Thinking of purchasing a Wyze cam and during my research learned about the 5-minute cooldown and I’d like to understand. I’m seeing a BUNCH of posts and its a bit confusing. So I thought I would ask my specific questions and see if I can get an answer.
So, assuming a SD card is available.
What EXACTLY happens if someone say, wanting to do illegal activities, came in front of your wyze cam, walked calmly by, triggered the motion and moved out of view. Then 40 seconds later came back and started pulling up your lawn gnomes? Will I personally have to go and review second by second the next five minutes after the first notification to even see if this could be happening? I understand it won’t alert you to the next movements for those 5 minutes, but on the app will it log in a those movements found on the SD card or will I need to go home(or through the app) and view all 5 minutes to even determine if there was motion?
I’m trying to determine if the 5 minute cooldown is a deal breaker or not. If it records still on the SD card and categorizes/separates the movement and non movement videos and through the app I just need to review any SD card recorded movement during those 5 minutes, that I can live with. But if the SD isn’t on the app or doesn’t separate the movement from nonmovement then I’m not sure how effective this would be for me.
How are you all dealing with the 5 minute cooldown?
All help is greatly appreciated!