Add More Actions for Wyze App Shortcuts / Rules

The Wyze App currently allows the following actions:

  • Turn on/off device
  • Upload a short video to the cloud
  • Turn on/off motion detection
  • Restart the camera
  • Turn on/off notifications (per camera/sensor and globally)
  • Reset position (Pan Cam only)
  • Set bulb brightness/color temperature

Click the VOTE button at the top of this topic to indicate your desire for additional Shortcut actions.

The following additional actions are being requested in this #wishlist topic:

  • Turn on/off sound detection
  • Change motion/sound detection sensitivity 0-100
  • Delete all alert clips for camera
  • Turn Pan Scan on/off
  • Turn Motion Tracking on/off
  • Night vision on/off/auto
  • Detection zone on/off
  • Save a still image
  • Sync camera time (any or all)
  • Change SD card record mode: Off, Event Only, Continuous
  • An “All camera” group under Device Actions (instead of having to add each camera’s action individually) [NOTE: actions can now be performed on user-defined groups]
  • Pan Cam: move to a specific camera memorized position or waypoint
  • Add an “all devices” option for any action
  • Tell Alexa to show camera
  • Toggle notifications for Wyze Sense sensors (by sensor and event type)
  • Toggle Sensor Video recording for Wyze Sense sensors (by event type) [by sensor implemented]
  • Add and remove devices from groups
  • Bulb Vacation Mode on/off
  • Change Bulb brightness/color temp/on/off for X minutes then return to previous state
  • Flash Wyze bulb on/off for a defined period
  • Disable/Enable Person Detection
  • Pause (wait) X seconds/minutes
  • Record an event to the SD card (even if no motion is detected)
  • Enable/disable other event-triggered shortcuts
  • External HTML call
  • Toggle on/off state of Wyze bulb and plug

If more (reasonable) suggestions are made in the comments, they will be added to the above list.

You can reply to this topic with thoughts on which of these are most important to you, or other comments.

There is a complimentary #wishlist topic where you can VOTE for additional Shortcut Triggers:

Motion detection does not work properly at night
Notifications from Sense sensors
"Shortcut" to enable/ disable pan scanning
Daily image from IFTTT
Shortcut FRq - Turn Pan Scan on when Motion/Sound detected
New feature request
While Home Stop Recording While Still Able to View
Shortcut for panning
Shortcut action
Enable shortcut actions to turn on and off sound detection
Separate notifications for cameras and wyze sense
Sensors work great but how do you pause them
Wyze Sense Arm/Disarm Schedule
Wyze Sense - Time based Notification
Wyze Sense Notifications
Sensor notification schedule 2
ON/OFF control of Sense motion sensor
Notification control by groups and/or detection type
Multiple recording times per 24 hour period
Sense alarms
Wyze App 2.2 Launched - Camera grouping and multiple view
Wyze Sense FAQs are up!
Shortcuts not working
Sense shortcuts
Option for save to SD card
Continuous Recording and SD Card questions
Schedule for Night Vision
Night Vision Setting On Without LEDs On
Motion to tell Alexa to display "FRONT DOOR"
How to schedule various actions
Ability for Alexa to Trigger Wyze Rules
Ring Alarm and Alexa Integration
IFTTT vs Wyze App schedule
Is there a way to power off/on cameras at set time
Actions, notifications per cam vs. globally
Please get rid of discover
Actions, notifications per cam vs. globally
Local storage recording, set schedule
Alert Setting option (Alert Schedule)
More event actions
Create stored settings profiles for cameras
IFTTT support is now live!
2.0 Wyze App: Alert for execution
Toggle local recording on/off
Add More Event Automation Triggers for Wyze App Shortcuts / Rules
Profiles as a group of shortcuts
Bulb return to the previous state a set time after shortcut-triggered change
Add even more IFTTT triggers + actions
Create one shortcut / rule with multiple conditional triggers
Shortcut-Specific Settings
Add even more IFTTT triggers + actions
Add vacation mode as a shortcut action
“Flash” Wyze Bulbs w/ IFTTT
Split notification types
Schedule pan & scan and still times.
Searching for shortcut for sound
Multiple event recording

Ido love the new shortcut feature.

Need several more choices for action…

  1. Need to enable/disable sound alerts

  2. Need to Delete all Alert Notifications for a device.

What a GREAT product!!




Yes, and it is wonderful, as far as it goes.

I use it to turn on/off motion sensing all 3 camera in a second home.

I also would like to see other “actions” added ASAP like turn on/off sound detection.


Has there been a solution found to separate scheduled alerts between Sound and Motion? I also would like to add the feature where Sound and Motion have separate schedules.

The Shortcuts feature allows setting variable schedules for a variety of actions. However, turning sound detection on and off are not currently available as possible actions. If these are added to actions, then it will be possible to schedule this using shortcuts.

Please VOTE for it using the button at the top of this page.

I would like to see the option to disable/ enable pan scanning via a shortcut.


@Loki Hi Rick. Hope this makes sense.

Before we go to bed, I set our pan cam pointed at the front door with pan scanning off.

I have a shortcut for it to turn off the next morning when we wake up and get ready for work.

Another shortcut will turn on the pan cam when we leave the house but sometimes I would forget to enable pan-scanning.

I think having a shortcut to enable pan-scanning would be helpful.


Need to be able to turn On/Off/Auto the night vision mode.

The night vision threshold is too finicky for when my outdoor sensor light goes on and the cam keeps flipping back and forth between day and night mode, like a blinking kid staring at the sun. Also the pan cam tracks the mode changes as motion and keeps spazzing out moving back and forth randomly, generating random alerts.

… A night vision sensitivity slider might also help with this


I’ve added night vision on/off/auto to the list at the top.

For night vision sensitivity, please hop over and VOTE here:

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Another action that would be great, setting different motion detection areas.

I have a busy street during the day and don’t need to get alerts for every car that drives by. But at night there can be suspicious activity of people loitering, where id like to expand the detection area. It would be great if i can shift the detection areas on a schedule for night and day

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Having separate switchable detection zones would be a whole other feature request. But I’ll add detection zone on/off to the list here.

There is a Roadmap for that. Go Vote!


Rick, request new action to add! Sync time for all cameras.


I worry about the longevity of the pan motor due to constant panning when I am away. Being able to turn pan on upon motion or sound detection (or both) would save wear and tear on the motor. Actually, this would apply not only to shortcuts, but use in general. I thought of it when setting up an “Away” shortcut (I will use it as a security device - Camera will off when home).

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This, for me, is the number one improvement I’d like to see right now. It would cut down dramatically the amount of time and hassle I spend activating and deactivating certain features on my cams every time I leave or return home. Mostly it’s being able to turn on\off the pan scan, motion tracking and sound detection features. Being able to set them to activate on my automated schedule while I’m at work at night would help me keep an eye on my elderly mother. I have to disable the sound alerts until after she’s in bed or else I get tons of false alerts. I’m often either too busy at work or just forget to manually go into app to reactivate sound alerts so I can be alerted to smoke\CO alarms going off. I know that there are separate alarm settings for smoke\CO alarms, but I have tested this multiple times by manually activating my smoke alarms and I get no notifications from my V2 cam.

You may also be interested in using profiles. Saved configurations that can be loaded as needed. Check this out and consider voting.

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Update all thumbnails. I know there is a roadmap for that, but it seems that might be more of an action.

Just visualizing a path Wyze could follow IF they had loadable profiles of settings, anything that simply changes the state of the setting would be updated via loading the users preferred profiles and anything requiring an action would be, well an action. Three of the existing actions (Turn on/off camera, Turn on/off camera and Turn on/off notifications (per camera and globally)), are changing settings. Two (Upload a short video to the cloud and Restart the camera) are what I would consider actions.

The addition “actions” in this roadmap can easily be recognized as profile settings vs. actions.

Turn on/off sound detection (**profile**)
Change motion/sound detection sensitivity 0-100 (**profile**)
Delete all alert clips for camera (**action**)
Turn Pan Scan on/off (**profile**)
Turn Motion Tracking on/off (**profile**)
Night vision on/off/auto (**profile**)
Detection zone on/off (**profile**)
Save a still image (**action**)
Sync camera time (any or all) (**action**)

It would be great if an active short-cut would be highlighted in the app. Currently, touching a short-cut to activate it causes it to blink a few times, but then it looks just like any other short-cut.

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I think having certain actions based on location of the user would be really helpful… similar with Reminder… location. So user is out of the house (area), turn on/off certain actions/notifications.

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Why hasn’t Sound Detection On/Off added to scheduled events? Like what you can do with motion?
I would like the sound to detect when I’m gone and not when I’m at home. I have to physically go into turn off sound detection but I can schedule motion? Weird.