Thank you for your post.
Yes, I am having recording integrity issues with all three of my Wyse cameras (2 Wyze Cam 1080s & 1 Wyze Cam Pan). All three cams are equipped with high quality 32GB SD cards.
AN EMBARRASSING MOMENT:
Wyze Cam’s failure to accurately records events and movement cause substantial embarrassment to me.
I was scheduled for weed abatement treatment on February 8, 2019, between 12:15 pm and 1:00 pm. I was gone for the day, and upon return, I reviewed the Wyze cam footage of the TWO front yard cameras to see if the weed tech showed up as promised. BOTH Wyze cameras showed NO ACTIVITY in my front yard from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
I called the weed abatement company and lodged a complaint for not receiving service as promised. The dispatcher said their records indicated the weed technician arrived at my property at 12:33 p.m. and completed his service visit for both the front and backyards.
I told the dispatcher, my security cameras CLEARLY SHOWED no one set foot on my property from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The dispatcher said: “Sir, we will send a technician out tomorrow to spray AGAIN.” I responded: “Spray again? How can you guys say ‘spray again’ when you never showed up as promised?”
Later that evening, I rechecked BOTH front yard cameras – and nothing. However, I did NOT originally check the BACKYARD Wyze camera, because no one can get into my backyard with crossing over my front yard, so it would be a moot point to check the backyard cam. You guessed it – the backyard camera showed the weed tech spraying in my backyard at 12:39 pm. However, the most of the frames of the weed tech walking in the backyard were dropped by the Wyze cam. The tech was on camera less than 5 seconds.
Well, of course, I called the weed service company and apologized profusely. I asked them to have the weed tech drop by for an in-person apology and to pick up a In-N-Out Burger gift card.
By the way, after removing egg from my face, I checked the archive of my RING doorbell camera. Yup, it clearly showed the weed tech arriving and spraying for weeds in the front yard.
Maybe WYZE CAMS are not such a “bargain” afterall. Because, if they don’t work reliably when you need them – what value are they?
I will be replacing the Wyze cams with RING SECURITY CAMERAS, which are designed to go with my RING security system. (I should have done this in the first place instead of cheaping-out with Wyze Cams.)