Different Alert Sound for Wyze Notifications

I don’t mean to be a downer, but my guess is “Never”.
This lack of responsiveness has soured my perception of the entire WYZE franchise. I’ve spent a lot of money with them, but that has now ended. Darn it.

1 Like

2018 till now. Sheesh.

1 Like

I’m with you. This is completely ridiculous. COME ON WYZE…

Optimize rings for people that are hard of hearing

My Dad is terribly deaf. I tried all rings and all of them are at the higher pitch of noises. The only one he could hear is the intruder alert. You should add more sounds optimized for people who are hard of hearing and possible allow the volume to be even louder.

[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. You may also wish to comment on and/or vote for Individual Camera, Sense, Doorbell, AI detection type, etc. Alert Notification Sound and/or Color.

2 Likes

Not sure what has happened since this post of Feb 2021, but I would like to see this become real.

BuzzKill and MacDroid definitely sound sound interesting for Android devices, but really need this for iOS devices as well.

“Ring” cams allow separate tones for each individual camera on iOS, and it sure doesn’t take long to get REAL FREAKING FOND of this feature!
:grin:

C’mon Wyze!

3 Likes

Your message is not clear. In the “For Example” section you state that the WYZE doorbell will make a different sound than other notifications. Is this other notifications from other Apps? Or are you saying from different WYZE notifications. For every unique text alert, (person seen on Front Doorbell Cam), the user should be able to select a ringtone (any installed on the phone) as a unique alarm sound. So, I could set a ringtone downloaded from Zedge to be the Jetsons doorbell for my front door, and I could set a Star Trek doorbell sound for my back door doorbell. For a single doorbell I should be able to select a different alert sound for 1) motion detected, 2) person detected, 3) package detected, 4) pet detected, 5) button pushed. Also one of the alert sounds could be “None”.

You can already, within Android, cause an alert from the WYZE app to cause a different sound from all other apps.

I’ve given up on WYZE ever making their Doorbell actually useful by allowing the user to set sounds for each doorbell and for each event detected by a doorbell. It has been YEARS that users have been asking for this MUST HAVE feature. Instead of making your existing products really useful, you are jumping ahead to try to bring out some new creation. WYZE is a company with extremely bad ADD/ADHD. You can’t seem to stay focused on finishing the development of one product before jumping off down another new product path. So, you have lots of half finished products that kind-of do part of a function, instead of fewer product that are truly robust, finished, and valuable to own.

1 Like

@MillBilltheWise, not sure which post\who you were replying to above, but since you have Android I will assume it was either me or @towelkingdom for our MacroDroid posts or @regnatarajan for BuzzKill.

I don’t use BuzzKill, so I will only refer to MacroDroid although I believe they are quite similar in their capabilities.

Yes. Both. MacroDroid watches all incoming notification channels. It watches them for specific words within the specific notification channels that you program.

Your Android OS can change the notification tone for the “WyzeMessage” channel. But this is for ALL Wyze notifications. You can leave this tone on if you like or set it to none. Beyond being able to set one tone for all Wyze notifications like your OS, MacroDroid has the additional ability to add a special tone for every individual device and every type of notification. I tell MacroDroid to watch notifications for key words and play a tone if they present.

For example, here are 3 of my many cams:

Watch for “Front Cam” then play “Triangle Ding” AND watch for “Person” then play “Whistle”, or “Vehicle” then play “Car Horn”, or “Package” then play “Jingle”, or “Pet” then play “Cat Meow”.

Watch for “Doorbell” then play “Ding Dong” AND (same as above for all Smart AI Detections).

Watch for “Back Door” then play “Buzzer” AND (same as above for all Smart AI Detections).

When a person walks in front of my Doorbell I will hear 3 consecutive tones: (1) my OS set Wyze Notification Tone, (2) “Ding Dong” telling me it is the doorbell, and (3) “Whistle” telling me it is a person.

If I hear Wyze tone, Buzzer, Cat Meow; I know that there is an animal at the back door.

Wyze Tone, Triangle Bell, Car Horn = someone just pulled into the driveway.

This is not limited to cams. Every one of my Wyze devices capable of sending a push notification (sensors, thermostat, HMS, etc.) has its own tone. Every type of notification (Alert, Alarm, Sound, Automation, Open, Close, High, Low, On, Off, etc.) also has its own tone.

As it applies to Wyze, MacroDroid can play a special tone for: (1) App, (2) Device, (3) Notification Type. You can program it to just about any combination you can imagine for as many tones as you can download based on the text of the push notification sent.

To kick this up two notches, MacroDroid can be used on any app you have and can automate just about any function on your Android. What I have described is only about 1% of what MacroDroid can do.

And, for those who may think this is an advertisement, it isn’t. I paid for the full version because it is just that darn good. Best $5 I ever spent on any app!

Summary

Yes. :point_up:

2 Likes

That’s a great write-up! Macrodroid is definitely the best money I’ve spent on a utility app.

Oh and I’d like to add they have a user forum, also, and the Dev is quite active and they have a lot of people active in assisting others like we have here in the wyze forums.

2 Likes