This is the first time that I’ve noticed this behaviour but one, at least, of my Wyze Cam V2 cameras is recording motion even though it’s turned off. I’ve checked it several times over 30 minutes and it happily records me moving out of my office into the lounge room.
On the main page showing all the cameras the small round informational button specified that the camera is OFF. When the square lounge room picture is pressed the screen with the lounge room camera details is displayed with no picture and a prominent “the device is turned off” message.
But it’s recording me and sending the 12 second clips up to the cloud! Just recorded me again when I left the study and went into the lounge room. A notification was sent and I’m staring at the Wyze screen stating the device is turned off.
But it isn’t! It’s happily recording me.
So I turned it on and checked the Playback and the motion (when the camera was supposedly off) also registered on the memory card.
I turned it off again, waited 5 minutes, and went back into the lounge room. This time there was no recording.
I’d be interested in knowing if anyone else has experienced this with their cameras? If so this is another security issue and I, for one, don’t want to be surreptitiously filmed in my lounge or bedroom while believing the device is turned off!
I have the latest software installed on the camera and also on my Samsung S9 so I have no idea if the culprit is the camera or the Wyze phone app.