Make contact sensors with external connections available individually without magnets. The external connection can be used with other contact ‘switches’. Case-in-point, a completely wired home (windows, doors, etc.) for an older style alarm system. Such a contact sensor could be applied to the existing alarm sensor wiring making the alarm system smarter. All of the sensors could be applied in a central location without the need for applying to each door and window.
Those could also have other uses, such as a water sensor (just run two bare leads to a non-conductive surface, tack them down, and any leaking water would make a connection). They could also be connected to a simple switch to allow manual triggering to activate a routine (e.g., a physical switch for a Wyze bulb, for example).
I did just that myself. Popes the unit open and replaced the reed switch with a short bit of wire. Then I tied a zone of windows to it. While doing this to multiple devices, I noticed that a number of the antennas were very poorly soldered, and some snapped right off. A quick reheat of the solder took care of the problem.
I’ve soldered wires on my remote sensors in paralled with the reed switch to do just that. The advantage to keeping the magnetic reed switch is for debugging. Test which normaly closed remote contacts are open by passing a magnet over the sensors.
How about making contact sensors the size of standard battery with metal contact at either end. They could be mounted in an off the shelf battery holder.
With the pre-order announcement of the Wyze alarm system they could easily make a small wiring block that had say up to eight zones to tie into existing window magnetic sensors wiring and that be transmittable back to the base like other senses, but still have the ability to be detected/identify by zones as like using individual contacts and wiring pigtails in like some people have suggested.
General use contact sensors for Wyze Sense Hub / Home Monitoring
I would love to have a simple Wyze contact state sensor!
I currently have an older alarm system with N/C mag switch sensors having screw terminals, that I am upgrading. I have installed the Wyze Sense Hub + Home Monitoring service, etc.
I would love to have a Wyze sensor I could connect to an existing magnetic switch to signal the switches’ state. In my existing system, multiple windows in some rooms are wired and monitored with their mag switches connected in series, resulting in one pair of wires signaling circuit OPEN if ANY window in the room is open.
Note: The old Wyze sensors would such a task (e.g, open sensor, bring out pigtails from the ends of the internal reed switch… ), but they are incompatible with the Wyze Sense Hub.
The Wyze sensor I envision would simply have two screw terminals on it and would signal the state of its contacts. The Wyze app Notifications set up for the sensor would be similar to the ones for the home monitoring leak sensor:
- Detect when closed
- Detect when closed for ___ secs (e.g. when contact goes from open to closed, and remains closed for ___ secs)
- Detect when open
- Detect when open for ___ secs (e.g. when contact goes from closed to open, and remains open for ___ secs)
This would make for a very useful and flexible sensor!!
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I would like Wyze to make a version of their V2 Entry Sensor that has 2 screw terminals that I can connect to an external switch (mag switch) or other contact closure device.
People could then immediately and easily use these for modernizing existing security systems having wired mag switches on windows and doors, etc.
Get it? At minimum, keep the sensors as they are but provide connector terminals to allow an external connection to a switch.
I would like a wifi connected sensor that monitors the status of a dry contact. In this particular case it would be used to send a notification when an automatic start generator stop/starts.
New door sensor to attach to existing door hard wired magnetic contacts
We have existing door contacts from the previous alarm system that are concealed. The previous system had sensors that connected the wire to a Z Wave sensor that connected to the alarm system wirelessly. Would be nice to have the same thing then I can use it outside like on a gate.
To have an entry sensor with two screw terminals would be a great seller for the system. Many people like my daughter have sensors wired into door frames or on windows already. She would go with Wyze if this was available.