Motion detection filter for people

I am interested in motion detection alerts for people on my camera. Often at night I receive false notifications because the motion detection is picking up bugs flying. Would be really nice to have a setting that only detects motion from people. This could also help with people with pets as well.

Thanks for your consideration!

Sounds good. There’s also this thread here that might help with according false notifications for bugs.


Yes! Facial or Human recognition would be the #1 improvement for me! I get a lot of cars and insects.

I think it would be great if we could set parameters in motion detection/tagging where we could have the camera ignore all objects of a certain size, like say anything 30 pixels or less. I would have less alerts from these f@#$ squirrels and small birds in my yards then! lol :wink:

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Is there a way to set the motion detection to detect people only? Right now it detects sunlight if it comes out from behind a cloud.

Please search/look through the #beta section of the forum. You will find a lot of info on this there.

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Person Detection has been added in the latest version.

Now that person detection is implemented. Facial recognition could be next? In that, the camera could recognize a face and expose for only that area. I’ve caught thieves on my wyze cam but their faces were still unrecognizable.image

I believe that this is a hardware limitation due to the camera quality. The only way to get facial recognition would most likely be a better image sensor. Hopefully the outdoor cam will have a much better image sensor to make facial recognition actually work.

I think that is a great idea! Another possibility would be adding an option of “Person Detection” under Event Recordings, to insure that the camera ONLY records Events that include “Persons Detected”, as opposed to any type of motion which now includes leaves and/or shadows moving, lights turning on and off, etc. In my case, I usually get 1 or 2 “Person” events, and I end up having to delete between 20-30 “Motion” events from the different cameras.

I think this is a case that the normal motion detection is implemented in camera, but then the clip is sent through to to analyze for people and then it is flagged. So you basically always have to record with normal motion first before Person detection can work.

Then again, I supposed they could just wipe the non-person clips afterwards.

Welcome to the community, @ebendl. The person detection processing is done directly on the camera hardware. :slight_smile:

Thanks! :blush:

Really? OK that’s pretty great!

I probably should have included this link the first time.

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