eco4life – 8C IP security Camera VS. WYZE CAM V2 and V3 Comparison:

So you’re interested in a smart home security camera, but you aren’t exactly sure which brand is best for your needs. One of the more popular brands that has been around for a couple years is WYZE. They have a couple different versions of their camera, but their most popular version is the WYZE CAM V2 and they just recently released the WYZE CAM V3. So knowing that Wyze might be a brand of interest for many consumers, we’ve gone ahead and given you a direct comparison with our ECO4LIFE SC-RIPC-8C Smart IP Camera to show you what you can expect for the ECO4LIFE Smart IP camera’s specs and capabilities compared to WYZE – so let’s get started!



HARDWARE SPECS:

WYZE CAM V2

WYZE CAM V3

ECO4LIFE SC-RIPC-8C







Video Resolution

1080P

1080P

1080P

CMOS Sensor

1/2.9"

Starlight CMOS

1/3" 2M Pixels

Wide angle viewing

110 degrees

130 degrees

135 degrees

Lens

2.8mm Focal Length

f/1.6 aperture

2.5mm Focal Length

Night Vision

YES - Up to 30 feet

YES - 25x brighter than traditional cameras / color

YES - 26 - 32 feet / high power LED with ICR

2 way audio

YES - Built in speaker and mic

YES - Built in speaker and mic

YES - Built in speaker and mic

WiFi Internet Connection support

2.4GHz

2.4GHz

2.4GHz

SD Card support for continuous recording

YES - up to 32GB

YES - up to 32GB

YES - up to 128GB

Easy mounting

YES - adhesive and magnetic base

YES - adhesive and magnetic base

YES - adhesive and magnetic base

Indoor / Outdoor

Indoor only

Indoor / Outdoor

Indoor only

Power

AC/DC Wired

AC/DC Wired

AC/DC Wired

Year released

Feb. 2018

Dec. 2020

June. 2019


The hardware is probably one of the first things you’ll look at when trying to figure out which IP camera might be best for your needs. When reviewing the 3 security camera models, they aren’t too many differences, except for a couple categories.


The ECO4LIFE 8C IP camera has the best lens when it comes to Wide Angle viewing. The new WYZE Cam V3 comes close at 130 degrees, but is still beat by the ECO4LIFE 8C.


The next category of comparison would be Night Vision. WYZE Cam V3 IP Camera has a slightly better night vision compared to its previous WYZE CAM V2. When comparing the Night Vision of the V3 and ECO4LIFE 8C, the only difference is the fact that the Wyze cam V3 can see in color vs. the Eco4life CAM being in black and white, which in most cases, should make too much difference.


One key category to pay attention to and that’s quite important for many consumers is the SD CARD support. This allows you to have consistent continuous recording and saved video for the Security camera footage - The WYZE CAM V2 and V3 only support up to 32GB SD card for on-board continuous recording, whereas the ECO4LIFE 8C, can support up to a 128GB SD card. This is also important for those consumers who may not want the CLOUD STORAGE. If you don’t want to worry about having a constant WIFI signal and peace of mind knowing your home is secured, local storage is an important feature – and the bigger the better.


The other categories listed are relatively all similar in features and specs, and you won’t find major noticeable differences – depending on your preferences, the cameras are very similar, but the 8C does have some stand out features compared to the WYZE CAM V3 and V2.


SOFTWARE FEATURES:

WYZE CAM V2

WYZE CAM V3

ECO4LIFE SC-RIPC-8C








Android & iOS App

YES

YES

YES

Alerts & Notifications

YES

YES

YES

WEB RTC

NO

NO

YES

2-Way Communication VIA APP

YES

YES

YES

Live video streaming

YES

YES

YES

Motion Detection

YES

YES

YES

1 minute setup

N/A

YES

Sound Detection

NO

NO

Future development

Motion Detection Zones

YES

YES

YES

Time Lapse

YES

YES

Currently No- possible for Future development

Share security feed

YES

YES

YES

Voice Control with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

YES

YES

YES

New updates coming

YES

YES

YES

Cloud Storage Available

YES

YES

YES

Cloud Storage Service

Free 14 day rolling storage / 12 second clip or monthly/yearly FEE for better features - Stored on Amazon AWS Cloud Storage

Free 14 day rolling storage / 12 second clip or monthly/yearly FEE for better features - Stored on Amazon AWS Cloud Storage

30 day free trial - Monthly or Annual fee to continue - FULL ACCESS to all features - Stored on Amazon AWS Cloud Storage


So you’ve got an idea of the hardware and design you’re interested in for your new IP Security Camera, but in addition to that, you need to make sure it has the software support and features that allow you to control and monitor your home or business. When doing a comparison of features, both APPs have almost the same available features with a couple of differences.


The first major difference is that the ECO4LIFE Smart IP Camera has a WEB RTC feature, which allows you to view the live feed and control your IP Camera from your computer internet browser. The WYZE cameras only work with the iOS and Android smart phone APP, which is also available option with ECO4LIFE.


The next difference is that the WYZE V2 and V3 IP cameras currently have Sound detection as an available notification alert for your camera feed. It’s not currently available for the ECO4LIFE 8C IP Camera, but it is a future development and that’s being looked into being available at some point.


The last major difference would be related to the Cloud Storage which is available on both models, although the WYZE Cameras give you a FREE Option with limited features, and both cameras have paid options with full feature capabilities. Although the FREE option may sound pretty good, the limitation it provides makes it almost useless, so you’d want to upgrade to a paid option if CLOUD STORAGE is something you’re interested in, which is available on both ECO4LIFE and WYZE IP camera models.


It’s also import to note, that ECO4LIFE software development team is constantly making new updates and features available, so perhaps a feature might not be available at this moment, doesn’t mean it won’t be available at some point in the future. Less us know what features are most important to you by sending us a message HERE, and we’ll relay the info to our development team to look at the option for future development.


FINAL COMPARISON ANALYSIS:


Both WYZE and ECO4LIFE provide a good quality affordable IP Security Camera that’s easy to use and setup. Many of the hardware and software features are identical, with a couple key pieces being different, which might be important for you to have.


When evaluating which camera is best for you, review below points, which will help you decide which is best for you:

  1. Indoor or Outdoor – all 3 cameras are workable for indoor, but if you need an outdoor camera, WYZE CAM V3 is the only option – although Eco4life does have another model that works outdoors and is battery powered for easy installation.

  2. Wide Angle Lens – The viewing angle is an important feature with deciding which camera you want. The wider the angle, the more area you’ll be able to monitor, and ECO4LIFE 8C has the best wide angle lens at 135 degrees.

  3. Night Vision – all 3 IP Cameras have available night vision, but only the WYZE Cam V3 offers color night vision. In terms of clarity, ECO4LIFE is just as clear as WYZE, and slightly more distance – just with no color.

  4. SD Card support for continuous recording – WYZE IP Cameras only support up to 32GB SD card, whereas the ECO4LIFE IP Cam can support up to 128GB SD Cards. If local storage security is important, ECO4LIFE is the better option, and should be an important consideration with choosing a home security camera.

  5. Software control – Both WYZE and ECO4LIFE have available iOS and Android APPs for monitoring and controlling your IP Cam, but if you want to use your computer, only ECO4LIFE provides the WEB RTC software to make that feature available.

  6. CLOUD STORAGE – both WYZE and ECO4LIFE provide Cloud Storage with Amazon AWS cloud servers, but WYZE provides a FREE option with limited features. We’d recommend that if CLOUD STORAGE is important, that you go with the paid service, which is available with both WYZE and ECO4LIFE.

We recommend and hope that you visit us again and come back to this page in the future – we’ll be updating this page with more comparisons between the 2 Security Cams, and also be comparing other products and brands with ECO4LIFE Smart Home product lines, to give you a complete idea of how we compare to other brands you might be considering in the market.


If you have additional questions about the ECO4LIFE Smart IP Security Cameras, than send us a message HERE and we’ll be available to answer them immediately. Good luck with your decision and we hope to have you as a happy and loyal customer soon.


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