Camera motion detection duration

Running my camera at night for critter detection. Is there any way to specify that once motion is detected, that the camera should stay on for a minimum amount of time? Right now if camera is triggered from an animal, when the animal stops moving the recording stops. Would be a nice feature enhancement.

You can turn on continuous recording to the SD card. Then use the time of the alert to call up unlimited footage on the event, both before and after it happened.


Welcome to the community, @lamikam. I changed the title of your topic so it doesn’t get confused as a question about the Wyze Sense motion sensor.

I don’t think you can, and here’s the reason why.

Since the video clips are being stored on a cloud- a free cloud -they can’t have too much data being stored for cheap enough. So they have to limit the clips to a certain amount (15 seconds iirc)

The answer depends on whether you are referring to motion detection event videos (12 seconds long) or recording to the SD card.

For the former, each event will be 12 seconds and then there’s a five minute timeout before the next event. This is not based on continuation of movement; it’s just a fixed 12 seconds.

However, if you have an SD card in the camera, you can set it to record either event only (in one minute increments) or continuously.

Here is some more info: There are three kinds of recording available in the app:

  1. Cloud motion/sound event: These are enabled in the camera settings (gear icon) > Event Recording. Also make sure that the Detection Zone under Detection Settings is not missing the area of motion. These are played back in the Events tab.
  2. microSD card recording: This is enabled in Advanced Settings > Local Storage and can be set to continuous or event only recording. This is played back by pressing the View Playback button on the live stream. This is completely independent from #1.
  3. Record button on live stream or playback: This saves to your phone’s camera roll or gallery, in real time, whatever is being played in the live stream or view playback. Note that it isn’t available when playing cloud events. It is viewed by tapping More and then the Album button, or by leaving the Wyze app and viewing the Wyze album in your phone’s photos or gallery app. This type of recording ceases when you leave the Wyze app.

Support Site links:

Event Videos
SD Card Recording
Record to Album