I run two LPR cameras from my home using the Rekor software. Those cameras are Dahua varifocal cameras which are very popular with the “do-it-yourself” LPR community.
Unfortunately, the Wyze camera is unsuitable for LPR using the Rekor client for several reasons:
(1) Lack of RTSP support. The v2 had experimental RTSP firmware, but there’s none for the v3. The Rekor Scout client must be run on a CPU or GPU, processing RTSP streams from your local cameras.
(2) No control over the Wyze Cam shutter speed. Reliable LPR requires a shutter speed setting of 1/1000 seconds or faster to prevent motion blur of the plate as the vehicle moves. There’s no control of such settings for the Wyze.
(3) Low data rate. Good LPR requires 10 to 30 frames per second (FPS) of high-quality video. That is very difficult to do with a wireless connection. Only wired PoE (power over Ethernet) cameras can consistently provide high FPS.
(4) Lack of optical zoom. Reliable LPR requires that you “zoom in” on the roadway such that the license plate is clearly visible. My cameras are about 60 feet from the roadway, and require about 10X zoom to function. You could conceivably add a fixed lens with higher zoom to the Wyze, but it’s a bit of a hack, and makes little sense when you can buy a high-quality weatherproof varifocal PoE camera for about $250.
Finally, home LPR requires a computer running the Rekor Scout client 24/7. If you’re not afraid of the Linux operating system, my advice is to buy a Jetson Nano Developer Kit (available on Amazon). It incorporates an Nvidia GPU that runs the client quite well, and costs less than $100. With case, power adapter, and memory card, you can have an embedded system up and running for about $120.
If you really want to pursue LPR capability (and you will find that it is absolutely invaluable under the right circumstances), then you might want to check out www.ipcamtalk.com and look for the LPR forum for more information and advice.