Add More Actions for Wyze Rules

With the amount of products being released growing and the requests for more Wyze Rule Actions, we have consolidated them here.

This list is for Wyze Rule Actions (things that can be caused by a Wyze Rule Schedule, Shortcut or Device Trigger). For more Wyze Rule Device Triggers, see this related topic: Add More Device Triggers for Wyze Rules.

Please click VOTE at the top to indicate your desire for more Wyze Rule Actions. You can reply to this topic with thoughts on which of these are most important to you, We understand that having these requests consolidated in a single #wishlist topic means that you can’t vote on them individually. That is why commenting about your favorites, use cases, and personal significance is important. Wyze will consider those comments in prioritizing implementation.

Existing Rule Actions:

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

Requested Rule Actions:

  • 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 (also Schedule for Night Vision - #2 by cheaplikeafox)
  • Infrared (IR) emitters on/off
  • 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 or Google device to show camera
  • Toggle notifications for Wyze Sense sensors by event type (eg. opened vs left open)
  • Toggle Smart Video Alert recording for Wyze Sense sensors (by sensor or event type)
  • Add and remove devices from groups
  • Vacation Mode on/off (Bulb and Plug)
  • Activate a Bulb Scene
  • Change Bulb brightness/color temp/on/off for X minutes then return to previous state
  • Change Bulb brightness/color temp without changing on/off state (temporarily removed, see this: Set bulb brightness & color temp by Schedule without turning on)
  • 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 rules (event triggered and scheduled)
  • External HTML call
  • Toggle on/off state of Wyze bulb and plug
  • Execute an existing Shortcut (button)
  • Change camera resolution HD/SD/360p (any or all cameras)
  • Unlock Wyze Lock
  • Display camera feed in app on tablet device
  • Step on/off Wyze Scale
  • Trigger start of a pre-defined time lapse video capture
  • Acitivate/Deactivate a schedule
  • Change detection sensitivity
  • Turn notifications off for X minutes
  • Activate Doorbell Chime
  • Share cam according to a rule schedule
  • Activate V3 siren
  • Activate/Deactivate Spotlight on v3

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

Motion detection does not work properly at night
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Notifications from Sense sensors
"Shortcut" to enable/ disable pan scanning
Shortcut FRq - Turn Pan Scan on when Motion/Sound detected
Motion to tell Alexa to display "FRONT DOOR"
Enable shortcut actions to turn on and off sound detection
Schedule for Night Vision
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Shortcuts and schedules
While Home Stop Recording While Still Able to View
Shortcut-Specific Settings
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Shortcut for panning
Shortcut action
New feature request
Please get rid of discover
Actions, notifications per cam vs. globally
Is there a way to power off/on cameras at set time
IFTTT vs Wyze App schedule
Ring Alarm and Alexa Integration
Ability for Alexa to Trigger Wyze Rules
Wyze Sense - Time based Notification
Sensors work great but how do you pause them
Cam Pan Tracking Question
Add option for notifications when a bulb is switched on and off
Schedule for Night Vision
Multiple event recording
Enable Toggle a Bulb on the Shortcut actions
Pan Cam Off Position
Searching for shortcut for sound
Split notification types
Schedule pan & scan and still times.
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Shortcuts / rules with multiple conditional triggers
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Bulb return to the previous state a set time after shortcut-triggered change
Bulk set vacation mode and shortcut
Profiles as a group of shortcuts
Pan Cam position on alarm detection
Pan Cam position on alarm detection
Sound triggered SD card recording
Stopped detecting motion rule trigger
Plug / Bulb Shortcut Option To Cycle Device
Ability to adjust motion sensitivity on a schedule
Add custom duration for each rule actions
Rules - Select time
Automation missing features
Door chime multifunctional
Set bulb brightness & color temp by Schedule without turning on
Schedule for Night Vision
Wyze Plug Vacation Mode Details
Rule filter by time
Wyze Plug linked to Sunset/Sunrise
Multiple actions in Rule - Schedule
Shortcut action for event recording
Shortcut action for event recording
Work around for car lights causing events to record
Wyze Doorbell Rules
Rules to include sound detection on/off?
Unlock WyzeLock at Scheduled Time
Is there a rule "shortcut" to make devices fall back to scheduled?
Multiple Wyze Doorbells Ring 1 Wyze Chime and Rules for Chime
Create stored settings profiles for devices
Night Vision Management
Shortcut to disable a rule
For Wyze Pan Cam, let users add shortcuts for preset positions
Pan Scan On/Off Action
Can I automate my shortcuts
Add More Device Triggers for Wyze Rules
Pan Camera Rotate Specific Direction from Rule or Device Trigger
Add seconds to timer function on smart plugs
SD Card record options automation Request
Add Continuous Recording Schedule, 2 Schedules
Wyze Lock rules: add "manually unlocked" trigger and "disable auto-lock" action
Schedule automatic cam pan
Am I missing something or are rules extremely basic?
Shortcut to turn on vacation mode on various plugs and lights
Cam Plus (and cloud) On/Off Schedules & Rules - Security system great addition
Allow for a Toggle Shortcut Rule
Ability to schedule at certain times turning IR mode on or off
Outdoor cam on/off timer (like other wyze cams)
Have schedules of new or modified rules sync and begin working right away
Add rule to share/unshare cam with a user
Schedule for Wyze lock auto unlock feature
Cam Sound Detection Rule option
Create rule that enables notifications when the interior lights are on?
Add ring doorbell chime to Actions
Notifications and recording rule based on location of the phone!
Request for new rule device actions
Actuate doorbell chime sound as an action item in rules
Wyze Lock - Ability to add schedule to Auto-lock feature
Rules needs a pause action
Activate Siren in WYZE Cam V3
Rule tied to WCO battery level
Allow us to create a Schedule for the Spotlight for V3
Add v3 Siren Support to Supported Actions
How to schedule various actions
Wyze App 2.2 Launched - Camera grouping and multiple view
Wyze Sense FAQs are up!
Option for save to SD card
Multiple recording times per 24 hour period
2.0 Wyze App: Alert for execution
Continuous Recording and SD Card questions
Sense shortcuts
IFTTT support is now live!
Night Vision Setting On Without LEDs On
Sensor notification schedule 2
Wyze Sense Notifications
Separate notifications for cameras and wyze sense
Wyze Sense Arm/Disarm Schedule
Shortcuts not working
Sense alarms
Notification control by groups and/or detection type
ON/OFF control of Sense motion sensor
Toggle local recording on/off
More event actions
Alert Setting option (Alert Schedule)
Local storage recording, set schedule
Actions, notifications per cam vs. globally

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

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@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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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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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!

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

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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.

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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.

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