I agree about the smart watch idea. Just don’t for get about Android/Samsung.
At this point, I’ve officially given up on Wyze. Instead of integrating their cheap sensors into the Echo, to make it useful, they’re pushing their own bulbs. Thanks, but I’ve filled all the light sockets in my house with smart bulbs and don’t plan on replacing them anytime soon. Wyze is useless to me, by their choice.
It’s good there are other options out there.
I would agree that the bulb is not so good as a room light. However I have my bulb in a lamp across the room. When the racoons raid my fish pond the WYZE sensor detects them and I have it turn the lamp on for 2 minutes and then turn off. Works well. Does not disturb the wife with alarms (sound) and all is copesetic in the house.
This integration is already here. I was adding some motion sensors and contact sensors to my existing setup and Alexa started notifying me about new devices it auto discovered. I was just able to pull them in the Alexa app and design some routines. See screenshot.
But I was not able to make it discover my already online contact sensors. Strangely it auto added all my motion sensors. I tried removing a contact sensor from the Wyze app and re-added to test if Alexa is able to auto-detect. But it didn’t. Manual detection also didn’t work. I then tried added a brand new contact sensor and that too didn’t get noticed by Alexa. It seems like this was just working for a day?
My existing Alexa routines and working just fine with Wyze. What happened there? Anybody else experienced this? Maybe a beta software thing?
It’s a beta test , use at your own risk
Love it for the beta. And love it more because you are still working on this to make this happen.
I am just trying to have fun experimenting with this. Can you tell why the Alexa app suddenly stopped notifying me about new contact sensors or motion sensors that I am adding now to the Wyze bridge? It did pretty well 3 days ago when I added a bunch of sensors.
Thanks again for all the smart work!
Because it’s early beta , it might stop working, start working , screw things up or they may pull it completely , just don’t know , they are still working on it
This is GREAT news. I just about gave up and ordered another brand contact sensors. Can’t wait … any ETA?
Thank you for identifying that this is beta functionality. I am perfectly good playing Guinea pig as long as it isn’t being passed off as a production feature.
Is there, by chance, any documentation of how to implement/configure for those of us willing to play with it?
No because it’s not officially released beta even , no one is even supposed to know about yet, it’s just that someone stumbled upon it . the cat’s outa the bag now though
I’m looking forward to its release when they get it fixed up right, no idea when that may be just have to sit back and be patient.
Will, here ya go , new information from the Wyze Team
I have Alexa routines working perfectly for Wyze Motion Sensor and Contact Sensor. This is EXACTLY what I was wanting! Thank you Wyze for listening and providing this integration. Excellent! Looking forward to the production switch being flipped.
Not to sound overly sensitive,but I didn’t stumble on the routine. I was going to make a completely different routine when I noticed that one of my sensors was listed under Smart Home. Out of curiosity I decide to see if I could get it to respond through my Echo. When it worked I was amazed but didn’t have a clue how to replicate it with another sensor. I spent a good one hour trying to discover devices to get them to appear in the Alexa app to no avail. I went to Google hoping to find the answer but nothing came up. I then remembered that the sensor that was listed had been re-installed yesterday. I then experimented with another sensor and after some trial and error got it to respond. Not having any way of knowing that it was a secret beta project I posted it in a string on Wyze’s Wish List of people requesting that Wyze would create this feature.
I get that, I’m sorry but , I was just quoting what you said , so there’s that
That was the short version. I stumbled on my sensor being listed in Smart Homes and then went and created a routine from that. After that I had to research how to recreate the process and get it to work.
On a side note I am actually an Alexa skill developer with over 30 skills listed on Amazon.
I am sooo excited! Can’t wait for them to be released. I’ll def be buying a few more sense kits and another camera right away!
I hope this is added as well. I was really hoping to use the door and motion sensor connected to the Wyze camera to turn on lights and smart plugs or run other routines (Like Have Alexa Say something when the door is opened) Via Alexa routines.
It’s coming very soon. Scroll up a few posts and you’ll see others talking about it. I don’t know an exact ETA, but a few users (including me) are already using this. It was live for a few days before they disabled it. They’re still working out a few kinks. When the camera restarts, it triggers every sensor and they all default to “open,” for example. There might be some other issues, I’m not sure. But it’s certainly in development.
Any update on the release date? I am about to switch to another product since there is an Amazon black friday deal, but still want to check if it’s gonna be available like next week.