I have 11 V3 cameras. ALL OF THEM are stuck on the 18.104.22.168 firmware, and I want to get them to the 22.214.171.12406 firmware. I’ve seen other posts from back in December 2022 indicating that this was due to an issue with the firmware update after the .139 update, which was suspended. Then it appears Wyze pushed out the .3406 firmware, but none of my cams are picking it up. They all show as having the most current version when I check from within the app. Is my only option to manually update 11 cameras?
Please tell me there is a better way! Anyone? Bueller?
@Antonius, “broken” is in the eye of the beholder. If you don’t need the ability to differentiate between AI detections and AI notifications, then it isn’t broken. If you do need that ability, it is broken. For me, until I can separate detections from notifications, the V3 camera experience is not useful to me. Therefore, it needs to be fixed (which, by my definition, means it’s “broken”).
I know it functions as originally designed…but all of the more recently released cameras have this capability. This tells me it can be fixed. It’s just not a priority. They already have my money for the V3s.
I’m a big fan of Wyze. I’m impressed by their back story. But I’m disappointed that they’ve focused so much on their new product offerings and seem to have forgotten the early customers who helped them get those to market. I
have faith that they’ll make it right. I’d like to believe it will happen sooner, rather than later. I’m not going to buy a bunch of new cameras, just because they have an important feature I want.
When it comes to Vehicles the AI is not very smart yet. I have a V3Pro set for Person, Pet Vehicle only, all other motion off. As with the V3 if the cam sees any Vehicle parked or moving you will get notified if you have it selected. I got this event and notification because a bird ran in front of my parked truck.
Yep, this is exactly why I want the new firmware. I can set notifications for person detection, but detections (event recordings) for persons, vehicles, pets, etc. Are tied together with a single toggle.
In my case, my V3s do an excellent job of person detection, but right now, I have all other AI detections (and therefore, notifications–which are not separate) turned off.
So, if I want to search my footage for anything other than persons, it’s much more difficult, as the motion is detected, but not labeled as pet, vehicle, package, etc.
The options I listed above were simply if you do not want to wait, but they should hopefully be launching the new firmware into production soon. They just released the latest beta into testing. You will eventually get the new firmware OTA.I know part of the reason it is taking so long is because it is a major update with lots of changes, not just the one we’re all most excited about, and it has taken some time to rework some of the old stuff to work well with some of the new changes. There have been a few things needing to be addressed in the testing of the last few firmware attempts.
Manual Flash is the only option to get 126.96.36.19906 however there is a newer version in Beta Testing.
An easier option would be to enter the Beta Tester pool, enable the V3 as a Beta device, and only update the cams you want on the new FW 188.8.131.5236 via OTA update. That way you aren’t flashing any cams and you will have the functionality mentioned above.
While in the Beta program, if you don’t want any more Beta Firmware updates for cams, you can take the cam model out of the cam selection area so you aren’t offered every beta that comes out, only public updates.
You do have to watch out for Beta updates to the app though. Those come from the Google Play Store. I have auto update turned off for the Wyze App so I can selectively choose if I want to skip Beta App updates and wait for the public production app.