The $30 Wyze Cam Pan is by far the least-expensive security camera I’ve ever tested. Given that, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But it kinda rocks.
The Wyze Cam has free cloud storage, optional local storage (a microSD card isn’t included), free motion-detection zones, integration withvoice commands and more. The pricier and don’t even offer all of these features for free. Strongly consider the Wyze Cam Pan if you’re looking for a cheap 1080p HD indoor home-security camera with plenty of features and decent performance.
This camera is only available in the United States; it converts to roughly £25 and AU$40 at the current exchange rate.
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Same features, much less expensive
The first thing I noticed about this camera is that it has the same design and features as the $150and the $200 at a fraction of the price. Yes, the Wyze Cam Pan is a white plasticky cube, but that’s perfectly fine considering you’re paying just $30 for it.
The camera sets up quickly via the app and comes with an included power adapter. Your purchase doesn’t include mounting hardware, however there is a built-in screw hole if you want to buy a separate mount.
The Wyze app could use a redesign, mainly because it looks a little outdated, but it worked well enough on both iOS and Android to serve its purpose — checking in on the live feed, viewing saved clips and adjusting any settings as needed.
That combination of customization and features is typically reserved for more-expensive cameras like Amazon’s Cloud Cam and the Nest Cam Indoor. Check out the chart below to see how they all stack up side-by-side.