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.
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).
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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.