Outdoor/Weatherproof Wyze Cam

I would never use the usb mushroom outdoors I use these. But all my Flood lights are under eves so the are protected. I have had these powering previous cameras and now the Wyze cameras for a couple of years with no failures.

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I also have corner mounted floodlights, and other exterior lights. Power is not a problem, ethernet would require some doing.
The last 4 cams I mounted outside work well with wireless.
One of the key features I’m looking for in a wireless camera is easy deployment/redeployment. I’ve two Reolink Argus 2’s, they are battery operated with an easy hookup for solar power. The battery is easy to swap out. They would almost be my ideal cam except for price and support.

The usb “mushroom”? I thought it was a “wall wart”.

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Still a no go for me. I’ve only got flood lights on the back of my house. I have fixtures for porch lights on two other sides, but it would just look like hell running wires out of those decorative fixtures. Not to mention they are currently on switches and get turned off (and I really have no desire to change that).

Thanks for the link, I never even knew such a product existed :smile:

Your welcome!

Yep, my solution is not going to work for everyone for sure.

This isn’t an inside camera. It’s specifically a weatherproof version for outside use. I think maybe you might have the wrong thread. The ordinary indoor WYZE camera has other threads regarding it’s development although I’m not aware of an updated indoor version at this time, but equally I hardly ever go to the index area.

You might breach local wiring regulations depending on your country if your not careful. This could also stifle sales in the EU region.

By wiring parallel to eg a light fitting or socket, you’re creating an electrical spur. Some countries, the UK and possibly the EU only permit a certain number of spurs on any domestic electrical ring main and similar on a lighting circuit I believe. That max includes all spurs so any internally wired house sockets as well, So you may actually have zero available, and even if you have no spurs, it still limits you to that number of cameras. I’m understand wiring anything but a light, switch or PIR to a lighting circuit is also not permitted and all brand new (not like for like replacement) or outdoor electrics require the use of an electrician. I’m sure an electrician will correct me if I have the rules wrong but I believe that to be the position.

WYZE would need to develop a waterproof power adaptor as TheEggMan mentioned above. Even if you can take a spur legally yourself, which you can’t necessarily in some WYZE markets, you can’t simply cut the plug off a power adaptor and wire in it. It would be illegal, a fire risk and potentially highly dangerous from an electrocution pov due to a lack of ip rating.

Equally, by the same token, any kind of step down transformer built into the camera would make it larger, create heat issues, potential electrical interference and carry the potential for electrocution should the camera short and you investigate the failure. The camera would almost certainly have to be highly IP rated and maybe double insulated to comply with EU standards / make it safe if mains voltage was going straight to the camera. Not a cheap move without the other issues concerning the electrical regulations etc.

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It would be even more expensive to move my houses to EU.

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I am sorry if we gave you the impression we were speaking only of an as yet unreleased outdoor camera. We were not.

Did Wyze start selling their cams in the EU? I was unaware of this.

This adaptor is a very nice option for usb power. I need one of these on my night stand. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Ah yes. What is the definition of an Elephant? A mouse built to EU specifications.

I would agree with having a corded version of the outside cam. Im not a fan at all of battery cameras.

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No doubt. However, they’re probably intending to sell their product worldwide and with that it mind it makes sense to produce a product that doesn’t potentially have difficulties in some markets, especially when those issues are easily avoided.

BTW, I edited my post above as it contained a couple of inaccuracies and wasn’t totally global in outlook - the dangers of writing posts at 4am in the morning when tired.

So far as I’m aware they’re sold globally through Amazon.

I have been been guilty of this numerous times

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I think as the current wyze cam is a powered internal cam you only have people from part of the market here there’s a bit of a bias

I personally have wyze indoors & another brand battery powered cam outdoors

Just because there’s a handful of people wanting poe here doesn’t mean that it would do better in the market, probably the opposite, most people want something they are familiar with, having to get a poe injector / switch & running a ethernet network around a house will probably put them off

Just because you want it & pro systems use it, doesn’t mean it’ll do well in the domestic market

If it makes so much sense other big brand domestic companies would have already done it like Netgear who as a networking company anyway


I totally agree and that is why you will not see POE on the outdoor camera coming up.
And probably the same reason you will not see it on the Wyze Cam v3 .
I don’t think wyze should waste their time with it ( like they did with RTSP ), if you really want POE you can get adapters to do it now


They may be, however Wyze does not authorize those sales. At the moment they only sell in the US market. I am sure that will change someday.