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Wyze Cam Outdoor Features

Wyze Cam Outdoor v2 is an outdoor, weatherproof camera with Color Night Vision and absolutely no wires. Mount it anywhere and view it from anywhere.

This article covers the following topics:

Grouping your Wyze Cam Outdoor devices

Organize products into Groups to make it easy to access a collection of cameras, as well as view the Live Stream of multiple devices at once.

To create a Group:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap Home, then the plus + sign on the top left. 
  2. Tap Device Group, then select Camera Group.
    • You cannot group different device types together (ex. cameras and sensors can't be grouped together).
  3. Enter a group name.
    • Group names are limited to 20 characters.
  4. Select each Wyze Cam Outdoor device you want in the group.
  5. Tap Done on the top right.

Devices you add to a group will no longer display individually on the Home screen. You'll only see the group they're in.

To view the cameras in a Group:

To view all of the cameras in a group, tap the Group name on the Home screen. Tap on a camera in that group to view its Live Stream.

Note: Your Wyze Cam Outdoor will not display the Live Stream in a Group, but will show a Play icon. This helps preserve battery life. To view the Live Stream for your outdoor camera, tap on it from the list. 

Editing the Group

All groups can be modified by the account owner. They can be renamed, have cameras removed or reordered, or even deleted entirely. No matter how you edit it, the devices will still remain on our Wyze account. 

To rename your Group:

  1. On the Home screen, tap on your Group name.
  2. Tap the Settings SettingsGear__1_.png icon on the top right, then Name.

Shared users cannot name or rename a group.

To reorder cameras in the group:

  1. On the Home screen, tap on your Group name.
  2. Tap the Settings SettingsGear__1_.png  icon on the top right, then Cameras in Group
  3. Press and hold the rearrange.png  icon on the right of the camera’s listing and drag it up and down the list.
  4. When done, tap Save to confirm your changes.

To remove an individual camera from a Group:

  1. On the Home screen, tap on your Group name.
  2. Tap the Settings SettingsGear__1_.png  icon on the top right, then Cameras in Group
  3. Tap the red dnd_sign.jpg  icon next to the camera.
  4. When prompted, select Yes to confirm.
  5. Tap Save.

To delete a Group:

  1. On the Home screen, tap on your Group name.
  2. Tap the Settings SettingsGear__1_.png  icon on the top right.
  3. Tap Delete Camera Group.
  4. When prompted, select OK.

Additional Notes:

  • Wyze Base Station cannot be grouped with any other devices.
  • There is no limit to the number of cameras that can be added to a Group.
  • Devices you add to a group will no longer display individually on the Home screen. You'll only see the group they're in.
  • Shared users cannot manage, edit, or delete Groups.

Sharing Your Wyze Outdoor Cam

Wyze Cam Outdoor lets you easily share the live stream with others. This can be useful if you want someone else to view the camera, without given them access to your account. 

Note: The Wyze Base Station cannot be shared. It will show up as an additional device on your Home screen, and only for the device's account owner. 

To share your camera:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap Home, then your Wyze Cam Outdoor
  2. Tap the Settings SettingsGear__1_.png icon on the top right, then Share.
  3. Select a Wyze user from your Recent Shares or enter their email address.
    • If the person you're sharing with already has a Wyze Account, make sure you send it to the associated email address. If they don’t, Wyze will send a new invite. 
  4. Tap Share in the top right.

Alternatively, you can also share your camera by tapping Account > Sharing. This can be a good option if you are sharing multiple devices or want to see what devices you have already shared. 

Viewing a Shared Camera

As soon as a Wyze account user shares a device with you, you'll be able to find it in the Wyze app. Be sure to download the Wyze app, then use the steps below to accept the shared device.

To view a shared camera:

  1.  In the Wyze app, tap Account, then the Messages icon on the top right.
  2. Accept the shared Wyze Cam Outdoor.
  3. Back out of the Messages screen, then tap Home.
  4. Tap on Wyze Cam Outdoor to view the Live Stream.

Shared users can access the camera’s Live Stream and Event Videos, but they cannot change camera settings or view microSD card footage. You will see the shared Live Stream on your Home screen in the Wyze app. 

Stop Sharing

You can stop sharing a camera any time you want.

To stop sharing a camera:

  1.  In the Wyze app, tap Account, then Sharing.
  2. Tap on the user you want to stop sharing your camera with.
  3. Tap the red icon next to the device.
  4. Tap Done to save your changes.
    • Don't want to stop sharing your device? Tap Cancel.

Additional Notes:

  1. There is no limit to how many Wyze devices you can share, and no limit to how many people you can share them with.
  2. Sharing is set per camera. If you want to share multiple cameras in your home, then you have to manually share each camera.
  3. If you factory reset your camera, all shared users will be removed from it. 

Scheduled Recording 

Recording to a microSD card with your Wyze Cam Outdoor can be set to Scheduled Recording. With Scheduled Recording, the camera will record during a set time frame (ex: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM). This is similar to the Continuous Recording on Wyze Cam v2 and Pan.  

If you have a microSD card installed in your camera, then this feature lets you to schedule and record content continuously, or when motion is detected. Recordings will be stored on the camera's microSD card.

To set up Scheduled Recording:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap on your Wyze Cam Outdoor.
  2. Tap the More > Scheduled Recording.
  3. Set a Start Time and Recording Duration.
  4. Select the Video Type
    • Continuous: Records without stopping during a set period.
    • Motion Only: Records only when motion is detected during a set period.
      • Adjust the Recording Cooldown from No Cooldown to 5 minutes.
      • Adjust the Maximum Video Length from 12 seconds to 5 minutes.
  5. Tap Set to schedule your recording.

Additional Notes:

  • You can change your Scheduled Recording settings for each Wyze Cam Outdoor you have.
  • Continuous Scheduled Recording will drain the battery really quickly. A fully charged battery can last for up to 10 hours.

Using Rules with Wyze Cam Outdoor

Rules help automate your Wyze Cam Outdoor, making it easier to upload a video to the cloud with a single tap in the app, turn off motion detection at a scheduled time, or turn off the camera when another device is triggered.

  • Shortcuts run actions with a tap in the Wyze app.
  • Schedules control devices based on the time of day.
  • Device Triggers connect multiple Wyze devices so one can trigger another.

An example Shortcut with Wyze Cam Outdoor

To create a shortcut to turn off notifications with a single tap from the Home screen.

  1. Tap Home, then the + plus sign on the top left.
  2. Tap Add Rule, then select Shortcut from the list.
  3. Add a name for the shortcut in the text box under the star icon.
    • Try "Turn off notifications"
  4. Tap the + plus sign next to Action.
    1. Tap on your Wyze Cam Outdoor from the list.
    2. Tap Turn off notifications.
    3. Tap Save.
  5. When done, tap Save.

Your shortcut will display with a star icon at the top of the Home screen.

An example Schedule with Wyze Cam Outdoor

To create a schedule to turn off motion detection every day between 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM. This comes in handy when you don't want motion-triggered events when you're home.

  1. Tap Home, then the + plus sign on the top left.
  2. Tap Add Rule, then select Schedule from the list.
  3. Tap the specific Wyze Cam Outdoor you want to create a schedule for.
  4. Select Turn off motion detection, then Next.
  5. Tap the + plus sign next to Name (Optional).
    1. Enter a name for the schedule. Try "Turn off motion detection"
    2. Tap Save.
  6. Tap Start Time.
    • Select 6:00 PM, then Save.
  7. Tap Add End Time.
    • Select 6:00 AM, then Save.
  8. When done, tap Save

An example Device Trigger with Wyze Cam Outdoor

To create a device trigger that uploads a video to the cloud from your Wyze Cam when the sensor opens. 

  1. Tap Home, then the + plus sign on the top left.
  2. Tap Add Rule, then select Device Trigger from the list.
  3. Tap the + plus sign next to Name (Optional).
    1. Enter a name for the schedule. Try "Upload video when sensor opens"
    2. Tap Save.
  4. Tap Device Trigger.
    1. Select your Contact Sensor.
    2. Tap Opens, then Save.
  5. Tap the + plus sign next to Action.
    1. Select your Wyze Cam Outdoor.
    2. Tap Upload a short video to the cloud, then Save.
  6. When done, tap Save.

Viewing the Live Stream

Wyze Cam Outdoor lets you watch a live stream of your camera's video feed right from the Wyze app. 

To view a Live Stream:

Open the Wyze app, tap Home, then tap Wyze Cam Outdoor.

  • Is your Wyze Cam Outdoor in a group? Tap on the group name to view the Live Stream.

Live Stream Features

  • Sound: Tap Sound to hear audio from the camera's microphone.
  • Record: Tap Record to start recording the Live Stream. Tap it again to stop.
  • SpeakTap Speak to speak through your camera's microphone. Tap it again to stop.
  • Take Photo: Tap Take Photo to save a photo of the Live Stream to your Album.
  • Streaming quality: You can set the quality to HD 1080p, SD 720p, 360p, or Auto.
  • Night Vision: Tap the moon icon to turn it On, Off, or Auto.
  • Zoom: Use the two-finger pinch motion for up to 8x digital zoom of your Live Stream.
  • Full screen: Tap the square full-screen.png icon to enter full screen / landscape mode.

Additional Notes:

  • Is the Live Stream secure? Yes! The Live Stream is encrypted via AES 128-bit encryption, symmetric and asymmetric encryption, and consistent hashing.
  • Have a slow internet connection? Set the streaming quality to SD or 360p for the best experience.

Renaming your Wyze Cam Outdoor

Once you've set up your Wyze Cam Outdoor and its Base Station, you can change either of their names at any time.

To rename your Wyze Cam Outdoor:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap Home, then your Wyze Cam Outdoor.
  2. Tap the Settings SettingsGear.png icon on the top right.
  3. Tap Name.
  4. Enter the new name, then tap Save.

To rename your Wyze Base Station: 

  1. In the Wyze app, tap Home, then your Wyze Base Station.
  2. Tap the Settings SettingsGear.png icon on the top right.
  3. Tap Name.
  4. Enter the new name, then tap Save.
Note: Shared users cannot change the name on the primary Wyze user's devices.

Time Lapse

Wyze Cam Outdoor has the ability to schedule and record Time-Lapse videos. A time lapse is a series of photos taken over time and compiled as one video.

To use this feature, you must have a microSD card installed in the camera. The microSD card is where the still images are saved before being combined into a single time lapse video. 

To set up a Time Lapse video:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap on your Wyze Cam Outdoor.
  2. Tap the More below the Live Stream, then Time-Lapse
  3. On the Customize tab, set a Start Time, Recording Duration, and Interval.
    • Or select one of the Presets, like Sunrise, Clouds, or Flower Blossom.
  4. Tap Set to schedule your Time-Lapse.

Your screen will display a reminder of when your Time-Lapse is scheduled to start. If you want to cancel the Time-Lapse, tap End.

If you cancel the Time-Lapse after it's the recording has started, the portion that's already recorded will be saved to your Album. 

To download and view your Time-Lapse:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap Home then Wyze Cam Outdoor.
  2. Tap More > Album.
    • If prompted, grant permission to the Wyze app to access your photo gallery.*
  3. In the list, tap the time lapse(s) you want to view.
  4. Tap Download to download and view the time lapse(s).

*If you have not granted this permission, you will not see the Time-Lapse in the Wyze app's Album.

You can also retrieve the Tim- Lapse directly from the microSD card by removing the card from the camera and reading it with another device, such as a phone, tablet, and/or computer.

Notes about Downloading Time Lapses

  • You do not need to be on the same network as the camera to download a Time-Lapse video.
  • While downloading a Time-Lapse, your camera will stay awake, causing the battery to drain faster than usual.
  • The Wyze app must remain open while downloading a Time-Lapse video. Do not hide or close the app until the download is complete.

Additional Notes: 

  • A Time-Lapse can be captured simultaneously with Scheduled Recording. Using these features together will deplete the camera's battery more quickly.
  • If your Time-Lapse is of a slow-moving event, like a flower blooming, set the interval to be a minute or longer. If your Time-Lapse is of a fast-moving event, like clouds shifting, set the interval to two (2) seconds.

Travel Mode

Travel Mode gives you the freedom to use your Wyze Cam Outdoor anywhere, even when you're away from home. This feature lets you use the camera without an internet connection, and it can be enabled on the camera or Base Station.

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To enable Travel Mode on Wyze Cam Outdoor:

Reminder: Travel Mode must be enabled before you leave home. It cannot be set up remotely.

  1. In the Wyze app, tap your Wyze Cam Outdoor.
  2. Tap the SettingsGear__1_.png gear icon in the top right.
  3. Tap Travel Mode.
  4. Turn on the camera if it isn't already, then tap Continue in the app.
  5. Press your Wyze Cam Outdoor's SYNC button twice in quick succession, then tap Continue in the app.
  6. Connect to the camera's Wi-Fi network from your phone's Wi-Fi list, then navigate back to the Wyze app. The network will look like this:
    WCO-camera-wifi.png
  7. Tap OK when prompted to allow your location, and allow access on the next pop-up.
  8. Enter a password between 8-16 characters, then tap Save.
    • Setting a password is optional, and increases the security of your camera while in Travel mode.

To turn off Travel Mode:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap your Wyze Cam Outdoor, then the SettingsGear__1_.png gear icon in the top right.
  2. Tap Exit Travel Mode.

Another option: If you have multiple cameras connected to a single Base Station, you can use the Base Station to watch up to 4 Wyze Cam Outdoor live streams at the same time.

To turn on Travel Mode from your Base Station:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap the Base Station your cameras are connected to.
  2. Tap the SettingsGear__1_.png gear icon in the top right, then Travel Mode.
  3. Turn on the camera if it isn't already, then tap Continue in the app.
  4. Press the Base Station's SYNC button twice in quick succession, then tap Continue in the app.
  5. Connect to the Base Station's Wi-Fi network from your phone's Wi-Fi list, then navigate back to the Wyze app.
    WCO-base-wifi.png
  6. Tap OK when prompted to allow your location, and allow access on the next pop-up.
  7. Enter a password between 8-16 characters, then tap Save.
    • Setting a password is optional, and increases the security of your Base Station while in Travel mode.
When Travel mode is enabled, the status light will flash yellow.

To turn off Travel Mode:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap the Base Station, then the SettingsGear__1_.png gear icon in the top right.
  2. Tap Exit Travel Mode.

Another option: Single-press the SYNC button on the Base Station to exit Travel mode.

Additional Notes:

Turn ON/OFF

Wyze Cam Outdoor has a physical on/off switch on the back under the weatherproof seal, right next to the charging port. Since the camera doesn't need to be plugged in to turn it on, this is a manual way to turn the camera on or off if needed.

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You can also turn your Wyze Cam Outdoor on/off from within the Live Stream:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap the camera on the Home screen to view its Live Stream.
  2. Tap the btn3.png More icon under the live stream window.
  3. Tap Turn on or Turn off to toggle the camera on or off.

Battery Life and Charging 

In addition to being powered through the Micro USB port, Wyze Cam Outdoor has an internal battery that allows it to work without being plugged in.

Note: If you're experiencing poor battery life, check out Troubleshoot Wyze Cam Outdoor battery life issues.

Specifications

  • Power Adapter Input: 110-240V AC
  • Battery Specs: 7.4V Rechargeable - 2600mAH
  • Battery Life: Up to 3-6 months
  • Included charger rated for 5V 2A
  • Charging from 0%-100% takes ~4 hours

Remaining and Low Battery

The remaining battery life will be displayed as a percentage on the Home screen. It updates in real-time so you can always know how much battery the camera has left.

When the battery drops below 20%, a Low Battery push notification will be sent to your Wyze app. You will still be able to view the live stream, and the camera will continue recording to the microSD card if you have one inserted.

When the battery drops below 20% and 10%, a push notification will be sent that says, "Low Battery. Unable to live stream." At this point, you can still access the camera's live stream page within the app.

Before the battery is fully drained, any progress in the local recording will be saved to the microSD card to prevent it from being cut off abruptly. The same will happen if manually recording on the camera from within the Wyze app. This should help to prevent any active recordings from being corrupted when the battery dies.

Charging the camera

To charge your camera, use the included power cable to connect it to the Base Station (which is plugged into power). While charging, your Wyze Cam Outdoor will display Charging as its status on the Live Stream in the Wyze app along with its battery level (%). The camera's LED will light up to indicate that it's charging.

Charging: Flashing Red Light  |  Fully Charged: Solid Red Light

Charging can be done with the camera either on or off, and can even be used normally while plugged in. But you should never leave your Wyze Cam Outdoor plugged into power while it's outside. Bring it indoors first. Learn more here.

Note: The USB port on the back of the Base Station is only for charging Wyze Cam Outdoor. It is not intended to be used to charge other devices.

Tips for Better Battery Life

With normal use (10 12-second recordings a day), Wyze Cam Outdoor's rechargeable battery can last up to 3-6 months between each charge. With continuous use or scheduled recording, the battery can last up to 8-10 hours.

Tips for better battery life:

  • View the Live Stream only as needed.
  • Use Scheduled Recording sparingly.
  • Use Time Lapse sparingly.
  • Place the camera in a low traffic area if Motion Detection is enabled.
  • Charge the camera with the Base Station only.

2-Way Audio 

All Wyze Cam devices let you talk and listen using the camera's microphone and speaker. Use the 2-Way Audio feature to send sound through your device to the camera using the Wyze app.

To use 2-Way Audio:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap Home, then Wyze Cam Outdoor.
  2. Tap Speak Speak_2.jpg.
    • When "Speaking" appears on the screen, you're ready to talk and listen.
  3. To turn off 2-Way Audio, tap Speak again.

Can I change the volume?

No, it is not possible to control the volume of the audio produced or recorded by Wyze Cam Outdoor.

Night Vision

Wyze Cam Outdoor has the Night Vision feature, similar to what you're already using on other Wyze Cam devices. This lets you view an area even in deep shade or darkness.

To turn on Night Vision:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap Home, then your Wyze Cam Outdoor.
  2. Tap the moon icon on the top to toggle Night Vision On NVOn.png, Off NVOff.png, or Auto NVAuto.png.
    • Auto will automatically turn Night Vision on and off as needed.

How does Night Vision work?

Wyze Cam Outdoor has 8 LED infrared (IR) lights that turn when Night Vision is On. The camera also has an infrared light filter that drops in front of the camera lens to view the video feed using the infrared light.

You may hear a clicking sound when Night Vision is turned on or off. This is the sound of the infrared light filter moving into place within the camera.

Can I turn the IR lights on/off?

Yes, you can toggle the IR lights on and off when using Night Vision. This can help if you have your Wyze Cam Outdoor pointed at a window but you're seeing an IR glare.

To turn the IR lights on/off:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap Home, then your Wyze Cam Outdoor.
  2. Tap the Settings  SettingsGear__1_.png gear on the top right. 
  3. Tap Advanced Settings, then tap the toggle next to Night Vision IR Lights

Additional Notes:

  • While Wyze Cam Outdoor has a decent low-light vision, we can't guarantee that you'll have full visibility with the IR lights disabled. This is due to variations in lighting conditions.
  • If the camera range seems poor with the IR lights off, we recommend using a motion-activated floodlight or an IR Blaster.

Motion Tagging

Motion Tagging adds a green box around objects in motion. This helps when scanning through a lot of footage to see if and where motion happened. It comes in handy if you have Scheduled Recording turned on. 

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To turn on Motion Tagging:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap Home, then your Wyze Cam Outdoor.
  2. Tap More > Motion Tagging to toggle it on/off.

Can I add or remove Motion Tagging in a video?

No, it is not possible to add Motion Tagging to a video that has already been recorded or to remove it from a video that has it applied.

Additional Notes:

  • When Motion Tagging is turned on, it will be visible in ANY recorded video (Playback, Event Videos, Time Lapse, and Manually Recorded Videos).
  • Motion Tagging sensitivity is fixed, and predefined. This means that it is not affected by changes to your Detection Settings.
  • If there are multiple moving objects in view, the largest moving object will be framed.

Notifications

Customize when and where you'll receive notifications from the Wyze app about your Wyze Cam Outdoor. 

To turn on/off Notifications for each device:

You can turn on or off push notifications for each individual Wyze camera you own. 

  1. In the Wyze app, tap Home, then on your Wyze Cam Outdoor.
  2. Tap the Settings SettingsGear__1_.png icon in the top right, then Notifications.
  3. Next to Send Notifications, tap the toggle ToggleOn.png.

If an individual device has Send Notifications turned off, you will not receive any notifications from it. Even if all notifications are turned on using the steps below, you will not receive notifications for any device you disabled notifications for.

Turning on/off All Notifications  

Don't want to receive any notifications from the Wyze app at all?

  1. In the Wyze app, tap Account, then Notifications.
  2. Next to Send Notifications, tap the toggle ToggleOn.png.

Just want to mute Notifications? In the Wyze app, tap Home, then the Notifications bell on the top right.

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