I live in a small shotgun type apartment. I’m looking for unique uses and installations for the wyze sense products. My camera is set up to cover over 3/4 of my apartment area so I’m having trouble finding uses for the wyze sense accessories without being overly redundant. What are some unique and creative installations that you have done to utilize the different products within the wyze sense family?
Mailbox notifications, washer/dryer finished, medicine/liquor cabinets, I saw a poster used as toilet seat up/down notifications, fridge/freezer open, garage door open/closed. If children are present, maybe a cabinet where cleaning supplies are stored. Just a few thoughts and things I have tested, except toilet seat.
We use it in place of our Ring Doorbell Pro. Using the sense closed switch you can modify your doorbell so that clicking the doorbell triggers the switch. With 2way communication, I can easily greet my guests since it takes some time to get to the door. Next, I’m hoping to use sense to toggle state on my mag lock. So much better than Ring in every aspect.
All interesting and useful applications, especially the toilet seat. However, let me supply some more info about my living arrangement and accommodations. I live alone, laundry room is not in the unit and is used by the other tenants as well, and parking is in an open lot behind the building. Whether the toilet seat is up or down is not a concern, in that maintaining marital bliss is not an issue. lol
I mount each of my Motion and Contact (the wide part) sensors on the face side of a small piece of plexiglass using the mounting adhesive strip supplied with the sensors. This makes a strong bond of the sensor to the plexiglass, and allows me to read the product info on the back side of the sensor if I should need to do so. Then, I use a 3M Command Strip between the back side of the plexiglass and the surface for attachment. This allows me to remove and re-install any sensor by breaking the bond on the Command Strip without disturbing the Wyze mounting pad on the sensor. The sensor always remains attached to the face of the plexiglass with the Wyze-supplied foam contact adhesive strip. An alternative to the Command Strip is velcro.
And, if you are testing different locations for sensors prior to making a “permanent” installation, you could make a temporary attachment of the sensor using painter’s tape.
Did you Cut the small pieces of plexiglass To size yourself or Buy them as is ?
I made pieces from leftover panels of one-eighth inch thick plexiglass from another project. Each piece is 30-32 mm square which allows a margin of plexiglass to extend around each side of the sensor. And, that margin allows me to pry the plexiglass base off the moulding with a putty knife and not damage the sensor case. Any fine-toothed saw that can be used with wood (backsaw for moulding work, hacksaw, Japanese pull saw), can be used to cut the plexiglass to size. The, I use a fine file to dress the cut edges.
I have ways to cut plexiglass, Scroll saw for small pieces . Like you said hand tools will work also
Sounds like a good idea , Thought I would ask for other people also.
You could use this same idea to screw Mount The sensors
Okay, with the added info, if car is parked close enough, also if close enough, a storage door. This is in addition to the more obvious, windows and doors.
You don’t mention what other connected devices you have so here’s how I used the motion and open/close sensors with IFTTT and my Hue lights:
Kitchen and Bedroom: Motion sensors. I created a Hue scene for each room; one for when I walk in the room that turns all usable lights on, and one that when I walk out, only one lamp remains lit at a very dim setting. I get a 2 sec delay, but it is quite functional.
Bathroom: Open/Close sensor. When the bathroom door is closed, all lights turn on and are bright. When the door is open, one light remains lit at a very dim setting. If I had a smart vent fan, I would configure this to turn on when the door is closed and off when the door is open.
I have an additional Open/Close sensor that I think I will place on my dog’s kennel door to activate and deactivate the camera I use to watch him when I am away.
Hope that helps!
i was so excited to use this on my mailbox, then when i went to install it and because my mailbox is metal it would not work, If anyone knows a workaround i would love to know. i even tried the motion sensor and it didnt work in the mailbox either
It might not work in the metal mail box
Some people have been able to increase their signal strength by adding a short Or even 3 foot Cable To the back of the camera And then On the female end Attaching their bridge there
I brought the camera with the bridge outside just to see if signal strength was the issue, but it still didn’t work inside the mailbox. I even tried the outside of the mailbox, but once it made contact with the metal it stopped working. The signal is fine because i can stand next to the mailbox and hold the contact sensors together then apart and they work.
My dehumidifier: Dehumidifier float sensor
You could try extending the antenna like this guy did and route the wire outside of the mailbox where it won’t be blocked by the metal: