Installing WYZE Cam outside - one approach

Reading the specs from that cam, you could use any standard mount bracket as it “is compatible with 3rd party 1⁄4” — 20 mount”

Also, there are some brackets that asure to totally work fot it, besides a lot of standard 1/4" mount bracelets…

Hello People
It is nice when you can find exactly what you want concerning camera enclosures. But the next choice would be to modify what is available. If a modification will not work, then a custom build is needed. A custom build means time and money via a contractor or yourself. Since I have the skills needed - myself is what I choose. My choice for an enclosure is something easy to build and very sturdy. Sturdy enough to hang from it. The enclosures shown below are for an old analog globe camera and V2s. Clear covers could be accommodated. On the WCO, cutting out a hole in a clear plastic cover for the whole black circular area is pointless because so much of the plastic is gone, the remaining corner regions become a keeper plate. A simple strip of material would make a keeper plate without as much work. The pictures below from previous posts show some home-made enclosures.

In the picture above, the globe camera was so low that I was concerned about it becoming a pinata. I removed the factory support stem, and the enclosure protects and cradles the camera. If the camera dome were pushed on it would recede up into the enclosure.

In the two pictures above, the plywood and aluminum sheet metal enclosure is easily mounted to the articulated bracket that I made.

The picture above shows how simple an enclosure can be with top and bottom plates of plywood and side and keeper plates of aluminum sheet metal. Obviously one could hang from this.
Victor Maletic.


Hey Victor, I see you have a fine eye for this sort of thing. You eyeballed what appeared to be a gap in @fruanoc’s install and now your various install projects showing clever and interesting ways for the Wyze v2 cameras. Thanks for sharing.

Hey, since you guys have been so helping with mounting, I thought I would throw another situation in the mix, if you don’t mind.

In addition to the Wyze outdoor cam, I have two V2’s that keep giving me Error Code: 13. In another community post, someone had the same problem, but no solution was given other than changing the camera to a webcam, which is not what I want to do. I reset them and still the problem won’t go away. Does anyone know how to fix this error code?

If you haven’t tried this, I would recommend manually flashing the previous firmware on the cam and then update it from there. This may correct the error 13 issue you are experiencing. It’s worth a try anyway.

How to Flash Firmware

Hi, BinB1954.
I appreciate your interest in various Wyze camera installations. Below are some pictures of posted and unposted installations of V2 cameras. Also, I have posted some ideas for contact and motion sensors. Various links are provided.

If you want to look at some of the other stuff I have done, check out the links below:
Double camera mount?
90° Dual Mount L - bracket for V2 cameras
180° Tri Mount L - bracket for V2 cameras
Garbage Cans with Contact Sensors
Garbage Cans with Contact Sensors - Update
Hiding the Contact Sensor No Chiseling No Sawing
Reducing Sensitivity of Motion Sensor with a Mask - 2
There is plenty to look at here.
Victor Maletic.


Thanks @StopICU33 … yes, I came across this and made the attempt but stopped when I understood it is to make a webcam out of the V2 but appears not to have anything to do with addressing error code 13. Here is a link that may have the answer.

I’ll see. Thank you for responding.

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@victormaletic these are very detailed and I appreciate you sharing them with me and the community.

However, I have already decided on a particular setup used by @spoofer9.for my Wyze outdoor camera, although he is using the V2.

Just waiting for the junction box to arrive to get started. Thanks again.

You’re welcome! I hope you find a solution for this issue. I don’t think flashing the camera to make it a webcam will help anything.

However, manually flashing the FW on the v2 cam to v4.9.5.115 may clear up the issue. This version doesn’t make it a webcam. It will work as a standard Wyze cam which can be updated afterwards to v4.9.6.156.

Do you really think with the Wyze cam being under a roof overhang and being high enough on the wall, any rain is HIGHLY unlikely to ever be a problem? We have several mounted under roof overhangs, under hand rails, even attached to the bottom of a Martin house and havent had any problems with moisture/weather. Seems a bit overkill. I would be more concerned about condensation, heat build up in a sealed box and accesssibility for any technical problems. These cameras do seem to be a bit glitchy at times.

Is there any glare at night with IR?

You may be interested in the videos posted in this thread for examples of possible IR glare with the WCO

Also info on using a separate illuminator

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I had an issue with ane of my V2. Suddenly I just stopped working. I did manually flashed my cam twice (I had to do it a second time cuz I was too impatient the first time), I was even able to flash it with the latest firmware v4.9.6.156.

I think a bad SD corrupted something, cuz after flashing it and changed the SD, everything is working just fine now…

BTW, I couldn’t make the old SD work anywhere.

I guess flashing your cam could fix your issue too…


I live in Vermont as well and am waiting for my Wyze Outdoor to be delivered today. I have been using a ReoLink Argus for a few years, and have had ZERO issues with cold temps. The inexpensive solar panel is also a nice feature. And a free level cloud storage option available as well.

Here is some good info from @tomp (w/links) regarding uSD cards. Seems to be the source of many problems.

My camera is mounted inside behind a glass door, with lights in the street so I disabled the night vision /IR and the picture/video looks great. All you need is a little light on your porch or street.

How did you install it? I’ve been thinking of doing that too but not sure how. Is it better to use the outdoor light fixture, or is it best to run a cable

That’s what I was looking for. So you were able to use a light bulb as well as the camera then? Any special lightbulb that you have to use for that set up?

And no problems? Which socket adapter? And what kind of light bulb? Does it have to be a special one?

I use that same screw in the light socket option to power a V2 cam. The bulb should be the same bulb you had in there previously… Just need to be aware of clearance space at the bottom if your fixture is totally enclosed at the bottom…