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Wyze Cam v3 Features

Wyze Cam v3 is the best-selling home security camera for a reason. Actually, for many reasons, which we've detailed below.

This article covers the following topics:

Grouping your Wyze Cam v3

With Groups, you can organize your Wyze Cams together and view multiple Live streams at once. Follow these steps to create a group:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap Home > the plus sign + > Add Device Group.
  2. Tap Camera Group.
  3. Enter a name for the group.
  4. Select the cameras you want to add to the group.
  5. Tap Done in the top right.

Once your Group is created, the cameras within it will disappear from the Home tab’s device list and will then be located within the Group itself.

Note: You can toggle audio for cameras in a group by tapping the audio icon in the bottom Live stream. Only one camera’s audio can be playing at any given time.

To view a specific camera in a group:

  1. Tap the Group’s listing on the Home tab.
  2. Tap the camera that you want to view.

Editing the Group

You can change a Group’s listing to remove individual cameras or you can delete the entire Group to remove all of the cameras listed under it. Please note that neither of these actions will delete the camera itself from your account and that only the Group will be affected.

To rename your Group:

  1. Tap the Group’s listing on the Home tab.
  2. Tap the Settings gear icon in the top right to access the Group’s settings.
  3. Tap Name at the top.
  4. Please note that Group names are limited to a maximum of 20 characters.

To reorder cameras in the group:

  1. Tap the Group’s listing on the Home tab.
  2. Tap the Settings gear to access the Group’s settings.
  3. Tap Cameras in Group.
  4. Tap and hold the hamburger menu icon on the right of the camera’s listing and slide it up or down in the list.
  5. When finished, tap Save in the top left.

To remove individual cameras:

  1. Tap the Group’s listing on the Home tab.
  2. Tap the Settings gear to access the group's settings.
  3. Tap Cameras in Group.
  4. Tap the red icon red delete on the camera’s listing.
  5. When prompted, select Yes.
  6. When finished, tap Save in the top left.

To delete the Group (Option 1):

  1. Tap the Group’s listing on the Home tab.
  2. Tap the Settings gear to access the group's settings.
  3. Tap Delete Camera Group at the bottom.
  4. When prompted, select OK.

To delete the Group (Option 2):

  1. Tap pencil icon on the Home tab.
  2. Select Edit Devices.
  3. Tap the red icon red delete on the group’s listing.
  4. When prompted, select Delete.

Additional Notes:

  • Grouped devices will not display on the Home screen, but within the group itself.
  • To view the cameras in a group, tap on the group's name on the Home screen.
  • A camera can only be added to one group at a time. 
  • While a camera is in a group, you can change the individual camera settings by tapping on that specific camera in the group. 

Sharing your Wyze Cam

The Sharing feature lets other people access and use your Wyze Cam v3. Have a family member or other close friend who wants to check a camera? Share it with them right from the Wyze app. 

Important: Only share your Wyze devices with people you know and trust. 

What can a shared user do?

Shared users will be able to:

  • View the Live Stream and Event Videos.
  • Record a Live Stream.
  • Create RulesSchedules and Automations.
  • Move Wyze Cam Pan devices.
  • Enable and disable Motion Tracking.
  • Use the SoundSpeak, and Take Photo tools.
  • Turn on and off the device.
  • Turn on and off Night Vision.
  • View the Device Info.
  • Remove the device from their Wyze app.

Shared users will not able to:

  • Share a device shared with them.
  • Rename a device shared with them.
  • Change the Detection Settings or Alarm Settings.
  • View microSD card footage.

 Keep in mind

  • There is no limit to the number of users you can share your Wyze devices with.
  • There is no limit to he number of Wyze devices you can share.
  • The sharing feature is set per camera. To share multiple devices, you'll have to invite users to each manually.

Using Rules with Wyze Cam v3

Rules help automate your Wyze Cam v3, making it easier to upload a video to the cloud with a single tap in the app, turn off motion detection at a scheduled time, or turn off the camera when another device is triggered.

  • Shortcuts run actions with a tap in the Wyze app.
  • Schedules control devices based on the time of day.
  • Device Triggers connect multiple Wyze devices so one can trigger another.

An example shortcut with Wyze Cam v3

To create a shortcut to upload a video to the cloud with a single tap from the Home screen.

  1. Tap Home, then the + plus sign on the top left.
  2. Tap Add Rule, then select Shortcut from the list.
  3. Add a name for the shortcut in the text box under the star icon.
    • Try "Record a video"
  4. Tap the + plus sign next to Action.
    1. Tap on your Wyze Cam v3 from the list.
    2. Tap Upload a short video to the cloud.
    3. Tap Save.
  5. When done, tap Save.

Your shortcut will display with a star icon at the top of the Home screen.

An example schedule with Wyze Cam v3

To create a schedule to turn off motion detection every weekday between 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM. This comes in handy when you don't want motion-triggered notifications when you're home.

  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 v3 you want to create a schedule for.
  4. Select Turn off motion detection, then Next.
  5. Tap the + plus sign next to Name (Optional).
    1. Enter a name for the schedule. Try "Turn off motion detection"
    2. Tap Save.
  6. Tap Start Time.
    • Select 6:00 PM, then Save.
  7. Tap Add End Time.
    • Select 6:00 AM, then Save.
  8. Uncheck the box next to Sunday and Saturday.
  9. When done, tap Save

An example device trigger with Wyze Cam v3

To create a device trigger that turns on your Wyze Bulb when your Wyze Cam detects motion.

  1. Tap Home, then the + plus sign on the top left.
  2. Tap Add Rule, then select Device Trigger from the list.
  3. Tap the + plus sign next to Name (Optional).
    1. Enter a name for the schedule. Try "Cam turns on bulb"
    2. Tap Save.
  4. Tap Device Trigger.
    1. Select your Wyze Cam v3.
    2. Tap Detects motion, then Save.
  5. Tap the + plus sign next to Action.
    1. Select your Wyze Bulb.
    2. Tap Turn On, then Save.
  6. When done, tap Save.

2-Way Audio

Speak and listen through the camera using your Wyze Cam v3's built-in microphone and speaker.

To speak through your Wyze Cam v3:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap on your Wyze Cam v3.
  2. Tap the Speak (microphone) icon Speak_2.jpg .
    • The Speak icon will change color.
    • Sound will automatically be turned on.
  3. When you're done speaking, tap the microphone icon again. 
    • This will turn off both Speak and Sound.

Note: It is not possible to change or control the volume of the audio produced or recorded by the camera's speaker and/or microphone.

Wyze Notifications

The Wyze app can use push notifications to keep you in the know when an Event is triggered by your Wyze Cam or other devices.
Here's what a Wyze push notification looks like:

Wyze push notification on iPhone

Notifications Per Device

With the Wyze app, you can turn on or off push notifications per camera. 

  1. Tap the camera on the Home tab to enter its Live stream.
  2. Tap the Settings gear to access the camera's settings.
  3. Tap on Notifications tab
  4. Tap the toggle next to the Send Notifications option to turn Notifications on/off for this camera.

Turning on/off All Notifications  

You can turn on or off all Notifications from the Wyze app. Here's how:

  1. Tap the Account tab on the lower right.
  2. Tap the Notifications tab
  3. Enable the toggle next to Notifications to turn Notifications on/off.
Note: Turning off push notifications bypasses all other notification settings for all your devices. However, It doesn't turn off Event videos which will continue to be recorded and uploaded to the cloud.

If an individual device has Send Notifications set to off, it will still not send notifications if the Notifications is on in your Account Settings

Motion Tagging

Motion Tagging shows a green box around what Wyze Cam v3 considers motion. This helps when scanning through a lot of footage to find where there was motion. 

Wyze motion tagging

To turn Motion Tagging On/Off:

  1. Tap on your Wyze Cam in the app.
  2. Tap More.
  3. Tap Motion Tagging to toggle it on/off.

Additional Notes:

  • When Motion Tagging is on, the green box will be visible in any recorded video. This includes Playback, Events, Time Lapse, and any manually-recorded videos.
  • Motion Tagging sensitivity is fixed, and not related to your Event Recording sensitivity settings,
  • When there are multiple moving objects, the feature will frame the largest moving object in the field of view.
  • You cannot add Motion Tagging to a video that has already been recorded, or remove tagging that already has it.

Versatile Mounting

Wyze Cam v3 can be mounted 3 ways, depending on where you need to mount it.

Related article: Wyze Cam v3 Mounting Guide

Magnetic Mounting

Wyze Cam v3 includes a magnet in its base that allows it to be mounted to all steel or iron surfaces, no drilling required. Simply stick the base bottom of the camera to the surface and adjust the camera.

To mount it on non metal surfaces, we've included a metal plate with an adhesive backing. Stick the plate to your surface, and your camera to the plate, and you're all set.

Screw Mounting

If you want a more secure mount, using the included screw kit to mount your camera.

1/4"-20 Mounting

Wyze Cam v3 has a `1/4"-20 threaded connection underneath that you can use to mount the cam to any standard 1/4"-20 mount.

Night Vision

Wyze Cam v3 has new and improved low-light vision, giving you a wider range of possibilities when using it at night.

Color Night Vision (or Low Light Vision)

Since Wyze Cam v3 has much better image processing in low light than most of our other cameras, it's actually capable of showing a clear image even without Night Vision turned on. Since this relies on at least a small amount of light in the area to work, it won't be perfect for every situation, but it will allow you the option of leaving Night Vision most of time time.

Regular Infrared Night Vision

To turn on Night Vision, go to the Wyze app and tap on your camera. Tap on the Night Vision icon on the top right. 

Here you can turn Night Vision to On, Off, or Auto.

How Does It Work?

Wyze Cam v3 has 4 LED infrared LED lights that are turned on when Night Vision is on. You may notice a clicking sound when Night Vision is turned on or off, which represents the IR filter moving away from the lens to let the infrared light through.

Adaptive IR Lights

Wyze Cam v3 can toggle the IR lights between three settings when using Night Vision; Far, Near, or Off.

To toggle the IR light brightness, use the following process:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap on the camera. 
  2. Go to the Settings > Advanced Settings.
  3. If Night Vision is On, you'll have a Night Vision IR Lights option. Tap this to access the 3 options (Far/Near/Off), along with a preview window.

Siren

Wyze Cam v3 has a pretty excellent deterrent for bad guys that you don't want hanging around your home - a siren. It's a loud squeal that you can control from the Wyze app.

To turn on the Siren (be careful, it's loud!): 

  1. In the Wyze app, tap to open your Wyze Cam v3.
  2. Tap the More . . . menu.
  3. Tap Siren
    • To turn off, tap Siren again.
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