Person detection and notifications

The new Person detection seems to working well, but I think I’ve found a flaw in notifications or maybe I just haven’t tested enough yet. If a person walks up my front porch, I get person detection… Works great. However, if a vehicle drives up in my driveway, I get motion detected notification… Well now motion won’t be detected for another 5 minutes so if a person gets out of the car, I wouldn’t get Person detected… So if I was only receiving notifications for Person detection…I would have never received a notification when someone was actually at my garage.

Am I thinking right here? If Person detection is the only detection I have on for notifications and a vehicle sets off my motion detection…I wouldn’t receive a person detection notification (if they got out of the car) because of the 5 minute detection cool off.

Is that true?


With the way it is currently working that is true, I have seen people ask to only have it record if a person is detected that way you get your first video when they get out of the car, but I don’t know if that is on the wishlist yet

I think your conclusions Re cool down and missing a person detection are correct. But, this feature of detecting only people does have an application: consider a camera facing an entry door which triggers frequently on the neighbor’s cat walking nearby or splashes of sunlight, each of which trigger events. If that one camera could be set to trigger people only, the number of events sent to the cloud and for the user to review could be reduced significantly.

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I think it is a good idea to be able to set it to only record on person events. Just need to get it on the wishlist so it can be voted on and hopefully added.


I noticed the exact same issue today and was coming here to post it and found your post.
My roommate came home drove up the driveway, came out picked up a package the mail man left in front of our garage, went back to the car drove into the garage and got out. I had two cams one outside of garage one inside garage, both of them got the car motion clips and none of them notified me about her getting out of the car walking around the garage… I love the person detection feature very much, but this needs to be fixed.

It’s especially problematic if you are only receiving notifications for Person Detection.

That is a current limitation, since it detects the car and goes into cooldown mode before the person exits the car so you never get the person notification

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Look at it like a flag that something has occurred and when. If you are using an sd card and continuous recording you can then easily go there and view the entire event.
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I have the recording to SD card, but the whole point of the detection on camera is to filter locally. With the notifications based filtering as it is, it may as well be done in the cloud

Is person detect available with wyze version 1?

I’m going to speculate you meant the V1 camera, and if so, the answer is unfortunately, no. Below is the support page link.

Person Detection with Edge AI

My problem is that when I walk to my car I even wave at the cams before I get into the car but it only detects when the car moves and doesn’t show me at all.

I have noticed the angle of the cam looking at you can affect whether it sees you as a person also. If it is high up and looking down at a sharp angle it wont always see it as a person. Just my experience I am not sure the angle you are at.

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I have 2 cams, 1 V2 and 1 Pan. Both are straight on about 6’ high. Neither picks up me walking to the car and getting in. Only shows the car backing out. If I stand there for 3 minutes, then it alerts as person and shows my movements. Who knows? I have reset them. Both have 90 to 100% signal. My router is a Tri-Band MU-MIMO device. They are set to the 2.4ghz. I have 4 others that do not have a problem picking up people. Maybe the cams are bad?

take the camera you are having issues with and put it next to or in the same place as a camera you know for sure works with person detection. if the camera you are having trouble with notifies as it should in that location you will at least know it is not the camera and is most likely cause by the location itself in someway. then you can start the tireless job of troubleshooting the location.

because it is picking up the car, I must ask, what is your detection sensitivity currently set to?

I did that, That is why I have 2 cams looking at the car. I started with the sensitivity at 10% and went up 10% once a day to 100% on both cams. It works at 100% but I have hundreds of events both motion and person day and night. I only get person notification on so my phone only notifies me then but I have hundreds of videos to go through. Guess I will have to live with it. Thanks for your help.

there is a filter on the events page ( just says person) above the clips so it will only show you the person detection videos if that helps. then use the time on the clip to view the event in playback if needed.

It’s funny. When I go to the playback it shows me waving moving around with the green box around me in the 1 minute video. Just not in the event video. Go figure. I’ll try the filter. Thanks.

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