The Wyze Cam Outdoor is a budget-friendly and feature-rich security camera that is designed to be an affordable option for homeowners who want to keep an eye on their property. With its waterproof design, two-way audio, and color night vision, it is one of the top outdoor security cameras on the market today.
The Wyze Cam Outdoor has a wide range of features that make it stand out from other smart security cameras in its price range. Let's take a closer look at its features to find out more.
Wyze Cam Design
Consistent with Wyze's product line, the design of the Wyze Cam Outdoor is sleek and compact, making it easy to install and use. The camera measures 2.3 x 2.3 x 2.8 inches and weighs 5.6 ounces. The Wyze camera itself is cylindrical in shape, with a black finish that blends in well in most outdoor settings.
One of the standout features of the design is its magnetic base. This base lets you mount it on any metal surface. The base is strong enough to hold the camera securely in place but also allows for easy adjustment and repositioning of the camera as needed.
In addition to the magnetic base, the Wyze Cam Outdoor also comes with a mounting bracket that can be attached to any flat surface. The bracket allows for more secure mounting of the camera and also provides additional flexibility in terms of camera placement.
The camera itself is IP65 rated, which means it is designed to withstand dust, rain, and other outdoor elements. It has a waterproof housing that protects it from moisture, and the lens is covered with a hood that shields it from rain and debris.
The Wyze Cam Outdoor comes equipped with two-way audio, which lets you communicate with anyone near the camera. This feature is particularly useful for deterring intruders or for communicating with visitors or delivery persons.
The two-way audio feature works through the Wyze app, which you can download onto your smartphone or tablet. When someone is near the camera, you can use the app to initiate a conversation with them. The audio is transmitted through the camera's built-in speaker, and you can listen to their response through your phone or tablet's speaker.
This lets you scare off intruders without having to physically confront them. If you see someone on your property who shouldn't be there, you can use the two-way audio feature to warn them that they are being watched, which may be enough to make them leave.
Additionally, the two-way audio feature lets you communicate with visitors or delivery people. For example, if you're expecting a delivery but are not at home, you can use the two-way audio feature to communicate with the courier and provide instructions on where to leave the package.
Color Night Vision
Color night vision lets you see clear and detailed footage, even in low-light conditions. This is a significant improvement over traditional black and white night vision, which can make it difficult to see important details such as facial features or the colors of objects.
The color night vision mode is made possible by the camera's powerful image sensor and advanced processing capabilities. The image sensor captures more light than traditional sensors, which allows it to produce clearer images in low-light conditions. The camera also has advanced processing capabilities that allow it to enhance the colors and produce a more natural-looking image.
This feature delivers important details that may be missed with black-and-white night vision. For example, if someone is wearing a distinctive color or patterned clothing, you may be able to identify them more easily with color night vision than with black and white night vision.
The Wyze Cam Outdoor comes with free 14-day cloud storage, which lets you store your video footage securely on the cloud. This is a significant benefit over traditional security cameras with local storage via an SD card, which can be lost, damaged, or stolen.
The cloud storage feature of the Wyze Cam Outdoor is made possible by its integration with the Wyze app. When the camera detects motion or starts recording, the video footage is automatically uploaded to the cloud and stored securely. The footage is encrypted and can only be accessed by you through the Wyze app.
Cloud storage lets you to access your footage from anywhere, at any time. You can view your footage on your smartphone or tablet through the Wyze app, which lets you check in on your property even when you're away from home. This is especially useful for homeowners who travel frequently or who want to keep an eye on their property while at work.
The Wyze Cam Outdoor records video in 1080p Full HD, which provides clear and detailed footage of your property. The camera also has a 110-degree field of view, which offers a wide view of your property. The camera's wide field of view also means that you may need fewer Wyze cameras to cover your property, which can save you money and simplify the installation process.
The 1080p Full HD resolution of the Wyze Cam Outdoor lets you see important details such as facial features or license plate numbers more clearly, which can be crucial for identifying intruders or suspicious activity.
The Wyze Cam Outdoor also has a range of features that enhance its video quality. For example, the camera has advanced processing capabilities that record clear and detailed footage, even in low-light conditions.
The Wyze Cam Outdoor has a long battery life — up to 6 months, depending on usage and environmental factors. This is because of its low-power design and advanced power management features. The camera's low-power design ensures that it uses minimal power when not in use, while its power management features optimize its power usage during operation.
It also comes with a USB charging cable, which makes it easy and convenient to recharge the camera's battery when needed. The charging cable can be plugged into any USB port, such as a computer or a USB wall adapter, and can fully charge the camera's battery in just a few hours. You can also opt to connect it to a Wyze Solar Panel for non-stop power.
The Starlight CMOS sensor is one of the improvements on the Wyze Cam Outdoor v2. This feature enhances the camera's low-light performance and lets it capture clear and detailed footage even in very low-light conditions, which can be particularly useful for homeowners who want to monitor their property at night or in areas with poor lighting.
The starlight sensor is designed to capture more light than the traditional sensor in the original Cam Outdoor, producing clearer images in low-light conditions. The sensor detects the surrounding light levels and adjusts the camera's settings to optimize its performance in low-light conditions.
The sensor also helps to reduce noise, for a clearer and more detailed image. This is especially important in low-light conditions, where noise can be more pronounced and can obscure important details in the image.
Advanced Motion Detection
The advanced motion detection on the Wyze Cam lets it detect and alert you of any motion in specific areas of your property. When motion is detected, the camera sends motion alerts to your smartphone or tablet through the app. You can then view the footage and take appropriate action if needed.
This feature offers the ability to customize the areas of your property that you want to monitor for motion. For example, you can set up a detection zone around your front door or driveway and receive alerts only when motion is detected in that area. This helps to reduce false alarms and ensures that you are alerted only to important events.
The Wyze Cam Outdoor offers several subscription plans that provide additional features and benefits beyond the camera's basic functionality. These plans are designed to enhance the camera's capabilities and provide homeowners with more flexibility and customization options.
The plans include Cloud Video Recording, which saves video recordings on the cloud for 14 days, making them easily viewable at any time.
The camera also has a Person Detection feature, which lets the camera distinguish between people and other objects. This ensures that you are alerted only to human activity, which can be crucial for identifying intruders or suspicious activity.
Additionally, the Pet, Vehicle, and Package Detection feature lets you choose to be alerted if a pet, package, or vehicle is detected on your Wyze Cam.
Lastly, the Smart Events feature alerts you to abnormal events that occur during suspicious times, such as detecting a person showing up frequently at night when usually there should be little activity. This can be useful for identifying potential intruders or suspicious behavior and taking appropriate action.
Cam Plus Plan
This plan provides advanced features such as person detection, motion tagging, and cloud storage. With person detection, the camera can distinguish between people and other objects and send alerts only when a person is detected. Motion tagging allows you to see which areas of the camera's field of view triggered the motion detection, which can be useful for identifying important events. The Cam Plus plan also provides 14-day cloud storage for unlimited cameras, which allows you to store your footage securely on the cloud.
The plan comes in two variants: The Single Camera and Unlimited Cameras.
How to Install Your Wyze Cam Outdoor
Installing your Wyze Cam Outdoor is a quick and simple process that can be completed in just a few easy steps.
Step 1: Charge your Wyze Cam Outdoor
Before installing your Wyze Cam Outdoor, make sure it's fully charged. Use the included USB cable to charge the camera and ensure it's fully charged before proceeding to the next step. Optionally, you can use the Wasserstein Solar Panel for non-stop solar power or the Wasserstein PoE Adapter to power it using an Ethernet cable.
Step 2: Install the mounting bracket
The mounting bracket is included with your Wyze Cam Outdoor. To install it, use the included screws to attach it to the desired location, such as a wall or fence post.
Step 3: Attach the camera
Once the mounting bracket is installed, attach the camera to the bracket by sliding the camera onto the bracket and twisting it clockwise until it clicks into place.
Step 4: Connect to the Wyze app
To use your Wyze Cam Outdoor, you'll need to connect it to the Wyze app. Download the Wyze app on your smartphone and create an account if you don't have one already. Follow the on-screen instructions to connect your camera to the app.
Step 5: Adjust the camera settings
Once your Wyze Cam Outdoor is connected to the app, you can adjust the camera settings to suit your needs. You can set up motion detection, sound detection, and other features to customize your camera's functionality.
And that's it! Your Wyze Cam Outdoor is now installed and ready to use. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having a reliable wireless outdoor security camera.
Wyze Base Station
The Wyze Base Station is a device that connects to your home's WiFi network and provides a central hub for your Wyze Cam Outdoor cameras. It acts as a bridge between your cameras and your home network, letting you access your camera feeds from anywhere.
The Wyze Base Station is easy to set up and use. Here are the steps to get set up:
Step 1: Connect the Base Station to your router
Plug the included Ethernet cable into the Base Station and connect it to an available port on your router. Make sure the Base Station is powered on and connected to an electrical outlet.
Step 2: Download the Wyze app
Download the Wyze app on your smartphone and create an account if you don't have one already.
Step 3: Connect the Base Station to the app
Follow the on-screen instructions in the app to connect your Base Station to your WiFi network. Make sure your phone is connected to the same WiFi network you want to connect your Base Station to.
Step 4: Add your Wyze Cam Outdoor cameras
Once your Base Station is connected to the app, you can add your Wyze Cam Outdoor cameras to the system. Follow the on-screen instructions in the app to add your cameras. The base station can accommodate up to four cameras.
Step 5: Adjust camera settings
Once your cameras are connected to the app, you can adjust the camera settings to suit your needs. You can set up motion detection, sound detection, and other features to customize your camera's functionality.
With the Wyze Base Station, you can enjoy a more reliable and secure connection to your Wyze Cam Outdoor cameras. It also provides a longer range for your outdoor cameras, letting you place them further away from your home without losing connectivity. This is especially useful if you have a large property or want to monitor hard-to-reach areas.
Note that the Wyze Base Station is only compatible with the Wyze outdoor camera and will not work with other cameras.