Add More Actions for Wyze Rules

Hi @KarlWS, I have merged your topic into this #wishlist thread. You can vote for it at the top-left. :slight_smile:

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I’m not sure if this has been posted before, however, after purchasing a couple cam pans and testing them out, I believe having the ability to schedule pans and motion tracking (like detection scheduling) would be a great feature. Currently I have a 2300-0600 hour detection schedule rule and would like nothing more than to enable the pan and motion tracking just during that schedule. My wife gave me hell today because the cam was following her all around the kitchen this morning at 0730 while making her coffee. Normally I’m up before her and will disable the pan and motion tracking :grin:. Thank you for your consideration.

It will be very useful and easier if rules can be Enable or Disable through a shortcut. Possibly add an option to group some rules that can be enabled or disabled at the same time without having to go through each individually.

Ability to automatically transition color of bulbs from daytime to evening without turning all the lights on. I have to go into the app and change manually every day each bulb that is currently on. If I set them to change color on a schedule then all the bulbs have to come on for the color to change. Since. I don’t know which lights I’m going to have on at what time. If I’m watching a movie and have only have two lights on I would like only those two lights to change color not for the ones that are turned off to turn on and change color.

@OneLove, I have added this request to the list at the top of this topic as follows:

  • Change Bulb brightness/color temp without changing on/off state

Be sure to vote by clicking the VOTE button at the top.

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Wyze has confirmed that this feature is on the way over here, but I’m not sure about timeline.

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I feel like enabling motion tracking on the Wyze Cam Pan should be a feature added to rules. There is a delay in when I get notified of the camera being activated and when it is actually activated. Do to this it would be great for the camera to track motion and record what is going on until I get notified and can live stream. Hope this makes since. Thanks

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It would be helpful to allow for more detailed Wyze Sense notification settings to be updated through a rule. For example:

  • If you have a rule for when you are “home”, you may want to be notified only when your garage doors are left open for a certain period of time, but not each time the doors are opened or closed.
  • If you have another rule when you are “away”, you may want to be notified when the doors open, close, or are left open.

Best I can tell, the current rule logic can only turn notifications on or off, but cannot set the details of those notifications based on the Wyze Sense device.

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I love having a home or away option. I don’t need to know every time my wife walks into the closet and I don’t need to know every time my wife walks into the laundry room. I’m home I know she is in the closet or in the laundry room or quite frankly doesn’t really matter that she’s in the closet or the laundry room. But if I am away from home and someone enters in my closet I kinda wanna know that. :thinking:

So yes add an option for away and home PLEASE!!!

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I think being able to add a rule to a “group” would be great. I have some Bulbs in groups that if any of them have been on for X minutes or more, to turn the group off.

Or expand Sense ones to chain if statements. For instance:
if Gargage Motion detected
Turn on X light group
Then if garage motion is not detected for 15 minutes
Turn of X light group

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In the Wyze app in Motion Sensor Settings / Sensor videos, you can associate a Wyzecam to a Motion Sensor so that each time there is motion detected by the sensor, the camera it will automatically record an event.
I would like to have the possibility to temporarily disable this “event recording” in other words to ignore / enable the motion detection.
This is possible for the Wyzecam, by enabling / disabling Motion detection, but it’s not possible on the Motion Sensor.
WHY DO WE NEED? when nobody is at home (I want to avoid recording events uselessly because my family members move in front of the sensor). IFTTT can be used to enable / disable motion detection for the Wyzecam. Similarly, enabling/ignoring motion detection should be made possible for the Motion Sensor.
Implementing this feature would be very simple, just an ON/OFF switch in the Wyze app - Enable/Ignore Motion for the Motion Sensor.

@titust11, I have merged your #wishlist submission here for these reasons:

(1) There is a #wishlist topic for On/Off Toggles/Schedule for Wyze Sense sensors. However it is marked as “not likely” because the hardware implementation will not support it.

(2) In the list of requested rule actions at the top of this topic is “Toggle Sensor Video recording for Wyze Sense sensors (by sensor or event type]”. This would satisfy your request.

Please be sure to scroll up to the top and click the VOTE button.

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Yes “ Toggle on/off sensor video recording for Wyze sense sensors” would satisfy my request. But this option should be configurable by IFTTT and or Alexa Skill

You can achieve this easily with Alexa routines

Guys, even if this topic is at “maybe later”, it will never be implemented by wyze because there are way too many changes in a single wish. I can bet. I guess we should open topics on the wishlist more granularly and less in bulk.
Also the work of the wyze moderators is to group similar requests, but this does not help in this particular thread because there are too many modification requests. We should be more specific

I see what you’re saying. But I think what they’re doing is watching what all of the options are being asked for and at a later date they will break it down into smaller categories and have us vote on those. Right now they’re wanting to see exactly how many changes and what changes need to be made then they can step in and break it down into what they are capable of doing quickly and what takes more time and have us vote on what we would prefer. Right now we’re giving them an overview and I think that’s how they are viewing it. Just my opinion

@titust11, It is being done this way because this is the way Wyze has asked the moderators to do it. Here’s why: By grouping these together, we are collecting votes on how important the community thinks improvements to the rule actions are collectively. If they were separated out into 30+ separate topics, the votes could be diluted.

When it comes time for Wyze to begin working on rule action improvements, they will evaluate which have the highest priority based on community interest and need (primarily by reviewing the comments here) and other factors such as feasibility, cost and difficulty of implementation.

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Yup what I said

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When that time comes, I hope they’ll keep in mind that a Wyze Virtual Switch will be able to automate several of these with one simple interface. :slight_smile:

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Change color of the active shortcut like below.

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