TL;DR - anyone having issues with your floodlight’s PIR sensor no longer detecting movement well, especially after a firmware update?
We’ve had 2 floodlight cams since December '21 and they were working/detecting motion great until a firmware update (both cam & floodlight updated) in July and they’ve been a mess, since. Customer support has worked with me diligently but we’re starting to do the same loop of trial/error over and over, without improvement.
Used to love our Wyze floodlight cams but not so much these last few months…
I’ve definitely done that many times. Thx for the suggestion, tho.
Same settings as Dec-July are no longer performing the same, I’m afraid. Or any other combo of settings, which I try regularly, just to get back to the right balance we had achieved before for our needs.
I do get response when the person is almost right under the light but not before that. I ended up using the camera to detect motion, installed cheap motion lights around the area, and now it triggers every time.
I understand those motion lights are installed a bit lower and closer to the ground, but it’s a shame that the floodlight PIR sensor is so insensitive.
Since I have cam plus lite the light won’t get triggered when it’s in the 5 min cooldown period. So I’ve set the floodlight to stay on for 5 mins when motion is detected by camera.
To avoid triggers from rain, bugs and snow, I’ve also turned off the night vision lights and so far the starlight sensor is working fine.
Just installed two of these and I’m having all the same issues. Lights do not turn on when motion is sensed, or they turn on inadvertently. I’m using the version 2 cams in my house and they work flawlessly, but these are not good! I’m returning them today.
I’m having the same poor PIR sensing issue. The sensor is level with the ground per the instructions but the sensor doesn’t pick me up unless I stand right under the sensor for 5 seconds while waving my arms right under it. Such a bummer. The main reason I went with this over the Nest is the floodlight’s siren feature and the cheaper cost. I didn’t think I’d be making such a huge concession in the sensor’s efficacy.
Oh yeah. Been dealing with a lot of issues over the past couple major firmware releases. Both of my floodlights are completely unreliable. Floodlight sensors don’t work reliably, Have to wait 5+ seconds waving my arms to get them to come on. App shows the floodlights and my add on cameras disconnected. I can often recover three of the cameras on a power cycle, but one has become unreliable and sometimes turns on if it wants to. Red light is on though. WiFi is not the issue. They AP is literally feet away.