Wyze Labs’ Wyze Cam Pan is a $30 1080p pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) model that delivers 360° horizontal view and 93° vertical view, all at full HD video quality. It gives you full control over what you want to see inside your home when you need to see it. It has everything you’d expect to find in a modern smart cam at a great price.
Those features include 1080p resolution, night vision, local and cloud recording, motion-detection zones, smart notifications, and two-way audio. It also boasts a motion tracking feature that lets the camera follow moving objects around the room. It also works with Alexa, so if you want to see your front door just ask Alexa and this camera will show you the door. The same goes for your kid’s room, dining room or anywhere else you have your Wyze Cam Pan. So what we have here is a smart home security camera option with some killer abilities.
Free Cloud and SD Storage
Tons of Features
Bad Audio Quality
Sound Alerts Not Very Smart
Other features include a 110° per second rotation speed, 360° horizontal view & 93° vertical view, Pan Scan with 4 custom waypoints, 14-day free cloud storage, continuous recording, and more. We’ve seen our share of more expensive options that don’t have half of these features, so this is a great bargain. You get a lot for your money.
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Motion Tagging is another interesting feature, which highlights motion in both live stream and playback modes. There’s also Smart Sound Recognition which allows the Wyze Cam Pan to recognize the unique tonal patterns of smoke alarms and CO monitors so that it can alert you to emergencies. This feature needs a lot of work, but we like the idea. It just isn’t intelligent enough yet.
You can expect very clear and sharp images in nearly every mode and these images are superior to higher priced options that are currently on the market. The sound is another issue entirely. Like most smart cams, the emphasis is on images. The integrated microphone will detect and record audio just fine, but playing that captured audio back can sound fairly bad. The speaker works well for its main uses, however, which are as an intercom or to deliver warnings to intruders.
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The Wyze Cam Pan is an amazing value with a simple user interface, free cloud and local SD recording, and tons of features. This is why it leaves competitors in the dust. You really can’t go wrong at that price. It’s the best PTZ camera out there currently. It is a great addition to a home security system or awesome all by itself.