WyzeCam has released an updated version of its budget-friendly security camera with a better sensor, as well as motion-tagging technology, which detects and outlines motion directly in its footage. The best part is, like the original WyzeCam, the second version of the popular security camera will still only cost $20. Although there’s been no official UK and AU pricing revealed yet, that converts directly to around £14/AU$25, for reference.
In many ways, WyzeCam v2 is just like the original WyzeCam. It captures 1080p recording, comes with 14 days of free rolling cloud storage, allows you to create custom time lapse videos and boasts continuous microSD recording (microSD not included).
Affordable peace of mind
But what sets this latest version apart is its motion-tagging technology, which outlines motion whether you’re watching a live stream or replaying content. It’s also packing a significantly improved CMOS sensor, which serves up clearer images during the day and provides you with enhanced night vision in the dark. Its new audio chip also aims to reduce interference and a matte finish replaces the original camera’s glossy look in a bid to reduce glare.
According to Engadget, the WyzeCam v2 will be getting a firmware update in March that will add IFTTT integration and provide some support to use the camera alongside Amazon Alexa. This means you won’t be able to use one of Amazon’s speakers to work the camera with voice commands, but you will be able to watch live feeds on devices like the Echo Show and Spot.