Wyze focuses on making quality, affordable DIY smart home and security equipment. They’re known for the WyzeCam, their first product to hit the market. Since then, they’ve produced a smart lock, light bulb, plug and other smart home accessories. Let’s see what they offer to help protect your home.
What we like
- Easy-to-install cameras
- 14 days of free cloud storage
- Continuous video recording available
What we don't like
- No professional monitoring
- No professional installation option
- Doesn’t offer a whole-home security system for cameras
1. Wyze Cam V2Our rating
The Wyze Cam V2 is equipped with 1080p HD video quality and a 110-degrees wide-angle lens. You’ll be able to see live footage on your smartphone and see everything happening at home with 8x digital zoom. It also comes with adjustable motion sensors to reduce false alerts, and custom motion detection to get instant alerts if there’s activity in areas of your home where there shouldn’t be. Lastly, this Wyze camera is able to listen for carbon monoxide and fire alarms in your home and send instant mobile alerts when detected. Continuous recording is also available.
Stand-out features include
- Adjustable motion sensitivity and custom motion detection
- Listens for carbon monoxide and smoke alarms
- 8x digital zoom
- Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
2. Wyze Cam PanOur rating
Wyze is a newcomer to the self-monitored security market but its small suite of cameras, sensors and smart light bulbs are quickly earning a reputation for their extreme affordability and high-end specifications. The Wyze Cam Pan is a standout because it’s mounted on a 360-degree swivel, which you can operate remotely to pan and zoom in on specific areas.
Stand-out features include
- 1080p HD video quality
- 120-degree field of view with two-way audio
- Motion detection & night vision
- Pan & zoom features
- Works with Amazon Alexa
Compare Wyze Cameras
Wyze Cam V2Check price
Wyze Cam PanCheck price
|1080p HD||1080p HD|
Night Vision Range
|Up to 30 feet||Up to 30 feet|
|Plug-in with adapter||Plug-in with adapter|
Field of View
Adjustable Motion Sensitivity
Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
8x Digital Zoom
Automatic Motion Tracking
360-degree Motion Tracking
Listenins for Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Wyze Camera Storage
Your Wyze camera will automatically record 12-second clips when motion is detected. Wyze offers 14 days of cloud storage for free with each camera purchase. Camera storage automatically overwrites after 14 days. There’s no contract, commitment or fees. If you’d like continuous video recording, you can use a microSD card that automatically overwrites, too.
Wyze Mobile App
Download the Wyze mobile app on your smartphone to access all of your camera features from anywhere. You’ll be able to see live footage and more including:
- Record and see camera footage
- Get instant motion-triggered alerts
- Know when smoke or carbon monoxide alerts are triggered
- Customize motion detection zones and sensitivity
Wyze Guarantees and Warranties
When you buy a Wyze camera you’ll have a one-year warranty to cover any repairs and replacements if your camera has any defects. Wyze also offers a 30-day return policy for a full refund if you’re not satisfied with your camera. The return policy doesn’t qualify for products bought on the Wyze.com site or mobile app. Products bought from resellers or not in good condition with all the cords included also disqualify.
Wyze Frequently Asked Questions
No, professional monitoring is not available at this time.
No, at this time only DIY installation is available. An installation guide is included to help you during set up.
Both cameras are equipped with great smart home features for your home. If you’d like a full view of what’s happening quickly, we’d recommend the Wyze Cam Pan. On the other hand, if you have a smaller space and looking for more home safety features like listening for carbon monoxide and smoke alarms, the Wyze Cam V2 may be best for you. Remember, you can always have both and add more as needed.
Yes, Wyze cameras need WI-Fi to get instant notifications, stream live footage and use the Wyze app. However, with a microSD card, the camera will continue to record footage even when there’s not an Internet connection.
No, Wyze doesn’t require a security system to work. They’re designed to be affordable, standalone security cameras.