I am a A/V integrator that has done both commercial and residential work. I currently am installing this V3 pro product in for a family member and have fallen in love with how simple it is to set up and integrate for the price.
I myself being in an industry where people want to see no wires makes this not the most pleasant and ultimately why I pre wire for IP cameras.
I have used a company in the past that made an adapter that took the same usb cable but on the other end of it was an RJ45 connection. This allowed for the camera to not only be powered by a NVR or a POE network switch but also eliminated the need to have a electrical outlet near by and also provided a hard wired connection to the camera.
Even if the network connection only provided the power I think you would have a new market of client.
I certainly want PoE, if only because it is the most sensible way to power a camera. Otherwise, one is messing around with running line-voltage and/or bulky power supplies and USB cables to every camera. Definitely not what one wants outdoors.
And respectfully, it makes no sense to me to include the word “Pro” in the name of any camera that lacks both PoE and RTSP functionality!
I too would love to have PoE at a minimum. It would be incredible if they had a “Wyze Enterprise” that was a cloud & NVR system. They can make the hardware cheap enough and I would pay for cloud backup storage.
Looks like [this](Wasserstein PoE Power Adapter Compatible with Wyze Cam V3/Outdoor - Continuously Power Your Security Cam with USB Ethernet Adapter https://a.co/d/g3xriSN) is the closest we are going to get anytime soon. Wish they would truly enable USB-C with network & video signal at this point.,
I would like to see an Ethernet port added to the outdoor cameras for POE and connectivity. My house is wired with Ethernet cables and I would prefer to use those rather than wifi especially for outdoor cameras. Include both options on the outdoor cameras Wifi for those that require it and Ethernet for those that have it or are willing to wire their property for it.
but you still have the network wire… so “no wires” isnt no wires…
Remember there are lots of variations to PoE, plus just how much the switch can push out, then the modes for “talking” to the cameras and adjusting their power if/when the camera needs more power. its certainly not Plug & Play. in a net admin, been for many years, and ran into this issue installing an Access Point, so had to go to PoE+ which is way better, but the switches cost more of course…
anyway, there are always wires, even outdoor with a solar panel has a wire, and same for your camera and cat5 cable…
I most likely didn’t word my original post properly. I was hoping that Wyze would one day add an Ethernet port on their exterior cameras to use for both POE and for a wired internet connection rather than relying on wifi only especially for an exterior camera.
Oh I totally agree. But until they do I am going to use the adapters. Or maybe someday I will get real POE security cameras, but not likely. I also wish they would add a Roku app for viewing multiple cameras. Untill they do I will have to rely on 3rd party open source apps that allow IP connection.