Greater Control Over Detection Zone Shape

I hope we get this soon! This would be a great new feature for Outdoor Cam!

For one of my Wyze Cams I want to use it more as a motion detector in a window. I am near a sidewalk in a condo and get a fair amount of foot traffic that triggers false alarms since the newer firmware makes me use a larger detection area than I need/want. I want only a small active rectangle area down low to detect someone coming in through the window to trigger an event. This is really a matter of wanting waning to be courteous and extend privacy to others.

Please let us set the active area to a much smaller rectangular width AND height - only need a few pixels height. A polygon shape option would also be nice to work around trees/bushes that move in wind or to extend privacy to others.

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WIND! Wind in my backyard is the issue. But this is a very want. More control over where the zone is. I can’t position the camera to block the wind motion and have it at an actual useable angle.

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At the risk of being 100% redundant, I’ll add my bit.

I would like to see the detection zone box changed solely to make the 4 corners independent, to form a four-sided polygon. I do not believe getting into the complexities of exclusion zones or multiple zones is necessary in my case.

The advantage of four-corner independent controls is the concept remains simple to use for a majority of people and allows monitoring of diagonal or odd shaped areas, which is often the case for cameras mounted in the corner of a room. For the most part, the real world is not well-defined into rectangular spaces.

Thanks, Doug


I have noted that as of a couple of days ago, the box can be sized smaller once again… and the sensitivity has increased dramatically… back to almost as good as a year ago. :slight_smile:

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I just checked v2.12.29 and for me it hasn’t changed. Take a look at this thread: Minimum height and width of the detection zone has changed - #7 by Seapup

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It just checked v2.12.29 also and it hasn’t changed.

We all got excited for nothing. Sadly, the issue was reported almost five months ago and it’s still not fixed, nor has there been any improvement made to provide “Greater Control Over Detection Zone Shape”.


I don’t think Wyze has started working (coding) on this issue yet. It’s still in Researching status.

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I keep an old version of the app installed on one of my Android devices just so that I can reduce the size of the detection area to the original smaller size.

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I’d do the same, but I can’t live without the additional functionality that the later versions provide.

I have versions on most, as well as on a pan, and on a V2. All are supporting smaller boxes and higher sensitivity… but still a rectangular shape.

best example I’ve seen is used in the Eufy 2K that I have…

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Don’t bother wasting your time asking for this feature. Wyze and their Designer/Manufacturer has moved on to bigger and more profitable things. Most likely the processor and memory in the camera are inadequate to handle more complex polygons. Let’s hope their outdoor camera which I preordered has better detection area settings. Fortunately I use the Blink cameras for anything that requires more reliable detection.


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Yeah, I got that sense too. That’s why I put a pause on buying more cameras. I bought quite a few cameras assuming that they are still young, and this would organically be part of the roadmap, but…

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Just wanna say.
I am a Wyze user BUT
I LOVE my new Eufys
Way way better image quality
And an awesome detection zone control,
Don’t believe me? Try it !!

I’ve just updated the firmware in one of my v2 cameras to v4.9.6.156 and using v2.12.29 of the Android app, the minimum detection area is still twice the width and height of what is possible to set using v2.8.23 of the Android app. bphick can you please check and compare your results to the screen captures in Minimum height and width of the detection zone has changed - #7 by Seapup

Please post some screen captures.

I agree that it doesn’t seem as small as it used to be a year ago, But it is vastly smaller than it was, and for my purposes, detection of hummingbirds on that feeder, way more sensitive and accurate at detection, like it was a year ago.

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Sorry, I don’t have older photos. However, I confirm that the current zone is still at least twice as large a year ago. I used to zoom in on just the bottom of the feeder.