I have the Wyze Cam 2, and placed it in a housing outdoors (not behind a window), but am getting strange video from it at night when the IR lights are turned on. Any thoughts on what is happening and how to fix it? Here is what I am seeing:
I guess I will have to go swap one out that is working OK (different area) & see if that does it or not - thanks for the info - these are new, so if bad I will send back -vs- opening, but a good option to check!
I see that now, but the housing doesn’t actually come with a clear lens or cover - the front square that holds it in place is totally open, so I don’t think that is causing the glare. I have one of these on the opposite side of the house that is not having this issue, so I will swap them today & check it out tonight.
Thanks for the help so far and for looking at that!
Suppliers change products in the same listing so the reviews don’t mean much.
I’ve got a similar case for 2 of my V2 cams.
Paint the underside of the peak over the camera and on the sides. Light is reflecting off of the white plastic. I used black rubber instead of paint just because I had it. You could probably use a Sharpie.
Did both locations have the same white case? It’s possible the cases is still creating issues at the 2nd location.
I think @angus.black got it right when he suggested painting the exterior fins of the case black. You can test this very quickly by covering any part of the case that extends out with black electrical tape (or a Sharpie, as he suggested). Anything white in front of the camera will reflect the IR back at the lens and fog the picture. (You said you painted the “inside of the housing”, did you mean the inside of the exterior fins?)
Of course you could also have a bad camera, but if they are both in those cases with white fins that extend forward, I’d try darkening them first.
the mounts were identical, and at similar locations, just on different sides of the house - it’s definitely the camera…
for the enclosure, there really isn’t much “protruding” beyond the front to interfere with the IR, but I did go ahead as I mentioned and paint one of them matte black - no difference for me there - ymmv.