Greater Control Over Detection Zone Shape

Ceiling fans and TVs which are on are causing lots if false triggers. We need some exclusion zones!

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THIS. In my house I have a tree just in the middle of the cam and it gets triggered a lot just by the wind blowing, I would like to select everything but the tree, so I’ll have 90% less false alerts

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Does that mean you’re using the IR sensor outdoors? I know they’re not outdoor-rated but I’m curious about how well they might hold up, and what other people might be doing to protect them from the elements.

I’m guessing they’d probably be okay under an eave or something, but it would be really useful (for me) to mount one on a tree or telephone pole. But it would be VERY exposed with that setup, so I’d definitely want to do something to try to prevent water ingress

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I hope this gets implemented. Polygon-based seems like the most robust method. Polygons contained within other polygons could function as masking zones, too. Something raster-based with a marker/fill/eraser tool would probably work just as well, too. You could just color in the lines where you want motion detected. But really, ANY solution would be most welcome.

The most flexible and preferred approach would be:

  1. Allow to draw polygons or lasso like enclosed areas anywhere on the detection zone.
  2. By clicking on an enclosed area u have two choices - one click to include another to exclude.
  3. The excluded zones could have a grey translucent background so it is clear what zones are included or excludes.

Programmatically hopefully it’s a simple extension. If i was doing it based on zones defined above every pixel would either be tagged as included/excludes and change in state of sufficient number of contiguous pixels would constitute a motion detected. I have to assume they are already doing something similar. The UI for zone definitions is where the heavy lifting for this needs to be done

Hello, what is the status of having this feature implemented?
The Arlo cameras I used to use had this feature, and I feel it is a big omission for the Wyze cams not to have it. I also can not believe it would take much work to add this feature.
Any word on the status?
Thanks!

You can look at the status tag at the top, if you see it has changed to researching you will know it is more of a possibility instead of maybe-later.

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I’d like to see this feature added, too. I guess a grid would be the easiest to implement. The more sections in the grid, the better.

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I also would like at least grid feature. These are great camera’s but detection zone is terrible compared to other cameras.
This is the only reason I hesitate to purchase more.
Can we please see a firmware upgrade for this?

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Yes! Exactly like this. Where you can shape the detection boxes and are not stuck to a “grid” of squares and rectangles. This more “freeform” detection setting is exactly what we need!
I won’t be buying any more cameras until I know this feature is a definite as it is very important in the set up I was trying to put together.

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It would be nice to have more than one detection area, non-contiguous.

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For me, a “ignore” zone would work because everyone one of the indoor cameras I have set up has a TV somewhere in the field of view.
For the most general case, a grid (with small rectangles) that can have areas on or off is probably the best while still being easy to code. Custom shapes that you can draw with your finger on the app give the user the most freedom, but are very difficult to code and make work properly.