Wyze Outdoor strange behavior

I have a Wyze Cam Outdoor that is behaving strangely. Events repeatedly show videos where nothing is happening (plants are excluded from detection due to wind).

Is the pixelated and constantly changing wall on the left hand side a camera fault?

Turn motion tagging on in the cam app. Open cam to live view > tap More on the bottom right > then motion tagging until it turns green. I can see the plants closest to the cam moving in the wind. Pixilation is common. This is from a version one WYZE Cam Outdoor.

If you are trying to capture the walkway I suggest you move the face of the cam a little to the left or right to capture motion side to side and not straight at or away from the cam, The field of view is quite wide. If you want to capture the street you’re fine.


You can see the plants closest to the cam moving in the wind, but as I wrote, plants are excluded from detection due to wind. I’ve seen several members say that the Detection Zone doesn’t work, and it seems to me that I play on the same team. I don’t see it working.
Here is the exclusion zone:

I already activated the Motion Tagging and thanks for the tip :+1: :ok_hand: :pray: On the Wyze Cam OG this option is selected via a button in the Detection Settings. On Wyze Outdoor it’s in the Menu under the picture. This lack of consistency in definitions is horrible, but it is recurrent in video surveillance camera configurations. I’ve run other brands and the same thing happens. It seems that each camera model, within the same brand, has a different programming team and there is no inter-departmental communication.

Regarding the position of the camera, all I want to do is see if any person or animal has entered the garden, and also be able to see on my cell phone who rang the bell.

I have been using my 4 battery powered version one WCO for 2 years and 9 months and have never had any luck with the Detection Zones. That is a confined area you are trying to view and capture. Read the info. here about motion and PIR.

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Thanks for the link :+1:

I’m not a programmer, much less in the area we’re talking about, but I believe it’s possible, given the recurrence of detections of this type, that the software can “learn” that if it detects these tiny changes in the same area so many times, it can only be a false alert.