I don’t ask her to say it. I put it into a routine triggered by a contact sensor. It works. Just makes a beep.
I’d like to look into that more. I looked into it briefly but it wasn’t clear if Alexa could play a song with a custom sound file. It seemed like it needed to be on a music service. Does Spotify have an album of bleeps and bloops I can use? (Legitimate question. Maybe it does. Haha.)
Or a big Azz Bluetooth speaker
I didn’t NEED to delete it, but you can try that.Shouldn’t hurt anything. Just a little more annoying to reorganize things in the app after it’s deleted. If you add a product that’s already there, it just “overwrites” the existing one basically.
I can add a “wait” in Alexa, but that doesn’t do what I’m talking about. It would have to be conditional on whether the door remains open/closed. It would be nice for Alexa to say “You left the door open” 90 seconds after it’s opened, but only IF it remains opened. If I closed the door, I don’t want Alexa to do that.
You can do that in the Wyze app currently (Notification when a sensor is left opened/closed for X time)
So, some of you have discovered that we unleashed some beta code in production. Problem is Alexa is not too happy about it because they did not get a chance to review it before going live. So in order to limit problems overall, here are a few things that we had to do. See below for the current limitations.
We are finalizing the tests and have to go through certification from Alexa so it’s around the corner and are trying to hit the end of 2019 at the very latest. We might be able to release earlier but no promise.
- We have removed the discovery of new devices. So if your contact/motion sensor is not showing up in Alexa, it won’t be discovered until we release for good. So if you have the device in Alexa and you delete it, it won’t come back.
- For all the devices that have already been discovered by Alexa, we are maintaining the behavior so you should be able to use it. Just keep in mind that this is not certified for the moment so use cautiously (ie. Expect that it might be broken at some point).
- We had a feature for the camera. If you setup a routine for that, please note that we are not sending the corresponding events. In other words, your routine will NOT be called until we go full production with that feature.
Cameras are creating a high risk situation so we had to kill the feature until we are certified.
As you can see we are working on fulfilling our promise to be more Alexa compliant. I know that feature has been highly requested so I can’t wait to turn the production switch on so you can all enjoy it without restriction.
Thank you for the detailed information. I love the way Wyze directly engages the community!
Thanks for posting this , I appreciate it
Oops. Hope we didn’t get you guys into trouble. Either way, it was a nice surprise and I’m glad this is coming soon in its full form. Once it goes live, is there any possibility we could get “left open/left closed” triggers in Alexa in addition to the simple “open/closed” ones, similar to what’s in the Wyze app?
That’s what I did and it won’t save the routine.
Oh. Strange. And you use an iPhone, right? I wonder we’re running different versions of the Alexa app.
Are you using something like the Kids’ Edition Echo Dot? Or parental restrictions of some kind? Maybe that would do it.
This is very neat and we appreciate your (and the teams) effort on making this a reality!
Same here. Didn’t work for me re-adding and existing contact sensor or adding a brand new one that wasn’t ever connected. Neither show up in Alexa. The one that does show up in Alexa is one that I did not re-add or reset. And that one shows up in Alexa as a camera. Work in progress.
That’s strange. My client/app version are exactly the same. Not sure. What happens when you try to save the routine? Alexa never speaks to me out loud when I’m building a routine. Not until I run it. Where does she say "I’d rather not answer that.”? Do you get a popup notification or something?
The I’d rather not answer is a response to asking her to say something in my case the “F” word.
When I try to save a routine with the same word it just keeps save unavailable. If I remove the word I can save immediately.
Yep just saw that myself
I’m on 2.6.55 on iOS and didn’t work for me.