There is no mistaking, Wyze Labs makers of the Wyze Cam and Wyze Cam Pan has taken the IP camera market by storm. Because of the rapid growth and popularity of these cameras companies are cranking out accessories for them. Today we are going to take a look at the Kasmotion Wyze Cam Pan Wall Mount which I thought had the potential to be a nice little accessory that would add some mounting flexibility to the Wyze Cam Pan.
- Good idea in theory
- Poor execution on the idea
- Subpar materials used
The idea of being able to mount a Wyze Cam Pan right onto an outlet is in my mind a neat idea especially for a kitchen application so when I saw the Kasmotion Wyze Cam Pan Wall Mount I was quick to order one to check out. I could see a few places where I could use something like the Kasmotion Wyze Cam Pan Wall Mount especially in my mechanical room where I have a rack system that houses all of my automation and networking gear. In this room, I have a few outlets at about eye level that would put the Wyze Cam Pan in a great position to view what is going on.
Sadly the Kasmotion Wyze Cam Pan Wall Mount is not for me and really is a poorly designed product made of subpar materials. First, right out of the box I recognized that I was going to have a problem. The Kasmotion Wyze Cam Pan Wall Mount is meant to sit around a receptacle and also to use part of that receptacle for its strength. Well, they make no mention that it is only for duplex receptacles with no support for decora style receptacles. This is a pretty substantial miss as decora style switches and receptacles are pretty much what all home automation devices are modeled around.
Next up we have the design. I initially liked the little shelf that the Kasmotion Wyze Cam Pan Wall Mount made for the Wyze Cam Pan, unfortunately, it was apparently obvious that the Kasmotion Wyze Cam Pan Wall Mount was not actually molded for the Wyze Cam Pan but instead just a repurposed mount for another camera. The shelf portion of the Kasmotion Wyze Cam Pan Wall Mount where the Wyze Cam Pan actually sits is way oversized for the Wyze Cam Pan and is more the size of a Nest Cam. Now you do get a wing bolt that can tread into the base of the Wyze Cam Pan and hold it in place but you are still left with all this extra plastic which leads to a very poor look and feel. Also, I can not really figure out why but the underside of the shelf portion on the Kasmotion Wyze Cam Pan Wall Mount has a huge void in it, completely a guess here but I think they intend you to coil extra cable up inside of it and have it somehow magically stay floating inside which again just leads to a product that is not aesthetically pleasing in the least.
Had the Kasmotion Wyze Cam Pan Wall Mount been properly designed for the Wyze Cam Pan I think we could possibly have a viable product here but as it stands I would highly recommend you stay away from this product.
Has anyone found any good mounting solutions for the Wyze Cam Pan? Let me know in the comments below.
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