maximum number of cameras

I am entirely new to the WYZE CAM and would be interested in buying about six cameras to use with my iphone 5S. Can anyone tell me what number of camera limitations exist. Is the limitation due to wifi, the camera, or the phone?

Thank you

John

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There is no limit. I am currently have 14 Wyzecams set up in the app.

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I have 18 cameras set up on my IOS 5SE

 

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If I were you, I would limit my first order to 1 or 2 cameras and make sure that they work in the locations you want to use your cameras in. Wifi is so variable it is hard to know what will work and what won’t (type of walls, location and type of access point/wifi router, wifi congestion (over use in your area), location of camera, distance between camera and access point, other sources of interference (old 2.4GHz phones, baby monitors, microwave ovens, etc.). Also, we don’t know how fast your internet connection is.

Also you will be able to determine if they meet your requirements. No one benefits from a dissatisfied customer.

On the other hand, if ~ $150 is pocket change, go for it, because you probably have great internet and wifi.

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RickO,

I do agree with BuckEye. I bought 1 V1 camera. I tried it in different rooms of my home. My home is 90 years old with very thick walls, built with real plaster over chicken wire. So I needed to know if it would receive the signal all over our home. It did. So I bought 17 more V1’s. I have 8 in the 90 year old home and the other 10 in our summer home, which is only 30 years old with dry-wall walls. I don’t have any problems in either house. The one I expected problems in was the older home. So, do as BuckEye suggested. Then buy the cameras that you want or need. To my knowledge, there is no limit to the number of cameras that you can have on your app.

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Yes, good advise from both of you!

I am wanting to purchase an additional 6 cameras on top of the one I already have. I was curious to know if you can tell a lag in your system or slowdown of your WiFi with that many cameras installed?

I do not. But your milage may vary depending on your router, network setup, etc. I really don’t think 7 will be a problem though.

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Since Wyze doesn’t use cloud based storage for full recording (only motion events etc) unlike something like Nest cameras, the cameras aren’t actively sending a whole lot of data (just some keep-alive pings). Only if events are triggered or you open a camera feed in the app, they would start sending that data. So unless you have events triggered on all the cameras all the time, or are planning to set up some monitoring thing where all the feeds are live constantly, there should not be any limit that you reach that will hinder performance.

There are a couple other limits you might need to consider, but it’s not Wyze specific. Your wireless router might have a maximum wireless clients in which case you might need to get a second wireless access point (this could be as low as 16 or 32 depending on the type of router, and would be all active wireless devices on your network at the same time). You can also in theory run out of local ip addresses in which case you’ll need to get another router to create a subnet (in theory you can have 254 ish devices with the 1 router, unless some addresses are reserved, so should be pretty hard to reach this limit).

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Sorry to quibble, but your subnet resolution can change. Most home routers use 192.168.1.0/24, a class C network, which is netmask 255.255.255.0 - but you can pick a class A network like 10.0.0.0 and lower the netmask all the way down to /8, or 255.0.0.0, which would theoretically give you 167754 IP addresses. E.g.: 10.1-254.1-254.1-254/8

Play around with this subnet calculator, it’ll give you a feel for what I’m talking about:
https://www.subnet-calculator.com/subnet.php?net_class=A

This is also a good explanation: https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/data-center/ip-subnetting-made-easy-125343/