I recently rented a room from a woman and I had a feeling she was coming into my room, found out she was because the Wyze Cam Pan caught her on two separate 12 second clips.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to hide this or decorate it in a way that could keep itfrom being found out?
I painted it solid black with a permanent marker, placed it in the corner on top of my tall book stand, hang 3 or 4 phone charging cables around it, and finally put a beanie just on top of it. The cables were intentional to give the perception that it was not connected and also the marker to kind of blend it in with the surrounding colors. The beanie was a really good addition but I am curious to know if anyone has done something with their cam like mine and what that is so that I can try that too…
Hi, welcome to the forums. A couple of quick notes, it sounds like you rented a room? The laws regarding operation of a video recording device vary widely by jurisdiction and usage, especially when you are not the property owner. Further complicating that a hidden cam is even more problematic legally. Check with a lawyer for advice on this subject.
Assuming you have done so and are not in violation an enclosure with one way material in a panel, think a shoebox with a cutout covered with mirrored plastic that is see through from one side. I saw a Minion looking 3D printed enclosure that looked pretty cool and disguised the fact it was a camera.
Any enclosure can cause heat issues if you don’t allow for airflow and the IR emitters may cause a glare issue as well so some experimentation is in order.
I wish I could upload photos of my room to allow people to help me with location planting of Wyze and ideas. My landlord has a key to my room. I never locked the door when I leave nor did I ever close the door in the beginning because I have nothing to hide nor nothing that I hold dear, just cloths, books, social card, passport and bed and that’s it. I also did this intentionally because I wanted her to feel like I wasn’t someone trying to hide anything or that I was suspicious in anyway, wanted to create the sense I am someone to be trusted, which I am. But since I caught her coming into my room closing the windows and then standing around just staring at my psychology quotes on the wall and just gazing at my books, I threw a beanie on top of the camera but before that I painted it black with a perm marker. I really just wish I could figure out why she did come in and how many other times did she come in, in the beginning!? I know people think I should move but I cannot afford to move and for the price, I can deal with the craziness of it all…
Just would like some advice on camera settings for when I leave the house. Can you give me some EXACT settings to follow???
Just a thought: Confirm with the landlord the understanding about them entering your residence, and let them know that you have camera(s) recording 24x7 for your own security and peace of mind regarding any intruders. Don’t hide the camera. Get a 2nd one if you need it for full coverage. Use SD card in the camera so that in addition to the 12-second cloud clips, you will have full recordings (either 24x7, or of “events only” that still covers every minute that had any motion).