So i decided out of pure speculation and paranoia to use corregated pipe tape (looks similar to electric tape but with a more weather proof adhesive on back) and taped the back speaker. I also used a little renolds non stick alluminum foil folded a few times and made a little cap, Kinda like a wyze moon edition lol.
Removing the power cable from the wyze v3 on the flood light was easy, but only remove the plug on the light. Dont pull the cameras plug. Its sealed and doesnt come out. The plug also has a line when you pull it out so you can make sure its fully seated. The first time i didnt push it in all the way. Also there is a trick, you have to manuever the plug at an angle to get it though the flood lights bracket. It only slides out at a certain angle. It is so perfect that if you try it at any other angle it wont slide out. The reason for doing this is the case has to slide on the camera and you need to feed the cable through the hole in the back first. Otherwise you have to cut the silicone case.
Thats the silicon cover for it, the one that covers the back also but has like grooves. The water is supposed to run over and around the speaker holes and not allow penetration. It was 7.99 on Amazon. The cover will make it look like an untouched new camera. Obviously i dont want people laughing at my alluminum foil cap or on the back that small tape. Cover will protect the entire unit.
I used a similar cover on my arlo and they really are awsome.
I also made sure my camera was slightly elevated to allow space between the base and the bottom sd card cover. Before i just pushed it down, making it look flush, but the realized that the base is flat with no holes and water could pool there. Paranoid yes, lol
See, i dont want it sitting in water or have ice freeze the cover to the base allowing possible water intrusion.
Yeah, i guess i could just use the cover… But here is my logic.
The wyze connects to the floodlight. The flood light speaker is whats used. And its loud. So why chance water penetration on the camera. Even if its ip 65, why not make it ip67 hack.
The floodlight speaker works great after heavy rains. But over time, i would prefer to cover the camera speaker and protect it from freezing and thawing which may over many years effect the camera pointed downwards.
I mean its only a 40 dollar camera. But i got enough to worry about, i dont need another thing to fix, call, reinstall etc etc.
The other thing i noticed is that the wyze outdoor camera didnt have that speaker on back. Why did the engineers choose to not include it… And why the sudden change on v3.
I know add more, make better… But more isnt always better, just another thing that can go wrong.
Like wi fi on my fridge lol. Really?