Individual Camera, Sense, Doorbell, etc. Alert Notification Sound and/or Color

An update that I also posted over on Different Alert Sound for Wyze Notifications

I have been experimenting with a couple 3rd party apps as a workaround. I am using both these apps currently in testing with great results. One of these is also posted above, sorry for the duplication.

I do not know if either of these have iOS counterparts as I am Androidian.

I originally used the app Free Notification Reader to force the phone to audibly speak my Wyze Notifications over the speaker or BT Headset. I could also customize the preamble to every notification to say ‘Alert’ or ‘Attention’ or whatever I wanted. Because of the Notification Tone being limited to one tone for all Wyze Notifications in the Android App Notification settings, I customized that to the Jetson’s tune although Free Notifications Reader can do that as well through the app.

Every time any of my 12 cams sends a notification, I would hear the Jetsons Tune followed by “Alert. Person Detected on camname Cam at 1:02pm. Check out the event video”. So, I audibly heard a) what was detected, b) what cam detected it and c) when. However, if this was on the phone speaker, it could get a bit annoying and wordy.

Another user in the forum introduced me to an app called MacroDroid. This app gives me the ability to set a custom notification sound for each and every one of my individual cams.

Setting up a macro for each cam was super easy. For my Garage Cam, I tell the macro to watch for any notification containing the words “Garage Cam” and to play a custom tone from my ringtone library when it comes in. Since the number of tones I have is limited by only the number I want to download, it is limitless. 100 cams = 100 tones. Or record your own. And, it isn’t limited to cams. Any notification from Wyze, so long as it states the device name, can be set for a custom tone. And that’s not all. It can trigger the phone to vibrate, flash the LED, open the app, send a SMS Text, send an email, send a tweet, trigger another app to do something, tons of action options (see the screenshot list below)

With these two apps working together, I have shut off my Android setting Jetson’s tone for Wyze notifications because the MacroDroid tone will play at the same time and they will walk on each other.

I have the Free Notifications Reader set to only read when my BT headset is connected (driving) so it only reads in my ear, not out loud on the speaker (although it would probably work on a BT car link, I don’t have that BC I prefer old beaters). It plays the MacroDroid device specific tone (not limited to cams… ANY Wyze device) then I have a 1 second delay set to read the notification on my BT headset so the tone stops first. When I am on phone speaker, all I hear is the MacroDroid set tone for whatever device triggered the notification (cam, contact sensor, motion sensor, leak detector, HMS alarm, Thermostat… ANY Wyze IoT device that can send a notification).

Here are links to the apps if you are interested. Free Notification Reader is free and without ads:

MacroDroid is has a free version limited to 5 macros with ads. Pro version is $5.99

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Thank you for your suggestion BUT I am a paranoid person and really don’t trust 3 party apps and having to deal with setting them up. I would much prefer our Wyze app do much the same as Ring app does when it comes to notification ringtones especially since I am paying for the Cam Plus.

Thank you for this information on these 3rd party apps. I use another one called Shouter from the Google Store which works quite effectively and announces all notifications from my Wyze Cameras and also from other brand cameras like one I have in Smart Life, and includes in the announcement the name of the app making the announcement. It also announces events from my Wyze Door Lock. Example: “Notification from Wyze. It says Wyze Person detected on Front Door at 8:12 PM. Check out the Event Video.” (Of course that one sometimes produces a laugh when someone pops up and says something “How do they know whether the guy outside the door is wise or stupid?”

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