How can we use IFTTT to have the Wyze cam to take photos and emails them to us ?

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#1

Currently, I am using IFTTT to text and email me notifications when motion is detected. I wonder if it is possible to have the Wyze cam to take photos and email them to us. I used to have this feature from Foscam, and it is quite handy to have a quick glance from the emails without activate the Wyze app and search for the video to replay.

Thanks for your advice.


#2

Looking into the applet recipe, it doesn’t appear so (yet). The only tags I have to work with are {motion_detected} and {trigger_time} which are simply phrases “Motion detected on <camera name>” and the date and time it occurred.

I’m guessing it wouldn’t be hard to add photo/video in the future, but right now there’s nothing I can see that would allow it to happen.


#3

Is there any progress on this, or another thread where this is being discussed? I’m very interested in finding a way to remotely trigger my Wyze to take a still photo. For one thing, it would greatly help making timelapses of 3D print jobs and other activities where the desired frame timing varies.


#4

I added a roadmap request that is similar. You can head over and place a vote if it is something you are also interested in seeing added.


#5

If Wyze could just save the photo and/or video to Google Drive, then the “New file from search in your folder” trigger could email it to you.


#6

It looks like TinyCam can save to OneDrive and OneDrive has some IFTTT triggers for new files. I haven’t tried it, but it might be possible.


#7

Pardon if I’m overlooking something, but if you’re going to integrate at all with something like IFTTT, isn’t “take a photo” just about the first thing you’d enable it to do?! What happens after that can be dealt with in a variety of ways; IFTTT itself offers many choices.