Option to ONLY RECORD Person Detection Events - not all motion events

@WyzeGwendolyn can we get some comment from Wyze about this? :point_up:

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the AI was done locally after the video is recorded.
Currently only the motion videos were analyzed by AI for person, the smart video (by sensor) and scene video (by shortcut) are not analyzed by AI, i hope they will analyze all of them.

therefore, only recording person motion is very hard as you have to run AI ALL THE TIME.

To solve the cool down time (the only concern), just mount a motion sensor near the camera to capture all the motion videos.

I found everyday the person detection failed to identify a couple of videos where person is present.
So i’d rather they record all as it is easy to tag person only video.


Thanks for the suggestion of using a motion sensor to help solve the cool down problem. I wish that was feasible for my situation but it unfortunately is not as it would require a lot of them and I would rather not keep up with a bunch of battery operated sensors. Also, I am not sure that the AI actually runs for smart (sensor) videos because the sensor itself is doing all of the detection work. Right now I can only speculate but I believe that the AI is probably already running all the time with one exception. It has to scan every video looking for a person except for the smart (sensor) videos. I am just wanting them to add the option to record the person detected videos in the events tab without having to look at other motion types or have to filter them out. This would allow people like me and others to select the options that they want.

This may happen someday but I don’t think we’re at that point yet. When we have the feature out, please make a Wishlist request for this! :slight_smile:


It’s a great idea in theory, but I don’t think the application is something that can be done at this price point. At least not for awhile. I think technology still needs time to get there.

I have the same issue, and I’m just going to get a couple of SD cards for my cameras. I don’t think this solves the notification issue, but it can do constant recording so that an event wouldn’t be missed. Not the ideal way to address this, but I’d rather spend $20 additional for this than pay a subscription fee like some of the other camera companies out there for that kind of feature

Event detection is useless if you have a 5 minute cooldown, anything can happen within that 5 minutes, and I think this is a must have for the Wyze Cam,

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Yes, I agree, if something of interest happens during the cool down period we are all currently stuck potentially watching many hours of continuous recorded video (from the SD card) to find it. This is especially true if you do not have a reasonably narrowed down date and time of the event that occurred. There have already been complaints about this in different discussion threads for this reason. I just want to record person detection events not all the other motion events and would really like to have that OPTION for myself and all other users to choose from. This would at least minimize (but not stop) the cool down period from missing a person detected event all day long while the camera is busy recording things like tree/cloud shadows moving around.

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I agree with people only filter

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This is problematic for me as well, I cannot tell you how many deliveries I get where the alert is the vehicle pulling up into my drive way, but the delivery person dropping off the package is never shown / captured.

This exact thing happened to me. My camera was busy notifying me of clouds passing by or trees moving, and just about everything but a person coming up the driveway.

I have a camera system I got from Costco that is made by NightOwl. The motion sensors for each camera allow me to mask off areas that are not to be used for motion detection. That way, I can mask out those pesky clouds, dogs, etc. Wyze should consider that idea.

Isn’t there a zone definition option already there? However it’s a single area whereas it should allow multiple areas.

There is, but currently it is for just a single rectangle, there is a wishlist item to get more control over that. People should go vote for that if they havent.


The problem I’m experiencing is with the people detection and post motion event cooldown.

I have a cam in my garage. When the door opens a motion event is triggered–primarily by the transition to bright outside light coming in as the garage door opens. As a result of this the device never gets to person detection, because by the time the door opens, it’s done and in the cooldown period. It seems to me, that if “person detection” is turned on, then the cam should only trigger for that event and not for the generic motion event.

This needs to be a high priority fix, not a future wishlist item.


It might be better moving the camera to another spot to try not to get the outside light flash and lowering the sensitivity.

Impossible to do from inside the garage. It’s going to catch the change in lighting regardless of orientation.

Have you considered using an SD card and then selecting to record events to the SD card. I have never tried it but my understanding is that the event recording is much longer if you opt for recording to the SD card instead of the cloud. I know that opens a host of other unwanted issues with the recordings not being in the cloud but it might be what you need for your situation.

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Yes, I have SD card recording on the device.

I’ve opted, for the interim, to use IFTTT to turn on Motion Detection when the garage door opens and then turn it off when the door closes. This, at least, avoids the motion detection triggered by the drastic lighting change. It also eliminates the several seconds of whiteout in the clip while it transitions from night vision to normal vision.

The garage door is on Smartthings right now. So, I’ll likely set up at least one virtual switch which will be tied to the garage door and then use the state of that virtual switch to trigger the motion detection via IFTTT. Doing this will allow me the option to better control when it triggers or resets, since those more complicated automations can be set up in Smartthings.

If WYze integrated with Smartthings, it would be simpler…

I would also appreciate this feature. I understand that running xnors onboard binary nets all the time would be costly. What if instead motion events would still trigger “events”, then run the person detection on that clip, if the motion contains a person then push a true event/notification?

Theres probably some other complication I’m not thinking of but that might allow a person only event.

This is also a problem for me. Exactly as described by everyone here. I get no notifications about person detection events because they are almost always preceded by motion detection events. The camera stops processing and goes on “cool down”, and the person event does not send a notification. This limitation really makes the person detection feature unusable for me.