Outdoor cameras pose several issues, most of which, like weatherproofing or mounting can be solved as shown by member contributions. Power is the biggest issue. By sandwiching a wyze “outdoor light base” between the electrical box and a light fixture of the user’s choosing, access to power, weatherproofing, and securing the camera can all be achieved. The competition has high cost cameras, minimal choices for fixture styles for some brands, and most importantly, high monthly fees. Making a mounting base and fitting a wyze cam mounted in the base along with a 5V power supply would fit the need for many and be of comparatively low cost and high functionality.
Are you pitching a sale or recommending an outdoor mount? Wyze has a mounting kit available and are currently working on an outdoor camera.
I believe @SilentGuy is asking for Wyze to develop a combo camera-light-fixture product similar to what Kuna has, but at a much more Wyze-like price point.
Oh okay. For a few minutes I was confused.
On that note it’s time to go to bed haha. Have a good night.
Yes, although making an entire fixture would probably require too high a manufacturing and distribution cost for the variety of fixtures. I was actually thinking more along the lines of a Toucan (couldn’t think of the name before) - an add-on between the electrical box and an existing or new fixture that would allow for a/c power to an enclosed power adapter and a camera. The actual camera circuitry might even be the same as existing products just in a specialized housing.
I was just looking that up it’s pretty sneaky. And the price isn’t too bad considering the camera comes with it. But it would be cool if Wyze could make a similar mount. Or allow it to tie into the hard wiring with the fixture. With the design and such, I’m not sure how much more cheaper they can do that 159$ which is the lowest kuna light camera.
Also their regular cameras are not meant to be outdoors. But, maybe when the outdoor camera comes, it will have the option. There are unlimited potentials with Wyze in the future!
I have four Wzye Camera and couldn’t be happier with them, your product is great. But rather than following what everyone else has done, how about we think outside the box a little. One of my cameras is set up looking a the front door, the problem is after dark car headlights shining on the side of the building tells the camera there is motion and I get an alert. Would it be possible to use proximity sensor instead of motion sensors, then a car moving or a headlight flash won’t set off the camera? I don’t think it’s necessary for all cameras but it would be great for the front door. I know this would mean hardware instead of just software, so price is going to be the deciding factor.
It would require additional hardware most likely. Even proximity definitions are based on motion. They would have to change the algorithm of how they detect motion or add additional hardware.
@frozeninEdmonton, I’d suggest taking a read through the post below. There is discussion there from Wyze about the use of PIR in the upcoming outdoor camera:
Since you are working on an outdoor camera, what about one that comes built-in with motion sensor lights? This would make both the cams and motion sensor lights as one unit. You can have make both the flood light types and the wall sconce types.
The power source would already be in the wall where the light is mounted and the light housing would already be waterproof.
Just found out that my above post was moved to this post that is similar.
Creating a unit with both light and camera built-in would make it more convenient to install all at once. You want to make a product that is fairly easy to install for those customers who are not handyman types. Although it make cost a little, it should cost as much as the RIng equivalent ($249) .