I recently purchased several V3 cams in order to test them against several cameras from other makers.
While the image quality is excellent and the features are great the motion detection algorithm appears to render the camera useless as a security camera.
With the IR light illuminated every single speck of dust will trigger an event even with sensitivity set to the lowest setting. And outdoors where the IR light seems to attract bugs the camera becomes completely incapacitated by constant motion detection. The only thing you can rely on is that it will alert you every 5 minutes to nothing.
If you’re willing to pay for the person detection, and disable motion detection then it becomes usable.
However none of the other cameras that are being tested have this problem. And we are not paying for their advanced AI detection algorithms either.
This appears to be a software problem.
Is wyze aware of this or do I merely have a defective batch? Reviewers of the previous version did not encounter this problem. If this is normal going forward is the marketing strategy to keep it this way to require customers who want to use it as a event monitor, to pay for person detection?
Or will they be working on a software fix to make its functionality more in line with basically every other security camera on the market.
Unfortunately as it is now, the v3 appears to be completely unusable for its intended purpose and if there’s no fix in the works I think these units are going to be going back.
[Mod Edit]: Your post was merged to this category since it involves a question and not a request for a Product or Service enhancement by Wyze.