Add More Actions for Wyze Rules

Observations :slightly_smiling_face:
There are so many excellent suggestions here within this one topic that I have decided to turn off watching it as I get 10+ emails daily. I do realize that there are other ways to monitor it. I may use tracking

There is just so much here, and there is no way to vote for which ideas within this topic are my favourites / priorities.

It is challenging to see the ideas within this topic that are actually being worked on or implemented.
I appreciate seeing the Existing and Requested topics at the top. Thank you.

It is good to see so much interest in adding adding to the Wyze Rules as this is critical. I have been involved with home automations since the early days of X10. There is some basic stuff that would be helpful here. Many have mentioned it over the months.

It might be helpful to have keywords within the topics so that we can see how interest in the Wyze Rules by category, device, by action / activity types.

I would do the same thing for Playback, Events, IFTTT topics.

Applying some AI categorizing to these topics, could fairly quickly allow a view of the Wishlist by device, action, activity, function, …
But that would take away fron actually getting the functionality added … and so it goes …>… … …

It would be nice to vote on each of these sub-topics, and to see a note of which are “in progress” or “under consideration”, “in testing”. Some may be on this list for years…

I suggested making the list a “Poll” where users could then go vote on which ones are the most important to them.

Although, Polls say they have a limit of 20 options, so they would have to be done in multiple polls depending on the length of the list:

Example:

Which Requested Rules Are your Favorite? Poll 1
  • Turn on/off sound detection
  • Change motion/sound detection sensitivity 0-100
  • Delete all alert clips for camera
  • Turn Pan Scan on/off
  • Turn Motion Tracking on/off
  • Night vision on/off/auto
  • Infrared (IR) emitters on/off
  • Detection zone on/off
  • Save a still image
  • Sync camera time (any or all)
  • Change SD card record mode: Off, Event Only, Continuous
  • An “All camera” group under Device Actions (instead of having to add each camera’s action individually) [NOTE: actions can now be performed on user-defined groups]
  • Pan Cam: move to a specific camera memorized position or waypoint
  • Add an “all devices” option for any action
  • Tell Alexa or Google device to show camera
  • Toggle notifications for Wyze Sense sensors by event type (eg. opened vs left open)
  • Toggle Smart Video Alert recording for Wyze Sense sensors (by sensor or event type)
  • Add and remove devices from groups
  • Vacation Mode on/off (Bulbs, Light Strips and Plugs, single and group)
  • Activate a lighting Scene (Bulbs & Light Strips)

0 voters

Which Requested Rules Are your Favorite Poll 2?
  • Change brightness/color temp/color/on/off for X minutes then return to previous state (Bulbs & Light Strips)
  • Change brightness/color temp without changing on/off state (Bulbs & Light Strips) (temporarily removed, see this: Set bulb brightness & color temp by Schedule without turning on)
  • Flash/blink on/off for a defined period (Bulbs & Light Strips)
  • Flash/blink ‘x’ number of times (Bulbs & Light Strips)
  • Disable/Enable Person Detection
  • Pause (wait) X seconds/minutes
  • Record an event to the SD card (even if no motion is detected)
  • Enable/disable other rules (event triggered and scheduled)
  • External HTML call
  • Toggle on/off state of all Wyze devices (edit/made “all devices” not just “bulb and plug”)
  • Execute an existing Shortcut (button)
  • Change camera resolution HD/SD/360p (any or all cameras)
  • Unlock Wyze Lock
  • Display camera feed in app on tablet device
  • Step on/off Wyze Scale
  • Trigger start of a pre-defined time lapse video capture
  • Activate/Deactivate a schedule
  • Change detection sensitivity
  • Turn notifications off for X minutes
  • Activate Doorbell Chime

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Which Requested Rules Are your Favorite Poll 3?
  • Share cam according to a rule schedule
  • Activate Sun Match mode
  • Turn on/off device status light
  • Turn on/off Cam Pan v2 siren
  • HMS system mode change (Disarmed, Home, Away, Test)
  • Robot Vacuum clean specific room
  • Sprinkler zone on/off and for X time
  • Floodlight brightness control
  • Change Floodlight Control (Auto/On/Off)
  • Turn Air Purifier ON (currently only allows Off/Auto)
  • Set Air Purifier fan speed
  • Start a Scheduled Recording (WCO & WCO v2)
  • Send custom message as a push notification.
  • Garage Door Controller - Open/Close
  • For Sunset/Sunrise schedules, add more time beyond 59 mins for the “before” and “after” settings.

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Though there might be issues with this. Does the poll start over anytime one of the options gets moved from requested to implemented? I don’t know I was mostly just trying to think of other options so it would be possible to tell how in demand different rules were. I guess the main thing is knowing that the rules team does see and review these sometimes. One of the employees did recently tell us that there is an update coming to the rules engine soon and that the rules team has been working hard on some big upgrades. So I look forward to whatever updates they are doing. It’s good to hear that they have been productive. I hope to see the fruits of their efforts soon. :slight_smile:

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Thank you for creating the polls. The most important rule creation option to add, for me, is to turn on/off sound detection. If turning on/off motion detection is already an option then sound detection should be too. I want to be able to turn off sound detection when I’m working from home but keep the camera and motion detection on. Thank You!

I would love to see a trigger based on a notification received on my cell/tablet.

Garage door will try to close after being left open X minutes

Option to have a garage door that is left open to try after X minutes to close.

Ability to activate custom scenes for lights using rules. The ability to have Alexa do this would also be great!

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A post was merged into an existing topic: Add More Device Triggers for Wyze Rules

Lights Can be set to Flash, Groups of Lights cannot be set to Flash

I can set individual Wyze Bulb Colors to use the “Flash” action when creating a Rule, but I cannot do so for a Group of Wyze Bulb Colors

Same for my Wyze Light Strips

Please add the ability to have a group of lights to have the action: Flash

SJ

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Do you know how to add voting buttons for this one? How stupid simple would this be to add, right??

Toggle on\off for Switch Additional Controls

I would like a TOGGLE option for On\Off when a multi-press of a Swich

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Turn off LED display via rules or the app slider

Allow the slider inside the app to turn off LED display. And add an option in rules to turn off the LED display without changing to sleep mode.

[Mod Note]: Your request was merged to this topic for consistency in grouping similar requests. Please remember to scroll up to the top and click the VOTE button. Please note that LED display control (on/off) via app is currently undergoing beta firmware testing and will be included in the next public firmware release.

Like to be able to run a rule shortcut that turns all valid devices into vacation mode (or takes them out of vacation mode).

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Got it. :+1:

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I use rules to set the monitoring and notification settings on my Wyze Cams for when I am home vs away and it works great.
I’ve noticed that while I can toggle “Record Motion Events”, I cannot toggle “Record Sound Events”.
It would be very useful to have this ability to set in rules as I do not want to record motion or sound when im home, rather only when im away. Without being able to create such a rule, I need to toggle sound detection on and off manually for each of 7 cameras… quite tedious.
Please help Wyze! :slight_smile:

[Mod Edit] Merged with an existing wishlist topic. Give it a vote to help it along!

Requested Rule Actions:
Turn on/off sound detection

I was hoping that these new color BR30 bulbs would have the same capabilities as the original color bulb. Just a heads up for everyone. As of this posting the following actions are missing:

Turn on for
Turn Sun Match On
Turn Sun Match Off

I use the “Turn on for” function to turn off the original color bulbs after X amount of time. I hit my shortcut button (while the original color bulbs are already on) within the app before going to bed. The original color bulbs then turn off X minutes later. Hopefully the missing actions are added soon to the BR30 color bulb.

[Mod Edit] Merged with an existing wishlist topic. Give it a vote to help it along!

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I think it is complete hog wash that my post above was merged into this “wish list” thread. The fact is the new color bulbs DO NOT function the same as the original color bulbs. Is that not worthy of a thread of its own? It is as if the forum moderator is trying to burry the fact that the new R30 bulbs do not work the same as the original color bulbs. As far as I’m concerned @Omgitstony is overstepping.

agreed. anything that is not related gets merged into one extreme long one nonsense thread instead of its own thread apart from anything else, every different title gets merged into wishlist totally. mod need to do a better job! i believe this same mod does every post into one wishlist of all of them. instead of being in correct place, they all get thrown into one wishlist instead of in own group of proper placement.

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To add a bit more, i would like the ability to select a scene for a rule.
I already saved several scenes with colors match and i like (having the same scene for a different bulb, is another #wishlist), but being able to select one of the scenes to turn on by a rule would be very simple if implemented.

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