Are there plans to provide a wired outdoor cam so that continuous recording is possible? I know tons of time and energy are put into the motion detection AI, but even the best algorithms miss things. I have 2 other outdoor cameras that have a power wire(it is not all that difficult to get power to a camera mounted on a house). AND, the fact that the user can record to an SD card on the base station in the house is really an awesome feature. So, an outdoor camera wired for power, wireless for comms, AND the ability to continuously record to a remote storage is something extremely unique in this space. Pile on the fact that the base station is hardwired to the network thus not hogging bandwidth and you have a truly special product.
They make flat Ethernet cables that are ‘about’ the same size as a flat USB cable… they are slightly wider and thicker but not by too much…
A lot of people, especially those that choose wired ‘true’ security camera systems run PoE… actually quite common.
It would be nice to set the motion zone like on wyze cam2. Also would be neat to make the motion trigger an air burst or strong sprinkler spray to ward off unwanted pests and people that like to try and get in our cars at night!
Make the outdoor CAM that doesn’t require battery replacement
#1: Allow it to be plugged in full time.
#2: Continuous recording, I’ve seen motion detection defeated before. Continuous recording solves that issue.
#3: Motion detection needs a revamp.
It’s a great camera, but we went back to using a standard Wyze Cam because it wasn’t giving us what we needed. The current outdoor cam has impressive image quality, that’s about the only plus I can give it. So right now the outdoor cam is being used as needed.
I wish the outdoor camera could connect to a hotspot wirelessly. My remote cabin has a hotspot, not a modem, and as such, has no port to connect the cable from the base to the router. My other two cameras have wires that power it, but connect wirelessly to my hotspot.
I agree! I keep trying to experiment with placement of the outdoor cam to try and get a closer look at the cars/criminals that come by at 2 and 3am. The problem with all home cameras are they are too far from the street and the criminals know it. Can’t even get a facial, license plate or solid car make/model. I am finding this outdoor cam gets too much condensation on it overnight. It fogs up and doesn’t catch any motion at that point. Ugghhhh!
I find the wireless is nice so you can experiment with moving the camera different places. Wired on the house means less flexibility with placement depending on the need. For example my Ring floodlights are ok but its too far from the street to get good vehicle make/model and facial video. We have an ongoing problem here with guys riding by at 1,2,3am stealing from cars in driveways, on the street, etc.,
But there are many solutions people have posted (extenders/bridges/etc.) in the $20 range that will let your hot spot present a wired Ethernet port for the base station.
Thank you so much! I never would have thought of that.
Your correct about this except that it voids the warranty. Users would like to be able to do this under warranty and have continuous recording. It’s basically not weatherproof anymore once you uncover the charging port.
I think Wyze should develop a solar outdoor camera. There would not need for charging if it has solar chargeable batteries.
Ability to set the IR timeframe…I have it set to automatic but it’s not turning on due to my landscape lighting so not getting IR at night. Another vote to adjust PIR field