I have a lamp I want to come on when I walk into the room, but I only want it to come on when it’s dark out.
I have a Wyze Motion, and a Wyze Bulb. I can tell the Wyze bulb to come on when the Wyze Motion senses motion. So far so good, but it turns the bulb on during the day.
I also can create a schedule to tell the Wyze Bulb to come on during certain times of the day, but the bulb will come on regardless of whether there’s motion so that’s not what I want either.
Am I missing something?
It looks like there is an option through IFTTT:
This should allow you to turn on/off motion detection at specific times, I have not personally tried this but it looks like it should work.
Good idea. Turns out the motion detection action in IFTTT only works with the cameras, not the Wyze Motion.
I have my motion sensor set up through IFTTT to turn on wifi bulbs from 2 different manufacturers… not sure what you mean by:
not the Wyze Motion
I went to the IFTTT links you sent and it all made sense, but when I was given the option of which devices to have turn on or off motion detector by time of day, the only devices in the list were my 4 Wyze Cams. The Wyze Motions I own weren’t in the list.
Ah ha, I went in and tried to accomplish this and you are correct, it is not currently an option inside of IFTTT… i have submitted it as a new action, hopefully it will be added in the future.
It looks like there is no easy way to do this currently, Here is a post explaining how to get this done, it will take a little more work than a simple IFTTT though:
I originally created these tutorials for the Wyze Facebook group, so that’s why they mention Facebook.
These tutorials will show you how to use IFTTT to turn your lights on using Wyze cameras or motion sensors but only at night. There’s an optional delay parameter as well. I did not make the “API” used for this, I found it on reddit while trying to figure this out for myself. Once I figured it out, I thought it would be helpful for others if I made this tutorial. Enjoy guys.
Using Wyze Camera:…
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Here is a wishlist item for adding an on/off to the Wyze sensors, please add your vote:
Would this work if you are using IFTTT? Lets say i have the Wyze motion sensor setup to turn on a non Wyze device through IFTTT, and I only want it to function during specific time frames… simply turning off the notifications does not accomplish this since the motion trigger is still sent through the service. We need a way to disable (since they can’t be turned off) the motion detection completely…not just notifications.
Thanks for your help
Here is a wishlist item for adding sunrise/sunset triggers, please add your vote:
Sunrise/sunset with a plus or minus time offset would be perfect. And badly needed, IMO.
Sorry I couldn’t be more help
Right now I manage it having a schedule for the Wyze Bulb to power from 5pm to 6am at 1% Brightness, when the Wyze Sense motion triggers, it spins up the Brightness to 100% then after motion clears out 5 minutes returns Brightness to 1%. Would be fantastic that rules have a schedule or the Wyze Sense it self.
Actually you can control brightness independent of Bulb State (on/off), Give it a try maybe helps.
Or you can just have the schedule and a button on screen, right now until Wyze releases something like I’m proposing on
On/Off Toggles/Schedule for Wyze Sense sensors - #81 by reajuria