I am using a Wyze Cam V2 as a live view camera - its being used on a rear of a fleet vehicle using the RTSP firmware connected through TinyCam Pro. I do not use internet - do not have it on the vehicles. The setup works - but barely. Video bandwidth is heinous - I get bursts of data and then black screens. I believe there are several processor hogging things going on was wondering if I could disable them ?
1> Can I completely disable motion tagging (i.e. those annoying green boxes) I don’t want to see them - EVER the drivers hate them. I have not been able to find a way to get rid of them.
2> Is motion tagging only needed for recording to SD ? If so if I remove the SD card will I disable the green boxes ? We really want recording but WITHOUT the damn green boxes constantly darting across the screen.
3> Does recording to SD take up processor bandwidth ? If so - will it speed up the way the camera transmits data if its not busy trying to record to the SD card ?
4> Is there a native black and white mode ? Less color data = less data to transmit and faster throughput.
5> If the device is connected to the internet and I am using RTSP to live feed - is it “double taxing” the available bandwidth. Seems so - because performance is WORSE when there is internet . If that is true - i.e. device is simultaneously trying to stream video to both the internet and RTSP - then how do I disable that / prevent it from happening.
6> It appears as if the camera is always trying to “phone home” which tells me its trying to find the internet even though there is not a connection to it. That tells me that process is also eating up valuable bandwidth. Is there a way to disable the device from seeking out an internet connection so i can simply use it as a offline device ?
I have a very fast on board wifi router - we are getting 20MBS + throughput from our other cameras - we get very little throughput from the WyZE cam. I realize this is a cheap camera - but are there any ways to reduce overhead and speed it up ?
Finally - if no to these questions - anyone have a compact, WiFi connected, USB powered solution for this ? Seems simple, but like anything else engineers over-think it and don’t provide the most simple of things and it completely alienates business users.