Does motion sensor PIR activate the Wyze Plug or only the bulbs? I want to place a Wyxe PIR sensor at the bottom & Top of the stairs and have some LED light strip plugged in to the Wyze plug so when I go up at night the PIR sensor will activate the Wyze Plug, thus turning on the LED strip light along the stairs, and vice-versa when doing down stairs. Is this possible.?
I hope (and assumed) so !
I just ordered a bunch of plugs so my motion detectors could activate them.
I’ll know shortly, they are arriving soon.
Yes, absolutely! I use the Wyze motion sensor and contact sensors with my plugs and bulbs. It works great. I open my back door and the lights turn on. I walk in front of the motion sensor and it will turn on the plug or a bulb either one.
StopICU33 - Thank you. Your help is appreciated…
While you’re here ,… I know you’re very experienced and I hope you don’t mind me asking this question here is there a way to have the motion sensors turn on the lights in the evening hours only instead of during daylight hours (a time schedule would be great)?
I don’t mind at all. I do use a time schedule for my bulbs. I have certain bulbs set to tun on with a schedule in the rules. For example, I set a schedule to turn on one bulb at 9 pm and turn off at 11 pm nightly. I have different schedules set for certain days like on the weekend I usually have the porch lights set to turn on around 7 pm. Then they will turn off at my set time or sometimes I set only one schedule to turn on and when I don’t need the light on, I will turn it off manually. Either way it works for me. Hope this helps answer your question.
Thanks for the reply.
I will uses a schedule for the plugs, but I was really looking for a schedule for the motion sensors, so they would not send a signal during the daylight hours.
Very Cool I did not know that could be done… I just ordered 2 of the PIR Sensor and a set of plugs. For the top and Bottom of my stairs. So I can set the plugs via ‘rules’ to only ‘listen’ to the PIR sensor between 8:00pm & 6:00am (what it’s dark) so they don’t turn on the light when not needed… Very Cool… Thank you Again StopICU33…
I apologize. I was in a hurry and totally missed that.
The motion sensor will trigger a bulb if it detects motion, but I haven’t seen any where in the rules that allow it to work just certain hours like you mentioned. I will ask to be sure.
According to the roadmap, combining a schedule and event is in testing at the moment.
It is currently available in beta only. So it is coming in the near future.
Hey @chasjabber, what @StopICU33 stated is correct, being able to schedule rules based on time of day is currently in Beta. for me it has worked flawlessly thus far. I have a contact sensor in my garage so when I get home in the mornings and open the door, it turns on 3 plugs in my house so I have lights already on. I have it set so that it won’t do that behavior anytime other than morning when the sun is still down. I had to actually look up sunrise times for this as it is not native in the app. not that big of a job though. I haven’t had that malfunction or not work once and honestly I didn’t realize how much I would use that feature. other than a misspelling within the app I haven’t see much in the way of compliants/ bugs for this Beta, I could see it becoming public reasonably soon.
Perfect BAM, This is what I was hoping for. Since Wyze said it’s a 12 month battery in the sensor myself is not concerned about the sensor just the plug being able to do what you have set up.
Thank you for the explanation.
Thanks, you’ve inspired me… I’m going to signup for the BETA App.
A little reading for ya
Glad I could help on the upside you can always revert back to the production version too if you’re not happy being a beta tester
OK… my request to join the Facebook beta group is pending. I just got in four plugs and a couple bulbs today just in time for testing thanks Chas
Just make sure when you signed up for the Facebook Beta group that you answer all the required questions, I believe there are a total of 4 last I checked.
Thanks, I did that this afternoon and it said request pending.
I looked again a few minutes ago (8pm EDT) and it said “join group”, so I submitted a request again.
In the meantime I’m using the Beta app now…