Mounting V2 on window

No , I don’t have any, I just went and checked it out from @nightowl4 post .
I didn’t read any reviews

You know, you have to take some of those ratings lightly right ?
You have to consider that some people are just stupid


Oh I agree, things have to be taken with a grain of salt … thing that I noticed was people put their $200 Nest Cams on the stand and it failed (for reasons that may be legit … and may be stupidity.)

I tend to over-engineer stuff … and probably wouldn’t put a $200 camera on a thin plastic stand.

Happy Anniversary! I noticed you had a cake near your name today!

Yeah I hear ya, I don’t know what a nest cam weighs but the V2’s weigh hardly anything.
Thanks , I don’t have any cake but I have some Vanilla ice cream and good ripe bananas

Ice cream and bananas are better than cake in my opinion anyway lol

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Oh yeah !
I agree with that But the bananas have to be ripe

Inexpensive solution for use with command strips. I am still looking for a small flat head bolt and nut but the simple wall mount plug is working for now. Simple brass coated brace and large metal washer for magnetic base of camera. With bolt the support could be painted except side where tape will be attached.

Update: Used flat head machine screw (#8) and wing nut for tight fit. A few coats if paint, except on side to attach to window, and now a much better looking mount. Total cost less than $1.5 for each of the four I made.



Another cheap and relatively easy way to attach a camera on the outside of a window would be to use a .025 gauge sheet metal strip and a camera mount.

Warning: This is an extremely easy and cheap DIY project. Even so, safety is your responsibility


  1. The following includes tilt-in window and vertical window installation
  2. Might be able to still use your existing window screen

I started with a 24x6 inch strip from the Tractor Supply Store.


  1. Place camera mount on strip, mark width of camera mount on strip (permanent marker)
  2. Mark mounting holes (usually 3) on strip
  3. Length of sheet metal strip
    * For tilt-in windows: Measure length of strip needed plus an inch or two
    * For vertical windows: Recommend length of strip to be 24 inches or longer
  4. Use tin snip to cut strip from sheet (use caution and don’t get cut or leave metal trimmings on floor)
  5. For the 3 mount holes, drill them out
  6. Using #10-32x1/2 inch machine screws (includes both bolts and nuts) from Lowes
  7. Place camera in WyzeCam compatible weather enclosure
  8. Attach camera mount to sheet metal
  9. Attach the camera to mount

Tilt window Installation

  1. Take camera assembly to window
  2. Ensure WyzeCam has power, is set up, and returns a video
  3. Open window, tilt window into the room
  4. While holding on to sheet metal mount, place the camera outside in the desired position
  5. Hold on to the extra length of the sheet metal mount and slowly close the window
  6. Double-check camera mounting location. Adust as needed
  7. Bend the excess sheet metal towards you
  8. Cut off excess sheet metal
  9. Trim remaining sheet metal mount to prevent cuts
  10. Use clear tape to cover inside window sheet metal to prevent cuts

Vertical window Installation

  1. Take camera assembly to window
  2. Ensure WyzeCam has power, is set up, and returns a video
  3. Raise window about halfway open or higher
  4. While holding the sheet metal mount, from the bottom slide the sheet metal up between the narrow gap of the open window panel and upper window panel
  5. While holding onto the camera, slowly close slide the window to the closed position outside in the desired position (may need a helper to hold the upper sheet metal strip)
  6. Double check camera mounting location. Adust as needed
  7. Bend the excess sheet metal towards you
  8. Cut off excess sheet metal
  9. Trim remaining sheet metal mount to prevent cuts
  10. Use clear tape to cover inside window sheet metal to prevent cuts

Materials Needed:
24x6 inch .025 gauge sheet metal strip (@ $9.00)
Tin snip (Recommend Lenox long cut @ $20.00)
Round head (bolt/nut) combo zinc machine screws #10-32 x 1/2 inch (Everbilt part #495 866) (Lowes)
WyzeCam compatible weather enclosure (Recommend VIIVRIA)
WyzeCam Mount
Gloves (Recommended to prevent sheet metal cuts)
3M Single/Double sided clear tape



Reads interesting. Would you post some pictures?

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I used that mount with Wyze 2 and it is still up. I even used the packing foam from a 4’ led bulb as a shelf for one of my Wyse cans out my living room window. It is supposed to be temporary but it is stil up a month later.


i know this is kind of an old post but i have been looking for options like this my only concern is that with suction cups i worry that the temperature variations and sheer humidity i experience i Mobile Alabama if the suction cu[s will actually stay in place. Whenever I hang wreaths to a door using suction cup hooks they always fall down

If you want to use suction cups you could try these:

Mr Stickee Non Adhesive Mounting Disk Dash Disc 4 GPS Cell Phone Mount Dashboard

check out this idea I made. I have used these for a while and had no issues thus far.
window mount

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Sorry just now seeing this post.
I live in Michigan and we have all types of weather changes , (100 degrees down to 20 below zero ) these suction Cup shelf things I put on my windows over 2 years ago have not moved since the day I put them there.
The less porous , (smoother) a surface is the better suction cups will work , ya can’t get much smoother than a window, clean the window wet the suction cups with water stick them on and forget about them


Here is another alternative these stick on with command strips, some people have them and say they work great.
Just Mount them with the leg down and you can put the camera right against the windows

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Why remove option of using ring on front of camera? That’s BRILLIANT!!! Now I know why I saved all of the them that came with my cams.

(I found this thread while searching google for “adhesive ring to stick wyze cam to window”)

Anyone who puts a wize cam in a window will notice two things real quick:

  1. Reflections Suck
  2. any time you move the camera your motion zones will be jacked up.

So I’ going to mount mine directly on the (clean) glass, and mount it upside down so that I can easily get to the card slot and reset button. What an obvious solution!

I have many cams looking out a window and it’s always bothered me how a little bump say of the curtains or someone opens a window, and the cams are no longer ligned up.

There’s a few that have to be at an angle, and for them, using the ring to go straight to glass won’t work because of the angle. But all others it will.

I ordered a couple MicroSD card “extenders” too, for cams who have critical motion zones, so I no longer have to touch them physically when pulling the card.

Maybe I’ll work out some sort of triangular shaped adapter forthe cams that need to be at an angle. Glue the cam to the adapter, and stick the adapter to the glass. As long as the “adapter” is solid material, no holes, not transparent, it should prevent reflections.

Perhaps the corner of a cereal box? (Painted black to be more sightly)

You could in theory, bisect the corner of a cereal box with a plane of any angle you wanted, and use that piece for your cam. My windows are double-pane so maybe some light will reflect off the outer pane. But this will be a hell of a lot better than worrying about the reflection of someone changing in night time wyze footage.

And as far as will it damage the camera? No. No it won’t. Pick a good position when you first install it, with the sd card and reset button accessible. And if you ever HAVE to take it down, everyone should know by now to use floss to separate any two hard objects with foam tape between them.


Gorilla double sided is good tape. And I too live in a HOA that won’t let me. (I did it anyway). I got a quart of outside colored paint and covered the camera in blue painter’s tape. Then painted it. I didn’t mind that it had some less than perfect edges for the tape, helped conceal it believe it or not. Then I used double sided tape for the big washer. Then just held the camera to the washer and it stays. Its in a window corner so hard to notice. And the power cable prevents it from following if the wind becomes too much and pulls the camera.

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BillyCroan, I like your tip about using floss to split away the sides of foam tape. Guess it’s not too late to teach an old dog like me something new?


This is a reply to all and @BillyCroan Post 50 in particular.
There has been a lot of discussion about mounting cameras to windows and the shortcomings of tape systems. Below I present a hybrid method using magnets and tape. The magnets carry the prying forces generated by the cantilevered weight of the camera on the support system. The tape is used to carry the downward sliding forces only. This system can be used on the inside surface or the outside surface of a window. The dog-leg bracket shown would need to be reconfigured when switching from the outside face of the window to the inside face. This post does not cover the method I used to determine the dog-leg geometry and the compound bend needed. It is pretty simple with no math needed. No arithmetic, no trig, and no vector geometry required.

The four pictures describe the hybrid system.

Picture 1 is a frontal view showing the aluminum bracket that provides a plumb custom field of view at the desired vertical and horizontal angle.
It also shows some of the neodymium magnets being used. The more magnets the more normal force generated. But magnets are not good at resisting sliding forces.

Picture 2 is a bottom view showing how the V3 camera’s magnetic base is used with an external magnet to keep the connection between it and the bracket.

To replace the magnetic attachment to the camera with a machine screw mechanical connection, I refer you to:
V3 Nice Screw Mounting on V2 L-brackets and such

Picture 3 is a back view of the arrangement.

Picture 4 shows that the camera has been taken down for whatever reason. The three magnets crazy glued to the inside surface of the window indicate where the bracket is to be placed. The gluing of the magnets to the bracket and the window is to keep them where they belong.

With the right amount of magnets and tape, this is a very stable and compact setup, pretty immune to vibrations, opening and closing the window, and dusting. Because the vertical part of the bracket that contacts the window is larger than most camera support bases, the tape will have more holding capacity. It is also partially obscured behind the camera and presents a smaller visual footprint when it is viewed from the front.

In a future post, I plan to show a method for coming up with the geometry for the simple and elegant bracket presented above.

Victor Maletic.


Hello, All and @felterco.
I would like to point out another external window mount that can be printed from the results of an excel file. The excel sheet only needs 4 camera-related inputs and generates the contents of an STL file. The resulting 3D print is simple, compact, and sturdy. Its backplate has ample surface area for command tape mounting.
Here is the link to the earlier post Spreadsheet to 3D Printed Ready to Mount DogLeg Bracket

Below is a picture from the link above

Victor Maletic

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