I have the same issue and it is not with just one camera. If I just choose motion detection, it works ok for a few minutes - a few hours if I am lucky. We won’t even talk about the fact that motion detection is practically useless the way it constantly jumps side-to side, over correcting when it is not necessary. The detection algorithm needs some serious tweaking. Does any actually have smooth panning side-side? Up/down is not too bad, but side-to-side just constantly over shoots and only stops moving when there is complete stop of all motion.
Anyway, with motion detection on, I almost always go back to find the camera turned all the way counter clockwise looking at a wall. It is pretty consistent. If I combine it with panning on one set-point, it kind of works - until the app seems to switch the detection zone on and now I get no motion detection or event recording or notifications. I have tried many combinations of settings, and the only thing that leaves the camera working fairly consistent and as expected is the pan function with one or more setpoints, or using it as a stationary camera - which kind of defeats the whole purpose of the panning function.
Is anyone having good luck with using these pan cameras in the way there were intended to be used? Are you getting decent panning and motion control without losing the return position regularly and/or having it change just a little bit nearly every time the camera moves until the camera is eventually facing a wall or somewhere wildly off of the original direction? How about sound? My experience it that is is also basically unusable as it is so muffled that you can’t hardly understand anything that it picks up - both the pan can and the V2? i love idea and some things work fine, but this camera and software is very frustrating! I have half a dozen cameras and quite a few of the sensors, so it isn’t like I am just tire kicking. Am I the only one having these serious problems??