Add More Actions for Wyze App Shortcuts/Tasks

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#1

The Wyze App currently allows the following actions:

  • Turn on/off camera
  • Upload a short video to the cloud
  • Turn on/off motion detection
  • Restart the camera
  • Turn on/off notifications (per camera and globally)
  • Reset position (Pan Cam only)

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)
  • Pan Cam: set a specific camera memorized position
  • Add an “all cameras” option for any action
  • Tell Alexa to show camera
  • Move Pan Cam to a specific waypoint

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:

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#2

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!!

 

 

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Add Sound On/Off to Shortcuts/Tasks
#3

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.

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#4

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.

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#5

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.

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#6

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

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#7

@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.

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#8

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

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#9

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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#10

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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#11

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

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#12

There is a Roadmap for that. Go Vote!

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#13

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

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#14

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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#15

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.

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#16

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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#17

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**)
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#18

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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#19

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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#20

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.

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