Known Person Detection (Facial Recognition)

I’ll share that with the team. :slight_smile:

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Was considering signing up for the people alerting functionality - but the # of notifications I receive already is too many due to the fact that my family & familiar people are constantly in the field of vision. Don’t want to ignore people / motion during specific periods as our schedules are erratic. What would be ideal is that the software was smart enough to ignore / whitelist certain people.

Simply saying that there’s a person in the field of interest isn’t terribly difficult programmatically - providing additional and configurable logic however would be a real boon.

IMHO - that would truly be subscription worthy!

I think this would be great! I do know Nest does it but there is a subscription cost of $6/month attached to it. If I could only have this on my doorbell when people are close enough to see it that would be awesome! I am waiting to see a price point on that before I purchase my doorbell honestly. I currently have a Nest doorbell but I feel like the features on the subscription are just a bit more than I want to spend. Especially for only one doorbell camera. I have many Wyze cameras and a lot of sensors and the scale and I would want to keep adding more products :grinning:

I think that Wyze $1.99 per month is a great price compared to other cameras. Hop Wyze adds it to Cam Plus.

This should integrate with Apple Photos or Google Photos to have a history of known faces. Both Apple and Google already have a system to keep track of who is who with the thousands of photos on your phone so why not use that to build the facial recognition on WYZE?

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Really good idea Wyze should consider, I already use that with Google photos

I only have the outdoor camera and I’m still waiting for the human/animal identifier promised by the end of 2020 and the google assistant compatibility. Google can at least identify that I have a WYZE Cam Outdoor and even knows its name but that’s as far as that goes. I am also paying for a Cam Plus membership that provides me with the one quality I would have hoped comes with the camera purchase and nothing else. So you mean I can actually view things the camera records? Pay extra for the networking and editing, not the upgraded CCTV stuff that only works when in close proximity. The whole site seems to describe what all the products can do… theoretically… but not so much if you have the outdoor cam. Those bits are left out until you run into them on your own even though the website includes the outdoor cam in compatible devices. Maybe just one more employee to focus on slightly more useful troubleshooting ideas for those who read the basics provided by the app menus


This works fine on my V2 but still, my doorbell doesn’t recognize faces @WyzeShawn

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They just addressed this topic today:

New Vid about plans with Facial recognition.

Wyze is only the second company in the world to have facial recognition available in a smart home camera. That’s impressive.

They said they’re going to let us do automations using our face. That’s pretty cool. We can customize some automations for the preferences of different people in the house.

We could have cameras facing a wall or something, and just turn it toward our face when we want to unlock something or things like that. That would be kind of cool. Walk up to your front door, it sees your face and auto-unlocks the Wyze lock for you or family members, but not for others. Maybe I’ll put one on my office door now. Oh, and customize all the lighting to do different things when my face comes in view.


First I wish it’d recognize a light change from a passing vehicle from a person.

(Apologies for the tone. But my Wyze Cams v2 never notifies me for person of cat movement. But only light change or light from car passing by.)

I also would love to be able to detect and block from event triggering known people. I would extend it beyond facial recognition to person recognition. For example, every time I go out my front door I trigger an event. It should be possible to learn and thus eliminate false events as facial recognition alone would not aid.

To me it would be fantastic to have facial recognition for my doorbell. I understand the concern of it constantly alerting but that wouldn’t be a problem for my home. This should be available but with a warning…then folks that have issues can turn it off. I would update my license to Pro in a heartbeat. Please consider this.

Video Doorbell Facial Recognition

I know the doorbell was left out of the facial recognition / person detection, however, it likely wouldn’t be an issue at my home. I would LOVE this feature and an easy way around it would be have it as an option to turn on (with warning of many alerts) and if its too much, we simply turn it off.
Knowing of someone familiar is at my door could be super important to me.

Notification and device trigger if person detected is not recognized as a Friendly Face

Right now the Friendly Faces feature only sends notification when a face is recognized. Can there be a notification and device trigger (under Rules) option for when a face is not recognized?

I don’t care so much if I myself am walking around in the backyard, but I would like to know if a stranger is walking around my backyard in the middle of the day. Thank you!

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Just giving everyone an update that this is something we are still working on. I will update again when I have new information


I want my v3 camera to recognize a person and trigger a routine in Alexa based on who it is. For example, Johnny is at the front door and is recognized which triggers a routine in Alexa for Johnny. Is this possible? I’m not interested in a security system, just smart home technology.

It would be nice to have the ability to have the friendly faces function with the doorbell pro since it is the camera that probably sees the most faces and at the best angle or level.


Known hostile person / vehicle detection

We have a known hostile person with a restraining order. We have this person’s photographs as well as their vehicle information. The ideal security system would be able to detect this specific person or their vehicle and trigger a “known hostile detected” alert. For instance, triggering an SMS message, emails, creating an audible siren, recording continuous video, logging the alert and evidence of their violation of the restraining order, custom triggers, etc.

All the existing wishlist topics are the opposite - reducing false positive alerts. Please upvote if you or someone you know is being stalked, has a restraining order, has been a victim of domestic violence, or could otherwise use this feature.

[Mod Note]: Your request was merged to this topic for consistency in grouping similar requests. “Hostile” to AI is synonymous with “Known”. Actions performed based on facial recognition are being considered and some are currently undergoing testing. Please remember to scroll up to the top and click the VOTE button. You may also wish to comment on and/or vote for License Plate OCR, the ability of AI to detect the only unique feature of potentially identical vehicles.

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We need a feature to be able to upload friendly faces in the app

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