Wildlife detection for Cam Plus

Add wildlife detection to cam plus. We often have deer, raccoons and occasional bobcats wandering around at night that we like to keep an eye on.
Another option might be to expand the pet category to animals in general, since the ai might have a hard time distinguishing a cat from a raccoon (or a pug from a pig or loaf of bread ;))

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I believe pet detection is currently in testing, but detection of larger wildlife and specific animal detection would be great!


Add AI events to detect wildlife - either generic or specific, such as deer, rabbit, etc. This way a camera can be used to trigger wildlife deterrent actions, like turning on sprinklers, or playing a dog barking sound on an outdoor speaker (or on the camera itself).

Pet vs. Animal or Critter

Could “Pet” be universally changed to “Animal” or “Critter”? Would everyone who monitors their pets be irritated to have them called something else? It. sure would solve the massive. amounts of wildlife being improperly categorized. Do it once through software and be done with it.

Ideally wild animals would be a separate category from pets, though it may be hard to distinguish them. But that would be great for home automation if you have pets and wildlife is visiting your backyard. I would take separate categories even if the distinction between them is not perfect. I would also be happy if there was a single category, but it was able to detect rabbits. Rabbits don’t come up at all in AI detection (for me).

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I agree - ideally. But for a quick fix, I could use just one critter category instead of calling my humming birds and possum and raccoons and fox as pets. Much more difficult to do through AI. How could it ever tell the difference between a coyote and a house dog?

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How about renaming “PETS” to “PET/ANIMAL”?

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I wish that in addition to giving feedback to wyze with tags so it can create its own recognition system there was a way for me to add personal write-in tags and then quickly filter and search videos in my own event library. Basically just add a tag to create my own filter category after I watch.

I am an avid birder and trained ornithologist, which means I’m an expert at even hard-to-identify species. When I go through my videos I’d love the option to save them under the species I identified so I can go back later and search for “bird” instead of “chipmunk” but also more importantly filter things that I wouldn’t expect even the best recognition software to know, like specific species or subspecies of animals. Or even specific behaviors of interest I’ve captured (for example: foraging, feeding young, bathing, aggression displays, courtship, etc.) This would be pretty easy to do I think and wouldn’t require adjustments to the recognition technology itself at all.

I use wyze outdoor cam often to teach about species identification and bird behavior, and saving all the videos and then sorting them myself can be a pain when I feel that it could be an easily built in feature. Does anyone know of a way to do this in wyze already that I haven’t discovered, or if it’s something wyze might plan to add one day? Even Apps and cameras that specialize in species ID do not have the accuracy of an expert so I’m not looking for that. I think it could just be a good feature in general if you are using wyze for fun way to capture moments (more than for security, as it was originally designed) as I’ve learned many people use wyze for recreation as well.

I guess this might be a different wishlist request entirely, just the addition of adding personalized filter categories to your vids.