A fan automation feature would be great. Something that can be installed in the fan itself to control the on, off and possibly speed. With the new motion sensors or cameras, when triggered, could turn on the fan. When the room is empty, it could turn off after a set of time if not instantly. Also, a scheduler for specific times.
I’ve been looking into adding WiFi control to my ceiling fans. Nothing on the market meets my needs.
Looking for something small easy to install (with some basic electrical knowledge)
Works with the Sensor Kit and IFTTT
I looked into that too. Wifi connected ceiling fans are expensive. I just couldn’t justify the extra cost.
I ended up buying a bunch of regular fans and plugged them into connected sockets. To get the ceiling fan experience, I aimed the fastest fans straight up.
My thought was an in-line switch that would be mounted inside of a ceiling fan/light. That way we could control both the fan speed and the light brightness.
Just a thought for another product.
A simple universal fan/light controller that can replace the remote controlled unit that comes in most fans would be great. It can be controlled from the wyze app or controlled with rules and a sense product.
I kept my existing ceiling fan and went with the new Lutron ceiling fan switch which allows for speed controls of the fan.
I also bought two of the remotes and have one on my side of the bed and my wife has one on her side of the bed so we don’t have to wake each other up or do anything like that to either turn the fan on or turn it up or down
I can also have Alexa turn the fan on and turn that speeds up and down
This is a great idea, I have a ceiling fan in a room that the Line is going to the fan and the switch is at the end of the circuit. I tried using a switch like paindonthurt tried but I can’t with the wiring situation.
I think a device like this could allow many people to automate existing devices and save them money.
I think it would be a less expensive item but it would be a high volume mover.
I just said to myself " Wyze needs to make a smart ceiling fan control device". I’d put one in every fan in my house. To be able to use voice commands with Google Home or Alexa, or things like automatically turning off the fan in my kids rooms in the middle of the night would be epic. I get you would need an electrician to install the unit, but this would really fit in Wyze’s ecosystem well.
It could pretty much function like these ceiling fan remote control units do, but it would add wifi functionality. Power wouldn’t be an issue as the unit is wired in to the ceiling fan box. Installation is not much harder than the wyze doorbells wire nut installation. Please pursue this Wyze. You could easily charge $30 - $50 a piece for this.
I’d love to replace my remote controlled fan’s receiver boxes with a smart option connected to Wyze instead. Would be great to be able to have my porch fans and lights all come on or my bedroom lights off and fan on at bedtime!
Most ceiling fan remotes are “dumb” or require something like a Bond Bridge to make them smart. Even buying one of the cheapest universal remotes is like $20. I would love to slap a Wyze controller in the Fan canopy and have it controlled by the Wyze App/Alexa! I would even love this without a physical remote.
One thing you cannot find really is a fan/ light controller you can connect to your network. I’m still having to use a remote to turn on and off my fan, change the speed, turn on and off the lights and dimming the lights. I can even set timers by hitting a seemingly random buttons on the remote. This seems like a simple item Wyze could create.