All Wyze Sense demos and promotions show a 12 second Wyzecam video recording triggered by an open contact or motion sensor. Initially this seemed to make sense (pun intended). But after thinking about this I have a basic question as to the role of the sensor itself.
Take for example the demo that shows the camera recording a video after a snack door’s (or drawer) sensor reported an “open contact switch”.
Said another way - perp opens snack drawer, contact sensor detects and reports the event and then records a 12 second video on the camera which has been paired with the contact switch.
Here is my question. Why do I need a contact sensor on the drawer? If I have a V2 Wyzecam camera with motion tagging capability pointed at the drawer, the contact sensor is redundant. I don’t need it because the camera alone detects the motion, records the event, and reports it to the app.
It seems in 100% of the cases where I have a camera, I do not need a motion or contact switch because the camera does everything I need.
Can anyone give me a scenario where I need both a sensor and a camera?
What am I missing?