Wyze Starlight Sensor Continuous Recording Security Camera

Last updated: August 23, 2022

For video quality, you'll be hard pressed to find a better option than this security camera, which features 1080p video and motion tagging to keep moving images clear. Two-way audio means you can speak to the person on the other end of the video you're seeing and voice command lets you manage your camera when you're home. Your video recordings will be saved in the cloud for 14 days.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: A combination of 1080p video and motion tagging give this security camera great video quality.

In our analysis of 67 expert reviews, the Wyze Starlight Sensor Security Camera placed 6th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Wyze Cam v2 delivers fast, clear, live stream footage direct to your smartphone via the Wyze App (iOS and Android), day or night. You can receive an alert anytime your Wyze Cam v2 detects sound or motion and view up to 14 days of saved alert videos for free – no monthly fees or subscription required. Use the Wyze Cam v2’s new Motion Tagging feature to easily identify motion in both live stream and playback video modes. Plus, you can add an 8GB, 16GB or 32GB microSD card (sold separately) to enable continuous recording, schedule custom time lapse videos, use 2-way audio to talk, and listen through your Wyze Cam v2. Use the Wyze App to manage and view multiple cameras, share your cameras with other users, view alert videos, and record and share photos and videos directly from the app. With its small size, magnetic base, and flexible 3-axis design, the Wyze Cam v2 can go anywhere you need it. The Wyze Cam v2 must be powered to use (it does not have a battery) and is designed for indoor use (it is not weatherproof).

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Motion tagging feature makes it easy to follow moving objects
Motion- and sound-triggered recordings.
Clear and sharp 1080p day/night imaging
The camera has a unique magnetic base that means you can mount it just about anywhere. It also comes with a metal plate and adhesive tape.
The Wyze Cam v2 offers 2-way audio, so you can both hear the people in front of the camera, and talk to them via the camera's speaker.
Works with Amazon’s Alexa, meaning if you have an Echo Spot or Echo Show smart speaker or Amazon Fire TV, you can instantly summon a view of the camera’s live feed.
The company has also packed a new CMOS sensor into the v2 that improves both night and day image quality, plus there’s new Motion Tagging tech that both identifies and outlines motion during replay and livestreams. The motion tech responds almost immediately to camera movements, constantly adjusting as the camera is moved to identify new motion.
Wyze Cam records 1080p HD video, and has night vision and two-way audio.
The camera has one of the best mounting systems we’ve tested. Its base is magnetic and it comes with a metal wall plate with adhesive on one side, so you can literally stick this camera anywhere, no screws required
The motion tracking and tagging are pretty impressive, as well. If the WyzeCam detects movement it will put a green rectangle around the object for easier identification.
For only $20, you get some features we’d expect from much more expensive cameras, like 1080p video and 14-day cloud storage.
The company's WyzeCam v2 builds on the strengths of its predecessor, which include 1080p video live streaming, night vision and two-way audio support.
With 1080p resolution, easy ways to schedule alerts and adjust the sensitivity, and a genius feature that can notify you if your smoke alarm or carbon monoxide alarm goes off, this camera has everything most users would need, and it only costs $26.
The WyzeCam can notify you via your phone when it detects motion, sound, and even a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm in your home.
1080p with infrared night vision
Great infrared night vision: See clear as day with the Wyze Cam’s four LED sensors.
Clear and sharp 1080p day/night imaging

What reviewers didn't like

Accessing recorded video clips is confusing
Doesn't integrate with other smart home devices or support IFTTT.
Image resolution drops when motion tracking
If there’s one major downside to Wyze, it’s the fact that their cameras are only suitable for indoor use
Real time viewing can be laggy,
No micro-SD card included with the camera, so you’re going to want to purchase one; you can find 32GB micro-SD cards for around between $10 and $20
Light plastic build isn't very durable
Don't try to mount Wyze Cam outside, though — it's not waterproof and it's meant for indoor use only.
Our biggest gripes are the camera's motion issues and a lack of good integration with the rest of our smart home.
The only thing to note is that Wyzecam will only work on 2.4GHz, so make sure you have a compatible wireless router.
It’s so cheap, and the Wyze camera does feel/look a little, well, cheap. But we can’t complain about that too much for a camera that costs only $20.
The app could be a little better organized. Its controls and settings are easy to use, but notifications and the videos you saved yourself are kept in two different places, which isn't that intuitive.
One is that the application is a little flakey. When I launch the app, 7 times out of 10, it will freeze or not connect to the camera until I kill the app and restart it.
Cannot turn off audio recording completely
Narrow field of view of 110 degrees: This isn’t a huge deal, but the Wyze Cam’s viewing angle is a bit smaller than I’d like.
Accessing recorded video clips is confusing
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