Here is an idea for you: Create a solar powered outdoor enclosure. This will eliminate the need to be connected to an AC source and protect the camera all in one unit.
Wyze does not create the hardware they use. Wyze takes products from the Chinese brand yi and puts their firmware on them. You can probably configure solar yourself with some custom made parts and jerry rig it together.
Actually that isn’t totally accurate. The Original Wyze cam V1 and V2 have the same housing as the Xiaomi branded equipment but the internals and firmware are different. It isn’t just a firmware difference.
That’s just not true. The internals are exactally the same. Wyze has come out and said that it’s cheap Chinese hardware but the software is their bread and butter. V1 V2 and pan are exact replicas to their yi counterpart other than the software.
Love to see a solar powered IR light unit that could illuminate an area outside a window so a camera, which is not outdoor rated, can see in the dark.
Using the IR on the camera through a window obviously doesn’t work. Could have a motion detector for a dim and full setting or off/on.
Unless someone has a lead on a similar unit.
I would love to see a solar panel battery pack option for the WYZE cams. Obtaining the housings to mount the cameras outdoors is an easy task, however, powering up the cameras is not so easy.
This sounds like a great idea!!
Given that there are a variety of third-party camera mounting solutions, many of which will support using the “indoor” cameras perfectly well outdoors - it would be most desirable to have a supported solar powered power supply for the WYZE camera to enable it to be easily installed in more places.