Wyze Cam V2 Review- A Safe and Secure Camera?

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  • Chris White
    Chris White  5 days back

    Any idea as where cloud storage is based, China maybe?

    • TODD Thompson
      TODD Thompson  2 weeks back

      my wyze is flashing yellow and blue won't connect to phone

      • TODD Thompson
        TODD Thompson  2 weeks back

        Thanks sir

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   2 weeks back

        Interesting, flashing blue and yellow should mean that the connection is in progress. I'd either email [email protected] or call them at 1-844-WYZECAM and they can troubleshoot it with you. For more info, see my written review of Wyze Cam: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

    • BBQ, Bowhunting and Boating

      FYI it's a Co detector, not Co2.  Big difference

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   4 weeks back

        Whoops, I misspoke. Thanks! It's correct in the written review at least- http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

    • Jeremy Reeves
      Jeremy Reeves  4 weeks back

      What about installing cameras outside, like to the top of your garage or a corner of your house? Would they need to be hardwired? How would that work? Otherwise, great vid...sounds like the sort of system I'm looking for.

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   4 weeks back

        Some outdoor cameras are hardwired, some are battery powered. It depends if you have outdoor outlets or not. Here is a review of my favorite outdoor cameras- http://bit.ly/2JeoKlQ
        However, if you want to use the Wyze Cam outdoors, you'll need to buy a protective case. Here's the Amazon link- http://bit.ly/2GgFN5b
        Let me know if you have anymore questions!

    • Lars M
      Lars M  4 weeks back

      can you please yell on every vid f it is wierd.. wifi.. battery etc.. is this camera wited ..wifi or battery

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   4 weeks back

        Hi Lars,
        The Wyze Cam is a plug-in camera that connects to your WiFi. See my full review here for more info: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

    • Kaleb Bosley
      Kaleb Bosley  4 weeks back

      Can I view the recorded videos from the app if I’m using an SD card?

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   4 weeks back

        Yep, you'll also get 14 days of cloud storage that you can view from the Wyze app. See more info here: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

    • Sam Eddin
      Sam Eddin  1 months back

      what happens after 14 days of cloud storage passes? like do you need to pay for it or it just keep footage of 14 days and then overwrite the oldest content?

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   1 months back

        The latter, it'll overwrite the oldest content unless you delete some it beforehand. More info here: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

    • Paul Day
      Paul Day  1 months back

      How’s the WiFi signal range on these?? Please reply, interested in getting some of these.

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   1 months back

        It worked well for me but it's going to vary differently based on your Internet speed, location, etc. More info about Wyze Cam here: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

    • Steve Gomez
      Steve Gomez  2 months back

      Excellent review! Thank you. I got two of these on a leap of faith, and I am happy as a clam with them. I will say that I subsequently purchased 32G micro SD cards so I could have local storage. I get four full days full time recording at 1080p. I think that the micro sd card is a must have.
      We just came back from a trip to the US, and my sister -in-law was so sold by my description of my experience that she bought two from Home Depot. And to my surprise, they sell the cameras with the 32G card included for $34 each.

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   2 months back

        Yes, they're even cheaper on Amazon! Right now it's $25.98: http://bit.ly/2TSdCgP
        Glad to hear this review was helpful and you're liking the camera.

    • sz3
      sz3  2 months back

      Is it true it has 5 mins cool down between events?

      Is the max event recording is 12 seconds? Even with local storage?

      How is the connectivity? Did you face any issues with wifi range etc?

      • sz3
        sz3  2 months back

        @Security Baron that's cool thanks for the reply
        So can I view the events recorded locally from the app without that cloud subscription?

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   2 months back

        Yep, there's a 5 minute cool down period between cloud recordings. Cloud recordings are generally 12 seconds, but if you're recording locally it'll go until the event is finished. The connectivity was fine for me but that's really going to differ based on your Internet speed, walls, furniture, etc. To learn more, read my full written review of the Wyze Cam here: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

    • Alli H
      Alli H  2 months back

      I love this product! Best for $20- $25
      SIMPLE to install LOVE IT !

      • Paul Day
        Paul Day  1 months back

        Alli H How do you like the camera so far??

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   2 months back

        I love it too! Amazing price. Here's a link to get the best offer: http://bit.ly/2TSdCgP

    • TheMarlon57
      TheMarlon57  2 months back

      Wyze cam 2 came out in 2017 and was sold exclusively by Amazon,it was called SPOT,so it's not a new camera.

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   2 months back

        Hi, yes, they use the same camera body but there are major differences in video, app, cloud storage, recording, and mounting. For more info, see my written review of the Wyze Cam:http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

    • alton Davis
      alton Davis  2 months back

      UPDATE wyze has AI human detection to redue notifications of movement.

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   2 months back

        Yep, unfortunately I can't update the video itself once posted but I updated the description and the written review! See it here: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

    • timothy clancy
      timothy clancy  2 months back

      Is this available on Amazon?

    • caroleaton1
      caroleaton1  2 months back

      Thanks for such a thorough review on the Wyze Cam. I’m sold! So much so that I’ll be buying two.

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   2 months back

        Awesome! Here's a link to get the best offer- http://bit.ly/2TSdCgP

    • rgoers
      rgoers  3 months back

      Hands down, the most impressive WYZE feature is person detection!!!

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   2 months back

        I'm a fan of it too! It really boosted the camera up to the next level. For more info, see my full review of the Wyze Cam here: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

    • tony patterson
      tony patterson  3 months back

      What’s it like at night if it’s pointing outside though a window? Does the infrared reflect back off the window, Thanks

      • Andy
        Andy  1 months back

        @Security Baron
        You don't need the tape over the LEDs. They can be turned off in the software.

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   3 months back

        Hi Tony, yes, the infrared light will reflect off the window. One option is to use black tape to cover the LED lights, but then you won't have night vision. What you can do is just install the camera outdoors with an outdoor case- http://bit.ly/2GgFN5b
        See my full written review of the Wyze Cam here- http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

    • Ernest Lawson
      Ernest Lawson  3 months back

      IS this better than the Blink XT 2 ?

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   2 months back

        @Ernest Lawson Well, it's really how you look at it. Wired cameras don't require you to ever change the battery, which is nice. I'd say it's a personal preference.

      • Ernest Lawson
        Ernest Lawson  2 months back

        @Security Baron i guess the only good thing about Blink xt2 is that it is wireless

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   3 months back

        Definitely! It has 8 times zoom, whereas the XT2 can only zoom digitally, p[lus it has local storage, integrations with Google Assistant and IFTTT in addition to Amazon Alexa, plus person detection, unlike the Blink XT2. For more info, read our full written reviews of each-
        Wyze Cam- http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq
        Blink XT2- http://bit.ly/2NXTcFn

    • maureen kidd
      maureen kidd  3 months back

      Thanks for all that info. Would it work in home for watching what my doggie gets up to?

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   3 months back

        Yes that would be a perfect usage! Learn more about the Wyze Cam here: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

    • Allen Clayton
      Allen Clayton  3 months back

      Gabe - my home in the woods has no internet service.
      My needs/wants are:
      1. Small concealable security device.
      2. With no Internet Service available, Record video to local SD during motion detection.
      3. Both Indoor/Outdoor options would be nice.
      4. Both AC/DC power options would be nice.

      I know the Wyze camera is Indoor only and only AC powered.
      Can I setup the Wyze camera with my cell phone where there is an internet connection, relocate the camera to my home in the woods that has no internet service, plug it into the AC outlet and have the camera set to record video to the local SD card during motion detection, remove the SD card to view captured video on a laptop?
      If not, what are your camera recommendations based on my Needs/Wants criteria?
      Thanks!
      Allen

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   3 months back

        Yes, you can use the Wyze Cam without Internet! It'll just record continously to the micro-SD card. There's no outdoor Wyze Cam yet but there are outdoor cases for it available which is an easy solution. See links here:
        Wyze Cam: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq
        Outdoor Case: http://bit.ly/2GgFN5b

    • 25tango
      25tango  3 months back

      Nice cams. I have 3 now and have ordered another one. They are just what I was looking for and the added bonus is the push alerts and the set time when they are active or "All day" active if away. Easy setup as you said and what a deal for $20. Get video and easy to follow.

    • Donald Di Bari
      Donald Di Bari  3 months back

      This camera sucks. Tried it keep having to reset everything ti make it work for one minute.

      • Donald Di Bari
        Donald Di Bari  2 months back

        @Ernest Lawson we are returning it

      • Ernest Lawson
        Ernest Lawson  3 months back

        I have three and I have no issues. I use fire tv to view the cameras again no issues . The only issue is power source

      • 99% Perspiration
        99% Perspiration  3 months back

        Their customer support is pretty good. If it doesnt work after that send it back.

    • Issac Gutierrez
      Issac Gutierrez  3 months back

      so with an sd card this can record 24/7 as long as there is room?

      • Issac Gutierrez
        Issac Gutierrez  3 months back

        @Security Baron thank you!

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   3 months back

        Yep, it'll just rewrite itself it it runs out of room. For more info, see my written review of the Wyze cam here: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

    • LoKi FX
      LoKi FX  3 months back

      Great backdrop and amazing production quality man 👍

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   3 months back

        Thank you so much! For more details about the Wyze Cam, check out my written review here: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

    • Mochi65
      Mochi65  3 months back

      Do they make an outdoor version? My searches come up with cases. Anyone have a link to an outdoor model?

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   3 months back

        @Mochi65 I definitely will.

      • Mochi65
        Mochi65  3 months back

        @Security Baron I see. Thanks! If they make an outdoor model I hope you will review it.

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   3 months back

        They don't make an outdoor version but there are outdoor cases available that fit with the Wyze Cam. Here's an Amazon link: http://bit.ly/2GgFN5b

    • Mochi65
      Mochi65  3 months back

      Does it have a power cord included? How long is it?

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   3 months back

        Yep, it's 6 feet long. See my written review of the Wyze Cam for more info: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

      • supergnyus
        supergnyus  3 months back

        Mochi65 yes, a micro usb power cord is included with each camera and I’m pretty sure it’s 6’ long. There is also a magnetic mount with mounting sticker for the wyze cam v2 and a base ready to receive tripod style mount on Wyze cam pan. I’m happy with both versions.

    • Susette
      Susette  3 months back

      Great video!

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   3 months back

        Thanks! For more info, see my written review of the Wyze Cam here: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

    • Kenny Lenart
      Kenny Lenart  3 months back

      Does the Wyze cam offer me a notification schedule ?
      I would like to be notified of motion during the day but don't want to be woke up all night long with the dogs walking around yet still record the motion at night

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   3 months back

        You can arm or disarm your camera whenever you want, but keep in mind that Wyze now has person detection so your dogs won't set it off. For more info, see my written review of the Wyze Cam here: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

    • Paul Jenkins
      Paul Jenkins  3 months back

      Wyze has just introduced on-device person-detection, which is pretty impressive.

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   3 months back

        Yes, I updated my written review and the Youtube description! For more info, see my full written review here: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

    • Krystle Stone
      Krystle Stone  3 months back

      Does it automatically record and notify you when a motion happens???

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   3 months back

        @Susette Yes, if you buy Nest Aware, any of the Nest cameras have continuous recording. Here are the reviews for their indoor cameras:
        Nest Cam Indoor: http://bit.ly/2Jads4r
        Nest Cam IQ Indoor: http://bit.ly/2ED0giH

      • Susette
        Susette  3 months back

        It’s nice to know it had continuous recording. Do you know if any other wireless cam have continuous coverage like this?

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   3 months back

        Now it has person detection, so when the camera detects a person, it will record it and notify you. I recommend using the person detection, but you can also have the camera record when it detects motion of any kind. You can also set up continuous recording if you want. For more info, see my full written review of the Wyze Cam here: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

    • James McLean
      James McLean  3 months back

      It now has AI person recognition. Definitely going to purchase a couple

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   3 months back

        Yep, updated the video description! For the best offer, use this link: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

    • Oil Lamp Studio
      Oil Lamp Studio  3 months back

      Awesome in-depth review on the Wyze cam. Really appreciate the quality of detail here. Just want to add that since this video, Wyze has continued to upgrade their cameras. They now have person recognition AI as a free addon, RTSP, optional night vision without the IR LEDs being on and a more robust scheduling tool in the app. Their continued improvements and support are why I am purchasing the Wyze cam.

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   3 months back

        Thanks for the update! I had added it to the description of the video (can't update videos once they're up). For more info, see my recently updated written review of the Wyze Cam: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

    • Brendahere
      Brendahere  3 months back

      can more than one person access the camera? Looking for putting one in nursing home. Would like both my brother and I to see the feed.

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   3 months back

        Hi Brenda! Yes, you can add multiple users. In the Wyze app, go to Account> Devices Sharing> tap the device you'd like to share. For more info on the camera, see my written review here: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

    • Rose Savage
      Rose Savage  3 months back

      My camera is reading offline, What should I do?

      • Security Baron
        Security Baron   3 months back

        Hi Rose,
        Here's a troubleshooting article straight from Wyze: https://support.wyzecam.com/hc/en-us/articles/360022258632-Connectivity-Troubleshooting

    • Mark D
      Mark D  3 months back

      I bought 4 in recent months. The two-way speaker function has never worked with any of them. Within a month, one of the camera’s IR stopped working. I contacted them about it and it took a week for them to respond, and when they did, they asked if it had started working again. They then asked me to jump through hoops to troubleshoot the problem. Then 24 hours later they asked me what the results were. I work for a living so I can’t get to troubleshooting THEIR FAULTY product in their timeframe. At that point I told them to just replace it which was going to be too much of a pain in the ass as well…GRRRR!!!!. This morning I can’t even review playback function with they’re products default excuse due to slow network when my network is running over 120/12. This is a built in Bull Shit excuse for their crappy product. The bells and whistles along with the cheap price will scream “BUY ME!”. But as with all things, you pay for what you get. This product is short-lived and DISPOSABLE. DO NOT DEPEND ON THIS PRODUCT TO PROTECT HOME, BELONGINGS AND LOVED ONES. Spend a little more money on a product that will actually perform as advertised for a longer period of time. You will only be frustrated with this product unless you’re just looking for a toy….

      • Mochi65
        Mochi65  3 months back

        Wyze is a Google friendly company. They are listed on the Google home device list.

        • Security Baron
          Security Baron   3 months back

          @Mochi65 Haha, totally understood!

        • Mochi65
          Mochi65  3 months back

          @Security Baron yea I'm learning to check these things before I buy. Lesson learned from last time. 😊

        • Security Baron
          Security Baron   3 months back

          Yep, like I said in the review it works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. See the written version here: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

      • tralexan
        tralexan  3 months back

        Great review and great production values. I'm subscribing.

        • Security Baron
          Security Baron   3 months back

          Thank you! Make sure to check out our written review of the Wyze Cam as well- http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

      • J Turner
        J Turner  3 months back

        Own two of the Wyze pan cameras and one of the fixed. They have been great, two rotating ones are mounted outdoors with cover and the fixed is mounted indoors. A few minor issues with pan and track with the latest firmware, the camera seems to track too fast and gets jumpy. I believe I will be replacing the outdoor pan version with the fixed version to assure all activity in selected field is captured. Very happy for the price and love the fact they have free 2 weeks of online storage. One is mounted on the garage which is 50-65 yards from the house, no issue with the strength of wifi at all. This June they did do a fairly big update to the software installed on phone with more new features. Looking forward to the next firmware update. The pan is cool but value for the buck the fixed camera from Wyze rocks, especially when coupled with outdoor case and mount.

        • Security Baron
          Security Baron   3 months back

          Agreed and thanks for your input! For more info, see my written review of the Wyze Cam here: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

      • Cheryl Kearney
        Cheryl Kearney  4 months back

        Can't seem to be able to purchase the Wyze Sensors separately here in Canada unless you purchase the starter kit which includes the Wyze Cam. I just purchased 3 of the Wyze Cam Pan's so not interested in buying another just to get 2 door sensors. Also, doesn't appear that the security systems includes an alarm or siren. Any recommendations?

        • Security Baron
          Security Baron   4 months back

          Oh, sorry, didn't know you were in Canada. I'd check out my list of the best home security systems of 2019- http://bit.ly/2OWU2yT

      • Johnny Dos Passos
        Johnny Dos Passos  4 months back

        20 bucks ! Where ?? In Europe it cost 50 .... :(

        • Security Baron
          Security Baron   4 months back

          I'm reporting from the U.S! I'm sure the higher cost has to do with shipping. For more info, see my written review of the Wyze Cam here- http://bit.ly/2Knpfel

      • TheHustleNarrative
        TheHustleNarrative  4 months back

        Is there an option not to have that green motion detection square?

        • TheHustleNarrative
          TheHustleNarrative  4 months back

          Security Baron Yes. Found the answer. Many thanks anyway.

        • Security Baron
          Security Baron   4 months back

          I'm sorry, I don't understand your question- are you asking about motion tagging?

      • La Chele
        La Chele  4 months back

        Does any gadget work to stop the Wyze camera from recording a motion event? There are motion events that camera has not recorded. What may be the cause for this??

        • Security Baron
          Security Baron   4 months back

          Well, when it records motion it only records a 10-15 second clip, so maybe that was after that time period. For more info, see my full review of the Wyze Cam Vs: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

      • Omar Mendez
        Omar Mendez  4 months back

        is this a cordless camera??

        • Security Baron
          Security Baron   4 months back

          Yep! See our written review of the Wyze Cam for more info: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

        • DeltaCommentary
          DeltaCommentary  4 months back

          no, it takes micro usb. 5ft cable included.

      • M Burns
        M Burns  4 months back

        When mounted in a corner, 110 degrees is much more than adequate since a corner is 90 degrees... So I really don't understand what that 10 degrees you insist on is gonna do for you.

        • Security Baron
          Security Baron   4 months back

          I don't think an 110 degree field of view is sufficient either. See my written review for more info: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

      • Samuel Kamau
        Samuel Kamau  4 months back

        You dint talk about the cloud storage? I saw a review that the company is based in china?

        • WhiteLinesBlueSkies
          WhiteLinesBlueSkies  7 days back

          @Security Baron Where are the servers storing your 14 days located? Do you know what security protocols they are using for encryption?

        • Security Baron
          Security Baron   4 months back

          I believe I mentioned that they give you 14 days of cloud storage free along with local storage. The manufacturing happens in China but Wyze is based in Washington. For more info, see my written review here- http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

      • Hermine Turner
        Hermine Turner  4 months back

        Questions: I have an android phone and an AT&T internet home network. Is there app availability and security? Does this expose my network to intruders? Will my internal lighting (on timers) or oscillating fans trigger events?

        • David Tucker
          David Tucker  2 months back

          No one got to you, so I am.

          1) it will work with your network so long as you have the name of the wifi network, and the password on hand.
          2) Yes, I use an Android phone, and the app is very responsive and nice.
          3) I am not sure as to the security of this device and whether or not it exposes you to the internet. I am guessing not, considering it authenticates Everytime you open the live feed.
          4) You can fine tune the sensitivity of the detection notifications, so it will need a big change in the detection to send a notification.
          They also recently added a "Person" mode, that will detect people instead of just any movement, works really well.

      • 99% Perspiration
        99% Perspiration  4 months back

        Great review. You left out that it has to be plugged into a 110 volt outlet and how short the cable is.

        • Security Baron
          Security Baron   4 months back

          Great point! For more info, see my written review of Wyze Cam- http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq

      • muskymcg
        muskymcg  4 months back

        Great video..can it be fixed to ceiling and pictures inverted?

        • Security Baron
          Security Baron   4 months back

          Yes, you'll be able to mount it to your ceiling. If you need to flip your video, go into Advanced Settings and put the "Rotate Image 180 degrees" toggle on. For more info, see my full written review of the Wyze Cam: http://bit.ly/2Tj7oeq