I had approximately 16 of the wyze sense version 1 contact sensors integrated in my system until about 1/2 a year ago when they each started malfunctioning 1 by 1 over time. Now I have none (yes I know about the battery replacement timing, no need to problem-solve why they malfunctioned).
Wyze was helpful in offering some credit but none could be fixed with tech support.
However I am in dire need of contact sensors…my brother has a cognitive disorder and we prefer to use the sensors over locks to help keep him safe without being overly restrictive.
The problem is I’m in Canada where version 2 is not available.
If I bought a sense hub and v2 sensors from the US could it be used just to provide notifications for open doors/drawers and trigger wyze bulbs and cams without the monitoring service? Or do I need a US address to even set up the hub?
Are there contact sensors from other companies that I could use for the same purpose via IFTTT? (I.e X senor being open triggers wyze bulb)
The Hub can work independent of the service. A number of individuals have purchased the service for a few months and got then cancelled. I have HMS but have left it in Test Mode and not fully activated it.
Another Community Member @R.Good has one of the Hubs running as you would like it. A simple Hub. He has another with HMS on it.
I am sure there are. However, in order to trigger Wyze components, you would need to make sure Wyze can be part of the environment. For Example: I use Alexa with the Wyze Skill and other non Wyze Devices. I purchased Flic as I liked the button. I now can click the button (non Wyze) and turn on the Wyze Bulbs. All of this is handled via Alexa.
True, I used to use/play with IFTTT and Wyze. I have since stopped. I use Alexa and Wyze or I use HA with Joshuas plugin for Wyze. However, the HA option does not take into account Contact and Motion Sensors anymore.
Excellent…but, do you know if I have to even have a temporary subscription to start the hub working…I’m concerned that if I don’t a US address and phone number I won’t even be able to get the thing registered in the app