The door viewer cameras such as “Ring” and other similar doorbell cameras are not an option in rental units. Our building does not allow residents to place objects on the outside of the apartment door. Additionally, theft is a problem in my neighborhood. Doorbell cameras are easy targets for thieves or vandals.
Therefore, the best solution is to have a camera lens that looks like a peephole viewer from outside my apartment door and a Wyze cam on the inside of my door. I had to MacGyver my Wyze cam so that it is attached to my door from the inside. It sort of work, but the video is just a small, blurry image on my app.
Ok, this isn’t getting a lot of love but the apartment & condo market is a big one with lots of traffic around from strangers/neighbors. Really would like a peephole solution but hard to do that without a bigger object outside the door since I want camera, and motion sensor, and IR leds. Those can’t all peer through the peephole. But as small as possible outside with bulk inside with a wire and mounting screws/tube to connect them. Others make this but WYZE seems good at doing it better! Would like always on somehow since motion triggering to turn on full camera results in missed initial motion and sometimes the full motion. So a good inside battery that is easy to recharge. Either with USB plugged in every few days, or easy pop out rechargeable pack to swap and recharge.
I like what everyone else has suggested with a peephole lens attachment, a rechargeable/removable battery pack, always on, motion sensing, and IR illuminators. I’d also like a screen on the inside of the hole so I don’t have to find my phone and pull up the app just to see who is at the door. It would also be great if it had a fisheye lense for a 180° fov and could dewarp the video from it.
From what I have read I believe that the WYZE camera may have a medical application.
Is there a WYZE model that lends itself to the highest resolution
and close up capabilities ?
Has anyone tested using a clip on Macro lens (The kind they sell
for smart phones) ?
Is there anyone willing to test their WYZE to see if they come
close to the images I posted?
You would need another person willing to pull their lower
lid down so you can capture the image as close as you can get.
Our goal is to image the meibomian gland at the best resolution
I agree that the condo/apartment market could be significant. I’ve tried various methods of converting my peephole to video, and there are just too many variations in doors, peephole sizes, etc. to make that a viable product. However, an over-the-door camera- where the camera module (and perhaps IR/light sensor) are on the exterior, and the rest of the camera are inside the door- would be a winner.
Also in the market for something that looks like a regular peephole from the exterior. Apartment will not allow exterior modifications and thieves know there are no cameras so they just walk up and take packages.