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Wyze Cam V2 Review: Why We Still Love It?

Indoor security cameras are among the essential smart home devices that provide you with peace of mind by alerting you when any stranger passes your property. Simultaneously allows you to keep an eye on your children, furry friend, and inside your house. However, the market is loaded with tons of available options, and the Wyze Cam V2 is one of the best bargain indoor security cameras around.   

It is an updated version of its predecessors and for all of its added features with additional benefits, making the Wyze Cam V2 an ideal option for people on a tight budget. Plus, being affordable, it offers many things like voice support, IFTTT, and everything in between that is usually found on an expensive home security camera. This article will give you an in-depth review of the camera.

Unboxing

We will start with the unboxing. Well, first of all, you will get the Wyze cam itself, a USB cable for easy data transferring, a power adapter for power connection, a wall plate with a mounting tap for easy mounting, and lastly, a quick start guide. All are nicely organized inside a small box like a magical hat.

Wyze Cam V2

Form Factor

Design-wise, it sports a cute yet compact form factor that you can easily hold in your palm. When you’re holding it, you feel like a cube rolling dice on your palm. It’s robustly built to ensure longevity. The Wyze Cam V2 looks almost identical to its predecessors, but only this time; the design team changed the glossy white finish with matte. That makes it more durable to withstand dust, fingertips, and other impacts.

Moreover, there are two colors available, one is matte white with a gray stand, and the other is matte black from top to toe. Besides, the innovative three-axis design gives you the versatility to point your cam in any direction. In addition to that, you can also use the included metal plate and adhesive tape with the magnetic base to mount in any suitable space without any screws and tools.

Camera

Coming to the camera resolution, it allows you to live stream from literally anywhere in stunning 1080p resolution by default. You can even create custom zones in any specific area that you care about most. However, if the bandwidth is limited, you can also drop down the resolution to SD or 360p so that you never miss any event if it occurs. With rich color and good details, this indoor cam has a 110-degree viewing angle and 8-times digital zoom (8x digital zoom), which is pretty much missing in the most budget security cam. Plus, it houses four infrared LEDs to cover up to 30-feet areas impressively in the dark

Two-way Audio

Like expensive home security cameras, Wyze cam also offers two-way audio for its users. You can calm your toddlers and pet friends when you’re not home. Plus, anyone who is standing in front of the device can also do the same by using two-way audio. Even you can hear them clearly with no fuss!

Tracking

To enhance the security, your Wyze cam v2 also features motion & soundtracking. It starts recording for a complete 12-seconds wherever any motion or sound is detected. And to keep you alert, it sends a push notification directly to your smartphone so that you can take action.

Smartness

Literally, we didn’t expect that the cam V2 could listen to the sound of the smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector even if its HomeKit is enabled. And once it detects, it will let you know by sending a push notification to your smartphone. Truly, this feature is a nice addition to disaster prevention and peace of mind.

Wyze Cam V2

Voice Control

After the tracking, now let’s talk about voice control. Yes, you can also control your security cam by using magical phrases, making it an ideal pocket-friendly smart device for your home. With joy, it works seamlessly with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can ask the cam to check who is at your front door or if your printer has finished the printing.

Data Storing

Coming to data storing. To date, there are a lot of high-end cameras in the market that offers only cloud storage, which is good enough as you don’t have to worry about losing recordings. And you can review or edit footage anytime from anywhere, but sadly, it can burn your wallet for additional subscriptions. But the Wyze cam v2 gives you both cloud and local storage options. Beyond that, its 14-days’ worth of cloud storage is absolutely free.

Home Automation

Like any other smart home device, the Wyze Cam V2 also has some standard smart home features that elaborate your home automation experience beyond your imagination. Along with your favorite voice assistant, it also supports IFTTT, giving you a versatile option to pair all of the triggers, such as a door sensor whenever anyone opens doors or windows.

Down Sides

Sadly, this amazing cube cam also has some downsides, and the lack of waterproof rating is one of them. And another fact is that plugging the Wyze Cam V2 into the wall is going to be an inconvenience for some. Nevertheless, as it’s an indoor security camera, you can easily ignore these blindly.

Bottom Line

The Wyze Cam V2 is nothing short of remarkable for your bang, and it’s one of the best entry-level home security devices that every smart homeowner should have. Apart from that, adding some welcome features like 14-days of free cloud service with a local storing system make it no better option for people on a tight budget.

So, that was all about the Wyze Cam V2 just for you. We hope that you find the article insightful. Visit our website for more product reviews like this.

Joe Pfeffer
What started off as just a dream for Joe Pfeffer, turned into his passion and livelihood. He started his career as a wildlife photographer and then transitioned into becoming a cinematographer. With a decade of raw on-the-field experience, Joe Pfeffer has all the technical knowledge about the ins and outs of cameras. Now, he uses his vast experience to educate others about photography.

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