Wyze Cam is a fully functional $20 security camera. Out of the box, it works great.
The only problem is that there, currently, isn't a website you can go to to manage the camera or view footage. It's only available via a smartphone app.
While the app works great pushing files to the cloud and local storage, the camera doesn't utilize open standards like RTSP, so it's not compatible with Blue Iris.
That's where OpenIPC steps in. This is very new firmware so expect these steps to change quite a bit. I'll try to keep it updated. There is a subreddit dedicated to OpenIPC as well.
This firmware will not erase or modify the built-in firmware, so no worries about bricking your device. If you remove the sd card and reboot the device, it will go back to the standard config.
While this can be annoying to some, the firmware is only in Alpha with non-open source code. There could be serious security risks, so this should only be used for testing and not production!
To installDownload Win32DiskImager
Try to use a 4GB or smaller MicroSD card for the install, if possible.
Download the latest IMG release file from here. (For instance openipc_v2-0.2.5.img or whichever release is newer). This will only work with the WyzeCamV2 not the V1
Open Win32DiskImager and select the IMG file and the target MicroSD drive.
To set the Wifi password, edit the file <drive letter>:\config\wpa_supplicant.conf and change
to whatever your network name is. Also, change the password field.
To write the firmware, press and hold the bottom setup button while plugging the camera back in.
You can scan your network with a smartphone app like Fing or a Windows app like Angry IP Scanner to locate the camera. It will register ports:
If you browse to the ip from a browser, the login prompt will ask for a password. The default being:
Blue Iris Setup
Adding the Wyze cam to Blue Iris is pretty straightforward. When you go to the config page it will provide you with the RTSP url. Just import this and that's it.
Just, bear in mind... this should not be used for anything other than testing. You cannot change the password (easily) and even then, the firmware changes are not permanent.
An ideal solution would be to wait for the firmware to have a release candidate that allows you to add extra storage space that is instead being used for the OS.