Recently rented out a home. I was initially concerned that the Wyze smart lock would be completely out of commission as soon as I shut off internet service at the home which wasn’t the case. While physically at the home, I could connect to the lock using the Wyze app on my phone and even add guest access codes to the keypad. That all worked like a charm.
I want to add a guest access code remotely, knowing that the Wyze lock is not going to connect to wifi and the internet again while the home is rented. Has this worked for anyone?
I have shared the lock with the tenants. So it would be nice if the tenant could allow the lock to connect to their wifi without having to redo the setup of the lock (complete setup redo would defeat the whole purpose because the tenant would now be the originator/owner of the lock and, even if shared the lock, I would not have the ability to add guest codes). Connecting the lock to wifi benefits the tenant as well, because, as is, they can only manage the lock while home and not remotely as intended by a smart lock.
Alternatively, it would be super slick if I could create a guest access code remotely and have that covertly delivered to the lock via the local tenants who do have a physical (bluetooth/zigbee) connection to the lock and with whom I have shared the lock as the owner.
After putting my thoughts down on paper (haha), the user should just be able to reconnect the lock to whatever wifi their phone has access to. The missing feature of remote access limits all users of the lock.
Without wifi/internet-free remote management of the Wyze lock, the only possibly acceptable option I can think of is to maintain my own internet service at the home and include it in the rental. Not the end of the world but I would prefer tenants manage and set up their own internet service! (I did think of going near the home and locally connecting to the lock myself but I’m not going to creepily stand outside the home while I wait to connect via bluetooth or zigbee not to mention the inconvenience of this “option”)