I ordered two Wyze Cam Floodlight Pro’s the day they released.
One is installed, the other is still on my desk, to be installed at a later date.
Both Wyze Cam Flood Light Pros are replacing an Amcrest SmartHome 2MP WiFi Camera Floodlight Built-in Siren ASH26-W
Upon uninstalling the Amcrest Floodlight, I thought I’d use the existing Amcrest Bracket, as it was already in place, and once less thing to remove. No go, as the two were different sizes.
I removed the Amcrest Bracket, held it up to the Wyze Bracket and noticed the Amcrest Grommet was once continues piece with what appears to be small opening below for any moisture to drain out of the junction box.
The Wyze Bracket comprised of multiple pieces with four areas where it appears that moisture might be able to enter the junction box from above and the sides of the installed Wyze Cam Floodlight.
From two other angles on the Wyze Flood Light Pro mounting bracket, I can see where moisture could enter the junction box:
Both sides of the mounting bracket had gaps in the grommet.
Hopefully once the grommet is compressed the gaps will disappear and keep any moisture out. But, if that is the case, the small gap on the bottom at the 6 o’clock will also compress, preventing any moisture from draining? Should I cut a larger gap at the 6 o’clock as is seen on the Amcrest mounting bracket? Should I fill in the other gaps with some sort of water sealant compound?
The other issues was the screws supplied by Wyze were not long enough for the junction box that was in place. I had to use the screws supplied by Amcrest that were used for that their model. If I had not had those available to me, It would of meant a 20 minute trip to the hardware store to find longer screws.
That said, I’m happy for the most part with the Wyze Cam Floodlight Pro for the following reasons:
These now ‘fit’ into my Wyze Ecosystem of devices, having the two Amcrest devices on a separate app was a pain
I can turn the floodlight off and on using my Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen). (could not do so with the Amcrest floodlight
The Ambient Light feature is a great feature.
I can more easily use rules with this device to work with other Wyze Devices (Wyze needs to expand upon/improve triggers involving this device and other Wyze Devices)