Alexa Routine Integration for Wyze Sense

This is an important feature because IFTTT has unacceptable latency for many purposes. If I use it to turn on the light over the stairs when a Sense Motion Detector is triggered, I’m most of the way down them before it goes on.

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Agreed

This is a must have. IFTTT is garbage because there is too much of a delay, you can only trigger one thing per applet and you can’t set any parameters such as between 1:00 am and 6:00 am. Adding Alexa routine capabilities would allow me to control all of my smart products with the motion sensors and contact sensors. As it is right now, there really is no reason for me to buy more because of the limited uses. However with Alexa Routine triggers, I would definitely buy contact sensors for all of my windows and at least 2-3 more motion sensors to further automate my smart products. I would love to have my ceiling fan turn on automatically if I open my master Bedroom windows and turn off when I close them. I would also love Alexa to tell me if my garage door is open when I use the “good night” routine.

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I would love to be able to trigger Alexa events with motion sense light on off etc.

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Or Android Home Routines!
I have both!

Alexa as a door chime/ alarm for wyze sense

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Reffering to wyze bridge with contact / motion sensor. Whenever contact sensor or motion is detected ,alexa would call out. Front door backdoor or whatever name the sensor has.

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When I first ordered the Wyze Cam 2, I was under the impression that Amazon Alexa could use triggers from it, from the alerts, to activate other devices through routines. So if movement detected then turn on porch lights. It doesn’t work that way. I actually really need these features.

I have Samsung Smartthings Hub and Amazon Alexa 1rs, 2nd, and 3rd gen Echos.

Can we add this please? I really need these features. I thought the motion kit would do it too but it doesn’t.

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I totally agree with all the above comments. I can’t believe this isn’t the number one request for Wyze. Wyze sense is a bit of a let down without this feature. It would make them so versatile to make this simple change. I’ll wait to buy more or recommend them to others until this is changed. Wyze is such an awesome innovative startup company, I’m sure they’ll fix this.

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My concern is that they’ll avoid providing Alexa routine integration in favor of pushing their own new smart bulbs. Then I’d have to give up of Wyze, because I’m not throwing out the Hue’s all over my house just to downgrade them to non-color bulbs.

Wyze, if you’re reading this, do the right thing: provide Alexa integration. Don’t try to trap us into your ecosystem. It won’t work: we’ll run away.

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Yes Please! The delay dispels the Magic of the Sensor.

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When their is motion detected in a room I want Alexa to make a ding.

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Definitely one of my top requests and similar to autosteve, I share the concern that they will dodge this request in an attempt to lock in their users. These sensors are certainly neat for the price but having to set up all my Hue integrations through SmartThings and IFTTT workarounds makes it seem like they’re not really worth it (mainly because IFTTT delay can range from 2 to 20 seconds). If they do Alexa integration, I would be way more invested into the sensors and purchase them for throughout my house. I also know a few people with Alexas and Hues who I may be able to convince to finally invest in Wyze products if it worked smoothly. As of now, they always call me out on my hallway lights coming on after they’ve already walked through the hallway :roll_eyes:

Also, I’ve never posted a new post on here but is it possible to edit the title of the wish to be “Alexa Routine Integration for Wyze Sense” or something that is more clear this references the Sense devices? When I first saw the title, thought it’d be about the camera (which would also be cool) but I don’t know if that would increase the number of hits from people searching for the same thing (and maybe get us closer to fruition)

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DannyBoi, It appears that you can edit replies but I don’t see a way to edit my initial post. I agree that there are additional threads that are basically the same requests and that individually they don’t reflect the true interest in this feature. Hopefully the moderators are paying attention.

This would absolutely change the game for Wyze!! Need Alexa to tell me when there’s motion!! I can do it with ring and smart things.

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I haven’t tried, however, can’t this be done already?

  1. Create a virtual sensor in smartthings
  2. Create 2 triggers in IFTTT (one when detects motion switch on and likewise for off)
  3. Have IFTTT trigger the state of the motion sensor to react with the new virtual sensor.(Motion on = switch on/ Motion off = switch off)
  4. Add the new virtual sensor to HALexa authorized devices.
  5. Create an HALexa routine based on that sensors state.

I will test when I get a chance now that you have peaked my interest.

Not everyone has smart things

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This can be done but the delay from IFTTT is what makes it painful

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I realize that, I was giving YOU a way to do it now as YOU said YOU have smartthings integration.
Not everyone will have this option.

Agree completely.
I use wyze sensors for auto off functions only as they are not Time Critical.
I need lights to come on now!
Off can be delayed.

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