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My usage case is more mainstream - I want to be able to switch on a plugged-in fan to circulate the air better whenever my forced-air central heating starts to blow, and switch off the fan when the heating stops. This is generally a win for efficiently heating a room - particularly if you’re like me and have the output registers in the ceiling (a common design in the South of the U.S.). Without a fan to circulate air vertically in the room, hot air will tend to just pool at the ceiling.
Ideally, in addition to controlling smart plugs, I would like the AC/heating system to be able to control the ceiling fans which I have in various rooms. I have heard rumblings in the past of Wyze producing smart switches which I expect will be usable for that. Meanwhile, being able to control Wyze Plugs would be an acceptable work-around. And yes, I now there are some smart ceiling fans these days, but it would be a lot of expense for me to retrofit to those - Wyze Switches (assuming they arrive some day) would be a much simpler and cheaper option.
Similar to the above posts, but slightly more specialized… I’d like to see the Wyze Thermostat fan status act as a trigger for other automation.
Ie. FAN STATUS ON/OFF triggers a SMART PLUG ON/OFF. Etc
I realize this topic has been dormant for some time so this post is more of an update and workaround possibility than it is a new request.
I have been experimenting with Wyze Plugs to control circulating fans in my attic and crawl space based on temperature and humidity. I also use them to change the Thermostat state in the house using Alexa Voice Commands.
Currently the Wyze Thermostat has but 5 triggers:
None of these are suitable for the purpose of this discussion because the HVAC fan status cannot be used as a trigger nor the current Thermostat temp.
However, I have been successful at using the Wyze Sense Hub and Climate Sensors as an ad-hoc thermostat that can be used as a trigger for Wyze Plugs and the Thermostat State.
Using the Climate Sensor with the Hub, it can trigger a rule at a set trigger temp or humidity level.
The actions available can then set the Wyze Plugs to on, off, or on for only a set time to control non-IoT electronics (window AC, fan, dehumidifier, humidifier, etc.)
This can also be used as a trigger to change the state of the Thermostat if that is useful. I use the plugs On state to change my Thermostat state.
A second rule is then set for the desired target temp or humidity level to turn them back off.
This feature should be marked implemented…sort of… It exists but needs an off trigger.
On a hunch, I created the following rule:
I took my doorbell cam plug and borrowed it for this test and plugged in a small fan to that plug. Just for giggles, I also told the rule to upload a video on my garage cam when the rule is triggered.
The Thermostat triggers “Turns on Heat Mode” and “Turns on Cool Mode” are actually when the thermostat turns on the fan and starts a heat or cool cycle.
My thermostat is in Auto Mode. When the temp went above my setpoint, the call for AC came from the Thermostat and a cooling cycle started. The rule turned on my plug and my little fan ran for it’s prescribed 1 minute. Additionally, my Garage cam uploaded the video I asked for and labeled it as “automation”.
What found as useful is that I can view the runtime history from the plug on a much smaller timescale than the Thermostat usage data graphs provide.
But, the problem here is that there is no “Turns Heat Mode Off” or “Turns Cool Mode Off” trigger to then turn the Wyze Plug off. I removed the timer function from the rule and just had it turn the plug on.
The rule turns the plug on, but without using the timer function within the rule, there is no way to turn it back off when the AC shuts off. My little fan just kept on running after the AC shut off.
We need more Thermostat Triggers.
PLEASE Wyze include this control to include an OFF trigger. Doesn’t make sense to trigger for ON only but not OFF… C’mon Wyze! In my want for this wish list item, I’m going to DIY my own AC Infinity Airtap by incorporating a pair of 120mm fans to place behind my register vents to boost their output
that would ultimately automatically turn on when connected to a Wyze plug when my Wyze thermostat turns on or off. Apparently from what I understand, I can trigger the plug to turn on when the thermostat turns on heat or A/C, but you can’t currently trigger it to turn off… I’ve also read that a work around for this is to get a Wyze climate sensor that pairs with the thermostat as well as a sense hub to achieve this. Seems like overkill for a simple function that should only require a plug and adding the off command trigger along with the on trigger. Please Wyze add the OFF trigger, thank you!
I’m using 3 vent booster fans and wanted them to only run when HVAC is running, so I plugged them into 3 Wyze Smart Plugs. But I needed a way to have the vent fans turn off.
FIRST ATTEMPT AT A WORKAROUND-
I tied using a motion sensor in one of my vents, but sadly it only worked well with the furnace whereas air conditioning made the motion sensor too cold and didn’t register motion well.
SECOND ATTEMPT AT A WORKAROUND-
Next I tried using a contact sensor in the same vent. It too worked somewhat but needs to be adjusted to allow the required movement to set it off (open when HVAC is on, closed when HVAC is off).
If Wyze would just add the proper “When heat or cold is off” support and all would be well.
I have electric space heaters that I would like to turn and off using a Wyze smart plug controlled by the Wyze thermostat. I see that the concept has already been described (for a humidifier). After an exhaustive search I have found only a single product that is currently available that combines the following features:
- Smart Plug
- Wired temperature sensor
- Google Home Support
- Crude Scheduler
- Various calibration and power cycling governor
Smart Outlet with integrated thermostat
I love to Wyze build a better version of this device
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Currently the functionality you desire can be accomplished with the Wyze Smart Plug and the Wyze Climate Sensor (Sense Hub required) provided the space heaters draw less than 15A.
How is this configured between the climate sensor and the plug. A cursory search through Wyze FAQ on the climate sensor and smart plug does not describe the use case of the climate sensor controlling the plug. Is this combination a DIY effort of trial and error?
This is a simple rule (SS1) utilizing the native Rule Triggers of the Climate Sensor (SS2) and the native Rule Actions of the Plug (SS3).
This is only the ON rule. I also have an off rule for when the temp is below to 75°. Your on and off temps would be reversed since you are using it to heat. I am using it to control an attic vent fan.
Alternatively, you can use just one rule and have the plug power on for X minutes. You can also restrict the rule to only execute during specific hours.
The Climate Sensor is an RF sensor, not WiFi, so it does require the Sense Hub.
I am using the Wyze Thermostats in a commercial building. I would like the fans to run while the business is open for air circulation and filtration. Could we add a way to schedule the fan to be “On” when we build our schedule?
Another solution would be to expose the fan control to the Google Home app (or other smart-hub apps folks use) so be able to use the actions/routines there to turn the fan to “On” or to “Auto” at certain times.
i would like automation to allow:
If the garage door is told to close, also turn off the lights
my use case, When I close my garage doors, I want the lights to turn off also so I can close up my shop with one simple shortcut
I use Wyze Cams (a mixture of V3 and V3 Pro) for remote monitoring / security in places that have so mains power. The camera’s are powered by big All Powers Power Station type batteries and while they last about 8 days it would be handy if there was a rule that could detect if a camera had gone offline for a period of time to turn on another that’s sitting turned off / on standby on a different battery.
Another vote for being able to schedule night vision on/off at specific times of day. My cameras cannot detect sunrise or sunset very well and continuously switch back and forth between night and day vision when set to the auto setting.
I will like the notification to be done by a sensor to be a trigger for a rule.
That is if door sensor opens and notification for that sensor is on then turn on the cameras siren.
For triggers to be deployed and useful, devices need to remain online; I have a variety of cameras and other wyze devices and none remain consistently connected such that they even pretend to operate as advertised… all the new triggers in the world will be as useless as the existing triggers when the camera or other device is offline. Wyze has demonstrated an attitude of indifference to this problem by continuing to release new products that are no better than the old products at maintaining reliable connection to the network. The strategy of white labeled hardware with “custom” firmware only makes senses if the hardware is high quality (but wyze just uses lowest cost Chinese junk) and/or fails to create adequate firmware for said hardware and uses a third rate android software to control (assume ios is equally poorly designed) the hardware. New triggers would be great, if the hardware and software actually performed consistently at a level that made the triggers useful. Adding more clutter to an existing mess probably makes everything work less well. Priority should be fully functioning products that remain connected in real world environment and reconnect automatically and properly whenever glitches occur, then adding useful triggers to automate the control of the connected devices.
It has been a long time since this thread was started. Are any of these actually going to be implemented? Personally, I need the garage controller triggers. I bought into Wyze for my “complete” automation system, but this is preventing me from reaching that.