This week, I am going to share my results from an experiment that I ran involving alternative mounting methods. Many of you may have noticed that the adhesive we include with your Wyze Cam purchase is strong. Like, ridiculously strong. So strong that I admittedly was a bit concerned about putting it on my wall in my rented apartment. You can remove it with a hairdryer but I didn’t really want to mess with that. So I decided to test 4 different mounting methods to see if there was anything inexpensive and available that would be easier for me to move.
The methods that I chose to test were Command Brand Picture Hanging Strips, Loctite Fun-Tak Mounting Putty, Elmer’s Reusable Adhesive Tac ‘N Stik, and the super strength Glue Dots Adhesives. This is going to be one of our shorter episodes because it turns out that almost everything worked better than I expected! I had this entire idea about giving commentary as we watched a time lapse video demonstrating our findings but… This is it.
After 4 days only one of them fell and it happened pretty much immediately. I highly recommend that you not use Loctite Fun-Tak for this purpose though this may have been user error on my part. If you decide to try it and have better results than I did please let me know!
I also peeked at the bases themselves to see how well the disks are sticking to the walls and, unfortunately, the glue dots are looking stretched a bit thin. For a quick, easy method that doesn’t have to stay too long you could probably use glue dots but this doesn’t look like a medium or long-term solution.
Elmer’s Tac ‘N Stik is doing a darn good job holding on! This method may work longer term but I have less experience with it so I would advise caution if you’re looking into having it around for longer than the 4 days I tested it. It is quite possible that the Tac ‘N Stik will fulfill all of your Wyze Cam mounting needs!
My opinion on the Command Strips is similar. I would need to perform a longer experiment to test the long-term ability but I plan to try Command Strips in my home. Not only is it sticking without showing any wear that I can see but I also plan to set up hubs for my Wyze Cam. I like the idea of being able to move my disk from one spot to another without having to worry about the integrity of sticky tack, using a bunch of it, or having sticky spots just hanging out on my walls. The fasteners click together easily and shouldn’t be greatly impacted by dust accumulation if left unoccupied. I’ve used Command Strips to hold up large paintings before and they lasted for years without an issue.
I do understand that you, like me, will probably want to want to leave your Wyze Cam up for longer than 4 days. If you try any other methods or find different results than I did please let me know in comments or through private messaging to the Wyze Cam Facebook profile.
(Note: Wyze now offers a mounting kit with a screw hole at wyzecam.com)