Wyze Sense (external motion sensor) and Alexa routing being triggered..not consistent

I have an Alexa routine set up so that when the Wyze Sense detects movement an Alexa routine is to run and a notification sent by the Wyze app. (Note motion sensing is off on camera). The sensor and camera are about 15 feet apart.

If I walk in the house I will get a notification on the phone and a video recorded BUT not every time will the Alexa routine run which it should. Sometimes it will, sometimes it will not. Unpairing/deleting and repairing devices or resets or power offs/on or creating a new Alexa routine make no difference. Firmware is up to date. Strong wifi signal as router is only 25 feet away with 200mb signal.

The Alexa routine makes an announcement and turns on lights.

It is a 50-50 proposition that it work.

Anyone else experience this with Wyze Sense and Alexa routines?

Thank you
Sincerely
Peter

I have noticed. It also with a wyze contact. When switch opens, alexa is suppose to say something. I get the wyze notification, but alexa is sometimes napping. :sleeping:

Unfortunately I have similar issues with both Wyze and Ring devices serving as triggers. My success rate is higher, about 98% of the time the routine fires correctly. About 2% of the time it will not trigger.

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Excuse misspelling, I meant “routine”, not “routing” in topic. Apologies.

Thanks, yes very annoying that Alexa routine is not triggered about 50% of the time for me. I will try a new motion sensor Wyze sent me and see if it makes a difference. My wifi signal is fine. Tried different SSID’s, all good on my end. Perhaps it is the on the Wyze hub side or Alexa–perhaps we will know more in the future if others have this issue. These devices are in line of sight of each other.

I have alexa announcing when two different contact sensors open and at certain times of day Alexa will also turn on non-wyze lights if those contacts are open. So far it seems quite consistent and fast for me unless there is a more widespread server issue that causes a long delay between when the sensor opens and the routine fires.

Are the sense sensors outside or in a garage where it is very cold? I find I have more trouble with them when its cold.

No Camera and sense sensor are both in kitchen. Tx

If you set up the same routine with a contact sensor in place of a motion sensor do you still have reliability issues?

I have a routine in Alexa that reacts to an Wyze motion sensors to turn on two Hue lights. Additionally it turns the lights on at 50% brightness from 10PM to 7AM and 100% all other times. I have had the routine working ever since Wyze accidentally exposed the contact sensors in Alexa (I was one of the lucky few that snuck in then).

In all that time only once that I can remember has the routine not worked. And that was during an internet outage.

I also have another routine that makes an Alexa announcement “Back Sliding Doors are open, mind the cats” when a Wyze contact sensor opens. If it’s 9PM until 7AM it also turns the back deck light on, waits 5 minutes and then turns the light off. It has also worked except once when we had an internet outage.

So at least in my own experience the Wyze integration with Alexa has been pretty stable. One thing I do is I have a routine (2) that reboots both cameras with Sense Bridges twice a day 12 hours apart. The reboot is preventative as I used to occasionally see some of the contact sensors appear offline.