Upside down mounting

wyze-cam-pan
#12

kind of what I was thinking

#13

Pretty sure he did it for the affiliate code and the dollar or two he may get if people click it and buy it ?

 

That mount looks nice but it seems unnecessarily complicated with the swivels and such. The Cam Pan already does these things. Would like to find a plain mount with just the ceiling screws and the tripod type screw.

#14

I wonder if the Cam Pan will even swivel properly if mounted upside down. I’m sure they tested the motor plenty in the upright position but…

 

 

#15

I posted it earlier, but here it is again:
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-2-Count-1-4-in-x-3-in-Zinc-Plated-Steel-Hanger-Bolt/3035750

#16

I was thinking about using 3m command strips. Some are rated for upto 16lbs and the Pans specs indicate it weighs less than 9ozs.

#17

This one will work :

Wyze should sell similar mount :slight_smile:

#18

Yup, came here to suggest the same. Run a hanger bolt into the ceiling, and screw the camera onto that.

 

#19

While having a tripod mount on this new camera is nice, I wish the bottom was also magnetic like their other cameras. That magnetic bottom has come in handy so many times, at least for me. Now I have to buy a tripod or magnet to attach to the bottom, adding to the cost of the camera.

#20

Hmm. I don’t have an affiliate link. Good idea though! I do see the ref= stuff in there but I can assure you it’s not an affiliate code from me. I should have looked at the URL closer cause now you have me thinking someone else snuck into my URL and I have no idea who it is!

Clean Link:

#21

Depending on how deep the tripod mounting screw hole is, this heavy duty magnet attaches directly via that mount.

Then, screw or adhere a standard mounting plate to the desired surface.

 

Or, adhere one mounting plate to the camera base and one to the wall, and use a disk magnet in between them to hold the camera in place?

#22

I can’t imagine the “pan” function working well, or at all if this cam is mounted horizontal to something like a refrigerator. It seems the shaft of the motor would be put under a lot of sideways pressure since it is attached to the base of the unit. My guess is upside down or right-side up mounting is the only way to go in order to prevent an eventual bent drive shaft.

#23

I doubt there is much sideways pressure on the motor, mounting it horizontally. It’s not like this camera weighs a lot. I think some people are overthinking things a bit.

#24

It’s a $30 camera. Try it and see, replace it if there’s an issue.

 

#25

I would not expect the weight to be a problem, but you would need to re-think your concept of what is pan vs tilt. It would sort of be like rotating your PC monitor 90 degrees and trying to navigate with a mouse (I’ve done it, it’s a pain in the ass).

#26

This is correct, it won’t be useful. The image will be sideways, and pan/tilt will be interchanged.

 

#27

For those of us with multiple cameras would something like this work:

 

#28

Desert rat: Absolutely.

#29

Yes DesertRat those would work, but they are overkill.

All you need is a 1/4-20 screw like K6CCC posted (or if you’re not going through wood just an ordinary screw with 1/4-20 threads) or the magnet that dss.777 posted. Very easy installation.

#30

hello, please see below support url for reference:

Can the Wyze Cam Pan be mounted upside down?

The Wyze Cam Pan can be mounted upside down without any operational issues. We recommend making sure it is mounted securely using the 1/4”-20 threaded screw hole in the camera’s base, so there is no risk of it falling. Once the camera is mounted upside down, there is a setting within the Wyze app where you can rotate the image. Click into the camera on the Devices tab and click the Settings gear icon in the upper right corner. Go to Advanced Settings and toggle Rotate Image 180.

The Wyze Cam Pan can be mounted sideways as well without any issues, but there is currently no rotation setting to make the image upright if it is mounted sideways.

#31

You could use something like this.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-4-Count-1-4-in-Zinc-Plated-Standard-SAE-Wood-Insert-Lock-Nuts/3013896
Then use a piece of 1/4 20 threaded rod or cut a bolt short and thread it in.
Or use a screw all the through that way you can preset the direction before hammering in the fitting.