Cloud Storage on 3rd party Storage Providers

It would be great to be able to upload continuous recordings from Wyze cams to Google Drive \ Amazon Drive \ OneDrive \ DropBox etc. This integration is handy for folks who already pay for cloud storage to store their videos in a safe location free of physical tampering.

If we somehow had access to the cloud location of our own account then we could use an IFTTT recipe to move/copy the clips from Wyze to any current or future cloud storage location.

It’d be great if the camera it’s self could record straight to the cloud of our choice. TinyCam app has this ability - but it’s done from the app ( requiring the app to be “always on” ).

Is it possible to backup local storage files to personal cloud storage? For my use, I want to be able to get a trigger from a camera that there was motion detected within an activity zone and i want to be able to access that video footage from an API without the 5-minute cooldown limit and without the 12-sec limit.

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I can’t express how much I HATE Google and anything that has to do with it. They are so invasive of individuals privacy. Even Microsoft is better. I know it’s a bit ironic that I was say this, given that a hacker can break in on most Smart Home devices (like the Wyze cam), but it Does matter how far my information is going and to who. It matters to me.
Why can’t I still stream live videos into my OneDrive, anymore? That’s how I originally set it up. Then, there were changes. A SD card is only good if the thief doesn’t find the camera and take it! It is also extremely limited on storage. I’m still left trying to figure out how to download the footage and move it to my cloud storage.

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@sharon.davis.3284,

I’m not sure what you’re thinking of, but Wyze has never supported streaming to third party cloud services. That said, Wyze does not support RTSP (with alternative firmware) that will let you stream to your own NAS solution and perhaps even forward to other cloud services. Search in #ask-the-community for more info.

Love this idea! This is exactly what I’m thinking too. For example, in IFTTT, google drive already supports uploading a file when Wyze camera detects motion. I think all Wyze needs to do is just providing access to that file, for example, always keep the latest video called “latest”, then just upload that file. Or Wyze already has a something in IFTTT which supports uploading a video to cloud every hour, we could have it upload some file every 2 minutes to 3rd party cloud, which should work too.

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Would it be possible to stream directly from the CAM to a S3 storage bucket, so I can pay for my own storage?
How about enabling AWS kinesis Video Stream so I can do my own video analysis and data extraction?

Thanks,

Daniel

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Amazon S3, Azure Storage, or the Google Cloud equivalent would open a world of options and use cases for these cameras. Let us pay our own cloud storage, the camera just needs to be configurable to push the clips to it.

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Yes!!!

Cloud storage using a 3rd party provider.

Let us enter our api keys into wyze to send our footage forever into backblaze. its super cheap and comes with free storage. I use this for one way nas backups already and they are really reliable as a backup destination.

Im sure others would include aws or google cloud. Either would work for me but b2 cloud is cheaper and has 10gb free.

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This would be a great feature, and while it is being considered, I’d like to throw NextCloud into the mix. Supporting a personal open cloud like NextCloud would be the ultimate feature.

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Supporting nextcloud would be the ultimate way to support all at once haha.

Complete motion is a must…

You as owner should be able to select how long do you want to record free of charge.

You can charge for storage or even allow the user to store in drive or the storage service the user uses. But you should enable user to be able to record as long as the user wants.
Otherwise users like me will buy other cc cámaras.

See also this related #wishlist topic:

Why don’t you allow the user to store in their own service like google drive or dropbox?

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The cameras are good BUT are not safe or respond to any “security” needs of your customers. Most people expect to use them with a “security” purpose in mind BUT anyone can remove the SD cards or unplug the unit and leave with it and thus eliminate all recordings. If the cameras, which are connected to your network could copy the SD card recordings, ideally in real-time to a user’s cloud storage such as Google Drive then a true “security” element would exist and instantly double the value of the devices if not more. You could even charge a nominal either initial or subscription fee for the feature making it cost effective to Wyze as well as to the clients. I seriously think this would be the best investment Wyze make. It would be very little programming and you could leverage the “home integration” with Google home and Amazon Alexa to connect securely to the cloud storage and would be the most valuable feature your product would have to offer

@Durand Welcome to the community! Just in case you’re not aware of this, here is an alternative that you may be interested in. If your camera is ever stolen, your videos will be stored in the cloud. The recordings are stored in the cloud for 14 days. Complete Motion Capture costs $1.49 a month per camera. Full details below: :slightly_smiling_face:

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But do not implement this by insisting on cart blanche access to (e.g.) Google Drive. Not sure about Dropbox, but all the others provide fine-grained access controls. Upload only, please. I’ll manage my own data once it’s uploaded, thanks.

Complete Motion Capture is not a good enough option. I need to be able to set how long it will save my recordings. I recommend Backblaze B2.

I’d specifically like to see options for all types of storage, including personal NAS devices like WD MYCLOUD,