This is related to my other μSD Flash memory card questions.
There is no “safely remove” option for the flash card.
The FAT32 file system on the μSD Flash memory card is at risk of corruption every time there is a power failure or the card is removed if the SD card is being written to when this happens. This is one reason Dash Cams have batteries or “super capacitors” to allow them to cleanly sync the file system and shutdown when they lose power.
If you have Record on Event active, you will activate recording when you try to take the card out, or even unplug the camera. Also, it may always be recording (see https://www.wyzecam.com/forums/topic/question-for-wyze-when-using-record-on-event-when-is-%ce%bcsd-card-written-to/#post-153265 ).
What I try to do is:
- Using the Wyze App turn off recording to μSD.
- Wait 70 seconds (I am not sure this is long enough) hoping that the current minute video will complete processing, and the card will be synced.
- Power the camera off (unplug).
- Remove SD card.
In addition, it would be nice if you could use the “reset” button (perhaps press 3 times), and then when it was safe to power off, it could use voice to say “Ready to power off” and perhaps have a different status light pattern to indicate ok to power off, i.e. writing to μSD has been suspended.
If there is a safely remove on the App, there should also be a “rescan for μSD card”, that would trigger the same routine as “detected card insertion” runs. This would be useful if someone accidentally “ejected” a card on the incorrect camera, and it was not easy to get to e.g. a remote location.