Wyze Cam Outdoor Mounting Guide

Mounting the Wyze Cam Outdoor is not required, but it has its perks. When mounted, your camera is more secure, protected from the elements and direct sunlight, and it gives you a better vantage point over large areas. 

What’s Needed:

  • 1x Wyze Cam Outdoor
  • 1x 24mm "M3" Screw
  • 1x Screw Anchor (only required with drywall installation)

Required Tools

  • 1x Philips-Head Screwdriver and/or Electric Screwdriver

Mount your Wyze Cam Outdoor

Use the drop-downs below for instructions to mount the Wyze Cam Outdoor to the ceiling or a wall.

To mount your Wyze Cam Outdoor to a ceiling:

  1. Position your Wyze Cam Outdoor on the ceiling where you want to mount it.
  2. Drill a 3mm hole in that spot, and insert the included Drywall Anchor.
  3. Screw the base of the Wyze Cam Outdoor into the Drywall Anchor using the hole labeled "Ceiling Mount".
  4. Attach the top of Wyze Cam Outdoor to the magnetic base.
    • Proper orientation: SYNC button facing down.
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To mount your Wyze Cam Outdoor to a wall:

  1. Position your Wyze Cam Outdoor on the wall where you want to mount it.
  2. Drill a 3mm hole in that spot, and insert the included Drywall Anchor.
  3. Screw the base of the Wyze Cam Outdoor into the Drywall Anchor using the hole labeled "Wall Mount".
  4. Attach the bottom of Wyze Cam Outdoor to the magnetic base to keep it in the proper orientation.
    • Proper orientation: SYNC button facing down.

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Additional Notes

To get the most out of your Wyze Cam Outdoor, keep these in mind while positioning your camera.

  • Always mount your Wyze Cam Outdoor right-side pointing up, with the SYNC button pointed down. Person detection may not work as accurately if the sensor is upside down.
  • Avoid direct sunlight: While Wyze Cam Outdoor is designed to weather the elements, it's still a camera. This means that having it facing direct sunlight could lead to the image being washed out, and has potential to shorten the life of the camera's image sensor.
  • Avoid general traffic: If you're using the Wyze Cam Outdoor to alert you when there's activity somewhere, you want to avoid false-positives. While these should be few and far between, angling your Wyze Cam Outdoor to avoid heavy-traffic areas while using any of its recording features will help keep the battery from draining too quickly.
  • Avoid waving branches: While the PIR sensor should help prevent most false-positives, it's still possible for the camera to record passive movement (waving branches, clothesline, etc.) as movement. 
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