Pan Scan allows the Wyze Cam Pan to automatically scan its surroundings by rotating to up to four custom pre-set waypoints. At each waypoint, the camera will pause for 10 seconds before moving to the next waypoint. It will continue moving between the waypoints until Pan Scan is turned off.
To turn Pan Scan on/off, enter the Live Stream view for your camera, tap the More icon, then tap the Pan Scan icon to turn the feature on/off. The Pan Scan icon will be colored when Pan Scan is turned on, and will be grey when Pan Scan is turned off.
Wyze Cam Pan has a default setting for the Pan Scan feature that has four waypoints that are 90 degrees apart for full coverage of the room.
To set custom waypoints, enter the Live Stream view for your camera. Tap the Settings icon > Advanced Settings > Motor Controls > Pan Scan Settings. Select each of the existing waypoints and tap the x icon to delete them. Use the directional control pad to move your camera to the position you would like to set as your first waypoint. Tap Set. You will see a thumbnail image of that position appear for that waypoint. Tap the + icon to add an additional waypoint. Select any individual waypoint to edit or delete it. Tap Preview to view a preview of your Pan Scan settings. Your Wyze Cam Pan will rotate to each waypoint and pause for 10 seconds at each one. You can set two, three or four waypoints. Tap Save to save your custom waypoints.
To return to the default setting, tap Revert to default. To view the default setting or change to custom waypoints, tap Pan Scan Settings again.
Remember to turn on Pan Scan after you have selected your waypoints using the instructions above.
Some behaviors to note:
- When Pan Scan and Motion Tagging are both turned on, any motion detected will be framed by a green box.
- When Pan Scan and Motion Tracking are both turned on, the camera will deviate from the Pan Scan waypoints in order to follow motion detected at any waypoint. It will continue to follow the motion as long as motion is detected. Once motion is no longer detected, it will return to the Pan Scan mode.
- If you have set a detection zone before turning on Pan Scan, when Pan Scan is turned on, the motion detection zone setting will be turned off and your Wyze Cam Pan will detect motion within the full screen at each waypoint. You will need to turn the motion detection zone back on after you have turned off the Pan Scan feature.
Wyze Cam Pan’s Motion Tracking feature allows Wyze Cam Pan to automatically pan & tilt to follow motion detected within its field of view. It can be turned on/off independently of the Motion Detection and Motion Tagging features.
Here’s a quick summary of the different settings related to motion that occurs in the camera’s field of view:
- The Motion Detection feature determines whether Wyze Cam Pan records a 12-second Event video.
- The Motion Tagging feature determines whether motion is framed by a green box.
- The Motion Tracking feature determines whether Wyze Cam Pan will automatically move to follow motion detected within its field of view.
To turn on Motion Tracking, enter the Live Stream view on your Wyze app, tap the More icon > Motion Tracking icon. The Motion Tracking icon will be colored when it is turned on and will be gray when Motion Tracking is turned off.
How Motion Tracking works:
- With Motion Tracking turned on, when the camera detects motion within its field of view, it will move to follow the motion to keep it within the camera’s field of view.
- When there are multiple moving objects within the camera’s field of view, Wyze Cam Pan will generally follow the largest of the moving objects.
- After 15 seconds of inactivity (no motion detected), the camera will return to its initial position where motion was detected.
Some behaviors to note:
- When Motion Tracking and Motion Tagging are both turned on, movements that are detected are both tracked are tagged.
- When Pan Scan and Motion Tracking are both turned on, the camera will move through the waypoints defined in the Pan Scan settings. If motion is detected at one of the waypoints, Wyze Cam Pan will stop moving through the waypoints and instead move to follow the motion. It will follow the motion until that motion is no longer detected. Once motion is no longer detected, the camera will return to Pan Scan mode. This means that if you select a waypoint in your Pan Scan settings that includes an area that may have regular or constant movement (such as a window with a tree in the background that moves with the wind), your camera can get “stuck” at that waypoint following that motion.
- When Motion Tracking is turned on and a motion detection zone is set, only motion that occurs in the motion detection zone will trigger Motion Tracking. Once Motion Tracking is triggered, the motion detection zone setting will change to full screen and all motion in the full screen will be tracked. After 15 seconds of inactivity (no motion detected), the camera will return to its original position and the previously set motion detection zone will be turned back on.
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