Wyze 1080p Indoor Wireless Camera
Updated: Jan 9
A $20 Camera That Gets The Job Done
The Wyze 1080p indoor wireless camera is a simple, effective camera that gets the job done. Packed with a ton of features, it begs me to ask the question; “How is this thing only $20”?
"I routinely kept seeing solid picture quality with the refresh rate posted on the screen for proof that it is indeed working correctly."
Wyze 1080p Wireless Camera Specs:
Alexa/Google Assistant Compatible
Free cloud storage
When going through the initial setup with the wyze camera, I was expecting the picture quality to come in distorted since it is a low price product. Usually the two things that get downgraded when considering tech at a low price is either the build of the product or the camera. I was wrong on both with the Wyze camera. I routinely kept seeing solid picture quality with the refresh rate posted on the screen for proof that it is indeed working correctly. The motion detection is responsive with any movement within the camera frame. While looking at the camera, there was even a time the camera caught my dog’s tail wagging in the corner of the frame. Also, the ability to add local storage cannot go unnoticed. Having the freedom to choose to pay for more cloud storage, or save locally on a microSD card is a great feature.
"I do not understand the point of having this device compatible with the Google Home app if you cannot see the camera feed within the app."
There was a period of time while testing I had to constantly refresh the camera for the picture to come in. This did not change from switching the camera quality from HD (High Definition) to SD (Standard Definition). After a period of a couple of hours though, the feed was back up and running again. Also, adding and editing rules through IFTTT (If This Then That) was a little inconsistent for some reason. I had a rule that would alert me if motion detection was detected in the house from one of the cameras. It worked only half of the time. Lastly, I do not understand the point of having this device compatible with the Google Home app if you cannot see the camera feed within the app. When linking the camera to the app the only option it will give you is to stream the camera feed to a TV (Which is already setup within the Wyze App itself).
Overall if you want a camera feed setup in the house for $20, you cannot go wrong with the Wyze camera. Keep in mind though, there will be limitations to what you can do with this camera. If you are ok with those limitations, this is a great buy.