(Note: I’m posting this here as it mentions products still not released. Once done I’ll repost into Tips & Tricks.)
Fellow Wyze Fans -
I live in a very split (reads as purple) and politically active area. Many signs are stolen during elections, and I have long thought about how to combat these thieves!
Some people put items on the signs to hurt would-be thieves. This is not an option. Some put substances on the signs that get on and stick to the thief. Maybe, but I look for ways to use technology to help.
I’m designing a surveillance solution to capture the culprits using Wyze products!
Here’s my rough plan. Please read and suggest other options!
- Wyze Outdoor Camera (or waterproof enclosure with v2)
- Wyze Sense motion sensor
- Wyze Plug
- LED IR emitter floodlight
- Waterproof electrical junction box (if using v2)
I’ll place the signs in a certain part of my yard that’s near/under a tree by a set of bushes. Close-by, but far enough away to not be noticed, I’ll conceal a Wyze camera and separate IR emitter (to have better/farther light coverage).
The Wyze Plug I’ll either (1) with the Wyze Sense motion sensor to turn on the separate IR emitter when motion is detected, or if that isn’t fast enough (2) set up a schedule to turn on the IR emitter at night.
I’ll continuously record video to the SD card, and record video when the camera or Sense motion sensors are triggered hopefully capturing some identifying images of the culprit(s)!
Potentially I’ll add in more than one camera for multiple angles. What else should I do?