Wyze sense IFTTT delay

not-phone-specific
#1

I’m trying to use IFTTT with a Wyze Sense motion detector to turn on the Philips Hue lights for my stairs. It works, but it takes about 5 seconds, which is about how long it takes to walk down the stairs.

What can I do to make it faster? Is there a better alternative to IFTTT?

#2

A motion sensor that runs in the same ecosystem as the lights will always be faster. Search for a Hue PIR sensor.

#3

Had those. They’re expensive and finicky. I also have an Echo Routine that uses a Ring alarm motion sensor to trigger a light and it’s fast. But the Echo can’t even see Wyze Sense devices, even though it can see the cameras. I think using the Echo would be better than IFTTT, if it could see those sensors.

#4

For my basement stairs, I put in a light bulb that has it’s own PIR sensor.

#5

I think that the right answer is for Wyze to get its sensors to show up on the Echo, the way that the (much more expensive) Ring ones do.

#6

Par for the course with IFTTT. Alexa routines are much quicker in my experience. Hopefully that integration comes soon.

#7

Wyze, are you reading this?

#8

I believe they already have plans to, but voting here wouldn’t hurt