The first three days I had the doorbell were the best. It worked really well after initial setup. If there was a detection or a button press, I could tune in live. Now it seems I successfully connect to it 2/10 times. If there is a detection, it is impossible to connect.
Voltage is a steady 20v from transformer.
Doorbell is 18ft from the primary WiFi Provider in my home. Signal in the app reads as full bars. Another system I sue tells me the doorbell is rated at 89-98% out of 100%
I do have three other family members sharing the doorbell via the app. They have their own accounts.
Earlier I was thinking I just had too many devices going, so I arranged a time to test just when I was home, and turned everything off, other than the router/internet, doorbell, and my phone. Didn’t notice any difference.
I have found that if I have recently rebooted the doorbell, that it works better. I can connect/reconnect more frequently. At least for a few hours. Still, I have objections to rebooting the device using a rule more than say 2-3 time a day. If it’s that unstable why bother?
If someone presses the doorbell I get the notification, and a picture, but nothing else, and the video is never uploaded. Error (code 05), and (code 06) failed to fetch video from cloud. Also Failed to upload Event. Please Check your WiFi connection. Yeah, sent logs, made tickets since I’ve had a few of these got told it would be looked into but no mitigations etc. I wish I could see the damn logs.
Reading some threads here I see a lot of other owners of this doorbell talking about heat influencing the doorbell. The doorbell is on the side of an entry alcove, with the 30-degree wedge so it faces North West. It will get hit by some morning sun. The entryway blocks that somewhat, and even at 30 degree I see more of the area I can expect packages than the front yard.
I have not measured the heat in the entryway directly but I am considering getting a thermometer or sensor in there to do some testing. I do live in Central Florida, so heat and humidity are quite intense and common.
Anyone else having issues like this?
I wish this camera either had local storage or could use the base station of an the Wyze Outdoor Camera as a more local storage. If that would mitigate the issues I’d be happier.
We were broken into 4 years ago; they used the front door. There are certain ways I won’t feel safe anymore, and a working set of cameras would help. Sure, we’ve done other mitigations, but this kind of camera system is useful to me. We’ve bene getting more people in the neighborhood doing door to door sales, there are at least 20+ houses going up around us. A seller of home security products came by the other day without any kind of ID. Still, I don’t depend on one thing, would just like this to be worth the money, time and effort I put into installing it, especially due to having to trace a bad circuit breaker while finding the one the doorbell was on.