Ive tried to search the forums before asking this. I’ve installed a 32 GB card, formatted it, went > settings > advanced settings > local storage > made sure “Local recording to micro SD” was on, and set it to Record events only.
I don’t want it to record only 12 secs, (I think) I’ll get a full minute out of each recording if I use the SD card, and it will go longer than a minute if there’s additional motion detection during that minute. Is this correct?
I’ve used up about 1.2 GB so far, but whenever I get the notification that there’s motion, every recording is only 12 sec. Are these the ones stored on the cloud, and if so, how do I access the clips on the SD card?
Thanks in advance
PS I’ve looked everywhere for a basic setup guide, couldn’t find anything…I set these up a couple of hours ago and this is the only thing I haven’t been able to figure out
There are three kinds of recording available in the app:
Cloud motion/sound event: These are enabled in the camera settings (gear icon) > Event Recording. Also make sure that the Detection Zone under Detection Settings is not missing the area of motion. These are played back in the Events tab.
microSD card recording: This is enabled in Advanced Settings > Local Storage and can be set to continuous or event only recording. This is played back by pressing the View Playback button on the live stream. This is completely independent from #1.
Record button on live stream or playback: This saves to your phone’s camera roll or gallery, in real time, whatever is being played in the live stream or view playback. Note that it isn’t available when playing cloud events. It is viewed by tapping More and then the Album button, or by leaving the Wyze app and viewing the Wyze album in your phone’s photos or gallery app. This type of recording ceases when you leave the Wyze app.
More info on setting these up can be found in the Support Site.
I haven’t found a direct answer to this question yet:
If I’m using an SD card, set in Local for continuous recording, but NOT recording any “Events”, are any recordings going to the cloud?
Reasoning: I had some property recently stolen out of my home, and decided to put cameras in, just in case it happens again. That said, I don’t want recordings of my family going into the cloud, where who knows who’s able to see them. I just want to have local recordings to review if anything else goes missing. Thoughts? Thanks.
I totally get where you’re coming from. But from someone who’s had a house fire and had their house broken into three times I’m not turning off any of those alerts. I guess I will have the trade off of some possible video of me watching a football game in the cloud but get alerted when my house is on fire. I have Nest Protect smoke/co detectors which would probably alert me much quicker than the Wyze notification. But I understand having a family and not wanting videos out there of them and protecting them. I’m just saying you might really want to think it through.
You’re better than the parents that post every little thing about their kids on social media. Those poor kids have zero privacy. I feel sorry for them.
Hi @darrenfile1, @StopICU33 is basically correct. However the instructions for the current version of the app are slightly different. After tapping the gear icon there are two sections you need to check:
Event Recording: turn off Detects Motion and Detects Sound
Alarm Settings: turn off Smoke Alarm Sound and CO Alarm Sound
With all four of these switches off, no video goes to the cloud and you can still record to the SD card in either continuous or event-only mode. Keep in mind, though, that you won’t get any event notifications because these are triggered by the cloud uploads.