I understand why at launch for the sensors that Wyze put the bridge in the Cams, it was a low cost of entry for your customers and made good use of the USB port on the cam. My issue with these bridges is that they are unreliable and if they become unresponsive you have get access to the camera and remove and reinsert the bridge if a reboot of the camera does not work. My request to overcome this is to build the bridge technology out even more by adding a Security Keypad that could be used to arm/disarm door break sensors and act as a bridge for these sensors. Most importantly it will be a seperate device for the sensors to pair with.
The ask is this:
1. Power and Connectivity for Security Keypad
a. The Keypad would be powered by USB
b. The keypad would use WiFi like all current non-battery Wyze products
2. Key Features
a. The Security Keypad could be used to Arm Disarm Security Features of Wyze
i. For example depending on the security code entered the keypad would call shortcuts predefined in the App.
b. The Keypad would act as a Hub for the Wyze Products
c. Multiple Keypads in the same house should be grouped not just for convenience like cameras but share a common configuration like the light bulbs do.
3. Backlit Keyboard with Motion Sensor,
a. Optional configuration to have the keys come alive when motion is sensed
b Change the color of the backlight
4. Not sure what features the door lock that is underconsideration will have, like a fob, obviously if it does have a fob, you should be able to use it to arm/disarm the security.
As with all things Wyze produces I know this would have a high build quality making every dollar spent on the device worth the cost. Wyze making them affordable enough they could be placed at every major entry way into a user’s home.