Black dot on camera

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#1

Is this a sensor? I am installing the cam and wondering if is OK for it to be covered or blocked?

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#2

Yes ok to cover, for both v1 and v2.

That’s vestigial from an old Xiaofang model that had a PIR sensor there. I have never seen a picture of one with a PIR, but have seen photos’s of early 2017 boards with Silk Screened PIR1 and 3 holes for leads. EDIT: Found one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1MoXgAU48w the iSmartAlarm Spot.

Also see this https://github.com/samtap/fang-hacks/issues/193

It’s easy to verify. Put a wide rubberband around the camera (I used one that was holding 3 stalks of Broccoli together).

In v2 the top hole above lens is no longer used.

https://www.wyzecam.com/forums/topic/wyze-cam-autopsy/#post-133648