If you are looking for information on how to use Wyze Cam behind a window, don't look any further. In this article, I explain how to do that.
The first thing you should know is that at first, this is not a normal application for the Wyze camera, so we can just try to find some ways to minimize the problems related to glare and reflection from the glass.
I also have more information about using a security camera behind glass in general. Please read the article "Will a security camera work behind glass?".
To use a Wyze Cam behind a window install it as close to the window as possible. The better way to have the camera working well in this situation is to have it facing the glass to avoid the effect of the reflection and glare.
Let's discuss the details of this type of installation...
The problems with cameras behind glass
It's not the best idea to have your Wyze camera behind a window, so before installing it that way, let's discuss the problems that you can face.
Infrared illumination issues
A security camera uses infrared for night vision and that type of light can bounce on the glass, hit the camera's sensor, and cause problems with a blurry image.
It's also possible to notice some problems during the daytime because the reflections on the glass are caused by lights coming from the external environment, especially on a bright sunny day such as the ones we have here in Florida 😉
Motion detection error
Some cameras other cameras (such as the Reolink Argus) use a PIR sensor that can't detect movement behind glass and some other models such as the Wyze Cam and Wyze Pan work with a pixel-based motion that can detect movent in this situation but can also be affected by glare and reflections.
The camera's motion detection feature can be seriously impacted by the reflection and glare from the glass because they lead to "false alarms".
Every time the camera's lens is hit by some reflected light it triggers motion detection even if there's nothing moving in front of the camera.
Install the camera behind a window
Buy a camera mount that can be stuck to the window using tape or a suction cup such as the Delkin which is very good for such applications.
Make sure the camera is facing the glass and there's no space.
You can also use a type of shelf that comes with a sticker that allows you to install on the glass and just sit the camera under it. Either way, you need to make sure the camera is close enough to the glass to avoid glare and reflection.
Turn off the infrared
To avoid the problems with the infrared LEDs reflection in the camera lens just use the Wyze app to log into the camera and turn the night vision off.
Just follow the steps to turn the night vision off.
- Open the Wyze App
- Click on the camera
- Click on the "gear' icon
- Click on " Advanced Settings"
- Turn off the night vision IR lights
And that's all. Now your Wyze Cam won't turn on the IR LEDs.
You can use the Wyze Cam behind a window if you follow the instructions from this article. To wrap it up, it's necessary to install the camera as close as possible of the glass and turn off the night vision mode.
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