Apple HomeKit Integration

And they recently joined Matter! :eyes:

A first party HomeKit integration would be swell.

In the meantime, I just found out that it’s possible to get Wyze devices into the Apple Home ecosystem via Home Assistant. It’s a free, open source, customizable app that runs locally on a computer or IoT device.

I got HA set up on a Raspberry Pi and installed the HomeKit and Wyze integrations and now I can control my Wyze bulbs, locks, and cameras through Siri and the Home app with surprisingly fast response times. Pretty sweet.

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I am running my wyze to home through HOOBS however, the lag on the cameras are 15-30 seconds. Are yours better than that? Also no v3 cams work with it.

Wade

I’m pretty concerned about this atm.

With iCloud+ offering 5 camera support on 200GB plans soon (I have Apple One Family), I definitely would like to get my cams on HomeKit.

Eufy as we all know does this and they now have outdoor cams which do color night vision (through a spot light, but still).

I will def keep my Wyze security and my v3 with cam plus through that plan going, but I do t want to pay for another cam plus sub, which I am doing if I can just use HKSV. I’d rather just switch to HomeKit with the Eufy cams.

In the end I hope that Wyze finds a way to integrate the v3 with HomeKit sooner than later.

Finally got all my color bulbs and cams in HomeKit. The joy. Not the savviest but I may be able to help someone else get set up.

Wyze Cam v2 on RSTP firmware > Home Assistant > HomeKit is surprisingly fast. Like almost indistinguishable from the stream in the Wyze app fast. Viewing the Wyze stream in HomeKit is way faster than viewing it through an HA Lovelace dashboard. Loading the view takes about 10 seconds, but once it’s streaming it’s near realtime for me.

I just got my v3 working in HomeKit too by installing this unofficial firmware: GitHub - FiveLeavesLeft/WyzeCameraLiveStream: Hack to allow live streaming from wyze cameras to vlc or mpv on your desktop.. Took a bit of finagling to get the stream working properly, and there’s still some bugs to be worked out, but the latency is quite low in HomeKit once it’s connected.

What the. When was this release. You know how many hrs it took me to set up yesterday. Plus all the hrs I’ve tried before. Lol

Matter I believe would get notifications and communication with typical IoT devices but would not work for the cameras. that’s a specific integration.

This will only work on V2 cams and is also a bit old so none of the newer firmware features are a part of it. Take a look at Wyze official RTSP firmware Wyze Cam RTSP – Wyze it offers the same support but newer and official.

HomeKit integration sounds like it basically dead in the water for existing products: "I'm Wyze Cofounder Dave Crosby - AMA!" - Reddit Summary/Compilation