To protect against camera theft if I utilize an SD card does the cam still upload clips to the cloud as well? This would be a nice feature down the road. Without it I am very reluctant to place one outside.
Only the alert clips are uploaded to the cloud. If someone runs up to your camera and steals it, there won’t be time for the alert to have been uploaded to the cloud. They will now have a free camera, and SD card with their picture on it.
But it will do both? Save alerts to both cloud and card?
Yes, card recording and cloud alert clips are independent of each other.
Good job, this feature was a smart decision
I agree. I’ve seen clips where the break-in person’s face was not high-res enough on the cloud. But on an SD card at 1080p it very well might be (as long as the camera wasn’t stolen). Creating a legally acceptable positive ID is very important.
I have the SD card installed in my cam pan. I have the ‘Record an event when camera’: ‘Detects Motion’ on. That is working fine. Community says the Motion Detection is also loaded to the cloud. That’s nice but how do I get to the cloud? I don’t see any URL indicating the Cloud address.
Welcome to the community, @jjcp.
There are three kinds of recording available in the app:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
More info on setting these up can be found in the Support Site.