Just a few quick issues. So far the cameras work ok. I have two of them connected to one base station. The range is pretty good. Battery life is ok, both have been running for 4 days. I recharged them today to set a baseline. They appeared to drop quickly the first day as I was setting up and testing them.
I finally started seeing events on the web app from these cameras, and was almost thinking having an SD card in the cameras blocked this? But no. I did opt to instead place the SD card in the basestation and set it to back up to the basestation. If the cameras are stolen then the SD card goes with it. LOL.
My pet peeves.
Put a TAB on the cover for the charging port so we can grab it with our fingers instead of trying to open it with a knife or screw driver. I am going to glue a tab to mine.
The Area of the Motion sensor is fixed in one orientation. If you mount the camera upside down and “Select Rotate 180 degrees” the image is correct but the motion sensing area is now on the top of the image instead of on the bottom. I plan on flipping my mount and putting it right side up as I have room to do so, but figured could not hurt to ask Wyze to add the flip 180 to the sensing zone as well.
I also was surprised that you can’t play back video from the SD card on the camera (save battery life, I get that) but if you choose to Backup to Basestation, it would be nice to be able to play back the video from the base station. I’ll say if first here, its a (&)&()&() pain in the &(&)& to remove the SD card and plug into a computer AND join up the video’s to make a coherent video of an event which spans the blocks that the cameras records in. I had to do this for Yard Sign Thieves and that video led to their identification and they are being prosecuted .
Wyze you should be the ones to sell a Solar Charger for this thing…don’t let some other company beat you to it! (love the mod’s people have done to achieve this :))
(I have ten of the Wyze Cameras and Two Outdoor models. The regular Wyze cams do fine outside in the little house enclosures, and am still waiting for software to view the cameras on my desktop EASILY on Mac OS. I have played with the Beta firmware for viewing with VLC but it does not work well and is a pain, one can ask…)