Maybe we should have a coats for cams campaign
I’m looking for outdoor covers that won’t have a fog during the night vision. Do you have any problem with night time fog (from the IR light reflection) with these? I tried another type, but still had slight fogging around the edges.
Can’t say I have that problem, no…
Thanks, I’ll order one of this model and see how it goes! Are you still happy with the case?
We don’t get much in the way of fog here!
But, I have yet to install my outdoor, “Black Beauty cam”.
My delay is Due to a sensitive circuit breaker switch. It will be my 1st real electrical outdoor security light (blown ballast) replacement. & retro fit.To install cam friendly power outlets.
If fog does become an issue for me too, I’ll be checking back to see what does work!
FYI, the fog I’m referring to is actually in the video itself. It’s caused by a reflection of the IR off of the case. So I may see the center of a video, but the edges will be blurry. So I’m looking for a case that doesn’t cause a reflection and the fog.
The optics of fog!
I have several cases, but have yet to put any to full time use yet.time
Hopefully this won’t be an issue.
I’ll be anxious to hear about your experience!
Yes, I am (sorry for the late reply, I do not check these forums often). I got 3 more cams and cases last week so now I have 6 outdoor cameras, covering every corner of the house, and then some.
These cases are absolutely great, All 3 cameras I had up til I got the new ones survived fall, winter and spring.
However, I have to say, I am more concerned with moist air than temperature, you know, late fall when the entire air is just a watery mist…
Thanks Lerxst! I’ll get a couple of these and compare to the other I have. I need to add a few more outside. We have extreme humidity right now, so I understand the moisture concern. I have a ziplock ziptied around my plugs, where cam plugs into the extension cord. (My hubby kept stealing the cord and forgetting to plug it back in.) I’m having an occasional issue with it, but I see condensation in there which might be the problem. But I digress…thanks again for the recommendation!
So now that you’ve all gone through 1 winter and summer with your devices, did they last the harshness of temperatures?
We just got one (Wyze Cam V2) to monitor our son’s night time seizures and love it. We’re now pondering getting one to put on the ceiling of our covered front patio (fully exposed to the elements but covered) to keep an eye on the cars and driveway.
Did you all put a cover over yours, or just leave it exposed?
Did you experience much condensation?
Did they last the winter? Summer?
I figure for $50 on Amazon, if it craps out in the extreme months of Jan-March, I’ll get a new one and cover it or maybe put it in a window.
Thanks for any advice
I haven’t had any problem with my outdoor camera Concerning Weather, It’s Under the eaves, No other type of enclosure on it, It’s just stuck to the top of Porch light , been there over a year, in MI
I have had Wyze Cams outside, under eves with no other protection, since December 2017. Temperatures have ranged from -23°F to +120°F, winds to 60 mph, rains to torrential. Not in direct sunlight. No problems.
The real key to success to Wyze Cams (and all smart home devices for that matter) is to have a reliable power source and a good up-to-date WiFi system. What I mean by “a good up-to-date WiFi system” is a reliable known brand name WiFi Router, no combo modem/router or anything “provided” by your Internet Service Provider. My choices are Netgear, TP-Link, Linksys, and eero (mesh versions of these systems included). The router needs to be a model released in the last two years and you need to know how to keep its firmware and software up-to-date.
Hi Brian, here’s some relevant info from my experience with v2’s outdoors. You can click the title to go to the other thread and get full context:
Bought two cams for my brother this Xmas. He lives up in northern Norway, and as you can see it’s working great, and the temperature up there (Celsius) is quite low now on his Netatmo
Well, my outdoor cam worked for a while over the winter, but the battery can’t survive chronic cold. it’s now dead and won’t take a charge. So not a good idea to leave it out all winter. i’m in Maryland.
Will likely try an indoor camera plugged in outside and protected from the wet.
That was an “Outdoor” Base Station, Wyze Cam ?
Cold in MD. 340 mi south of here is nothing.
Compared to Southern New England Winters !
Now I am a little nervous, about setting up my Wyze Outdoor (Base Station) Cam.
For the distant N.E. Winter, 7 months away.
Thx for the heads up !
I wouldn’t leave a battery powered camera outside in a Northern winter. A fully charged battery is fine but a depleted one will freeze. Wyze Outdoor cameras weren’t meant to be in our outdoor weather.
I use V2 and Pan cams outside. Constant power keeps them warm enough to prevent the lens from fogging and freezing.
Thanks. you’d think that Wyze would warn consumers about leaving their outdoor camera in the outdoors. Seems a fatal flaw for this device, so it can’t be recommended at all.
That sounds ominous,
No Bueno, for a purchase I made in 2020.