Newbie Set up issues & Benefits of Cam Plus

As I said if you are using cam plus backup to the base will not work. I have used 64GB cards but formatted to FAT 32, I have Cam Plus Lite. Each 12 sec. Event video that is backed up to the base in normally 1 MB or less, 32 G card works just fine.

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If you want to record events to the SD in the cam it needs to be FAT32 and use this procedure.:Scheduled Event Recording on the list of features. I do not recommend continuous recording unless you do it for just a few minutes.

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Thank you for your patience. For me, the system’s limitations are rather confusing.

If I ditch Cam Plus and go with Cam Plus Lite can I backup the video to the base station? If so,

Can the recordings be viewed from the app?
If the SD card fills, will the oldest recordings be written over? If not, will the base station give some sort of notification?

Are there plans to support Cam Outdoor for Wyze Web View in the future?

I noticed on the Wyze Cam Outdoor Features page under the Rules section videos can be uploaded to the cloud. I created such a rule and sent a short video.

Where did it go?
How do I view it or send someone a link?

I am a Wyze user, I don’t work for them and I have never used any rules If you have cam plus lite the events will be backed up to the base, the card does not overwrite and there is no warning. I am sure you can find the time once a week to check the card and see how much data is on it and besides to view what is on it you have to take it out and play on a PC or card reader device. 29 GB is a large amount of 12 second videos. Yes you can view the cloud stored events on the app events page, they are saved for 14 days, if you want to keep them send them to your self or download to your devise. The down side with CP lite is the cam will record a 12 second video but then there is a period (Cooldown Time) when it will not record, I have mine set at the minimum of 1 minute. To overcome that issue for events that last longer than 12 seconds I am also doing scheduled event recording to the SD in the cam. I have it set for 30 days, no cooldown period, motion events only and a duration of 2 min. Per video, maximum is 5 min per video.
Wyze will probably never add the WCO to be available to view on the Web view, it’s a battery powered cam and then they would get tons of more complaints about dead cam batteries. :slightly_smiling_face:
**** You can check the status of the SD card in the base: Open app, tap the base to open, tap the gear icon to open settings, tap MicroSD Card Storage.

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Cam Plus works with Wyze Cam Outdoor v1/v2.

I said:

Please comment on and/or vote for this wishlist topic to inspire Wyze to allow Web View use with Cam Outdoor:

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Been busy, looks like most of your questions were answered. Sorry about the webview, totally forgot the WCO wasn’t part of webview :man_facepalming:

Looks like the detection zone question is left:

The PIR zone on the bottom half is for turning the cam on. Since it’s battery, it goes to sleep until motion is detected by the PIR. Then, if that motion is outside of the detection zone, it will cancel the event and go back to sleep.

Not sure why the back up to base is not available for cam plus, but that’s just how it is. The events are stored safely in the cloud, so that’s probably safe enough unless you want it in the base as well as a backup. Cam plus is definitely recommended so you don’t miss events in the cooldown period.

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Thanks for getting back.

I can see the upload icon on the event video after it runs. I tap it. Screens goes blank for a few seconds then comes back.

Where are events stored? In what cloud? How do I access them? Can I direct them to a Dropbox account?

Sorry, what upload icon?

Events are stored on Wyzes server, and accessible in the Events tab at the bottom of the app for 14 days.

Two icons on events videos page of the app when the event is done playing. The one on the left is share, send via email to your self or pick any other way available with apps on your device list. The icon on the right is download. Down load to your photo album on your device or any other location you have available on your device.

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Two icons appear on the event video. They flash for an instant when the event is invoked, then vanish as the event plays, then reappear with the replay icon. They appear to be upload and download icons.

Tapping the upload icon behaves as I previously described. Tapping the download icon crashes the app, which asks for a restart.

There is no indication the event has been saved anywhere. No badge. No popup. No dialogue. After the supposed upload, the app page looks exactly like it did before the upload. If the event stays within the app, what’s the point of the upload? Does it actually upload?

The only advantages to cam plus are your camera don’t experience a cool down and the recordings are longer than 12 seconds . That’s pretty much it

Chucking a micro sd card eliminates the need of the subscription, but i need the cooldown and the long video times

The AI sucks

I appreciate you hanging in here. I’m definitely a newb to the Wyze ecosystem and I’m having a hard time understanding it.

Share to where? The screen just goes black for a few seconds, then comes back to the event page. The share icon appears to do nothing and the download icon crashes the app.

What device and app version are you on? The share icon should pop up the share sheet to allow you to text or email or whatever the video.

Download lets you save to your phones photo album.

Everything in the events tab is already in the cloud

I couldn’t find any indication of the app versions on either Android or iOS. There are no typical “About” or “Help” links I could find in the app. I did find the Device Info:

Base Station firmware: 4.16.3.117
Cam Outdoor v2 firmware: 4.48.4.124
Android Plugin version: 2.33.0.4
iOS Plugin version: 2.33.1

You will find the App version in the Account Tab → About. Make sure you are using the most up to date app.

The Share icon launches into your OS Direct Share interface. You might need to take a look at your permissions for your Wyze app to allow access to your files and apps.

On Android 11, this is what should happen with both of those buttons (don’t use iOS so can’t help there):

Share:

Download: (it is quick, but there is a toast tile at the bottom that states it was downloaded to the system gallery - DCIM\WYZE\EVENT)

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iOS Share, what ever you have chosen to add. And as stated, open the app to home page, tap account on the bottom right, then go to the bottom of the page, it will show “About”, the app settings above about are for clearing the cache. Current iOS app is 2.33.0 (17)



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I was apparently a bit too active on the forum for my first day. I was locked out until 2 pm PDT.

I was/am up to date on the iOS app.
Android app is 2.33.1 (162) and Google Play Store does not have an update.
Thanks.

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Latest listed on the Wyze Release Note, looks good to me.

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I used a 3rd party format utility to format a 128GB MicroSD card to FAT32. The base station now recognizes the card and event thumbnail images are saved to the card.

How do I get the event video recordings saved to the base station card?