IFTTT stands for If This Then That. It’s a third-party app that we are now integrated with that is frankly AWESOME. It opens a whole new world of new ways to use your Wyze Cam by allowing you to connect to devices and apps using IFTTT as a bridge. Some of the new features through IFTTT will be added to the Wyze app later but this will work in the meantime! If you want to use IFTTT with your Wyze Cam, make sure that you’re using at least firmware version 18.104.22.168 for v1 Wyze Cams and 22.214.171.124 for v2’s.
So let’s download the app from the app store and open it up! The first thing it will do is have you either sign up or sign in. After that, you’re taken to a home page. I’m going to go to the search area and type in the word “Wyze.” See these pages? These are templates for things you can do with your Wyze Cam. But I’m going to make my own applet so that you can see the process.
Alright, the first thing it wants you to do is press on the word “this.” This is the trigger event that makes other actions happen. So let’s search for Wyze here. When you pull up our section, you can see four trigger functions. IFTTT is currently configured to use motion, sound, smoke alarm, and CO alarm detection as triggers. Let’s use motion detection for this.
After that, it asks you to connect to Wyze. It can’t see your Wyze Cams if you don’t securely log in through our page here. IFTTT does not get your login information and it cannot have access to your live stream or alert videos. So go ahead and accept that. On the next page you select which Wyze Cam you want to have involved with this process. Go ahead and create that trigger.
Now it’s time to figure out “that.” That is the action that follows the trigger. So motion was detected and… Now what? Well, I think that push notifications are nifty and all. But I am usually on a computer and NOT my phone. I would like to receive an email if Narcissism Cam detects motion and I’ll use Gmail for this one. I have the options to send an email to someone else, send myself an email, or create a draft email. I’ll send an email to myself for this.
Next, I get to configure the email and figure out how much information I want in each portion. These parts are known as ingredients. I can change the subject, the body of the email, and even add a URL as an attachment. When I’m done here, I’ll press on “create action.” Now I’ll get to check out the applet that I made. "If motion is detected on Narcissism Cam, then send yourself an email from email@example.com." I can edit the title if I want but this looks good to me! If you want notifications when your applet runs, you can select that here. After I press “Finish” my applet turns on and now I’ll receive emails for motion detection events.
We checked out the This functions but Wyze Cam can also work for That. The action functions we have enabled are enabling motion detection, disabling motion detection, recording a short video clip and storing it on the cloud, turning on notifications, and turning off notifications. These functions may not seem like a lot, but with everything else available on IFTTT, you have a lot available! For example, I know someone that is now using a Wyze Cam to trigger a fan and air freshener when their cats use the litter box.