Just received my order of Wyze sense and four pack of lightbulbs. Have not had the opportunity to play with the lightbulbs yet. But the Wyze sense is much smaller than I thought it was going to be. Extremely easy to pair. And now my AV rack will notify me if somebody opens it and starts messing with my electronics which is a big no-no!
now it’s time to order the outlets so that I can use a sense to turn the outlet on so when I open the AV rack the light bar comes on every time and I don’t have to plug it in and unplug it every time I’m in there messing around. This stuff just gets more and more fun coming up with ideas of how to use it and where to use it.
My wife’s always paranoid about the back door somebody sneaking in so that’s where the next sense is going.
I did almost the exact same thing for my wife’s makeup cabinet. She has trouble with her hands due to her many years of chemo and has a hard time with small light switches. I plugged her makeup lights into a power strip plugged into a Wyze plug. Mounted a contact sensor onto the cabinet doors and now the lights turn on and off automatically.
I also mounted a contact sensor onto her meds cabinet. Now I get notified with she takes her meds or if she doesn’t.
I always try to find ways to keep the sensors out of view. For doors, I route a slot in the top of the door and just drop the big part of the sensor into it. Then I drill a hole above the sensor for a 1/4 inch magnet. It’s been working great for me.
Love the idea. I’m working with a metal cabinet. It’s on the outside now. But may move to inside.
I’m disabled so I love how you’re taking care of your wife. True man right there!