Mounting the Wyze Cam Home Security Camera

Wyze CamWe recently got our hands on an inexpensive (and innovative) home security camera called the Wyze Cam.  If you’re looking for an inexpensive home security with some high-end features, it’s a good candidate.

Edit:  Since publishing this article, Wyze Cam has introduced their Wyze Cam V2.  The mounts discussed within this article apply equally to both models as the exterior dimensions and features are basically the same.  They have also introduced the Wyze Cam V3 which is a totally different camera with many more mounting options.  If you haven’t purchased a camera yet, we suggest opting for the V3.

Included Wyze Cam Mounting Options

The Wyze Cam is a very small camera that can be used as is in many circumstances.  The mounting stand that comes with the camera is very versatile.  It folds up.  The camera can swivel and pivot.  If you want to use this as a traditional home security camera, meaning as a camera that sits on a shelf, table or countertop, then in our opinion you’re good to go.  A photo of the camera utilizing the included stand accompanies this article.

The included stand is nicely weighted and the adjustment capability combined with a 110 degree wide-angle lens will allow you to cover a lot of territory.  The bottom of the stand is weighted with a magnet.  Even better.  Now you can pop the WyzeCam on a metal vertical surface like a filing cabinet or maybe a refrigerator.  That’s pretty darn nice.

A metal plate with adhesive backing is included.  This metal plate allows you to put the camera in locations where there isn’t any metal surface.  For example, you might want to mount the Wyze Cam to a ceiling.  Sure, it’s upside down, but you can turn the video 180 degrees within the app.  The adhesive that’s included with the metal disk is permanent so be aware of that before pasting up there.

But there might be other places you want to place the camera where there’s no metal surface and the somewhat permanent nature of the adhesive isn’t wanted.  A lot of home security cameras have a 1/4″ – 20 threaded mounting hole which is common to tripods.  This makes finding alternative mounts a lot easier.  Unfortunately the Wyze Cam doesn’t have one of those so alternative mounts require some creativity.

Alternative Mounting Ideas

Let’s look at a few scenarios and recommendations.

You might want to place the Wyze Cam pointing out a window, adhered to a mirror, attached to a kitchen cabinet, perhaps on a shelf where no shelf exists.  Consider the eLhook 4” White Stick-On and Removable Shelf For Cloud Security Cameras.  No permanent adhesive is used to stick the ElHook shelf to the flat surface.  Consider using the metal disk on top of the shelf instead of their included strips so you can quickly remove the Wyze Cam.

The Wyze Cam is incredibly light weighing less than 4 ounces.  It doesn’t take a lot to hold it up so you can go old school and simply use this Wall Mount Kit for Wyze Cam V2/V1 with Screwless and VHB Stick On.  VHB is an acronym for Very High Bond.  This type of adhesive is used to hold objects heavier than the WyzeCam.  Simply attach the mounting plate to the wall then slide the base into the mount.

Why Consider Alternatives?

The purpose of these mounting ideas is to help make this camera even more useful than it already is.  The minimal size and weight open a lot of possibilities that aren’t present with larger home security camera options on the market.  Adding some of these mounting accessories to the Wyze Cam allows the camera to placed where other larger ones cannot be placed.