Can we get home monitoring or hub as a trigger in rule creation? I would like to add a siren (loud) to my system via a rule to enable a Wyze plug to a siren. The issue is I do not want this to go off for just an opened sensor; rather I only want the rule to turn on the siren if the home monitoring alarm is active. Is there another way?
The home monitoring system is completely separate from the rest of the Wyze ecosystem right now. You cannot create any rules for it. So the only thing you can do is create a rule for a sensor for automation.
The only clean way is if Wyze opens up the HMS to rules Actions\Triggers. See the #wishlist for that since it has already been requested.
There is a Rube Goldberg way though. It involves stacking Wyze Plugs and use of two shortcut rules. The bottom one is the plug that would ARM the siren when the shortcut is run to ARM (a second click when you also do HOME or AWAY). The top one is the plug that will turn on by rule if any sensor is opened. Second rule shortcut disarms.
I have this installed with both an indoor siren and an outdoor siren, both will wake the dead.
See @dasnider’s post for details on how they solved the problem:
Lastly, Wyze is working on this. Here is the last update received in the forum:
Should not have to do a work around for something customers have been requesting since 2019! Especially since it is sold as an alarm system, and almost any other alarm system will already have this built in.
This is now a reality and is currently undergoing testing within the current Beta App build.
I am testing this Beta version, however I would not recommend updating to it at this time because of another issue being debugged.
But, the the Rules integration of the HMS as a trigger works wonderfully! I can use the HMS as a trigger when it enters Disarmed Mode, Home Mode, Away Mode, Entry Delay Activated, Alarm Activated, or Alarm Cancelled. It can trigger any other Wyze device.
I currently have the HMS trigger my Thermostat to Away when HMS Away Armed as well as turning off 2 Wyze Light Groups, Sleep when Home Armed as well as turning off 2 Wyze Light Groups, and Home when Disarmed. When the entry delay is started, I have the HMS trigger uploads on 6 Wyze cams and turn on one Wyze Light Group. When an Alarm is activated, I have the HMS trigger 25 Cam Sirens on and upload videos, 2 Wyze plugs on plugged into external electric Sirens, 2 Wyze Cam Spotlights on, 3 Wyze Plugs on plugged into outdoor floodlights, and 2 Wyze Light Groups on. When the Alarm is cancelled, it reverses all those actions.
The hope is that the Beta will get another build soon and be ready for a RC test.
Thanks for the info! I would never use a Wyze Beta. Enough issues with the public releases.
I was hoping that I would be able to use existing equipment that I already own, but I can see Wyze making it only use their hardware. Would have been nice to be able to use alexa or ifttt.
Glad things are going well for you!
This is HMS integration into Wyze App Rules. There are no Wyze devices that can use non-Wyze devices within App rules. Integration with non-Wyze devices is very easy if you put forth the effort to do it. I can, and do, trigger non-Wyze devices with Wyze devices all the time thru Alexa and IFTTT. What I listed are only the Wyze devices I am triggering thru the rules. When the Alarm is activated, I am also triggering GE Cync Smart Switches, Amysen Cloud smart plugs, Sengled Smart Bulbs, and Alexa Echo Dots with audible voice warning messages. All it takes is creative automation.