I stopped the spider mess by turning off infrared on cams that record at night. For areas that I need infrared, I repurpose old v2/v3 cams as IR emitters only (no recording) and place them at least 6 feet away, but pointing at the same view. You could also use either a 3rd party IR blaster or any LED light source. This also mitigates the flying bugs, rain, snow etc. problems at night.
When you say “50 events”, are you talking about the cloud events? Or the SD events in the card? @SlabSlayer is talking about the cloud events, which are automatically deleted after the 14 day since upload happens. You are talking about the SD card local storage footage, which is a separate function than cloud recording. How are you deleting the 50 events from SD card footage?
most effective is turning off the IR lights as stated above.
In addition, something that can help is to apply a thin coat of lubricant to the camera to make it too slippery for spiders to attach their webs. I’ve heard that people have had success with teflon spray, silicone or Vaseline (cover lens with something before applying).
Some strong scents near it can help: peppermint oil, lemon juice, citrus peels, oils; flea collar. A fan blowing across the camera can make webbing impossible.
Those are your cloud saved event clips, which are automatically deleted after 14 days. Those are NOT your SD card saved local storage footage.
Do this, scroll to the bottom of the day, keep scrolling to the bottom so all events load. When you get to the bottom or start of the day, then do the select all or check all that you want to delete, then mass delete. I’ve deleted hundreds upon hundreds of events at once that way. Or just leave them and they will be deleted after 14 deleted automatically.
No. Anything in the event tab of the app is your cloud event storage. This:
The only way to delete SD card footage is to format the whole card via the app, or take the card out of the camera, and then view the files in a computer and delete the files that way, then place the card back in the camera.
When you view the card via placing the card into a computer. You will see folders that are for each day, then within those folders are hourly folders, then in those are individual minute block videos. Is your micro SD card setting set to events only or continuous? You can only see your SD card saved footage when looking at the card in a computer. You won’t see your cloud clips on the card. Again, seperate and independent functions.
To get rid of the spiderwebs I built and Arduino Nano device that slips over the camera and runs a motor below it. The motor spins a thread every 10 minutes like a weed whip. This clears the spiderwebs.
Ideal would be Wyze making an infrared version of its cam light with a splitter to run one or two 5 ft cords to get the IR away from the camera and add light directional control. Have it work just like the existing add on visible light, just IR on a 5 ft cord. Spiders are a major Wyze night problem that could easily solved by Wyze. Also sell it as an included option on new cameras.