I’ve had OG cams for years, and loved them. I had 4 setup in front of house and inside, no SD card but had Wyze Plus on one.
Four nights ago we had a home invasion - woke up at 4am with 3 guys in our bedroom standing over us. No one was hurt, but dug deeper to see what happened…
Wyze Cam Plus only recorded 12 seconds of the guys out front, then never recorded again - even tho they were out front for much longer.
Wyze Cam OG recorded nothing at all to the server - while they were scaling the wall.
Two of my OG cameras inside were broken (my fault for not replacing them). When you plug them in there’s a power issue that makes them stutter on and off.
I just upgraded to version 3. Purchased 8 camera and installing SD cards. Plus I have a pan coming.
The issue is that I just can’t tell what is an event that I need to look at, and what doesn’t matter. We get event sounds ALL THE TIME. We live on a slow dirt road where maybe 50 people may pass per day mostly on foot or motoribike. Both of our Apple watches trigger, both of our phones trigger. Because of camera overlap we get multiple triggers.
Yes I’ve used the geofencing bit - but the alert still triggers from car lights going by, and sometimes even lightening. (at night).
When you’re getting hundreds of alerts each day, you may as well not have any alerts. Since there are too many to check.
We need the ability to add sounds (of our choice?) to cameras. If something goes by outside - yeah that’s mildly interesting. If someone is at my front door - interesting. If someone has just scaled my walls and is upstairs that’s URGENT. Right now - a lightning flash at night, or three guys walking down our stairs has the same weight.
Also, I don’t have time, or don’t understand what sensitivity is - I think this is a UI issue, You need to test the sensitivity and give us a target… Does 40% prevent cars driving by, does 60% stop it picking up on cats? Right now have no idea.
Last - still love Wyze, but it’s a shame we weren’t alerted to the home invasion. If the cameras had picked up the guys scaling the wall, or if we had multiple alerts in a row when they were standing out front deciding if they could cut the locks on the door - we probably would have stood a better chance of checking our phones and having a different outcome.
Also, I’m paying $45 a year for Plus, and I still have no idea what it’s supposed to do. I got it originally so it wouldn’t trigger everytime it saw one of our faces (familiar faces) but that doesn’t seem to work at all.
Also, I have 5 older originals, but for some reason they’re blurry, even tho the camera lens (outside) is clean - so we have to toss them… I’m hoping the V3s won’t experience this.
Anyway - that’s my feedback.