I have deployed a combination of Wyze Cam, Pan Cam, Outdoor Cam, door, and motion sensors on my property. I’m having trouble getting the rules set up so that I get useful video evidence when certain conditions are met.
For example, in my workshop I have 3 cameras, two motion sensors, and a door sensor. I also have an outdoor camera outside watching the fence row. Any time there is motion inside the workshop I would like to retain the previous 30 seconds from all of the cameras (including the outdoor one), up until 30 seconds after the motion stops. What is the best way to configure this? So far I’ve set the Wyze Motion sense when triggered to have the cameras upload a short video to the cloud. But if it even happens, it is ultra short. I have the Cam Plus thing that costs money per camera.
Right now the only thing that happens is when there is a loud noise, one of the cameras alerts me and uploads a 12 second clip. I don’t seem to have anything actually upload from the other cameras. I can go into individual cameras and use the ‘playback’ option to review certain times but it’s not sending clips to the cloud.
I also can’t figure out how to get the Outdoor camera to save video where people are detected. I had a knucklehead throw a mirror over my fence, which shattered to pieces. He also threw a large basket full of clothing over. Someone else kicked down a section of the fence and retrieved the clothing and basket. Unfortunately the camera stopped recording for the best parts! I have a short clip of someone approaching and throwing the stuff over but the clip stops just before his face is visible. Then when the next guy approaches, I have him approaching, talking, and looking down at the ground. Clip stops. 2 minutes later my fence is in pieces and I see his back as he picks up the clothing for a while. Clip stops. Next clip he’s walking away and I see the bottom half of his legs. I need the whole clip! I’ve got SD cards in these things so it should be able to write the full thing to SD card and upload what is necessary.
Sorry for the length… just looking for guidance on ideal setup to get useful data.