I understand that the Outdoor Cam (gen. 1) detects horizontal movement best. I have mine set up to monitor my driveway. Movement can be either horizontal or vertical, in the camera range, and I need to detect both. I need to see who is coming into the driveway (horizontal movement) and, because we share our driveway, I need to see if my neighbor is hitting my home or vehicles as he is entering and exiting his parking area (vertical movement).
I have read the article at https://support.wyze.com/hc/en-us/articles/360037908391-Motion-Detection-and-PIR-Effective-Area and still don’t really understand the function of the detection zone, if motion is only detected in the PIR zone only.
If I mount the camera so that the PIR is not just at the bottom of the screen (which is where I most want to detect motion, near my garage doors) but is instead angled diagonally across the driveway - might that help? Or do I need to sell my Outdoor cam and buy a Wyze Cam v3 or something else?
As for solar charging - we’ve had great luck with our camera staying at 100% with our solar panel (Wyze). We had new windows installed this week and the installer accidentally moved the camera (didn’t tell me, but I saw him re-place it in my events). I noticed that the battery had dropped to 75%, so I ensured that the cables between the solar and the cam were tight, and the charging icon came back on. However, the battery never increased from 75%. Is there some “reset” I can do to reconnect the panel to the camera? Also - does the charging icon disappear at night? (Never noticed, before.)