Wyze may be one of the most affordable camera companies on the market, but don’t let that make you think it skimps on quality. With 1080p HD video, two-way audio, and awesome infrared night vision, the Wyze Cam, Wyze Cam Pan, and Wyze Cam Outdoor have the same features we expect from other smart security cameras, for a fraction of the cost.

Through the years, Wyze has proven its staying power in the security camera industry. What was once a budget friendly cam to keep an eye on your dog while you’re in the office has evolved into a fully fleshed-out line of respectable security products that can go toe-to-toe with some of the biggest names in the industry. That said, they’ve never strayed too far from their original goal of providing affordable, easily accessible security equipment that’s adaptable to nearly any use case. DIYers, this might be the one.

With all the tinkering and customizing you can do with a security camera, this kind of refreshing simplicity isn’t so easy to find. If you’re more of a set-it-and-forget-it camera user, the compact cameras of Wyze are a smart option.



  • No battery backup in case of a power outage
  • Prices aren’t as low as they used to be
  • Smart home integrations are limited
  • Equipment is lightweight and plastic, making it potentially vulnerable to theft or vandalism