Event Recording and Schedules

Event Recording can be used to set when a camera is scheduled for generating Event Videos, and if they are triggered by detecting Motion and/or Sound.

Detects Sound and Motion

You can set Wyze Cam to record an Event Video when it detects motion and/or sound. You can turn this feature on or off for Motion or Sound. 

  • Using the Wyze App, navigate to the Home tab and select any Wyze Cam. 
  • Click the Settings icon on the top right
  • Select the Event Recording tab
  • Here you can turn on/off Detects motion and Detects sound.


Note: If neither detection setting is enabled, the camera will not record Event Videos itself, but can still pair with devices like Wyze Sense to record Smart video alerts.

Cool Down Period

When a Sound or Motion triggers an Event Video there is a 5 minute cool down period.  Sound and Motion are separate triggers. So if a sound triggers an Event Video it will have a 5-minute cooldown, but if something then triggers via motion, during that time period it will also trigger an Event Video. Then there will be a separate 5-minute cooldown period for another motion-triggered video.


Note: The optional Cam Plus service will remove the cooldown period and allow your Wyze Cam to record longer than 12-seconds if there is motion detected. Learn more about Cam Plus


Alarm Detection

Smart Sound Recognition uses an advanced algorithm that recognizes the unique sound patterns of smoke alarms and CO monitors. With Smart Sound Recognitions turned on, it will generate a 12-second Event Video and send a push notification to your phone so that you can act quickly.

Smart Sound Recognition settings are found in Home tab > Selected Device > Settings icon (top right) > and under Alarm Settings. 

Here you can set the Smoke alarm sound and/or CO alarm sound on/off. 

Note: If you have Detects Sound off, you can still use Smart Sound Recognition to send a notification when the camera detects the specific sound of an alarm.

Event Recording Schedule

You can set up a schedule for Event Recording using Rules: 

  1. Tap Home, then the + plus sign on the top left.
  2. Tap Add Rule, then select Schedule from the list.
  3. Tap the Wyze Cam you want to create a schedule for.
  4. Select Turn on motion detection, then Next.
  5. Tap the + plus sign next to Name (Optional).
    • Enter a name for the schedule. Try "Turn on motion detection"
    • Tap Save.
  6. Tap Start Time.
    • Select a time, then Save.
  7. Tap Add End Time.
    • Select a time, then Save.
  8. When done, tap Save
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