The Wyze Cam V3 is a third-generation home security camera produced by Wyze Labs. It builds upon the features of its predecessor, the Wyze Cam V2, while adding several improvements and maintaining its reputation as a budget-priced camera.
Apart from its crisp 1080p video quality, complimentary cloud storage, local storage options, and integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, this latest iteration introduces IFTTT support, color-enhanced night vision, advanced motion detection, increased frame rate, and a host of other enhanced features.
The Wyze Cam V3 boasts 1080p Full HD video recording capability, enabling the capture of highly detailed and clear footage. This resolution guarantees a crisper image, making it suitable for tasks like object and facial recognition. The camera offers a wide range of coverage with a generous 130-degree viewing angle, and the consistent 20 frames per second (fps) of video recording adds to a smooth and coherent visual representation.
The two-way audio quality system on the Wyze Cam v3 allows you to listen to audio from the camera's location and speak through the camera using the Wyze app on your smartphone or other compatible device. This enables you to have real-time communication with people near the camera's location, making it useful for things like monitoring your home, communicating with family members, or even interacting with pets.
Additionally, the Wyze Cam v3 boasts an integrated 80dB siren and offers compatibility with the separate Wyze Spotlight Kit. This kit can be attached to the camera and is activated when motion is detected.
Color Night Vision
The Wyze Cam v3 features a Starlight Sensor designed to capture scenes in very low light conditions. The camera utilizes the Starlight ISP (Image Signal Processor) to reduce noise for sharper and clearer images. The wider f/1.6 aperture further contributes to its low-light capabilities by allowing more light to enter the lens, ensuring detailed color night vision.
The Wyze Cam v3 is a super compact camera that incorporates advanced motion detection technology. Using a combination of pixel analysis and infrared sensors, the camera can detect movement and changes in its field of view. When motion is detected, the camera can trigger various actions, such as sending notifications to your mobile device, recording video clips, or activating other connected smart devices.
The camera also supports person, vehicle, package, and animal detection, but you’ll need a Wyze Cam Plus subscription to access these features.
Local and Cloud Storage
The Wyze Cam v3 offers both local and cloud storage options to cater to your data retention preferences.
Local Storage: The camera supports a microSD card slot, allowing you to insert a memory card to store video recordings directly on the device. This provides you with the convenience of accessing your footage locally without the need for an internet connection. You can choose the size of the microSD card based on your storage needs. A 32GB micro SD card can capture up to 3 days' worth of continuous video, and it can also record time lapse videos.
Cloud Storage: Wyze gives customers limited free cloud recording for their cameras. Included in this are 12-second video snippets that are kept for a total of 14 days. You will need to sign up for the Wyze Cam Plus plan if you need longer videos or continued access to these recordings. You can use Wyze's cloud recording with a monthly or an annual subscription.
The Wyze Cam v3 is designed with weather resistance, allowing it to withstand various outdoor conditions. With an IP65 rating, the camera is dust-tight and protected against water jets from any direction. This robust design enables the Wyze Cam v3 to be placed outdoors without worrying about damage from rain, wind, dust, or other environmental factors. This weather-resistant feature ensures the camera's durability and reliability, making it suitable for indoor and outdoor use while maintaining its functionality and performance in different weather conditions.
Google Assistant & Alexa Compatibility
The Wyze Cam v3 is compatible with both Google Assistant and Alexa. This means you can integrate the camera into your smart home ecosystem and control it using voice commands through these platforms. With Google Assistant, you can use devices like Google Nest Hub or your smartphone to view the camera's live feed or ask about recent events. Similarly, with Alexa, you can use Amazon Echo Show devices or the Alexa app to access the camera's features using voice commands.
While it doesn't offer integration with Apple HomeKit, it does support IFTTT applets, making connecting with other third-party smart home appliances easier. Additionally, you can create rules that let the camera communicate with other Wyze products, such as smart lightbulbs, motion detectors, and door locks.
How to Setup Your Wyze Cam V3
Prior to Setup:
Install the Wyze app on your smartphone or tablet.
Connect to a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network.
Unbox and unwrap your Wyze Cam v3.
Plug the camera into power using the included USB cable and adapter.
The camera's status light will turn solid red initially and then flash for setup.
Setting Up Your Wyze Cam v3:
Launch the Wyze app and tap the + sign in the top left on the Home tab.
Select "Add Device."
Choose "Cameras," then "Wyze Cam v3," and tap "Begin setup."
Plug in your camera and tap "Next" in the app.
Press "SETUP" beneath the camera, confirming "ready to connect."
Mark "I heard, 'Ready to connect'" in the app, and tap "Next."
Connect to your 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, enter the password, and tap "Next."
Scan the QR code in the app with your camera to complete setup.
Check "I heard, 'QR code scanned'" and tap "Next."
Name your Wyze Cam v3 or choose from suggestions.
Tap "Finish" and opt for Cam Plus if desired.
Organize your devices or share access, or skip to complete setup.
Choosing High-Quality Accessories for Your Wyze Cam
You can enhance the performance of your camera with high-quality accessories for Wyze. Here are the most popular ones:
Wyze Outdoor Power Adapter
The Wyze Outdoor Power Adapter is a specialized accessory designed to provide reliable and continuous power to Wyze cameras when used in outdoor settings. This power adapter is tailored to withstand varying weather conditions and ensures your camera remains operational without interruptions.
Wasserstein PoE Adapter for Wyze Cam V3/Outdoor
Another way to ensure your Wyze cam records continuously without any downtime is by using a PoE Adapter. The Wasserstein PoE Adapter powers security cameras for users who already have ethernet cables running throughout their homes.
AC Outlet Wall Mount
The Wasserstein AC outlet wall mount for Wyze Cam V3 is a mounting alternative for your cameras. It can be placed in your kitchen, living room, or other areas in your home with electrical outlets for 24/7 monitoring.
3-in-1 Floodlight, Charger and Mount
If you want to non-stop power supply for your Wyze Cam v3 as well as a powerful floodlight for enhanced night vision and an adjustable mount for improved viewing angles, the Wasserstein 3-in-1 floodlight, charger and mount is a must-have. Equipped with 2000 lumens of light, it can illuminate every corner of your property in low-light conditions. The built-in light intensity sensor and motion sensor ensures the light will only turn on in the dark when motion is detected from up to 33 ft away.
Camera cases not only protect your device from natural forces but also doubles as camouflage. The Wasserstein bird feeder camera case compatible with Wyze cam is a great way to hide your surveillance camera from plain sight while enjoying bird watching. Another effective way to keep your Wyze camera safe from harsh elements and blend it into your surroundings is Wasserstein's protective silicone skin.