Wyze Camera Pan V2 is a home security camera that allows you to keep an eye on your home from anywhere. It has many features that make it a great choice for a home security camera, including pan and tilt functionality, two-way audio, and motion detection. Keep reading our Wyze Cam Pan V2 Review to get more useful information about this masterpiece.
Wyze Cam Pan V2 Overview
When we reviewed the original Wyze Cam Pan, it received high marks for its affordability and sharp 1080p video. It also had mechanical tilt and pan capabilities. The V2 is the successor. It’s also very affordable, retains the mechanical tilt and pan controls, and offers color night vision. The device was able to respond to voice and movement commands and delivered a sharp 1080p video.
- Powerful AI detection settings
- Amazing low-light performance
- Slot for micro SD card to store local data
- A subscription model is very affordable at $2 per device per month or $15 per annum
- Pans and tilts
- Download video directly to your smartphone easily
- It is not weather-resistant
- It only supports wifi at 2.4GHz
- The cable included is 6 feet in length
- You cannot combine motion detection zones and panning.
Wyze Cam Pan V2 Review
The Wyze Camera Pan V2 is identical to its predecessor. The white mini-tower enclosure measures 5.25 by 2.2 by 2.22 inches (HWD) and is atop a motorized base that offers 360-degree panning maneuverability. The tower’s upper section houses a glossy black camera with a motorized lens. It can tilt up to 93 degrees.
The bottom houses a status LED and an ambient lighting sensor. The back has a speaker and a mini USB port. You will need to provide your storage.
The 1080p camera features a 120-degree field of view and 8x digital zoom. It uses a Starlight CMSOS sensor and any ambient light to deliver color night vision. It will default to six invisible infrared LEDs if there isn’t enough light to provide black-and-white night vision. You can use two-way audio to communicate with anyone in the room and also sound an alarm to deter unwanted visitors.
Like the original model, this version offers many features such as motion and sound detection, motion tracking; smoke and CO alarm detection; time-lapse recording. When the camera detects sound or movement, it records a 12-second video clip.
The recordings are stored in the cloud for 14-days free of charge. However, there is a 5-minute cooling-off period after each recording. You can also keep your video on a microSD card. The Cam Plus plan costs $1.25 per month and allows unlimited clip length without any cooldown. It also unlocks many features such as a person, vehicle and pet detection, as well as the ability to fast-forward through events videos.
The Cam Pan V2 can be used with Alexa, Google voice commands, many third-party devices via IFTTT Applets and other Wyze devices. However, it does not support Apple’s HomeKit platform. The mobile app for Android and iOS is the same as the Wyze Cam V3, Wyze Bulb Color and Wyze Plug Outdoor.
The camera will appear in the panel on your home screen once installed. To launch live streaming, tap the board. The interface also has buttons to mute the sound, take a screenshot, capture video manually, and initiate two-way communication.
You can use the More button to turn on or off the camera, enable motion tagging/motion tracking, create time-lapse videos (a microSD is required), and allows Pan Scan. This allows the camera to pan the room using four predetermined waypoints automatically.
The bottom of the screen has a dial that allows you to pan and tilt the camera with gestures. You can view SD card event videos by clicking the View Playback button below. Tap the Events button at the bottom of the main screen to view the event video stored in the cloud. Camera Settings can be accessed by clicking the gear icon in the upper right corner.
You can adjust sound and motion detection settings, enable intelligent motion alerts, manage microSD cards, and control tilt motor speed and night vision settings. Using the Rules setting, you can specify how Wyze devices interact with the camera.
The installation of the model went smoothly. The Wyze mobile app was already installed, so I just needed to tap the + button at the top-left corner of my Devices screen and click Add Device. I chose the Cam Pan V2 camera from the Cameras list and connected the camera to a power source. I clicked Next when the LED started flashing red.
I clicked the Setup button at the bottom of my camera and verified that I had heard the prompt “ready to connect”. I then entered my wifi password and SSID on the next screen. The camera was able to scan the QR code on my phone, and the camera appeared in my Alexa smart home devices list. I gave the camera an ID and updated the firmware to complete the installation.
The Wyze Cam Pan performed well during testing. The black-and-white night video displayed sharp colors and was adequately lit. The daytime video had rich colors. Although the camera was able to convert minimal light into color video with sharp and vibrant colors, it wasn’t as passionate as full daylight. Similar to the original Cam Pan, I saw some barrel distortion at the edges of my frame, but it wasn’t enough to cause significant distortion.
Intelligent alerts performed as expected and received sound and motion alerts immediately. The app created a rule to trigger a Wyze Bulb to turn on when motion is detected. It worked flawlessly, and my Alexa routine was able to activate an Ezviz smart plug to turn on when someone was detected. The camera quickly answered Alexa voice commands to allow me to view live video via an Amazon Echo Show. Pan and tilt actions were also smooth and responsive.
Features-packed and Affordable
The Wyze Cam Pan V2 indoor security camera is affordable and offers many features. The camera features color night vision, responsive mechanical tilt and pan operations, voice control and integrations with many other smart home devices. The camera produced a sharp 1080 video during testing.
Motion alerts were prompt and accurate. The Eufy Indoor Cam 2K Pan & Tilt P24, which delivers 2K video and not 1080p, is a more comparable camera. It remains Editors’ Choice for indoor security cameras that are affordable. The Cam Pan V2 can be used in place of other Wyze products.
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