Which brings us to this: For a limited time, and as long as stock lasts, willat Amazon. Regular price: $ 60. (Hi, I said there was a small discount.)
When that happens, Wyze proper also has a sale on the Starter package, but the extra shipping cost gets you back to that $ 60 price tag.
I have been using a Wyze Cam Outdoor for about eight months and I have to say it has been an absolute master. The package consists of the camera itself and a small wireless base station; the latter can be paired with up to four cameras. Originally you had to connect that drive to your router, but a recent firmware update allows it to work wirelessly. Now all it needs is an electrical outlet.
When it comes to the camera, it is easy to mount and set up. Like other Wyze Cams I’ve tried, it streams sharp 1080p video to your phone and tablet, offering two weeks’ worth of cloud storage at no extra charge. (You can also turn in a cheap microSD card for virtually unlimited local recording.)
Battery life is excellent – I probably go four to five months before I need to charge – and the camera had no trouble resisting the summer heat at the Michigan level and the winter cold.
One thing to note: Although motion detection is one of the many included features, if you will person detection (which can definitely help reduce unwanted motion alerts), you need to. It currently costs $ 1.25 per month per camera, when billed annually. Well worth it, if you ask me, especially considering all the other features you also get: package discovery, vehicle discovery, unlimited recording length and so on.
Why not getinstead? It is also weatherproof and currently sells for only $ 30. But it does require power, which can be challenging depending on where you plan to mount it. In addition, Wyze Cam Outdoor includes a travel mode that allows you to record video while disconnected from Wi-Fi.
The point: Whether you buy it for $ 52 or $ 60, it’s a great product. Definitely Cheapskate-recommended.
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