Does anyone know the exact specifications for the PIR Motion Sensor. (I’m hoping Wyze with read this and jump in and publish the specs).
I mounted the motion sensor on my front door and it worked great however, it detects people and vehicles passing on the street, 40 feet away from my front door and I got alerts everytime someone passed by.
The instructions say to mount the motion sensor about 6 foot high, which seems to imply that the sensor’s detection zone is looking from the horizon downward. That seems to be confirmed by the fact that the instructions also state to be sure the “Wyze Logo” is in the upper right corner of the mounted sensor. That indicates there is a right-side-up orientation. This would not matter if the sensor detects motion equally in all directions
I am not able to mount the motion sensors where Wyze recommends (6 foot high) and they do not recommend using the Motion Sensor outdoors, but I have 3 Wyze Cams, and one sensor mounted outside and have had not problems. The in-camera video motion detction works great, but I want to use the remote motion sensors because I get too many false alerts from insects. At night, they seem to be attracted to the camera’s IR lights, and during the daytime, wasps are attracted to the black camera lens?
I would like to eliminate sensing the street traffic by facing the motion sensor to look at my front door not towards the street, but I do not have anyplace to mount it. My perfect solution would be to modify one of those cheap LED solar walkway lights to hold the motion sensor facing towards my front door while protected from the weather. The solar light with the sensor would be installed about 15-16 feet from my front door which is about the perfect distance to activate the camera and record a good view of someone approaching my door. The lights are only about 10-15 inches high, so If the downward view of the motion dection zone is too low, I may look at mounting the motion sensor upside-down or even sideways.
If I knew the exact horizontal and verticle detection zone widths, angles and distance I could figure out the best way to locate and orientate the motion sensor. Otherwise it will just be a lot of trial and error testing.