Alert Setting option (Alert Schedule)

Even though this isn’t found in the alert schedule itself, it can currently be accomplished by using the Shortcuts/Task feature in the app:

https://support.wyzecam.com/hc/en-us/articles/360015658451-Tasks

Perhaps introduce a calendar/day of week type feature under the alert schedule…similar to our phone alarm clocks.

Would be nice to set up one alert schedule while i’m at work and another for the weekends. Or for those who have a new work schedule on a daily basis (retail/food service) it would be nice to set up multiple schedules at once. With everyone’s busy schedule i’m sure many of us will forget to set up/turn on the alert schedule. Hopefully an easy firmware update?

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Would like to be able to schedule motion alerts by days of the week, so that I do not have to go into the app and disable on weekends.

I’ve added your request to Wyze’s feature request tracker. In fact, its development is already in progress.

Is there any updates on this? I would like to get several more cameras but it is a show stopper if the schedule cannot be adjusted to days of the week.

Schedule by day of week can be accomplished using the app’s shortcut/task feature:

https://support.wyzecam.com/hc/en-us/articles/360015658451-Tasks

Thanks. I will get 2 more

It would be nice if I could set the alerts for motion detection to trigger on certain days of the week, and certain times.

Also, potentially different alert schedules for each type of alert would be super handy.

I’ve added your wish for greater granularity of the scheduling options for alerts settings to Wyze’s feature request tracker.

That said, you can currently set this up using the Shortcuts feature at the top of the Devices screen. You can set up a task there with a trigger at a certain time on certain days and make the action to enable motion detection on any set of cameras. Then set up another task to turn it off.

Has any attention been paid to an update with programming specific days to provide alerts, instead of either every day or none? A simple option of Monday - Friday and Saturday - Sunday would be greatly helpful. I’m sure others are also looking for some variability like this.

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Please add my vote to being able to schedule individual day parts. ??

I’d like to see this too…being able to have at minimum weekday/weekend scheduling, and preferably, every day of the week individually scheduling.

Will check out RickO’s suggestion for achieving this through shortcuts in the meantime!

If using shortcut/task feature to turn off/on motion detection, is the schedule still honored?

The goal here being just to turn off motion detection/recording during the weekend and have it follow the regular schedule of 8AM-5PM motion detection recording on the weekdays.

In other words, if I set motion detection to turn off with a shortcut/task on Saturday, do I have to set it for after 8AM as that’s when the regular schedule would’ve turned on motion recording? And then repeat that task for Sunday as well?

Or would I be simply setting a shortcut/task to turn off motion recording on Saturday 12AM and turning motion recording back on Monday 12AM?

I haven’t tested it, but I think a scheduled shortcut task would override the current detection schedule until the next change occurs in the schedule. I other words, I think if you have the detection schedule set up for 8am to 5pm daily (because daily is the only option there) and shortcut to turn it off on Friday at 4pm, it is still going to come back on at 8am on Saturday. But again, I haven’t tested this.

Probably the best and easiest thing to do is to just turn off the schedule in the detection setup and make the appropriate scheduled shortcuts to turn it on and off when you need.

I do think it’s a bit odd that we have both of these scheduling methods and it’s not really defined how they interact.

Thanks for the quick reply! I’ll go for leaving the schedule enabled and turning off motion detection through a Task a minute after the schedule turned it on for Sat and Sun. Then that would just require 2 Tasks per camera at the penalty of having notifications for a minute. Versus setting up Tasks for every day of the week would be 10 Tasks that needs to be created per camera.

I am curious, though, what happens if the schedule is set to start at 8AM and I have a Task to turn off motion detection at 8AM, what would actually happen. Something to test out when I get the chance!

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Another question…do you know if Tasks are specific to a phone, or if it’s tied to the account and carry over to other phones that login with same account? I believe camera settings are saved on the camera so carry over.

No, shortcuts are account-wide. For example, if you create a new shortcut on your phone, you will see it show up on your tablet logged into the same Wyze account.

Totally would love to see more alert schedule changes.

Note that this topic is marked as tagged as “launched”. That is because this request is available using the Shortcuts feature:

https://support.wyzecam.com/hc/en-us/search/click?data=BAh7CjoHaWRsKwgnQNzSUwA6CXR5cGVJIgxhcnRpY2xlBjoGRVQ6CHVybEkiTS9oYy9lbi11cy9hcnRpY2xlcy8zNjAwMTk5MzUyNzEtRXZlbnQtdmlkZW9zLU5vdGlmaWNhdGlvbnMtYW5kLVNob3J0Y3V0cwY7B1Q6DnNlYXJjaF9pZEkiKTc4NzExYTBjLTA2ZDEtNDcxMC1iOGJkLTI5MWU1OGRjNGJhNQY7B0Y6CXJhbmtpBg%3D%3D--399734ae2bb900f1e3bb7b042489a6ab33cbbfcc

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