I have a bunch of v2 cams. Lately we’ve had some issues with theft and vandalism as well as bad neighbors. I bought a couple v3 cams as well as some of the Wireless Outdoor cams.
Most importantly I wanted to replace the front door camera with a wireless one with a more perm mount. I replaced it (and still quite annoyed I can’t turn the image 90 degrees) and even managed to get the PIR to cover most of the area I wanted it to.
So, first off why doesn’t the PIR cover the entire range? I have my cameras pointed in a way that maximize the viewable area to coverage area. With the PIR coverage only covering 70% then 30% of the viewable area is not a good area. This was the biggest selling point for me, so disappointed…
Secondly, no continuous recording. This one I at least understand. Still a bit disappointed, but understand the battery constraints.
Lastly, the detection. My wife’s car is right in the middle of the view, in the PIR coverage. Her car was broken into 3 days ago and had a bunch of stuff stolen. We called the police and while we waited for them I hopped on Wyze to check the video. To my surprise there was nothing. There wasn’t a single event after dark, for any day since I put it up.
I tested it and in the dark it only detects things within about 5’ of the camera. Even at 100% distance it doesn’t pick up any activity in the street (me doing jumping jacks in front of her car or a car driving by).
I have another camera on the corner of my fence to catch the a-holes that are tormenting my dogs by kicking them under the fence. Again to narrow the field and expand the length of area viewed I have to turn it 90 degrees.
Well throughout all of this, I realized that most the places I wanted a wireless cam, I can put a wired one and run the power through a window (love those flat cables).
The real question is, when will we see a v4 cam with PIR? Still waiting on pet detection so my dogs quit setting off all the cams in my back yard.