Wyze Lock - Google Integration

Is this planned? I know that integration is in its early stages and it is just “linked” rather than a full integration. I’m sure this has to due with limitations of the API on one side or the other but I think have the lock integrated would be useful.

Such as I have someone at the door and I have a camera and can see them. It would be nice to just say “okay google unlock the door” OR “okay google is the door locked” for some peace of mind while I’m going to bed.

While I know I’ll be able to use the app to do these things. Having a hands free way of doing it is great to have especially if you use a smart assistant regularly around your house.

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I’ll second this. Would love to know if this option is coming.

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Horrible Idea. Anyone that wants to rob you will just have to stand outside your door and scream “OK GOOGLE UNLOCK THE DOOR”
I actually heard about a guy that had a similar lock integrated with Google. His neighbor would do that and go to his house every time he needed something.

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I am not for Google integration myself

Actually, that’s not the case with many security devices like locks. Maybe some cheapies, but most of the better locks can require a pin code also. For example when enabled, with the August lock you say “Hey Google (or Alexa), unlock the front door” and Google responds with something like - Sure, but I first need your Pin Code Same thing with many of the garage door openers.

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I agree, I am not aware of any lock supported by Alexa that works without a pin code. My Nest, Yale, and August locks all required a pin code. If you removed or disabled the pin code then Alexa disabled the unlock by voice function.

And if you screw up the pin code Alexa disables voice access as well for the lock. I am guessing Google would be similar.

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Does anyone have the wyze lock showing up in the Google home app? If not, has anyone heard when the lock will be Google assistant compatible? Or same question for IFTTT?

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Alexa and Google home is “coming soon” but not available yet. They haven’t given a date, but the lock is still in early release so

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Hi @jcthrower. I have merged your topic into an already existing thread on the subject. :slight_smile:

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With an older lock I used IFTTT to set up a voice command to unlock my door, but for ““security”” I made the voice command slightly different words than just ‘unlock the front door’ so that folks couldn’t just yell it through the window.
I understand it’s much safer to require a pin, but that also seems like a pain IMO.

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A truism in security is that any security that actually works is usually annoying to use. It would be nice if it were not true but there you go. Unfortunately when people are annoyed they tend to not use it. That’s why even though the majority of people know they should not reuse passwords and they should use strong passwords we still find users using simple passwords and reusing them. Basic human nature.

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Indeed. As the guy who handles these things at work and with extended family members I am all too familiar with the friction of added security.
It’s probably best to never have any voice prompts for what are explicitly home security devices but it is always interesting to see how people decide to go about doing it anyway.

Personally, I’m a bit more concerned with how easy most locks are to pick than some largely unadopted smart lock voice integrations. Perhaps we could start a thread on custom lock cylinders and keyways :grin:

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Most homes are dead simple to break into. The old saying that comes to mind is a lock just helps keep honest people honest. My father was a State Trooper for years, when he retired from that he became a regional director for ADT. I was a Security Specialist for the Air Force and worked with NBC and other Class A resources. So I understand physical security and it’s limitations better than most.

That said the average person should be far more concerned with online security than their home. Considering the majority of a persons assets that are not real estate are accessible online it makes sense. Why crack your safe and steal your XBox and TV’s when I can steal your very identity and all your net worth from a keyboard? :wink:

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I have two different cameras that you guys made they work great. Now I just got the wyze lock. And it is not working with Google commands. I have multiple sclerosis so I use Google commands quite often everything from turning on and off lights 2 using commands such as I am going to bed to turn off my kitchen lights and living room lamps and turn on my bedroom light I wanted to add lock door with this Google command and it’s not possible. The only way is to push the button on the Google app close or open that door of course do I manually. If I do it manually is going to take me 10 minutes to open my door because my legs don’t work. Please get the Google commands fixed like it was advertised it was going to be you keep bringing you out products but you don’t fix the ones you’ve already sent out. And for the ones worried about someone coming by and say Hey Google open my door. It’s as simple as giving a command as hey Google open door 1 2 3 4 6

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