See this: Pet/Animal Detection
Hi, I really appreciate the effort. Sincerely fail over 50% person detection’s (3 cams),
My border collie its tagged as person and my daughters stamped as not person mos of the time.
I trust in feedback submission using the app will improve the code in future versions. I submit all I can.
Oof. We appreciate your help! We’re sorry that the miss ratio is so high in your household.
We are still running tests of AI with smart video and sound triggered video.
The Amazon guy just got to my door undetected. I guess I need to overlap my cameras. I see no activity in playback. Did encounter earlier in-person motion.
The 5 min cool down between flagged events plays a huge role for my detections. Trucks,cars and the mailman get flagged as persons on my cam. Then when you include the 5 min cool down between events a lot gets missed like the actual delivery person placing the package right in front of my cam that does not get recorded because of the 5 min cooldown .
Continues recording on your SD card is the only useful aspect of these cams. if something happens hopefully the event recording will narrow down the window of recording you need to review.
That is good news @WyzeShawn !
I may have to return to continuous recording. I thought I would try event recording.
My 2nd and 3rd Wyze cams arrive today. I will use another to cover the doorway in addition to the driveway.
I only detect when something enters my property. I don’t monitor the street or mailbox in my swale. I also don’t monitor cars passing by. As soon as someone crosses my property line, I would like to know.
When it rains, cars reflect in my detection area and alert me. A second camera should help in this aspect as well
Thanks for reminding me about continuous recording.
It would be neat if there was an option to set up Person Detection on your personal computer when using RTSP and that be able to make the cameras send a push notification of the video and time stamp on the local SD. This would alleviate the 5 minute buffer issue as well as allow RTSP users to make use of this feature.
Upon further review…
After using the Wyze cam with the new AI firmware update and set to Person Detection only for a few days, I have both a pro and a con on this feature.
Pro…no more false notifications for every cloud, shadow, bug, rain etc that the camera sees. It will only send notifications when it detects a person. Hurray!
Con…and I’m afraid this is a big one. Even though the settings in the app are set to report Person motion detection only, the camera is still capturing every little movement just as before. It just isn’t reporting or sending a notification about them. This continuation of capturing all motion create a real problem. As everyone probably knows by now, when the camera detects motion, it goes into a 5 minute cool down period where it doesn’t report any motion. I won’t get into the con on that fact in this post.
So what I find happening is that if the camera detects motion of (for example) a bug, and then someone walks up to the camera within the 5 minute cool down period…NOTHING. No notification.
So something as simple as a bug flying buy for a split second or a change in the lighting because of a cloud, or whatever…will negate the benefit of Person Detection if a person happens to approach the camera within the 5 minute cool down. And if it is a windy day, the you can pretty much forget getting any notification of a person approaching.
I had great hopes for this software upgrade, and while it has reduced those annoying false alerts, I find that it has only increased notifications of people approaching by a small amount.
At this point it appears that I am getting maybe 1 out of 3 Person detection because of the inconceivably long cool down period.
That does not sound good!! Hopefully Wyze will fix this soon!!
I sent in a ticket, but since I had posted here as well about liking the new Person Detection, I thought I’d better update it for everyone.
Person detection isn’t perfect yet, but the thing is, the 5 minute cool down. Has not changed, the 5 minute cool down period didn’t all of a sudden start creating problems for the person detection, whether you have person detection on or off, the 5 minute cool down period Still creates the same kind of problems that it always has.
although the smart detections are not integrated with the person detection AI yet ( it is being looked at) you can lower the cool down to 1 minute using the Wyze sense kit. I use a motion sensor on my front door, and it works great now that we can see a notification thumbnail.
im sure it wont be long before the smart detections are added to the AI scanner abilities and that will make the Wyze system that much much more robust for detection.
I keep getting person deductions notifications on cars and trucks driving down my street.
I set a detection zone so that would not happen but the new AI person detection seems to ignore the zone settings. I agree that the 5 min cam cool down greatly reduces the usefulness and effectiveness of the system.
in your events page do they show a little silhouette of a man ( yes that’s a queen pun) near the thumbnail on the right side?
I only ask someone the other day through they were getting person detection for random things and it turned out to be regular alerts not person detection.
I don’t see how you can possibly have a 5 minute cool down period as that leaves open a wide space for circumventing these cameras. In fact any burglar with this knowledge, could actively exploit this.
Surely the answer for notification is 1 per recording event rather than detection. ie detection triggered, recording started, single notification sent, notifications suspended, recording continues, recording ends, notification upon detection re-enabled.
My events do show silhouette of a person but they recordings have only cars and trucks and not people.
unfortunately once it has a detection it only saves a few seconds of video to the cloud and sends a notification. It then goes into a 5 min cool down and will not detect or save video to the cloud.
If you have a SD card installed in the cam and set to continuous recording then you can go back and view the footage. If they steal the Cam then you are out of luck.
These Cams however are not marketed as security cameras.
Wyze would need to setup continuous cloud storage for the Cams and charge appropriately to make them a serious security cam.
Also note that there is no cool down period associated with event triggered by Wyze Sense motion and contact sensors.