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Using Rules with your Wyze Battery Cam Pro

To learn all about Rules, Shortcuts, Schedules, Device & Service Triggers, and Location Triggers, start with the article: Using Rules with the Wyze app.

How do Rules work with Wyze Battery Cam Pro?

Rules help automate your Wyze Battery Cam Pro, making it easier to record and monitor your surroundings whenever you want.

There are 4 kinds of Rules that can be used with Wyze Battery Cam Pro. 

  • Shortcuts run actions with a tap in the Wyze app.
  • Schedules control devices based on the time of day.
  • Device & Service Triggers connect multiple Wyze devices so one can trigger another. Having a Wyze Services subscription offers additional AI-based triggers.
  • Location Triggers control devices based on your location.

 

Below are some examples of scenarios where Rules may be useful in your everyday life.

Shortcut

Rule Name: “Siren”

Scenario: You received a notification for motion from your Wyze Battery Cam Pro late at night and want to enable the siren and back porch Wyze Bulbs to scare off any unwanted visitors and have the camera upload a quick video.

To create your Shortcut:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap on the + plus sign in the top left corner, then tap Add Rule.
  2. Tap Shortcut.
  3. Name your Rule “Siren”.
  4. Tap Add Action and select your Wyze Battery Cam Pro.
  5. Check the box next to Turn on the siren and Upload a short video to the cloud. Tap Save.
  6. Tap Add Action again and select your back porch Wyze Bulbs.
  7. Check the boxes next to Turn on and Set brightness to. Then adjust the brightness bar to 100%. Tap Save.
  8. Tap Save again, and then you’re all set!

 

Schedule

Rule Name: “Yard Work”

Scenario: You have some recurring yard work being done in front of your camera’s view, but don’t want to be notified about the movement.

To create your Schedule:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap on the + plus sign in the top left corner, then tap Add Rule.
  2. Tap Schedule.
  3. Name your Rule “Yard Work”, then tap Save.
  4. Select a Start Time of 12 pm and an End Time of 3 pm.
    • If you don’t set an end time, your camera’s notifications will stay off all day!
  5. Select the days you’ll be having yard work done outside. 
    • These will be the only days that your Rule is active.
  6. Tap Add Action, then choose your Wyze Battery Cam Pro.
  7. Check the box next to Turn off notifications, then tap Save.
  8. Tap Save again, and then you’re all set!

 Pro Tip: You can also temporarily disable your notifications using our Snooze Notifications feature.

 

Device & Service Trigger

Rule Name: “Who’s there?”

Scenario: When a person is detected by Wyze Battery Cam Pro, you’d like to have your Wyze Cam Floodlight Pro’s lights turn on and upload a quick video for a brighter and larger view.

To create your Device & Service Trigger:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap on the + plus sign in the top left corner, then tap Add Rule.
  2. Tap Device & Service Trigger.
  3. Name your Rule “Who’s there?”, then tap Save.
  4. Tap Device & Service Trigger, then choose your Wyze Battery Cam Pro.
  5. Tap on Detects a person, then tap Save.
    • If you don’t have Cam Plus, you can still use this Rule for when the floodlight detects motion, you’ll just want to tap Detects motion. However, we recommend using Cam Plus for additional smart detections like vehicle, package, and pet detection. You can learn more about Cam Plus here
    • To sign up for Cam Plus, simply tap one of the Cam Plus options (Detects a person, Detects vehicle, Detects package, Detects a pet) and then tap Start My Free Trial to get started.
  6. Tap Add Action, then choose your Wyze Cam Floodlight Pro.
  7. Check the boxes next to Turn on floodlight and Upload a short video to the cloud, then tap Save.
  8. If you'd like to have this Rule only trigger during a certain time or on specific days, toggle Time on then select your start and end times and the days of the week you'd like this Rule to be active.
  9. Tap Save.
  10. You’re all set!

 

Location Trigger

Rule Name: “Coming Home”

Scenario: You would like your Wyze Battery Cam Pro to upload a short video when you pull into your driveway.

To create your Location Trigger:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap on the + plus sign in the top left corner, then tap Add Rule.
  2. Tap Location Trigger.
  3. Name your Rule “Coming Home”, then tap Save.
  4. Under IF, Select I arrive.
  5. Under The Location, tap your home address, then adjust the location radius.
    • You can move the map with your finger, use two fingers and move them together/apart to zoom out/in, or use the arrows at the edge of the shaded circle to make the location radius smaller or larger.
    • If your Location Permissions aren’t already enabled, you’ll receive an in-app prompt to enable this. You can enable Location Permissions by going to your phone’s settings.
  6. Tap Save.
  7. Tap Add Action.
  8. Select your Wyze Battery Cam Pro.
  9. Check the box next to Upload a short video to the cloud, then tap Save.
  10. Tap Add Action.
  11. If you'd like to have this Rule only trigger during a certain time or on specific days, toggle Time on then select your start and end times and the days of the week you'd like this Rule to be active.
  12. Tap Save, and then you’re all set!
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