I use a location trigger rule to turn on cam motion detection when I exit the area, and turn it off when I enter the area. It worked great for a while but lately it only triggers when I exit but not when I enter the area.
Its very reliable on triggering when I exit but only triggers about 1 in 10 times when I enter.
I was helping another user with the same issue and set location triggers on my notifications. The location services for rules did not seem to be working at that time.
However, there was an app update yesterday. I have not been able to test this from within the new Android app update yet. Here is my post explaining my difficulties to a user who was experiencing the same issues.
Location based rules seem to be somewhat hit-or-miss. I was having problems with Wyze rules so I setup some on SmartThings to send a message when I left or arrived home. Sometimes Wyze works and SmartThings doesn’t. Sometimes it’s the other way around. Other times, neither works or both work.
I have an iPhone, but I’m sure there are similar problems with Android. Just seems to be an overall issue with location services in general across applications.
All my location triggers have stopped working. I had various lights set to turn on as I approach home and my lock is set to auto-unlock when I get home, but nothing works anymore. I had a help ticket and did everything suggested by support but still nothing works. It’s very frustrating as it worked seamlessly before and all of a sudden it stopped working.
There have been multiple reports of location triggers for rules not working recently. I created several rules with location triggers to test and none of them triggered the rule to execute.
I do not regularly use location rules, so it has not been a priority for me to investigate as I only used them for testing purposes.
If the Location Services trigger rules are not working, My suggestion would be to post it on the September Fix-It Friday topic that will be coming out at the begining of the month to report the function as not operating. That should get it on the radar.
This has become a pet peeve of mine…why should everyone need to ask to have a bug/problem fixed and hope that Wyze sees fit to do something? Shouldn’t Wyze be focused on fixing all of them? Are there so many, due to poor programming, that they don’t have the staff to fix things that are broken AND put out new products?
This is just a constant annoyance to me. Rant over.
I feel your pain, really I do. I have also voiced my opinion for a better way to capture bugs and track them… as many have.
But please trust me when I say Wyze is aware of this and they ARE listening! A better way is on their minds and is being discussed. But, with any change there are hurdles and barriers that need to be overcome.
Right now… This is the best we have and it is better than when there was no monthly sounding board.