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Use Person Detection with Alexa Routines

You can now use Person Detection with your Alexa-enabled devices, and use it as part of a routine. If a Cam Plus license is assigned to your Wyze Cam, you can have Alexa say "person detected" or perform an action, like turn on a light or play a sound. 

To enable Person Detection with Amazon Alexa:

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app.
  2. Tap More on the bottom right, then Routines.
  3. Tap the + plus sign on the top right to create a New Routine.
  4. Tap Enter routine name to name the routine.
    • Example: "Person detected on outdoor cam"
    • Tap Next to continue.
  5. Tap When this happens to select what triggers the routine.
    1. Tap Smart Home.
    2. Tap on your preferred Wyze Cam.
      • This Wyze Cam must have an active Cam Plus subscription to enable Person Detection.
    3. Tap Person.
    4. To confirm the action, tap Save.
  6. Tap Anytime to set a time frame when this routine is active.
    1. Under "Active Days" tap each day you want it active. The default is every day.
    2. Under "Active Between" tap the time of day the routine is active. The default is all day, or 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.
    3. Under "Suppress For" tap Set Duration. This is the amount of time Alexa will wait before running the routine again.
    4. Tap Next.
  7. Tap Add action to choose the action you want Alexa to perform.
    Here's is an example to have Alexa say "person detected": 
    1. Tap Alexa says, then Customized.
    2. Enter "person detected" and tap Next.
    3. Tap Next again to confirm.
  8. Tap Choose Device to choose the Alexa-enabled device that will perform the action.
    • Select the name of your preferred Alexa-enabled device
  9. Tap Save to save the routine.
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