It’s a bug. Wyze has acknowledged it as such, and was reported working on a fix many months ago. But it’s perhaps better described as a design defect. The frequent repetitive operation of the IR filter mechanism may eventually result in premature failure of the hardware.
More than a few, I’ve seen/heard my cams flip back and forth 10-20 times over the span of five to ten minutes as the firmware makes up its mind if it’s day or night. Other owners have reported the same problem.
Absolutely possible! A robust design would have incorporated hysteresis (which is somewhat similar to what you’ve described). Adding hysteresis to their day/night algorithm has been suggested to Wyze several times.
Besides the risk of premature hardware failure, the errant switchovers of the IR filter trigger the motion detector. This generates a cloud event (recording & notification) that then blinds the camera for 5 minutes (due to the cooldown). If the IR filter is still switching back and forth 5 minutes later (when the 1st cooldown interval expires), the camera will go into cooldown for another 5 minutes. That’s less than ideal.
I haven’t had timeouts. I’ve encountered two different TL issues. One is that the Wyze album often fails to list TL recordings that were recorded. The second is that the camera reports that it’s failed to download a TL recording listed in the album: “make sure your mobile device is on the same Wi-Fi network” (despite the fact that my iPhone is on the same network).
But let’s not belabor these issues on this thread. There are other threads discussing them in detail. The intent of my post here was to ask @WyzeGwendolyn if any/all of these bugs had been addressed in v2.6. And to reiterate that many Customers would find it useful to have a complete list of bug fixes in the Release Notes for this (and every) release.