buck to Wyze Cam. I have called Wyze Cam twice now and on both occasions I was the only one in the queue. Needless to say, Wyze cam sent me to VM and I still haven’t received a call back. The VM’s started early on 01 November so why I haven’t received a call back, after I have paid for Wyze Cam’s product could only be attributed to terrible customer service. Should I finally get this issue resolved I will leave an actual product review.
We apologize for the confusion regarding shipping and delivery of your products, and that you haven’t received a response from customer service. I’ve passed your contact info to our support team, and they’ll reach out to you directly shortly.
Jordan (verified owner) – November 1, 2017
I absolutely love this camera! It does everything I need it too and for $20 it can’t be beat. It image is very clear and the night vision even works great! I also really enjoy the wide angle lens. You guys really created and amazing product! Good job!
Linda – November 1, 2017
When will you post to Australia?
WyzeCam – November 1, 2017
I have no information at this point. I would suggest that you sign up for our newsletter and we’ll let you know as soon as we start shipping outside the US.
Paul (verified owner) – November 1, 2017
This thing is awesome for just $20. I’ve been wanting one for awhile now but wasn’t willing to spend a couple hundred bucks for a Dropcam. I basically just use it to check in on my dog when I am at work (which can be a nice pick me up in the middle of the day). Great clarity and love the zooming in and out. Looks great at night as well. The notifications, even on the lowest sensitivity setting, alert me too often for every little thing, so I left those turned off for now. The app works great and I got my wife on there easily as well and she loves it. But if we are both looking at the live feed at the same exact time, it tends to load slower and isn’t as smooth, but we rarely will look at it at the exact same time so that shouldn’t be much of an issue. To sum it up: BUY IT
jonaschandler (verified owner) – November 1, 2017
Disappointed in this camera. Setup went fine but that’s where the good experience ended. I upgraded the camera to the latest firmware and it was working fine (for about five minutes). About 95% of the time, when trying to view the live stream in the app, it just sits there trying to load the feed. The status light on the camera shows it is connected so not sure what is going on. I had a previous camera in the same spot as this one and it had no issues with my WiFi. I have tried rebooting the camera multiple times but that doesn’t resolve the issue.
Support is lacking. I submitted a ticket via email two days ago, got a ticket number but and haven’t heard anything from Wyzecam. If you try calling the support line, it just always goes to voicemail. I am willing to troubleshoot this with support before returning but it is hard when there is no support.
Sorry that you’re experiencing connectivity issues and were not able to reach our support crew. I’ll forward your email to our support team and they’ll reach out to you directly.
Dixon Chiang – November 1, 2017
I am intrigue with the features of this security camera. Can we purchase it in Australia?
Not at this point unfortunately. You can sign up for our newsletter and we’ll let you know as soon as we start shipping outside the US.
jmichelsen4 (verified owner) – October 31, 2017
tldr; I purchased two of these. They are awesome. I love everything about the hardware, design, packaging, and price! The app is just okay and needs some work. Overall, very impressed!
I’ve had a Dropcam Pro since it was released and use it all the time to monitor pets, my house, my kids, whatever else I need. When it came time to purchase another camera, or few cameras, it was hard to stomach the cost of additional Dropcams. So I tested the waters of the knockoffs.
I purchased a Yi Home ($39), and Yi Home 1080 ($59). They’ve both been running for about a year and have been okay. There are things I wish they did that the Dropcam does, and things that I wish they didn’t do*…
So far the Wyzecam has a lot more of what I enjoy about the Dropcam, and a lot less of what I don’t like about the Yi cams. And the price beats them all. I bought two out of the gate because…$20! Kinda wish I bought a few more, seeing as they are on backorder.
The Wyzecam Pros:
110° field of view (compared to 107° on Dropcam1, 130° Dropcam Pro/Nestcam, 111.2° Yi Home, and 112° Yi Home 1080)
MicroSD slot for local recording (Available on Yi cams, NOT on dropcam/nest line)
14 Day cloud recording for alerts (Available on Yi cams**, $10/month for dropcam/nest line)
QR code for setup (Same as Yi cam, but Nestcam requires Bluetooth 4.2 which wasn’t available on my previous phone, making setup a pain)
Good 2-way Audio (Yi’s 2-way Audio is garbage. The speaker and mic are just junk, and software makes this even worse. Nests is great)
Timelapse (Not available on Yi line)
Timelapse from the app! (Not available IN APP on Nest line)
Continuous or alert based local recording (Specifically comparing to how poorly Yi’s local recording works. Continuous recording doesn’t quite work, if you turn off motion detection/sound detection. So you end up with either constant alerts AND continuous recording, or NO recording).
Smoke and CO2 detection! (based on sound signatures, but still, that’s cool, and not available in other cameras)
That design overall, the flexibility to basically mount the device anywhere, and point it anywhere. Even stacking cameras. Very well thought out!
Even the location of the SD card and power port were thoughtfully placed.
The packaging; the compact size of the box, including double-sided tape and metal plate for mounting on non-metallic surface, the flat usb cable. These may seem superficial but I appreciate the attention to detail on the package overall.
The Wizecam Cons:
The status light is on the BACK of the camera. Hmm
The power cable is shorter than the Nestcams
The app is rough to say the least. It looks fine, the interface is user-friendly, everything I think I need to mess with is accessible. The only problem is that the app is flaky. Setup didn’t go through the first time. No errors, the app just failed to add the camera. This happened on both cameras I bought. Eventually they both worked but it took longer than expected.
Every time I open it, be it from a notification, or from my home screen, it’s a gamble of whether or not my cameras show up. At least half the time when I open the app, it shows no cameras, and I have to close it and reopen it for my cameras to show up.
App notifications don’t clear when I click them. I have to manually swipe them away. Notifications don’t have any info except the camera name and what type of alert happened. This is on par with the Yi Home notifications, but is where the nestcam shines. The nest app shows a playable thumbnail video IN notifications, and the nest app timeline shows thumbnails along with the timeline of events that you can click on to skip to that specific timeline event.
That said, an app can be fixed. Hardware can’t. Seeing as this product JUST launched, I’m considering the app a beta release and expect these bugs to be fixed quickly. I’ll update when that happens…
Lack of accessories (Seeing as this camera just got released, it’s understandable, but an outdoor enclosure would be great)
No API (None of the other cameras on the market have an API but, I have hope for this one. Pretty please…?)
If something wasn’t in the pros or cons, I either forgot about them (which means they weren’t significant enough to remember 🙂 ) or they exist on all the cameras in this space and thus, weren’t significant enough to mention
Overall, this is a fantastic camera, at an unbeatable price. It has almost every feature of the Dropcam, and some the Dropcam doesn’t. It meets or beats the Yi on every front. And it has a magnetic base…I mean, come on. That’s awesome.
*Yi cam has this stupid feature where if you tilt your phone while viewing the camera, the camera digitally pans…as in, the app always starts zoomed in, and what you can see just shifts. So you have to pinch-zoom out on the camera in order to stop that view shift…which then means you’re zoomed all the way out…just annoying, and this feature can”t be turned off.
**Yi cam has been criticized for their lack of transparency of where your recordings are stored, who can see those, and their TOS for their app being too invasive. I like that Wyzecam specifically tells you where your cloud recordings go (Amazon Web Services).
Brian Bowers – October 31, 2017
Would be absolutely PERFECT if it supported IP access, so it can be used by programs such as Blue Iris.
Is this on the plan for the future at all?
WyzeCam – October 31, 2017
Our product dev team is aware of this request as it’s a popular one. I can say it’s under consideration but no promise yet.
B. Slurry (verified owner) – October 31, 2017
Amazing value and versatility. Kudos!
One query – can the mic be disabled so shared users cannot eavesdrop?
Currently no. Permission control for shared users is on our roadmap.
Troy (verified owner) – October 31, 2017
So far it’s awesome!
LilDeb – October 30, 2017
I love this camera! Easy to setup and simple to use. Provides alerts when motion or audio is detected with a short clip of what occurred. Also provides two-way communication. Sharp, crisp image with zoom capability and night time vision makes it easy to see.
Jeji – October 30, 2017
Any plans in the near future on developing an affordable weatherproof security camera with an optional rechargeable battery?
WyzeCam – October 30, 2017
While I’m not in a position to disclose our product roadmap, I’m happy to pass your request to our product development team 🙂
Frank T – October 30, 2017
Hi, this unit looks identical to the Xiao Mi Yi smart camera.
Q1. Are they the same in terms of firmware?
Q2. Can i use Mi Homekit with this?
While WyzeCam may look the same as Xiao Fang smart camera sold on the Xiao Mi website, they’re completely two different products with different firmware using different apps. WyzeCam doesn’t work with Mi Homekit.
Felicia – October 30, 2017
How do I know if I have 2.4GHZ WiFi network?
The best way is to look up your router’s model on the manufacturer’s website.
laisaetern55 (verified owner) – October 29, 2017
Is this camera water proof?
WyzeCam – October 29, 2017
It’s not. We recommend indoor use only.
lindat1551 – October 28, 2017
I find this camera very disappointing. Why does it only work with a 2.4, not 5? Most homes have 5.
Routers that support 5 are usually backward compatible with 2.4. Please contact us at email@example.com. We’d like to help you figure it out.
william1 (verified owner) – October 28, 2017
Will you add Google home support?
WyzeCam – October 28, 2017
This is under evaluation.
pmt513 (verified owner) – October 28, 2017
Sounds like a standard 32GB microSD card is the recommended size. Okay with 64GB and higher if desired?
Should be OK.
Jason – October 27, 2017
I have to say I am more than a little interested in this. I have purchased 2 foscam cameras and spent $100 ea on them. There is that part of me that thinks this may be to good to be true but I have read good things so willing to try. I just wish that they were in stock, I would purchase 4. If I order now will I be charged now or when they ship? Can’t give any stars since haven’t tried them yet but it is asking me to rate so…Wish they were in black as well so they didn’t stand out so much.
WyzeCam – October 27, 2017
For back-orders you’ll be charged now and we’ll let you know as soon as inventory becomes available and we’re ready to ship. Your suggestion for a black version has been passed to our product team.
Jmcirilo (verified owner) – October 27, 2017
I am impressed with the reviews of this camera so, I ordered three of them. Hopefully, the Wyze team will update their app to allow multiple camera viewing…😁
Srock – October 27, 2017
Any plans of providing APIs? If so any timeline?
This is under evaluation. No timeline yet though.
Lamar – October 27, 2017
Do I need cloud service to stream from the camera live?
You don’t need cloud service for live streaming.
I love the idea of this $20 camera as a promotion tool for upcoming products. I bought two and will most likely buy more. I can’t wait to see what’s next. We need an affordable thermostat. I also hope there will be an app for Apple TV. It would be nice to view all cameras
isaac – October 26, 2017
I could use the camera in the car if I connect it with an adapter?
If you plan to save continuous recordings to a microSD card while you’re in the car, the answer is yes. But you need to configure the app in advance in a wifi environment.
Laura – October 26, 2017
I don’t understand why people are giving this product 1 to 4 stars when they haven’t even purchased or tried the camera yet! Please wait until you actually try it before you leave a star review. It’s confusing to New purchasers.
Johan – October 26, 2017
do you plan homekit integration?
We’re evaluating options. You can subscribe to our newsletter and stay informed of product updates and other news.
swimhairfolk (verified owner) – October 26, 2017
This amazing high quality camera even has self preservation. It will notify you of a fire so you can react in time to save your camera & house!
tru314ru (verified owner) – October 26, 2017
So if I have 4 cameras I can only watch one of them on the app or can I put more than one on the app and watch separate
WyzeCam – October 26, 2017
You can connect all 4 cameras to the app and watch them separately. We’re working on enabling simultaneous live stream for multiple cameras. Stay tuned to product updates by signing up for our newsletter.
Derek – October 26, 2017
How many days of recording can I get for a 128GB microsd card?
It depends on the quality of video you’ll be recording. For HD mode, a standard 32GB microSD card can save 2-3 days worth of recordings.
Yair – October 26, 2017
if i want to record during 24 hours during all year, what size the micro sd will be ideal? and besides that if i conect my wyze cam with my house´s wifi and after some months i have to move to another house, Could i conect my wyze cam with other network o wifi?
A standard 32GB microSD card can save 2-3 days worth of recordings in HD mode. Yes you can connect your WyzeCam to a different wifi network.
Handyone (verified owner) – October 26, 2017
I can’t properly rate it until I receive it!
If you have a Sd card installed does it still up load to the cloud?
If you turn off motion and sound detection, there won’t be any alert videos uploaded to the cloud or saved to the microSD card. You can, however, still save continuous recordings to your microSD card.
Scott – October 26, 2017
Awesome product for an even better price!
Dave – October 26, 2017
Can you view real-time multiple cameras and sound at one time? Also can you view through the app real-time with WiFi but no internet? Looks like a great product and like the idea of dash cam use.
Jessie – October 26, 2017
Hi Dave – Viewing real-time multiple cameras is currently not supported, but it’s definitely on our roadmap and will be pushed to the app once it’s available. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive updates of product updates. Yes you can view through the app real time with Wifi but no internet.
csandeep23 (verified owner) – October 26, 2017
Looks good so far. Is there a plan to create an Apple TV app to be able to monitor the cams?
Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll pass it on to our dev team.
Vi – October 25, 2017
Do you have to have a subscription afterb purchasing to use camera?
Jessie – October 25, 2017
No subscription plans. No monthly charges! – the WyzeCam team
devollfamily (verified owner) – October 25, 2017
I am super excited to try these out! I just bought 3 cameras with early access and I will be using throughout my home. I currently have Nest (formally DropCam) and they are great cameras, just not excited that I have a $15.00 subscription fee each month. So far the app looks pretty simple. We shall see and I cant wait to leave a full fledged real review!
David – October 25, 2017
Please ship in Canada
We are friendly neighbors !
Hi David – please sign up for our newsletter to receive updates when we start selling outside the US. – your friendly WyzeCam team
Jennifer – October 25, 2017
Need to actually use product before I can review it
John Snow – October 25, 2017
Can this be set up on a 5ghz wifi network as well?
It only works with the 2.4GHZ WiFi network. – the WyzeCam team
AJ – October 25, 2017
Excellent quality for the price! Love the night-vision and the two-way audio features.
Muhammad Waleed – October 25, 2017
Harry Fisher – October 25, 2017
This would go down well in the UK. Please sell them here soon!
Please sign up for our newsletter to get notified when we start selling outside the US. – the WyzeCam team
Jamshed nawaz – October 25, 2017
Hi do you post to the uk
Not yet, but you can sign up for our newsletter to get notified when we start selling outside the US. – the WyzeCam team
James – October 25, 2017
Could it be used as a dashcam if a micro-SD was inserted but no internet connection was available?
Yes, just make sure to configure the camera in a wifi environment in advance and set it to continuous recording. Then footage can be recorded on the microSD card even without internet connection. – the WyzeCam team
Joe – October 25, 2017
What is your return policy? I’ve been burned in the past with xaomi cameras and am wary trying another one.
We accept returns of purchased units for up to 30 days. Please check out our Support page (Shipping & Returns) for more details. – the WyzeCam team
Spencer – October 25, 2017
Yeah seriously, wtf are with these 1/2 star reviews for just asking a question?
Waverider_z – October 25, 2017
Does it work in Windows 10 (32bit/64bit)?
Currently it only works with smartphones (we have an iOS app and an Android app). – the WyzeCam team
AC – October 25, 2017
Hi! How can I see what’s being recorded in real time? Is it by connecting and controlling with smartphone? if so, would it be compatible with an Android? Thanks 🙂
Yes live streaming is available on the Wyze App. And yes we have an Android version. Simply download it from the Play Store. – the WyzeCam team
Gary Oxhandler – October 25, 2017
Wondering can it be mounted outside
WyzeCam is not weatherproof, so we don’t advise mounting it outside. But it can be used outdoors if powered by a power bank. – the WyzeCam team
BA – October 25, 2017
Why would you say “thanks, I’ll take three or four!” And then leave a 1 star review!? Reviews aren’t the place for questions, folks! Great camera, purchased several.
son.nguyen664 (verified owner) – October 25, 2017
I’ve ordered 2 but does it work with Synology? like stored video to Synology?
It doesn’t work with Synology. – The WyzeCam Team
Chris – October 25, 2017
How secure is the camera?
We use end to end encryption to securely upload and store data in the AWS cloud. All live streaming data are encrypted too. – the WyzeCam team
jean.major – October 25, 2017
When do you expect to ship to Canada?
Unknown at this point, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do! You can sign up for our newsletter to stay tuned. – The WyzeCam team
Chachi – October 25, 2017
Does the camera work with blue Iris?
No it doesn’t. – the WyzeCam team
Lisa Ray – October 25, 2017
Can I get it delivered to India?
Not at this point, but we’ll let you know as soon as we ship outside the US! You can sign up for our newsletter to stay tuned. – The WyzeCam team
Jon Jakobsen – October 25, 2017
Do you ship abroad? 🙂
Or can i buy it in Europe
Styx – October 25, 2017
Sorry got ahead of myself, I finally found the specs, 🙂 Thx I’ll take 3 or 4 now pls lol
Glad you found the info, and thanks for purchasing! – The WyzeCam team
Mark – October 25, 2017
It’s AC powered. Here’s a review video. https://youtu.be/RcjGhRMSrcU
would love to purchase But again like others have asked how ire they powered ac/DC?
Pat – October 25, 2017
How is it powered? Odd no mention in description
It needs to be plugged in to a power outlet. – The WyzeCam team
WinWin – October 25, 2017
Looks like a great idea: does it have to be plugged in to power or can you use batteries?
It doesn’t have batteries so has to be plugged in to a power outlet. – The WyzeCam team
Jim Zooter – October 24, 2017
The alerts when it detects motion – – do you get those if you are in a remote location a couple of hundred miles away?
jzhou – October 24, 2017
Hi Jim, the alerts are sent via the Wyze App to your smartphone so as long as you have internet connection where your phone is, you’ll get them. Hope this helps. – The WyzeCam team
Jason – October 24, 2017
Like the previous reviewers, I also got hold of one for beta testing:
Pretty clear pictures in both live streaming and recorded videos
Very fast connection
Easy to set up and move around
Packed with features that allow me to use it in various ways.
I did notice a few bugs during testing, nothing major though.
Sharon – October 24, 2017
I received this product as a beta tester. I have to say I’m very pleased with how easy it was to set it up (took me literally less than a min), how clear the live stream video is, and just how many features are packed into this little device. 5 stars!
gevans – October 23, 2017
I received my WyzeCam early for beta testing and I can honestly say that I love my WyzeCam! I have a lot of fun finding new ways to use it. One of my favorite things is the time lapse function but I also enjoy checking on my cat through the live feed. Turns out that he doesn’t do much when I’m not home. 🙂
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