After you setup a WyzeCam home security camera, you will quickly come to realize the importance of video history. Especially as it relates to periods of time longer than the 10-20 seconds stored in the cloud with each motion event. We thought the topic of how to add a micro SD card into a WyzeCam would be a good one to discuss.
A micro SD card is not included with the WyzeCam purchase. So before discussing how to add a micro SD card into a WyzeCam, it’s worth discussing what kind of card you should get. The WyzeCam supports up to a 32 GB micro SD card in FAT32 format (that’s the default for most cards). There are different speeds specifications for SD cards. We recommend the card support a Class 10 or UHS 1 speed rating. That means the card supports writing at least 10 MB per second which is enough to support a high definition camera.
As for what size to get, go with 32 GB. The difference in price between the sizes of cards is minimal up to 32 GB. Might as well go with the largest size.
Consider the SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSDHC UHS-I Card with Adapter for the WyzeCam. We like this particular card because it comes with an SD card adapter which makes it easy to use if needing to port it over to a PC. Another trusty brand in micro SD cards is Transcend so you can also consider the Transcend 32GB MicroSDHC Class10 UHS-1 Memory Card with Adapter. This one is rated even faster than the standard 10 MB per second. Like the SanDisk card, this comes with an SD card adapter to make it easier to insert into a PC.
For everything you ever wanted to know about choosing the right micro SD card for a home security camera, we present a very detailed article on our site for your reading pleasure.
Now that you know which card to use, let’s get into how to add the micro SD card into a WyzeCam discussion.
The photo that accompanies this article shows the location of the card slot. It’s on the bottom of the camera with a little etching of a micro SD card above it. A micro SD card is partially inserted into the slot.
Before starting the process of adding a micro SD card into a WyzeCam, unplug the camera. Turn it over and move the stand out of the way. Notice the little etching of the micro SD card and which direction the little notch is pointing to as that will assist you to insert the card in the proper orientation.
Most human fingers are too large to insert the micro SD card into a WyzeCam. You need some assistance. The bottom of a removable pen cap works well. By bottom, we’re talking about the pointed part that is used to clip the pen to a shirt pocket (who actually does that anyway?). The BIC Cristal Xtra Bold Ball Pen is what we used and it worked quite well. Push it in until you feel it click in place.
Now that the card is inserted, power up the camera. You can now start to use the time lapse play back feature.
All of these articles are written by someone (me) that figured out how to do this stuff the hard way. I have owned and tested dozens of cameras. Manufacturer support varies. There are a few good companies that provide timely answers when you have questions. There are several that sell you the camera and seem to have little interest in post sales support (which leads me to finding out stuff the hard way).