Feasibility of Complex System

I have some rather unique requirements that lead me to think in terms of a rather complex system that may not be feasible. I’d be grateful for opinions whether any of my candidate solutions may be possible.

One possible solution is to operate a pair of hubs. This would make it possible to keep each hub’s configuration reasonably small and simple.

Q: Is it possible to operate multiple hubs?

In rough numbers, another solution would entail 5 outdoor cameras, 5 indoor cameras, 5 motion sensors, and 10-15 contact sensors. The outdoor cameras must raise an audible alert when a person is detected but must not notify the monitoring service of an alarm condition.

Q1: Is such a configuration too large in absolute terms or does it present too great a burden for the hub’s microprocessor?

Q2: Is it possible for the outdoor cameras to raise an audible alert? What sort of IFTTT triggers and actions would be needed? (I’m not asking for anyone to write the applet/applets for me. As an experienced programmer but beginning IFTTT applet writer I’d just like to be made aware of anything odd or tricky that might be needed.)

Q3: Is it possible for the outdoor cameras to avoid triggering alarms whereas indoor cameras and sensors do trigger alarms?

Thanks very much for any critique or answers!


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Let’s see if I can answer some of this…

The Sense Hub only connects to the sensors, as the rest of the cameras will connect to your network directly or with the WCO cameras the included base station will connect into your network.

Are you trying to integrate with products outside the Wyze ecosystem? When thin the Wyze system there is the “rules” function that you can create triggered rules, scheduled rules or shortcut at activate the rule actions. Most all Wyze devices have some rule triggers and actions that can be used.

Should be, just modify your home monitoring settings and only list the cameras or sensors you want to trigger the alarms in either the home or away mode.

Some additional information to add to @Omgitstony’s post:

Yes. However only one can have the HMS professional monitoring. The additional hubs will act as automation bridges only with no self monitoring capability and limited settings functionality. The hubs do not work together. They are seperate installs and cannot share sensors.

Of your many cams installed, only 5 can be “included” in the HMS as Security Cams (with very limited added functionality ATM). NONE can activate an alarm response and NONE are monitored by Noonlight, the professional monitoring company.

Only CamProtect cams are monitored by Noonlight and can activate an alarm. You cannot mix HMS and CamProtect on the same account. It is all or nothing for either one.

Any push notification alerts the cams produce on Person Detection come with CamPlus\CamPlus Lite notification settings on the cam, not from the HMS or Hub.

If you are using Motion Sensors and Contact Sensors, you have to have the Hub and HMS. CamProtect doesn’t use sensors. It is a cam only system.

Cams on HMS with the hub will not trigger any HMS alarm. All sensors within the HMS are programmed by the user to be on duty to activate an alarm in the “Home” and “Away” sensor list. You choose which sensors trip the alarm.

The cams already produce an audible Push Notification alert in your phone using that app for motion or Person Detection (with CamPlus or CamPlus Lite). Additionally, you can have Alexa notify of Person Detections on cams with CamPlus.

I stopped using IFTTT due to it’s limitations. I just tried to add a Wyze Cam Trigger for Person Detection and it doesn’t exist. Only Motion Detection Triggers exist:

Thanks for your replies!

I think I have a basic misunderstanding of Wyze terms. By “hub” I meant a “smart hub”—that is, a second main processor unit. I didn’t know there was some other sort of gizmo connecting cameras or sensors. I regret the practice of referring to processing units as “hubs” because it conflicts with the usage of that term in ordinary TCP/IP networking and thus is, or tends to be, confusing.

Even apart from my misuse of terms and the resulting confusion, I’m finding the responses—for which I am sincerely quite grateful!—rather confusing. I don’t mean that they’re poorly written. It seems that Wyze’s policies are intrinsically complex and so any account of them is at least equally complex. Certainly, I feel that I am confused.

I think the upshot of all this is that I must go with a manufacturer other than Wyze in building my outdoor, non-alarming network. I’m not happy about this but it seems to be the only way to know what will happen when I connect the parts of the second network.

Thanks again for your replies.