Not detecting PERSONS at night?

I have a pair of Wyze Cam v2’s, One watches my door, the other watches my carport.
I have had a LOT of thefts this year from my carport. Car was stolen, motorcycles attempted stolen, covers and accessories stolen, etc, etc.
Each time, I am NOT getting any notifications of PERSON detection at night in the carport.
It seems to only work during daylight hours. I can check the events, and there are no PERSON detections, even if I go out there and wave my arms around. Standard motion detection is there, but not PERSON detections.
I’m really fed up with the thefts and I’m frustrated beyond all that my cameras fail their jobs.
You get what you pay for I guess.
I just don’t understand why the door camera works perfectly, PERSON detection works day and night.
Is the PERSON detection capability a cloud thing or something internal to the camera???

Person detection is a cloud thing. Do you have detects Wyze AI events turned on in the notifications for that camera and person detection turned on under smart detection for that camera?

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Both cameras have the same settings turned on, including Person detection, and I will repeat: The carport camera ONLY detects Persons during DAYLIGHT.
It is detecting persons just like the door cam, but the carport is only detecting during the day. I can walk in front of it during the DAYTIME and it detects me as a person, but at NIGHT it DOES NOT WORK.

Can you send a an event video that was recorded at night where it wasnt tagging it as a person.

Is it consistent, or are some of the night clips still tagged as a person just not all of them.

Yes, sure can. Some [Mod Edit] miscreants AGAIN were checking out my wife’s Vespa last night and it didn’t notify me or detect them as a PERSON.
See what I mean? The same camera during the day WILL detect a person. But not at night.

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Its very dark, thats probably why the AI is having trouble. Can you install a little solar light or something nearby to provide a bit more light?

I agree with Beans here. I’ve had my v3’s for 9 months now and person detection with night vision is very unreliable !

Turn on the garage light or add the spotlight to the v3 so that it can have light to better help the AI. You can set it up to turn on when motions detected or turn on from dusk to dawn .

I set up spotlights for all of my outdoor v3’s and over the past few days i have noticed that person detection is much more reliable !!

Alright, I just installed a motion flood light in the carport. What is the standard interval for person notification? I went in and out of the carport in 4 minute intervals and it didn’t detect and notify me each time. Just the first time.

Does the camera have cam plus ? Or cam plus lite ?

Cam plus lite

It may be working as expected. I just watched my neighbors come out and put their car cover on and it detected them as a person 5 minutes apart.

Then that’s the reason it only notified you 1 time during those 4 minutes you walked in front it

With cam plus lite the camera is subject to a 5 minute cooldown after motions detected

Try inserting a micro sd card in it , the bigger the more days it save to it . Then you can go back and review the footage

But ultimately it would be best to assign cam plus to the camera to beat the cooldown , and get notified of ai events continuously without the cooldown

I’ve always had big SD cards in the cams. These are not new for me. I’ve just never had to be so vigilant until now.
I didn’t see anything different in the specs for Cam Plus AI or the Lite version except the continuous event recording instead of the 12 seconds.
Are you saying there are more options for PERSON detection with full Plus?

Cam Plus gives you more AI like package pet and vehicle, as well as no cooldown between events and no 12 second limit.


Of course, even with CamPlus there is a significant delay in receiving notifications.