Home Assistant Integration

Yea but the Wyze Sense does nothing for the Lock or the Cameras. Personally I don’t use Wyze Sense as I don’t like proprietary products. For that reason I stick to 433 MHz and zigbee/mqtt for all my motion and and contact sensors. I’ve been able to utilize the lock just through zigbee thank god as @JoshMulliken api interface doesn’t seem to want to pull updated information for the lock. Let alone lock or unlock it. As far as the cameras. I did see that someone got them working. But didn’t explain how, his current fork doesn’t work, and has not been merged with the original so cannot be utilizited there either. My suggestion, add the unofficially accessible API but leave it disabled. Let us turn it on and try and use it with the explanation that is may not work. I’m not fluent enough to program it myself but would be happy to work with anyone to accomplish this. I would just like to see if we can get cameras to integrate without RSTP. I’d love to actually be able to see my Outdoor Cam in Home Assistant.

But again, I won’t be buying anything more from Wyze until I see some movement in getting more compatible with Home Assistant. There are just too many other cheap options out there now days

Hope Wyze pays attention or they are going to loose their market share.

Pretty sure they are more worried about a few bucks here and there from the people who aren’t smart enough to understand there are better options that are willing to pay a subscription price. This seems to be the norm anymore. I just cancelled my 2 wyze cam v3s because I can almost guarantee they aren’t willing to give up a penny of subscription money to ensure they stay relevant in the smart home business. Their loss. Like you said zigbee integrates just about everywhere and only costs at most $2 more per sensor to not have to deal with this crap.

Just by eufy cams and aqara motion/hall sensors and call it a day. Let this company die out and hope another company comes along with some sense.

Wyze Business Model
Step1: Rebrand cheaper Xiaomi parts to keep hardware costs low and entice DIY enthusiasts & developers (ie. loyal fanbase)
Step2: Lock fanbase into software/wyze app ecosystem - make it convenient
Step3: Expand device ecosystem and futher lock in - software still free but slowly charge more for features
Step4: Block and tackle continued requests for OPEN API - never should be implemented because it loosens grip on Wyze ecosystem lock in
Step5: Continue to build brand loyalty by making software continually feature rich (even if some stuff eventually becomes paid) and simplified BUT NEVER OPEN

… don’t think we’ll ever get an open API guys, If homeassistant is ultimately going to be what you center your home automation on, wyze probably isn’t the best way to go unless you enjoying hacking things together.

to wyze’s defense - every other home automation/IoT player is doing the same thing pretty much. the software is really the money maker in the long run so i understand them not opening it completely up

But i will still hope and pray for an open API - maybe 2020 will throw us a giant curve ball and gift us something good in the end.

Wish there was anything you said was wrong. But ultimately your dead on man.

If a company did open up and brand itself based upon those ideas, they’d have a hell of a market open to them

As an alternative we can fund the guy who developed the Wyze hub integration with direct plugin to the HA VM/Machine. Maybe he can stabilize it to the point that we don’t actually need Wyze to have an official API.

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They do not rebrand Xiaomi parts, they do source them from the same company that makes them for Xiaomi.

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Well maybe the should slow down production of new devices and instead fix it so that the ones already available are in a working condition for home automation. The way I see it the entire line up is broken until they have a working API.

They should really be focusing on fixing their existing problems such as their cloud reliability (or lack of) before launching new products.

For example, I have had an issue accessing some of my devices since the service outage last week, and their “support” claimed that they would get back to me within 2-3 days.

How am I supposed to trust their new products will be reliable if my current devices aren’t.

At least with a local API, I can keep my devices working when their cloud service is down.

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I agree with you but from what I understand, their product development is isolated and hence the issues don’t go across, even though it is a very bad experience nonetheless. I think this is also a reason why they don’t or maybe even can’t release an API.