Where to access the AWS Cloud


#1

Received my cameras, hooked them up, but have no idea how to access the cloud. Please help.


#2

After making sure motion or sound alerts are enabled in the camera’s settings, you will find the cloud alert clips in the Notifications tab of the app.


#3

This may help out with explaining the motion alerts which do use AWS.

https://www.wyzecam.com/support-v2/

For longer local motion recording or local continuous, a micro SD card is the way to go. The FAQ explains it pretty well.


#4

…I have the micro SD card installed. I can see Notifications no problem. Am I seeing output from the SD card, or the cloud? Is there a way to choose from which source? Thanks for your answer!


#5

The clips recorded to the cloud and the video recorded to the mSD card are totally independent of one another.

Alert (cloud) clips are set up under “Alert Settings” in the Camera Settings and are viewed by tapping the Notifications tab at the bottom of the main app screen.

mSD card recordings are set up under “Advanced Settings” in the Camera Settings are are viewed by tapping the “View Playback” button from a camera’s live view. In the playback view, you can record or take a photo from the playback stream using the appropriate buttons. You can also view the recordings from the mSD card by removing the card and viewing on a computer.


#6

Thank you RickO - succinct & clear -


#7

Thank you for explaining where to find the clips. Very much appreciated.


#8

Ok, had the same question. So the notification clips are the cloud and playback is on the SD card.

Is there a limit to the size of the SD card supported?


#9

The maximum officially supported card size is 32GB although folks have reported success with 64GB and even 128GB cards. They must be formatted as FAT, not exFAT. 32GB seems to be the sweet spot in terms of recording time vs cost ($10-12 for a 32GB Class 10 card).


#10

Greetings and thanks to RickO, I read that “you will find the cloud alert clips in the Notifications tab of the app” and am confused. Do you mean the only way to view recordings is on the phone I installed the camera with? What if my house and phone burns down? Hopefully I survive and I’d like to get the data that my camera recorded, perhaps catching the arsonist in the act. Where is that cloud alert clip?


#11

The are in the cloud stored for 14 days. You can retrieve them on any phone or tablet that is logged into your Wyze account with your username and password. That is, as long as the source camera has not been reassigned to a different account.