I just got and set up my wyze cam 2 with sense kit yesterday. I’m pretty impressed so far.
IMO the approach of development started, is something other than what I would have what I would have started from.
What I mean is, the goal should have been developing a smart doorbell; then from there, develop an outdoor camera, as they will be in in relatively similar environments.
The constraints of going from doorbell to outdoor camera would be a lot easier.
With that the other doorbells on the market are atrocious looking. They usually look like the wall has a wort. Plus with most of those, for whatever reason, are designed to work outside of their relative software environments (I’m looking at you arlo )
My opinions aside, I plan on vacuum forming some lexan domes and getting another wyzecam and mounting it that way, right next to a soffit to help control heat/cold and humidity.
If allowed, maybe willing to take apart one, and 3d print a weatherproof case of my own design with some external (inside the case, but not part of the wyzecam circuitry) sensors. like temp and humidity.
External sensors would be mainly to see what the how much heat the wyzecam board puts off and to see if there would be any sort of humidity issue (too much humidity would cause the copper traces to corrode, too little would cause the fiberglass circuit board to become brittle over time. I believe 25%~35% is ideal in my experience).
Once I have and ideal of the baseline heat, then I can modify my design to add internal volume for heat mitigation. Some sort of heatsink, or heat pipe would not work for me, as my region normally see -5F in winter, and around 90F in the summer.
Depending on how the wyzecam wifi is physically implemented, possibly add an external wifi antenna (I doubt it though, since it’s a $20~$25 camera), but that would involve more monitoring of the wifi’s db output, how much noise it can tolerate, yada, yada, yada.
I’m willing to share my findings with the Wyze team directly, along with my designs, once I have something going, but I’m pretty sure they already have most of these since it’s been in development for 2 years now.