Hey everybody, I just got a Wyze Cam v2 yesterday, I set it up and the quality is great and the app is good, it was super easy to set up. I have it pointing out my front window (no screen) capturing the front porch, front yard, driveway, mailbox, and the road in front of my house. I live in a somewhat undeveloped area so there are no houses across the street or on either side of me, but a few houses down the road. It’s not a high traffic area though several people drive by daily.
I’m using an SD card and I set the camera to only record on motion events with the sound off. I did not set up a detection zone. I left the motion detection sensitivity at default (50) and the camera picks up some events but completely misses others. It’s sensitive enough to pick up a rabbit on the lawn early in the morning, it picked up a few vehicles driving past during the day, and it picked up me going out to get the mail. However, it did not pick up the mail carrier bringing the mail, nor did it pick up my own car when I left or came home. Both of which were events well in view of the camera and lasted much longer than a neighbor driving by without stopping.
Am I doing something wrong? The camera is in the same room as the WiFi router, but even if it were to drop WiFi (I don’t see how being only 15 feet away) I assume it should still keep recording events to the SD card. None of the events that it missed were anywhere near any other events so if there is a cool down period that wouldn’t have affected it. Is there even a cool down when using an SD card?
I searched the forum for people with similar issues looking for resolutions but didn’t find any. Well, I found some similar issues, but no resolutions. If anyone has any idea what I can do to correct this issue, I’d really like to hear it, otherwise the Wyze cam will sadly have to go back, as it’s job is to watch for someone tampering with the mail and packages.