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Posted: 08/28/21 03:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Corkey, my Wyze cameras log under 1kbps unless I an **************. The "motion detection" should be on the camera itself, not on a cloud which would require full camera resolution to the cloud. My Ubiquiti cameras log about 2mpbs of network/WiFi data, but those only stay in my home.


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Posted: 08/28/21 10:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Corkey, my Wyze cameras log under 1kbps unless I an **************. The "motion detection" should be on the camera itself, not on a cloud which would require full camera resolution to the cloud. My Ubiquiti cameras log about 2mpbs of network/WiFi data, but those only stay in my home.


You're right (I should have been a little more clear) the motion detection is in the camera ... the camera must detect motion before it tells the Hub to connects to the WiFi. Hence the delay. These cameras are NOT connected to WiFi full time, only when recording anything motion activated. I don't know of any Wifi camera powered by batteries that stays connected. If so the batteries wouldn't last more than a few hours at best.

The question I posed was, why can't internal memory in the camera capture the immediate recording and spool it to the Hub/WiFi? No delay


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The problem is with whatever camera brand/model you have, There are lots of options out there across a wide range of $$$.

Do you have a way to run power to where you want cameras? Wyze use Micro USB. For some of my outdoor cameras, I use 25' long cables hidden in siding J channel. Some are power over Ethernet, so not using WiFi either.

Have you looked into Blink Cameras? They have 2yr battery life. I'm sure there are similar competitors with longer battery life.

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The problem is with whatever camera brand/model you have, There are lots of options out there across a wide range of $$$.

Do you have a way to run power to where you want cameras? Wyze use Micro USB. For some of my outdoor cameras, I use 25' long cables hidden in siding J channel. Some are power over Ethernet, so not using WiFi either.

Have you looked into Blink Cameras? They have 2yr battery life. I'm sure there are similar competitors with longer battery life.


ARLO camera system. I won't disagree about the problem being with the camera system. ARLO is expensive and actually a good system, with excellent digital controls. The answer to your question about a power source is "No", I didn't have a good way to provide power at the time. My choice of battery powered camera took me to ARLO because of the good reviews, but I guess I missed the part about connection lag. ARLO is also harder on battery life than I expected. I'm actually looking at a way to provide power over Ethernet as we speak.

Thanks for the help.

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