Ok, I’ve had Wyze cams since the early days of V1’s, so I’ve been with Wyze awhile, and I like to think I’m pretty adept at the advanced workings of the cams (and I have the HMS).
However, there’s one area that I continue to not fully understand, and that’s in the area of push notifications, and namely their interaction with rules and with shared cams.
First, a couple of assumptions I’m working with and I wanna be corrected if I’m wrong.
Assumption 1: The little bell icon on the top right corner of the home page is a global “on-off” for notifications, and this is merely a shortcut to the global push notifications button that you find in
account >notifications>push notifications. It’s one and the same
Assumption 2: each individual camera has its own notifications setting that can be turned on or off…(but having a cam’s notifications on will not override the global setting)
Assumption 3: if I share a camera with another account (or another account shares one with me), no matter what the primary account’s notification settings are, either global or device specific, the account that is RECEIVING the shared camera will STILL give notifications from the shared camera.
If the above assumption #3 is correct…why is this the case? I can see not having the “disable push notifications (global) setting being turned on not affecting the shared camera on the receiving person’s device, but I don’t understand how if I go into the shared cam’s individual settings, and turn off notifications, how or why does it still give notifications on the shared device?
Now, related ( or maybe unrelated) to the above, it seems the only truly way for the shared cam on the shared device to NOT be blowing up the receiving device’s notifications, is to turn off “event recording”…my question kind of has to do with the terms used by the app.
In the individual cam’s settings, it’s called “event recording”, but under “Rules”, like if you wanted to schedule a time to turn this off, it’s called “motion detection”.
So, that’s my FOURTH assumption: that “event recording” is the same thing as “motion detection”.
If the above 4th assumption is correct, it begs the question: by whatever name it’s called, what does it actually do? Is motion detection actually turned off so that quite obviously there’s no event to record, or does the cam still detect motion but simply doesn’t record it (and if that’s the case, shouldn’t it still notify you?). I do note that if you go into a cam’s individual settings and turn off “event recording”, it then tells you under notifications that “you will not receive these notifications until you enable event recording”.
Finally, if the above are truly one in the same, it seems they actually should be two separate settings: the ability to turn off or on EITHER event recording OR motion detection. Because what if I DO want it to tell me there’s motion, but I just don’t want it to record it?
Ok, end of semi-rant.