I’ve initially shared this in the Wyze Core FB Group.
This is sort of an in-between hack between having a conventional ‘dumb’ lock and a smart lock. In other words, it is not meant to be a replacement for smart locks. The feature nearly provides a feedback on the door lock’s status.
Have you ever been in a situation that you’re already lying in bed and you can’t remember if you’ve locked the front door or not? I have. Most of the time, I have to walk back to the door only to see that it’s been indeed locked (by me or a family member).
This is how I removed the guesswork and all I needed was a Wyze Sense door sensor and some small magnets I bought in bulk online. I can just check the Wyze app for the realtime status or even use it to trigger an event using IFTTT.
DISCLAIMER: This will not work on all doors or deadlocks. The issue here is that the magnet must be strong enough and/or near enough, as well as aligned with the sensor (when latched), for it to work. It will also likely not work on metal door jambs as they create a shield that blocks off the magnetic field. That said, your mileage will vary.
Tiny 3mm x 1mm magnets
The magnets fits inside the notch at the center of many deadlock plungers. I have two of them stacked up to increase reach
The sensor has to be mounted wall-side out to align the internal reed switch to where the magnet is
Bonus feature… notifications: