How do I disarm wyze sense motion sensor?

Maybe I’m missing something…does anyone know of any motion sensor that you can actually turn off? All of the ones I’ve seen are always on and you schedule actions according to your needs. I’m pretty sure the hardware in the sensors is not that sophisticated as they’d require an always on connection to the hub so that you could turn the sensing on and off.

The motion sensor will always be on, in ‘disarm’ mode it will just not trigger an alarm, I have never seen a motion sensor that turns off


The sensors do not have a physical or software on/off switch, you simply turn off notifications as @WyzeJasonJ is indicating. I have had a few Motion and contact Sensors, none of them have had an ability to turn them off. You could only turn off the Alerts.

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Does anyone know ‘when’ WYZE will have a new supply of motion sensors? Mine died after 2 yrs of use. (probably wrong place to post this but couldn’t find correct location per support suggestion). Thx

Totally agree with you. Just set up the system today and migrated over from Simplisafe. I just assumed when the system is disarmed, it would stop everything including the motion sensor. Yes, I did turn off notification because I was being bombarded, but I still would prefer it not wasting my battery every time someone moves around. Doesn’t make “sense” to me at all. Having to turn the sensor around sounds rediculous to me.

At least have the option of disabling notifications automatically when the system is disarmed. Then re-enable when the system is armed.

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You can add a short cut

How is this helpful in the event that you aren’t home and NEED to be notified then? It would be great if it notified only when your system is armed.

May not have been clear.

When you are using the HMS and Arm it as home or away, you will be notified based on the sensors and camera’s you have attached to HMS. When you have Disarmed HMS, you will not be notified, but the sensors are still watching as part of your HMS and the way sensors function.

However, the sensors can also be used as simple sensors. you can then have the sensor notify you when it detects motion or a door opens independent of HMS. This is what I was referring to. Motion Sensors do not turn off, but you can disable the notification via a Rule. But if you enable HMS (Home or Away), then you will be alerted of an event.

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If you mean the V1 sensor the answer is never. They’ve been discontinued and replaced with the V2 sensors used with HMS and these are not available for purchase right now without an HMS subscription. You will need to purchase a starter kit of a hub, 2 door sensors, 1 motion sensor and a keypad costing around $80, when they become available.

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Just to try to clarify what @spamoni4 has said…

Sensors perform two functions with HMS. Firstly, they work with HMS to send an alarm and trigger the siren. Noonlight receives the alarm and will try to contact you by text and a phone call before summoning the police. Secondly, the sensors can be used in automation rules and can notify you of events like doors opening/closing, motion detected or not. The two are separate right now. The status of the HMS does not have any effect on the notification functions nor vice versa.

There have been multiple postings about this and I believe there is a wish list item for it somewhere. They should definitely be coordinated. But if you want to be notified of events right now, you need to do that for each sensor.

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Thx for the response WB

Just trying to help everyone understand what is a mixed up product that isn’t all that logical. :confused:

A lot of confusion could be avoided if Wyze set sensor notifications to disabled by default.