Last night was an extremely quiet night for my Wyzecam that normally gets peppered by headlights. Normally, it pings a notice every five minutes during headlight hours, so push notices are turned off and I’ve even resorted to a scheduled shortcut that turns off motion detection. I use continuous recording because I don’t trust events only. Last night I decided to cancel the shortcut that turns off motion detection, so it remained on and recorded events to the cloud. Or so I thought. There was a two hour window of no events recorded to the cloud, which I thought was highly unlikely. So how do you check this?
Option A) Get out the ladder, pull the SD card, copy the directories and files to a laptop, either watch 120 1 minute videos or combine them into a single video, watch 2 hours of video or fast forward at 2x, 3x, 5x or more. Watching too fast and you risk missing a car speeding by and certainly anything that happens in a shorter time frame.
Option B) Watch two hours of video.
I chose Option B. For one hour only. During that time there were two fairly large and significant pixel change areas that were identified by motion tagging within my defined detection zone, but were not in my Events list. How can this be? Is motion tagging at a 100 sensitivity level within the detection zone, but the user defined sensitivity determines what becomes an event? Well that can’t be right, because my sensitivity is set at 100. I would certainly like to know why these events didn’t get Event notifications. Any ideas?
Here’s a related thread on the different sensitivities and zones, but doesn’t explain why I didn’t get an Event notice.