Wyze Wireless Video Doorbell Camera Pro Review

There are a lot of video doorbells on the market, and it can be hard to know which one to choose. Wyze’s Video Doorbell Pro is a great option for those who are looking for an affordable yet feature-rich product.

Not only is the Wyze Video Doorbell Pro one of the most affordable options on the market, but it also offers features that many more expensive products don’t have. In this review, we’ll take a look at all of the Wyze Video Doorbell Pro’s features and see how it stacks up against the competition.

Wyze Wireless Video Doorbell Pro Overview: Features and Installation

The Wyze Wireless Video Doorbell Pro is an affordable and feature-laden smart doorbell that offers impressive integrations, a high-resolution camera, two-way audio, mechanical pan/tilt night vision, and alarm capabilities. It boasts a 150-degree field of view, 1,440 x 1,440 resolution, and cloud storage.

It also supports Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands and has a wireless design that allows for both wired and wireless installation. The battery life is estimated to last up to 6 months, but the whole doorbell needs to be taken down for recharging.

The doorbell design is fairly plain, with a white bulk and a glossy black camera and infrared sensor. It is an ideal choice for renters who do not want to create holes in their apartments, as well as homeowners who want to place the doorbell in a non-traditional spot.

The box of the Wyze Wireless Video Doorbell Pro includes the device itself, a wireless chime, a mounting plate, an angled wedge, two screw contacts for hardwiring, a micro USB port for recharging, and a USB cable for recharging the battery, etc.

Here is what I found in the box:

  • Wyze Video Doorbell Pro ×1
  • Wyze Chime Pro ×1
  • Back Plate For Screws ×1
  • Back Plate For 3M Tape ×1
  • 3M Tape x1
  • T8 Screwdriver ×1
  • Wire Nuts ×3
  • Bracket Screws ×3
  • Extension Wires ×2
  • Expansion Tubes ×3
  • USB Charging Cable ×1
  • Quick Start Guide ×1

How does WYZE video doorbell pro work?

The WYZE video doorbell pro is a budget-friendly wireless video doorbell that can be hardwired or powered by a battery. It has a white exterior with a glossy black camera and infrared sensor. On the back of the doorbell, there are two screw contacts for hardwiring and a microUSB port for recharging. The battery should last about 6 months and comes with a wireless chime, mounting plate, and angled wedge.

Installing the WYZE video doorbell is a simple process. First, the mounting plate should be screwed onto the door. Then, the video doorbell can be attached to the plate and secured with a screw. Finally, the wireless chime, mounting plate, and angled wedge can be installed.

Once the doorbell is installed, the WYZE app (available for Android and iOS) can be used to access the live stream, auto-zoom, two-way talk, night vision, and other features. The WYZE app also allows users to configure motion detection and event recording settings, set up notifications, enable Power Saving and Wide Dynamic Range modes, view the remaining battery percentage, configure chime sounds, and share access to the doorbell with other users.

The doorbell records in 1440 HD video, and can zoom in on faraway objects with an 8X digital zoom. It also has six night vision LED lights to help you see what’s going on at night. Motion events like packages, people, and animals can be captured with the optional Wyze Cam Plus Plan. The motion sensitivity settings can also be adjusted and you can create a detection zone to block certain areas from the camera’s view.

Wyze Wireless Video Doorbell Camera Pro Review

Notable features of Wyze Wireless Video Doorbell Pro

1. Motion Detection and Alerts

The Wyze Wireless Video Doorbell Pro offers a variety of motion detection and alerts. It features a security light that slowly glows blue when motion is detected, alerting visitors that they are being recorded. Schedules can be set to enable or disable notifications based on the time of day and the user’s location, as determined by their smartphone’s GPS, can also be used to control the device.

Motion in certain areas of the field of view can be prioritized or ignored, but the camera does not feature facial recognition. HDR video sensors can adjust peak brightness and black levels, while Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant can be used to control the video feed.

The device also has two-factor authentication and automatic firmware updates, as well as requiring users to choose a complex password for added security. Finally, the Wyze app offers a Cam Plus subscription that unlocks unlimited video recording, exclusive discounts on Wyze products, smarter notifications with Person, Package, Vehicle, and Pet Detection, and more.

2. HD Video Quality

The Wyze Wireless Video Doorbell Pro has a 1440 x 1440 pixel resolution and provides a 150° FOV, providing a clear and expansive view both horizontally and vertically. Video quality was good for a video doorbell at this price range, allowing for good detail and color in bright, dim, and no-light situations.

However, there was some haziness around the edges of objects, and occasional distortion due to the fisheye lens, as well as difficulties in bright light. HDR and custom motion zones, which are available on pricier doorbells, are not included in this model.

3. Battery Powered

The Wyze Wireless Video Doorbell Pro can be powered either by your existing low-voltage wiring or with a rechargeable battery. The battery is included with the doorbell and is easy to install and set up. It is a well-made, sturdy device and no additional wiring is required with a battery life of up to 180 days.

4. Audio and Motion Alerts

The Wyze Wireless Video Doorbell Pro offers two-way audio, head-to-toe viewing, weatherproofing, and wireless optional features. When motion is detected, a security light around the doorbell’s button will gradually glow blue to alert anyone at your front door that they are on camera and being recorded.

The video doorbell pro also offers audio and motion alerts. The audio alert is an included indoor chime with 8 sound levels and 20 unique tunes for users to choose from. The motion alert includes smart alert notifications for a fee, an excellent field of view, and motion detection zones so parts of the field of view can be ignored or prioritized.

Furthermore, it offers a Power Saving and Wide Dynamic Range mode, and users can also set up rules for the doorbell to work with other Wyze devices.

Wyze Wireless Video Doorbell Camera Pro Review: A Battery-Powered Wireless Video Doorbell Features and Installation

5. Wi-Fi Connectivity

The Wyze Wireless Video Doorbell Pro offers dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity, which is an advanced wireless standard that operates on two different frequency bands. This type of connection allows for faster speeds and greater reliability when connecting to the internet. Additionally, the Doorbell Pro includes a dual-band Wi-Fi Extender chime which helps to preserve the device’s battery life by staying connected to both the doorbell and the Wi-Fi. This helps to ensure lightning-fast notifications.

6. Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Integration

The Wyze Video Doorbell Pro integrates with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant so you can access the doorbell’s video feed on compatible smart displays. To set up the integration on Amazon Alexa, open the Alexa app on your smartphone and tap on the “Devices” tab.

Select the Wyze Video Doorbell Pro device and follow the steps to connect it to your home’s Wi-Fi. Tap “Live Video Feed” to get the Wyze Video Doorbell Pro’s live view on your Echo Show 10 or other compatible smart display.

To set up Google Assistant, open the Google Home app and tap on the “Add” button.

Select “Wyze Video Doorbell Pro” and follow the steps to connect it to your home’s Wi-Fi. You can also use the doorbell with Alexa Routines, though you will need to have a Wyze Cam Plus plan to do so. Finally, the doorbell includes a chime so you can set up additional doorbell chimes throughout your home.

7. Mobile App

The Wyze Mobile App offers features such as 2-way audio, head-to-toe viewing, weatherproof, wireless optional, snapshot, record, night vision, motion detection, and event recording settings, notifications, Power Saving, and Wide Dynamic Range modes, remaining battery percentage, chime sounds, and rules for the doorbell to work with other Wyze devices, as well as share access to the doorbell with other users.

Wyze Wireless Video Doorbell Camera Pro Review: A Battery-Powered Wireless Video Doorbell Features and Installation

8. 720p Night Vision

The Wyze Wireless Video Doorbell Pro has a resolution of 720p for its night vision feature. This resolution provides clear video even in low-light conditions and allows for greater detail to be captured. The night vision feature of the doorbell also has a wide field of view (FOV) of 150 degrees, allowing it to capture a large range of areas. Additionally, the doorbell utilizes a black and white (B&W) image for its night vision mode, which is more sensitive to low-light conditions than colored images.

9. Cloud Storage

The Wyze Wireless Video Doorbell Pro utilizes cloud storage to store captured footage and images. With the free plan, the doorbell will save up to 12-second clips on a 14-day rolling basis and with a 5-minute cooldown period between recordings.

If you opt for the $2-a-month cloud storage service, you’ll get 14 days of rolling storage for clips of unlimited length and no cooldown period. This storage plan also allows for smarter notifications that can distinguish between people, pets, vehicles, and packages. The doorbell also comes with a 30-day hassle-free return policy, so you can try it out without any risk.

 

What I like about using a Wyze battery-powered wireless video doorbell pro

No need to wire the doorbell to the electrical system

The Wyze Video Doorbell Pro is an ideal solution for those who want to avoid the hassle of wiring their doorbell to the electrical system. Unlike many of its competitors, the Wyze Video Doorbell Pro comes with a built-in rechargeable battery and can be charged via a micro USB cable. This allows users to avoid the need to hardwire the doorbell into their existing wiring system and eliminates the need for costly installations. Alternatively, users can also hook the doorbell up to their existing doorbell wiring via two screws on the back, offering users the flexibility to install the device in either configuration.

Moreover, the Wyze Video Doorbell Pro can be powered by an internal battery or a standard 16-24V AC doorbell power supply. Wyze claims that when using the battery option, users can expect up to six months of battery life depending on usage. This means users don’t need to worry about constantly recharging their batteries or having to install a new battery every time it runs out of juice.

Installation is also relatively simple and straightforward, with the included mounting bracket attached to the door frame or somewhere near the door. Additionally, 3M adhesive tape is also included for an extra-sturdy mount. With the Wyze Video Doorbell Pro, users can monitor their home’s security without the need to wire the doorbell, providing an easy and convenient solution.

Easier and multiple installation options

The installation options for a Wyze Battery-powered Wireless Video Doorbell Pro are incredibly straightforward and convenient. You can choose to install it with screws or with the included 3M adhesive mounting plate.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Mount the doorbell onto the desired surface with 3M adhesive mounting plate or screws.
  2. Connect the doorbell to your Wi-Fi network.
  3. Install the Wyze app on your phone and register your device.
  4. Configure the device settings and start using the doorbell.

Easier portability

The Wyze battery-powered wireless video doorbell pro offers an excellent level of ease and portability. It is very easy to install and set up, with no wiring required and 180 days of battery life. It also has easy installation options and a wide field of view, making it ideal for seeing your entire door and entranceway. The device itself is well-made and sturdy, with an extremely inexpensive price tag.

The portability of the Wyze doorbell pro also allows you to have it installed anywhere, take it with you when moving homes or just relocate it for a better vantage point. This makes it much more convenient than a wired doorbell, as there’s no need to run wires or cables to the device. In addition, you can access the doorbell from anywhere with the Wyze app, and you can also activate the two-way audio and night mode features.

Overall, the easy portability of the Wyze battery-powered wireless video doorbell pro makes it a great option for anyone looking for a convenient, reliable, and inexpensive doorbell solution.

No power outage risk

Using a Wyze battery-powered wireless video doorbell pro eliminates power outage risk by allowing the device to operate on battery power alone for up to 180 days. This eliminates the need for wiring and ensures that the device will be operational even during power outages.

In comparison to traditional wired doorbells, Wyze battery-powered wireless video doorbell pro offers greater convenience and flexibility, as well as increased reliability due to its long battery life and lack of wires.

Ability to use a more advanced camera

If you want to get access to all of the Wyze Video Doorbell Pro’s features, you need to subscribe to Wyze’s subscription service, called Cam Plus. With this, you get unlimited video recordings and no “cool-down” period between recordings.

Higher resolution picture

The Wyze battery-powered wireless video doorbell pro offers a great resolution picture with a 1440 x 1440 pixel resolution and a 150-degree field of view, allowing you to see more from a wide and tall angle. The video quality was good and I was able to make out the details of visitors’ faces even in night vision videos.

When compared to pricier video doorbells like the Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2, the Wyze tends to show a bit more haziness and distortion around the edges of the frame, but still provides excellent clarity and resolution. Unfortunately, the package detection feature had some false positives and does not offer the ability to create custom motion zones.

No Wi-Fi or router issues

Using a Wyze battery-powered wireless video doorbell pro eliminates Wi-Fi or router issues by removing the need for wiring and providing up to 180 days of battery life. This eliminates the need to connect the video doorbell to a router or Wi-Fi, allowing users to enjoy a wireless setup with no wiring required.

Furthermore, the device is very easy to install and set up, making it an ideal solution for those who want to avoid the hassle of dealing with Wi-Fi or router issues.

Ability to integrate with smart home systems

The Wyze Video Doorbell Pro is a battery-powered wireless doorbell that is perfect for integrating with smart home systems. The doorbell offers features such as motion detection, dual-band Wi-Fi, smart alerts, free recorded video, and an excellent field of view. It is also compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT.

Battery life of up to 1 year

The Wyze Video Doorbell Pro boasts up to 180 days of battery life, although this may vary based on the number of events the doorbell detects. Some Wyze Video Doorbell Pro owners on Reddit report that the battery life does not last close to Wyze’s 180-day estimate, and similar complaints appear on Amazon and Wyze’s website.

The Video Doorbell Pro is battery-powered, with a built-in battery that lasts up to six months before needing to be recharged and the included Wyze Chime lets you pick from 20 unique tunes and eight sound levels to know when someone arrives at your door.

Lower cost

Using the Wyze battery-powered wireless video doorbell pro is an excellent option when compared to other options on the market. It is extremely inexpensive, with the device starting from $99 and shipping, making it a fantastic value.

The device is also very easy to install and set up, with both battery or wired power options available. The doorbell also offers a wide and tall field of view, allowing you to always have a clear view of your front porch. Additionally, it has a night mode feature, allowing you to monitor your porch even in the dark.

Plus, you can store up to 14 days of footage in the free cloud storage. With reliable performance and great features, this doorbell is a great option for any home.

A doorbell view that shows it all—day and night

The Wyze battery-powered wireless video doorbell pro provides a view of the doorbell at all times of day and night thanks to its head-to-toe, ultra-wide viewing angle, 1440 HD video recording, and 8x digital zoom. At night, the doorbell uses six night vision LED lights to help you see what’s going on.

When motion is detected, a security light around the doorbell’s button will gradually glow blue to alert anyone at your front door that they are on camera and being recorded. The motion sensitivity settings can also be adjusted between low and high in the Wyze app, and a detection zone can be defined to block certain areas from the camera’s view. The doorbell also comes with an included indoor chime that’s also a Wi-Fi extender.

What I don’t like

The Wyze doorbell design is plain and not aesthetically pleasing

The aesthetic appeal of the Wyze doorbell design is rather lackluster. While the view from the camera looks good, the doorbell itself has a chunky, plain, and uninspiring look to it. It is only available in one color, and does not come with interchangeable faceplates like Nest or Ring.

This makes it difficult for the doorbell to blend in with the rest of a home’s aesthetic, which can cheapen the look of the home. Furthermore, the build quality of the Wyze doorbell is so-so, and the doorbell is very large and dull in design. This can be off-putting to potential customers who are looking for a modern-looking doorbell that complements the look of their home.

To recharge the battery, the whole device must come down

Another thing I don’t like about the Wyze doorbell pro is that you’ll have to dismantle it in order to charge the battery. However, the good thing is that you might only have to do this once every year.

The chime needs to stay plugged in at all times

The Wyze Video Doorbell Pro requires the chime to be plugged in at all times in order to access the livestream of the doorbell. This is because the chime helps extend the range of your wireless network to the doorbell, so it must be connected to both your doorbell and Wi-Fi for notifications. The chime also helps conserve the doorbell’s battery life, so it’s important to leave it plugged in.

No AI detection

The impact of having no AI detection on a product is that it may not be able to detect unusual activity or recognize faces, and could cause alert latency and slightly pixelated resolution. Furthermore, users may not be able to access some of the features such as Person, Package, Vehicle, and Pet Detection, unlimited video recording, and exclusive discounts on Wyze products.

Installation Process: How to Effortlessly mount Wyze Wireless Doorbell Pro

How to Effortlessly mount Wyze Wireless Doorbell Pro? [Step-by-step instructions]

  1. Download the mobile app and create an account. Tap the plus icon in the upper left corner of the home screen and then Add Device. Select the Video Doorbell Pro from the Cameras menu, then press and hold the power button on the back of the doorbell until the LED illuminates and a voice prompt tells you that the device is on.
  2. Tap Next twice and plug the chime into an outlet that is no more than 30 feet away from your router. Press and hold the chime’s reset button until you hear a voice prompt that the device is ready to connect. The app then searches for the doorbell, as well as prompts you to choose your home Wi-Fi network and enter your Wi-Fi password.
  3. Physically install the Video Doorbell Pro: secure the mounting plate to a surface with either the included double-sided adhesive strip or screws. If you want to hook it into your existing wiring, now connect the wires to the terminals on the back of the device. Once the plate is secure, simply slide the doorbell onto the plate and pull it down to lock the unit in place.
  4. Give the doorbell a name and install any available firmware updates.
  5. Enjoy the doorbell with its crystal-clear HD resolution and two-way talk. You will get prompt alerts when someone approaches the doorbell and will be able to converse with the visitor or delivery person.

Conclusion: Should you buy the Wyze Video Doorbell Pro?

Why should you buy the Wyze Video Doorbell Pro? With its low price tag, the Wyze Video Doorbell Pro offers an impressive set of premium features that make it a great value. It boasts a wide and tall field of view, with a 1:1 aspect ratio and a 150-degree horizontal and vertical field of view.

Plus, the dynamic range of the camera ensures that sections of shade near areas of direct sunlight don’t result in a loss of detail. On top of that, Wyze offers one of the best free cloud storage plans around, with 12-second clips on a 14-day rolling basis and the option to subscribe to their $2-a-month cloud storage service for 14 days of rolling storage for clips of unlimited length.

It also offers smarter notifications that can distinguish between people, pets, vehicles, and packages. With all these features and more, the Wyze Video Doorbell Pro is a great choice for anyone looking for a reliable, high-quality video doorbell.

FAQ

Does the Wyze Wireless Video Doorbell Camera Pro come with a subscription?

Yes, the Wyze Wireless Video Doorbell Camera Pro comes with a subscription called Cam Plus. This subscription unlocks extra features such as package detection, person detection, and unlimited video cloud storage. Cam Plus also allows for up to five minutes of continuous recording of events. The subscription costs $1.99/month or $19.99 for the year.

Is WYZE Cam Pro worth it?

Is the Wyze Cam Pro worth it? Absolutely! For just $100, the Wyze Cam Pro offers a lot of high-end features that you would normally only find on much more expensive video doorbells. You get package and person detection, a 1440 x 1440 resolution, dual-band Wi-Fi, and free cloud storage. Plus, it also comes with a chime, which is a nice bonus.

On top of that, the Wyze Video Doorbell Pro boasts some impressive specs. It has high-res video with a wide FOV, night vision mode, two-way talk, and more. The app is easy to use and it offers unlimited recording for just $2 a month with Cam Plus. So, you get a lot of great features for a very reasonable price.

The Wyze Video Doorbell Pro might not be perfect, as some users have reported gaps in recording even with a paid account, but for $100 it’s still a great deal. If you don’t mind missing out on some features or you’re a Wyze fan, then this is definitely worth the investment.

Is Wyze coming out with a wireless doorbell?

Yes, Wyze is coming out with a wireless doorbell, the Wyze Video Doorbell Pro. It offers an upgraded ultra-wide resolution that allows users to see more on their porches, as well as a wire-free installation. The doorbell also features a 2560×1440 (2K) resolution and Google/Alexa compatibility.

It can be powered by a battery or wired to existing doorbell wiring, and it has a 150-degree field of view. Additionally, the product includes a plug-in chime and has AI-powered alerts that can distinguish between a person, package, pet, or vehicle.