Hopefully my question is posted in an appropriate place.
I monitor a property and want to verify from time to time that the furnace is coming on. The furnace is on an old-fashioned thermostat, but it works I want my furnace activation to trigger an event, but it doesn’t. If I listen to hear if the furnace is on, I can just barely hear it humming, but even then the audio goes silent, then on for 5 seconds or so, then on for another 5 seconds. The volume is very low and cannot be increased. (I am using a Model 2 camera.)
Any suggestion Community? Thanks.
I have an old furnace, and though I can’t hear it so well through a nearby camera, I have thought of positioning it to look at the furnace so I could see if it was firing. I haven’t done that yet but if you have a way to safely see the flame, perhaps it could trigger a motion event.
That’s what I was going to suggest. Just aiming the camera at the same level of the flame. I was actually just checking what the right name for the burner pan is.
With the magnetic mount this could be pretty simple to do.
Of course you could also try to rig something in line with a relay.
Great suggestions. I will look into that. I just found it odd that such a large noise source would not trigger an event. I don’t think the flame is visible, but will check. I had an idea to put ribbons or strands of paper on heat vents to indicate that the fan is circulating air. An inline device that emits a single loud chirp might do it too. Thanks for the idea. Or an inline tap that would revolve a disk. Anything
I guess that Wyze hears a background noise as just that. Hmmmm.