Wyze Cam Pan Motor Noise when rotating

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#1

Does anyone else here a noise of the motor when their cam rotates? I have it to automatically rotate every 10 seconds for the 360* scan but the noise is becoming really annoying. Over the weekend I also had also set a “Sound Detection” with the lowest sensitivity and I was getting an alert every 10 seconds when the camera rotated. I had to disable it.

#2

Yup… I have a buzz as the camera translates.

#3

Noise reduction design is a luxurious thing that doesn’t come with $30 security camera. I can live with this one small con for the price it sells. My other camera, Fo_cam R2 rotates very stealthily but it cost double and it doesn’t creepily follow me like Cam Pan. But you never know in the next version.

#4

I was making the post to see if this is normal on every wyze cam pan or if it was just mine; the help page on the website doesn’t say.

#5

Sorry, in short, yes, the motor noise is quite audible.

#6

When I first got mine the noise wasn’t bad both when near the camera or listing to audio in the app. I ran Pan Scan about two hours and now instead of just the humming sound there is a somewhat loud squeal when it rotates. Will be sending it back to Amazon if it doesn’t clear up.

#7

My Pan Cam is also quite noisy as it rotates. I am hoping Wyze will come up with an improved version but for the price point it is still a good product.

#8

I missed this post a few days ago when I posted about the same thing. The annoying issue is that the motor noise when slewing will generate a sound alert. I have tried reducing the alert level to less that 20 and the slewing noise still cause and alert.

Consequently, I have turned off the sound detection alert.

#9

I bought 2, one rotates silently ane one is noisy. The sound is most noticable on the playback of the notification.

 

#10

My new Cam Pan is incredibly noisy. It also doesn’t move very smoothly. The fact that someone received one that is quiet makes me think there is something wrong with mine. I also find that even though my motion sensitivity is set for 100%, it misses a lot of action that the cam2’s seem to pick up. Anyone else noticed this?

#11

I just bought 2 cameras this week and both are noisy enough that if an intruder breaks in and walks around they would hear the camera motion tracking them. So subsequently I turned off the motion tracking. It seems like this is a known issue but for the price point the cameras are still amazing. I’m going to have a friend that’s an electrical engineer take 1 camera apart and see if there’s any fix. I will update any findings soon!

#12

any updates?

#13

I’ve got 2 pan cams, one was silent for days doing 10 second rotations. The other made noise right out of the box. Now the first is making noise also.

#14

If you have a Pan that doesn’t make noise when panning, then consider yourself blessed. The Pan cams have always been known to make some noise when panning. Now, if your Pan starts making a loud grinding noise, then that is probably something to worry about.

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