Please let us turn the camera or rotate it in 90 degree increments!!
I’m with you - this type of view tags about 1 of 100 or so persons - I assume the detection logic is on the uploaded clips not in the firmware. Switching cam to normal landscape view gives a great shot of the side walls, but either cuts off heads or misses packages.
Not surprised really because the detection algorithm only identifies vertical forms, not horizontal. I know I’m asking too much, but it’s sometimes useful fieldwise to do 90 degrees.
I concur. I put my camera on the side of a bookcase, pointing to the front door. I have it now at 45 degrees so I can tell, but it should be at 90 degrees for best viewing.
Any chance we can get a Wyze member to update us on any sort of internal progress or scheduling to offer this feature?
I’ve scoured other manufacturer forums and it looks like many have the same restriction, with hundreds of people on their community boards waiting YEARS and no response or timeline from mfg.
With the incoming outdoor cameras, this portrait view becomes even more important to monitor outdoor entryways and corridors.
Anyone using the RSTP firmware to get around this limitation?
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Thanks for the ding, i certainly am aware it it shelved, just wanted to kick up some leaves as i plan to replace with another brand for the couple of locations requiring this feature. (and don’t want to drop the extra $)
Agree. As the cameras have more of a landscape view, I have a camera turned 90 in garage to get all the floor space on video. If it was turned normally, I get more walls on the screen and don’t get all floor space.
So with the camera 90 degrees I just look at phone on table / horizontally and turn the phone I see in the expected angle (in lou of 90 degree view).
Seems like a simple code change to be a status of: maybe later!!!
I have to do same side mount to view the entry area to my front door in order to capture both people’s heads and the landing where packages are placed by the door, normal mounting for landscape view either cuts off heads or misses packages while giving me a great view of the tree shadows on the two side walls. The only way I get a vertical playback or live view is to select full screen and hold phone vertically. My biggest complaint is that people detection fails far more, maybe 5% detection, than when normal mounted for landscape view - my rear cam detects me out back nearly 90% of the time, at least during bright daylight.
Agree. I have one in a similar fashion(portrait mode) to get all activity (no one other than spiderman will be on my walls - lol). there are so many youtube and facebook videos with portrait style view that its normal to play videos with bars on left and right(if not look on phone). I just place my phone on table and turn to see in correct position to my eyes.
If coded correctly the app could handle this 90 degree turn.
That’s what I ended up doing with iSpy
yes vote for 90 degrees…
it kinda irks me instead of listening to customer feedback wyze response is “you dont need that use case, so we arent gonna do it”
telling customers what they want in the 21st century is a recipe for going out of business. i own 4 cameras as i POC a larger deployment but this stopped me in my tracks.
Hello @soporosekoala and welcome to the community.
WYZE listens to customer feedback, they have done many things based on customer feedback. I have never seen a response from them that you quoted. According to the wishlist topic it just says ‘maybe-later’ which means they have not ruled it out but are not actively working on it.
Yes please. Need 90 degrees to see a person’s face and monitor packages left in front of door on the ground when not home, and am able to see both only at 90 degrees. Wide view tends to capture much more motion in the background instead.
I put my cam on it side. It’s the only way this will work because the orientation of the sensor appears to be landscape. So what the cam will capture in normal position will only be landscape. It has to placed on its side to physically have the sensor capture the vertical area we need. Doing this gets good coverage of the view, but the normal display in the app is now sideways. It would be nice to have the normal view to be rotated 90 deg. Meanwhile a simple solution is to tap on the full screen icon but continue to hold your phone normally in vertical or portrait orientation.
Portrait mode (90 or 270) is very useful for everyone trying to monitor their front entrance for example, it allows you to see full height of the person, the floor (for feet, little animals, and package delivery), and the walkway (person approaching, car in driveway, etc) at the same time.
Since the Wyze cam is a passive monitoring system, I use it to watch for package delivery and also to help against package theft. I often have packages sitting from morning until late evening, and have been told others have had packages stolen very close by. knock on wood it hasn’t happened yet, but would like to avoid the problem.
Just yesterday, I observed an old man go through my recycling bin for cans. I got home and saw packages waiting. Took me a fair bit of video review to figure out that the delivery happened 4 minutes after the old man left, still during the 5 minute cool-down - so I never received a motion alert. Where the package was placed, I couldn’t see it in the film and had no idea it was there.
I have since reoriented the camera to 90 degrees and am trying it out in this orientation, which gives me the coverage I want, but not the application experience since I’m rotating my phone to horizontal to move to full screen and then upside down to view the right direction (since iPhone won’t rotate your screen if it’s upside down). Only solution so far.
Seems this feature has been requested a long time ago, would like to see implementation given the extensive interest from the community.
I also use the cam on its side to get the top to floor coverage - from head to packages left by door. FWIW, you don’t have to rotate phone to get full screen. Tap the 4 corner icon at the upper right of the event video and it shifts to full screen, to return to previous screen view, tap the 4corner icon in the lower right of the display. If it is upside down in full screen, select the rotate 180 deg in the cam settings. This is working fine on my iPhone with no twisting of the phone.
I would also love to see a 90/240 option available. I use my camera looking out my front door which has a narrow walkway. When the camera is in landscape mode I see a lot of walls.
For Android users, I highly recommend TinyCam (Free and Pro). It can connect to wyze cams and has the option for 90/180/240 views of the stream. Until Wyze supports it natively, that’s my go-to for this type of rotation.
Hi Dongsheng. This feature is super crucial for some of the places I want to mount the Wyze Cam. Please consider adding this feature.