Whilst acknowledging the fact that these cameras were never designed for or intended to be deployed outdoors, turns out for every Wyze customer, there is an import company offering their unique take on an outdoor enclosure for both WyzeCam and WyzeCam Pan models.
I figure for the cost of the camera, even if I get just a year of service before it succumbs to the ravages of the outdoors, I’m still winning! I’m curious though, how long have people had these little gems mounted outside whilst maintaining a satisfactory level of feed quality? Obviously there will be variations based on climate (Portland, Maine vs. Portland, Washington vs. Portland, Antarctica ), as well as different ways that each model could fail. Also, if you remember which brand of enclosure you are using, throwing that in could assist wouldbe innovators choose which brand is most appropriate.
Because I was taught never to ask people to do something I myself was not willing to do, and because I’m a cool kat, I’ll start!!
I currently have two WyzeCams mounted outside here in the rainforest that is Southern Maryland. So summers with weeks of 90 degrees F and 90% humidity grossness. Winters can get cold, but maybe a week or so below 0 degrees F, and a foot of snow, max.
Camera 1: Back Deck, attached under soffit. Installed 3 months ago using a white enclosure offered on the Amazons by a company called “Mrount”, and cost me $22.99 for a three pack.
So far so good!
Camera 2: Front Driveway, attached under soffit. Installed 1 month ago using a different brand enclosure (lost the hardware for the first ones). This enclosure is black, and a completely different design offered on the Amazons by a company called “Deyard Direct” and cost me $19.99 for a three pack.
So far so good with this one as well.
I want to see some enclosures which are pushing the years, although I don’t really know for sure how long WyzeCam has been a thing!