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The housing itself looks well built and the base is OK except for the fact that it is hollow. It isn't clear in any of the documentation or pictures, but the bottom of the base is completely hollow, making my plans for this mount useless. I am in a rental, so screwing anything to the outside of the house is a no-no, but a couple of good all weather 3M strips would have done the trick had the base been more solid. Now I'm returning this one and looking for another option.
This is a pretty easy setup, with easy install in most scenarios. I purchased the white model. The hardware is semi low quality but i expect it considering the price point. The screws that keep the camera in never bottom out and make it slightly loose, but it's a minor thing. It fits really nicely. It's very easy to install.
Thr biggest issues are the color and the simple fact that these aren't weather proof. . Given these are outside, IR is going to be on. The IR reflects off the white edges and makes it look cloudy in IR is on. I fixed it with a black sharpie but I'm a little sad because i wanted white. I'll probably wind up putting a coat of spray paint on them.
Additionally these are advertised as weather proof. A simple look confirms there's no weatherproofing materials that actually prevent it from getting wet. Usually there's a gasket of sorts or something that prevents rain from entering the enclosure. This simply isn't the case.
Looks much better than the camera by itself, takes seconds to fit the camera. Much more adjustable than the camera without the cover. Provides a much more secure mounting method. I have 2 outside - 2 up high on porches (quite protected) and plan to mount the third under eaves (less protected). In southeast NC, the real issues are rain and humidity so I have to wait until I install the 3rd more exposed before I can rate "weatherproofness".
I bought this case for mounting purposes, and it will work perfectly for that. It will be mounted indoors, so the 'weatherproof' was not a consideration for me. I'm not sure under what conditions they would consider this case weatherproof, as it has no seals and won't really isolate the camera fully from the elements if mounted outdoors. 'Weather resistant', probably. For my purposes, it is perfect.
Very nice product easy to install pretty much anywhere. I only had to use one screw for the area I was placing it in. You get a better deal with the 3 pack so I went with that one! It completely seals your wayze camera to keep the water away! I like the little visor it has on it too to keep stuff off your camera lens!
As my title indicates I ran into a problem when I tried to connect another Wyzecam with this mounting. I have 4 Wyzecams and wanted to daisy chain a camera between 2 others. I immediately ran into a road block. The mounting has no access to the USB power port. You can only use this mounting if the camera in it is the last one on the chain. In addition to that, if you have to reset the camera, change the memory cord, or do anything where you need to have physical access to the Wyzecam, you have to unplug the cable and take the 4 tiny screws out of the housing to get to the Wyze cam. A lot of people like me mount these Wyzcams outside under a overhang. That means lugging a ladder outside to do this. Not very convenient. It's cheap, it's well made, but it's not well designed.
There are no seals or gaskets so no this housing is not "weatherproof" but with mounting in the right place and some extra work it can work to keep the camera protected good enough. A great feature is the back cover that routes the power cable down through the bottom of the housing which seems to work at keeping rain out, I sealed up the joint between the front and back with heavy duty tape, and I made a makeshift hood by cutting a large plastic coffee container in half and spray painted it and mounted above the camera which deflects any water from dripping directly on the housing.
Be careful when mounting the base to the wall, I ended up cracking the plastic on one of the mounting holes from over driving the screw, my fault for not being more careful. For the price it is a good housing if you seal up the joint and mount it where its somewhat protected from wind driven rain. I will update this review in the future if something goes wrong, seems to be working as intended so far.
We all like getting our money's worth with a purchase, whether it's food, entertainment or toys. Well now you can add security accessories to that list. The Wyze Cam is one of the best values in home security and adding these outdoor weather resistant cases to them is a must for anyone serious about security. They are easy to install and the most affordable I have seen.
After assembling and mounting I also needed to try and diagnose why this was not getting a picture at night. It looks like a picture that has water on the front. Then after a couple days I received an email from the seller to just go ahead and paint black under their lip of the visor... so i did that as well. Doesn’t work only makes them look terrible! It was a waste of my money and time but more importantly the company should have included this in the description of their product and I wouldn’t have bought it.. probably why they don’t. Deceptive