Wyze Labs announced their first pan and tilt camera in late May. The Wyze Cam Pan is a great camera offered at a bargain price that rivals many cameras selling for much more. Being a pan and tilt, this camera covers a lot more territory than traditional security cameras so the mounting requirements are a little different in that you want to eliminate anything that will block the 360 degree view.
You cannot use mounts for the traditional Wyze Cam. The Wyze Cam Pan is a different concept. This camera is larger and as already stated, it’s spinning. A unique design on this camera has the actual camera lens tilting while the entire body of the device is the part that spins. That’s different.
Fortunately, and for the first time, Wyze has incorporated an industry standard 1/4″ – 20 threaded screw hole on the bottom of the Wyze Cam Pan stand. Turn over the camera to uncover the screw hole. The presence of the screw hole means opens up a large market of tripods and camera mounts for the Wyze Cam Pan. Great work to Wyze Labs for including this thoughtful feature.
Attaching the Wyze Cam Pan to a ceiling or wall makes this more of a stealth camera and provides angles you can’t get from placing it on a shelf or table. The Arkon Camera Wall Mount for CCTV POV Camcorders Cameras will attach to the bottom of the Wyze Cam Pan using that tripod screw we mentioned. This is a wall mount. Attach this metal mount to a wall and use the three adjustment points to get the proper angle. This mount includes a two-year warranty.
If attaching the Wyze Cam Pan to a ceiling, you will be mounting the camera upside down. Fortunately, Wyze thought of this already. Get into advanced settings and rotate the camera 180 degrees. The image will be flipped.
There are a lot of suction mounts around that will attach to the tripod screw of the Wyze Cam Pan. Attaching this camera to a window will allow you to see outdoors. Be sure to turn the night vision off because it will get in the way of a clear night image. A good suction mount for a Wyze Cam will need to be heavy duty to accommodate the weight of the camera and be able to tolerate the motion of the pan option.
Consider the Fat Gecko Mini Camera and Camcorder Mount. It’s a well made mount that adjusts at the base and tip to get the right angle for the best video when mounted on a window. The three-inch suction cup has a vacuum lock for a more secure hold. An extension arm is included with the mount which we suggest using to help get the proper angle. This will attach to the screw hole on the bottom of the camera.
Lastly, for those with a very unusual placement requirement that doesn’t have a flat surface for a suction cup or screws, consider a flexible tripod mount. Consider the Joby GorillaPod 325. It’s a mini tripod with three flexible legs. Wrap these legs around a post, chair arm, or curtain rod. You get the idea. It allows placement of the Wyze Cam Pan in some usual places.
Any of these three selected mounts will extend the possibilities of a Wyze Cam Pan. You can just do so much with a table or shelf.