API for Download and Control

Official API would be nice!

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Yeah … count me in! Please provide API.

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Perhaps a new version of camera with “some” feature extraction capabilities and an open API for feature integration so I could use KEEL-Technology - based AI for feature interpretation and potentially messaging for control.

Alternatively messaging protocol suitable for control with scalable resolution. For some applications, one could benefit from lower resolution.

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yes please

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Is there a programming api for users to add their own functions?

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Bulb automation is now available unofficially.
Kidos to the developer who had to reverse engineer the API

This is Home Assistant python code but can be easily read to figure out the API

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Imagine if they opened up the API, what developers could do to improve their services without Wyze doing anything. If I was them though, I would limit the API for a bit, and maybe have different tiers so as to discourage bad people from abusing it. But, yea, this would be amazing, and something they should officially release. Glad to see some reverse engineering this, but unsure if the ethical implications that has.

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I think the reason they dont care about api support as a priority right now is they are targeting people who arent diy smart home freaks, they are targeting people who otherwise wouldve bought ring or nest

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This may be true, but if they created an API they would rise faster then Sonos did.

Sonos got huge off the open source API they offered the CI industry. Once they got big they selfishly dropped the CI crowded.

I’m hopeful that wyze will rise to the API challenge and empower us custom integrators to focus more on the software then on the expensive camera.

We would be more inclined to put cameras and more locations if it were a fully API capable camera at the price point that they are.

To extend my argument people would start using these cameras to visualize self-driving technology.

It would be built in as a click in solution for facial recognition at front Gates.

They can be attached to drones if they are lightweight.

They can be clipped to firefighters hats and be lightly protected giving the fire chief an inexpensive and easily set up visualization of a situation.

And it would cost no more than a handful of these cameras and a wireless hotspot.

An API would integrate so much potential that this camera would fall off the shelf faster than I could be manufactured

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I just purchased 4 v2 cams! Finding out that they are not compatible with Home Assistant has made me think about returning them after reviewing this “wishlist”! I can’t believe an API is not available after months of the community requesting it! It would be nice to hear something from a company official as to their plans or lack of for this in the near future! It seems it would be a good business tactic to allow integration into all the various smart home platforms out there, rather than limiting them to just one app! Right now I have to duplicate motion sensors to create automations in the same room as one of these cams. Please work on this!

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Welcome to the community @mamssw

I want API access too!!!

Have you tried the IFTTT integration to see if it fills in your needs at this time? I know Home Assistant connects with IFTTT and you can do some fancy work arounds to get things the way you want it, possibly with some python code too. I haven’t needed any of this, but thought I would let you know of some possibilities.

Also, please vote for the home assistant feature:

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The main issues with IFTTT are that it’s extremely limited, it’s SLOW, and it breaks if the internet connection goes down. So, you can’t use it for anything mission critical or time-sensitive.

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Just adding my voice to the fire–I’d love a proper Wyze API. I’m just getting into smart home stuff and would love to communicate with my Wyze bulbs directly through an API instead of being forced to use Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa or IFTTT.

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I would love to have an API that would allow me to leverage the sound playing capability in the camera (used for the push-to-talk function in the app) to play custom alarms, use text to voice to read notifications out loud, etc :slight_smile:

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I think ring and nest both have APIs!

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Unfortunately, without any type of API or smart home integrations available (Home Assistant, Smart Things… anything other than IFTTT, as that certainly doesn’t count), I’ll pay 10 times more for a device that does without a second thought. By the time everyone else does the same thing, our camera needs have been met and there’s no need to buy more cameras and sensors once WYZE finally does release something. Which is unfortunate because the hardware and software for WYZE is quite nice except for that one, mission critical point. Obviously they have existing APIs, they’re just not public. I can’t imagine it being such a major hurdle to release some public functionality. Such a shame.

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:+1:t3: I would also like to +1 API Request, as a Software Developer, For example we could add scene recognition (light sensor based or image based or both) to trigger one or more bulbs to toggle instead on depending of a IFTTT trigger that makes it depending on a weather service or a rule that doesn’t works consistent with internet connection.

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Maybe I can add a (somewhat bad or not as good as the API itself) idea, develop some kind of gateway(?) / controller(?) (new product / not obligatory / for integrators / maybe WyzeCam v3? / 4 x 4 x 4 inch box) that can be added to the network and be “programmed” / “customised” maybe like Node-RED or something like (at least TypeScript based please :pray:) and last but not least have a ssd (at least 256GB?) to store local recordings (you can do it the Apple way (not upgradable / but you will take a bit of hate but love at the same time) or just BYOSD… router too) :smiley:

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I am with everyone that wants an API, I don’t understand why it is such a big deal. Using workarounds like IFTTT and node-red and various other applications are way to complicated for me to mess with and would end up being slow to respond to triggers. They seem to have good cams but buying more does not make sense at this point. People have been sending the API signal to Wyze for years and nothing has happened. They don’t seem to care what their customers want. I’m going to check and see if Blink, which as an API, will work with Home Assistant.

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It go on the record we want an API

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