I have several v1’s and now 10(ten) v2’s that i ordered a while back, that i just got around to start setting up>
the very first V2, that replaced a V1 with night vision set to auto, clicks incessantly in low light, off an on off an on. firmware is updated. The V1 did not do this.
anything i can do to alleviate this?
i haven’t unpacked the other 9 yet…if they all do this the house will be clicking all the time.
I have one right now that is just clicking no matter what setting I put it. Off/On/Auto…I still get the incessant clicking. It is in my bedroom and it started last night. I unplugged it, plugged it in again.
Has anyone found a way to stop it? Reset it? Uninstall/then reinstall? Move it to a new location? Take out the SD Card?
I always figured it was probably a relay or some sort of magnetic noise (inductor coil bouncing) to switch on the four IR LEDs.
For a relay I’d be tempted to go in and figure out a solid-state version, or tune the sensor myself to be a little more hysteretical, but according to the photos at https://www.wyzecam.com/forums/topic/wyze-cam-autopsy/, it seems like the light sensing on the V2 is now baked into the firmware rather than being on its own circuit, and there is no big component shown in those photos that one could attribute this noise to. Unless that’s an inductor on the back of the board that could be easily glued up with RTV.
What you are hearing is the mechinizum that switches the IR filter in and out of the light path. The issue has been discussed several times here. My guess is that a firmware change will add enough hysteresis to the control so that it only switches once.
Same concern with all 6 of my V2’s.
If Wyze is reading these posts, I have a suggestion: add optional time bracketing control for IR, allowing the user to set time windows daily to apply either of the 3 IR settings (on, off, or auto).
I use these cameras inside the house, in rooms where lighting is marginal while people are in the room, such as at night watching TV. The clicking is very annoying in that situation. So, I would have IR in the living room set to “off” between 6AM and midnight, when I know it will be daylight or the room is in use, and “auto” between midnight and 6AM.
I assume that could be done with firmware/app update.
i continue to have the same issue, fpr months, i was ocntacted to try to alleviate the issue with a custom firmaware, once, that FW made it worse, nothing since, i had to revert tio the latest release.
Several rooms in my home arent overly lit at dawn and dusk, and the sensor click incesantly for 30-45 minutes at least , daily ,if set to auto>
There cerainly should be a way to adjust sensitivity of when the IR is activated.