I’ve had my lock installed for half of a day now so as an expert, I thought I would share some of my thoughts and opinions about the Wyze lock. To start off, I would like to say that I am satisfied with my purchase and will most likely buy another one when they become available again. Below is a list of things, in my opinion, that would make the lock better. Perhaps these are things that are already being looked into, maybe considered for future versions, or perhaps were already rejected due to whatever reason.
The ability to create a rule (device trigger) that would allow you to trigger the lock to unlock. Currently, the only option right now is to trigger the lock to lock. I sort of understand why the team probably left this option out. Perhaps they felt that this could be a security issue/safety concern. However, this should be left up to the owner of the device to choose to use. I had a plan, thought of after my purchase, to create a rule that would unlock the door when a sensor was placed together for 1 minute. This sensor was going to be separated and hidden outside my house as a secret key to be used as an emergency. People leave spare keys hidden outside all of the time. Hell, I currently have one outside right now hidden. In my opinion, this is far safer because now you need to find both pieces to unlock my door.
This one is similar to the first and could be achieved if they were to allow the first. The ability o create a rule (shortcut) to unlock (and lock) the lock. Being able to create a shortcut such as this would make it quicker and easier to unlock and lock the door from the main screen of the app. Again, I understand why they probably didn’t add the unlock option to the rules, but this should be left up to the owner/user of the lock.
This one is not a huge deal but is more of a comfort level thing (mostly for my wife). Being able to set the radius of the geo fence for the auto unlock feature. I understand that your phone must leave the fence and then get close enough to the lock to unlock but nearly all of us do not live in mansions and require a 300+ foot radius around our house. Again this one is not a huge deal but it would be nice to be able to control this ourselves.
Having a visible light/indicator on the back of the lock to show if it is locked or unlocked would be convenient. This could easily be done without being able to see from the other side of the door or through a window.
Where the heck is my souvenir Wyze screwdriver? I mean common, that would have blown away my installation experience (Which by the way to approximately 10 minutes). All jokes aside, that was by far the best out of the box to installation experience I have ever had. The Wyze team almost thought of everything (forgot the darn screwdriver).
As stated above, these are just my expert first impressions of the lock. I know the keypad will be coming out sometime this year which will remove the need for #1 but in my opinion the owner should have complete control of the customization of its devices. In the meantime, my auto lock and auto unlock will stay disabled.
Thank you Wyze for another great product and I cannot wait to add the next device to my collection.