This is how I will be replacing my Zosi PoE security cameras. The zosi cameras themselves have not been the worst but the NVR is just awful and the app is worse. I’m never able to connect reliably. The app is horribly written and I’m pretty sure the NVR is just a gateway in for state sponsored hackers. So now that Wyze has made the V3 which meets my needs for a good outdoor camera, I will be swapping the zosi cameras with V3s. Since I spent a great deal of time running cat5e cable I really didn’t want to run 110v wire for a normal 110v receptacle for my Power needs, enter the PoE to USB converter!! This combined with a proper outdoor mount, which will easily fit V3, will make for the perfect solution to ditch those lame cameras and replace them with a camera that has a better picture and way more features.
Here are the items I purchased. I will update after the install.
The PoE switch will only be necessary to replace the NVR which I will be selling. Otherwise I could keep the NVR solely for the purpose of powering the cameras but this is a waste in my opinion. So the zosi system which retailed for ~250 when I purchased it, is by far less capable and way more expensive that doing it with Wyze cams. The lesson I’ve learned with Wyze is to just wait. At some point Wyze will make it. This has been true for my security system, headphones, doorbell cam, sprinkler controller and now outdoor cams. 2021 should be very interesting.