Recently I had a discussion with someone who feels security cameras should be conspicuous in order to deter potential threats.
Personally I prefer cameras that work and record without fear of being noticed and tampered with, but I see the merit of a big-and-scary-looking camera.
Has anyone made any sort of housing to make Wyze cameras “appear” bigger and more conspicuous? I would think any dome-type of housing would interfere with night vision etc. This really has nothing to do with weatherproofing.
The cams that I have that are visible to anyone approaching are PanV3 cams which are already quite visible. But I also installed IR Spotlights near each of these cams as well. The ones I installed look like a cam also and have a distinctive security look to them. All are out of reach without a ladder. All cams are linked by routines to turn on plugs that power LED Floodlights nearby.
The bright areas in the yard used to be dark and my cams are far enough from the road that it wouldn’t illuminate all the way out.
The center cam, the Office Window Cam (V3), is actually indoors shooting thru glass. It has no LED IR emitters on at all. It is only picking up the IR from the two IR Blasters next to the other two cams about 25ft to each side of it.
I would classify these as more Spotlight than Floodlight. They have a very tight field angle. I have two in the back that I need to build a wedge for so I can readjust them for a higher field angle. They point down too much and are washing out the FOV it is so “bright”.