I have a days-old Wyze Cam Pan. The firmware is up to date as of today. I can view the live stream and manipulate the camera on my phone, via Wi-Fi or over cellular data. I can record clips to my phone’s photo library.
But it has never recorded any motion-triggered events. Changing between a schedule and ‘All day’ doesn’t help. Turning night vision on and off doesn’t help. Neither having a detection zone nor turning off the detection zone helps. Adjusting the motion capture sensitivity doesn’t help. Changing Wi-Fi networks doesn’t help.
I thought there must be some aspect of the interface I was overlooking or misunderstanding. I still hope there is, but that hope seems less tenable by the day, as I continually try things to make this camera capture video and nothing makes it do what I bought it to do. Every time I check Events—after dancing and waving my arms in front of the camera, resetting the camera, deleting and reinstalling the camera, waiting a day for communication with the cloud to go through—it impassively tells me that there are no events.
Do these things have a low price, attractive design, impressive physical build quality, long list of features, free cloud storage, and friendly, responsive product team, but basically just not work?