I’m guessing the resolution of these cameras is minimal since they don’t mention it.
I have Wyze v3 cameras. Resolution is very good. I don’t use their cloud based stuff, I record to local SD cards and I’ve been pretty happy with them. I wouldn’t rely on them as an actual security cam system, but I use them to keep track of sky events and critters in my yard and have caught all sorts of fun stuff with them (fireballs, night vision of an aurora, coyotes, deer, fox, skunks, rabbits, etc.) Here’s a shot showing some of the local deer from a v3
Good summary. Four of these come in at $18.25 each. Pretty good! I agree with you that those seeking an honest-to-goodness security system might be better served by something other than this or similar type cameras.
Yes, be prepared to get what you pay for. I’m replacing any that are outdoors every 6 months due to permanently foggy lenses, if they don’t go offline and stay offline for other unknown reasons before then. Getting customer service support is almost impossible. You have to start a ticket, then they never reply.
Wyze was great years ago. I’m locked into an unlimited cloud plan for up to 99 cameras until next year, so I’ll just buy more for another 6 months and trash the others. I’ll be moving to another company when these go haywire. Had these cameras not caught a crime in pitch black with the starlight sensors, I would’ve left long ago.
I feel a bit like an outlier. I have four v3 cameras that have generally worked just fine. I have them set to restart daily and have upgraded the power supply on a couple with some more amps. One of them occasionally will get stuck in night vision mode. None have had any permanent fogging.
If I could come up with a reason to buy more v3s, I’d jump on this deal.
The color night vision on these is PHENOMINAL! Needs very little light and still a great picture. Just a little bit of light and it darn near looks like daytime. The catch to using color night vision though is to turn OFF the night vision setting. This took me a while to figure out. I didn’t see it mentioned in instructions anywhere.
Check your Home Depot as these are often $34.99 in two packs brand new. I bought a bunch as gifts earlier in the year.
For Wyze users looking to manage their own devices: GitHub - mrlt8/docker-wyze-bridge: WebRTC/RTSP/RTMP/LL-HLS bridge for Wyze cams in a docker container
Here are window mounts: https://www.homedepot.com/p/317575453
Received two bad cameras (one with a broken stand and another with a dirt SD slot) but cannot get a response from customer service. Anyone know another way to get a response?
Hi there. CS is a little short-handed so response time is running a bit longer than usual. Make sure you give them 24-48h to respond.
And check those junk/spam folders.
We are 24 days past the 90-day warranty, and one of my 2 cameras is dead. Your mileage may vary, and it may even be worse than mine. Never again, Woot.