Just to follow up for those following this thread, this is the latest Wyze response on this issue:
You can read the full original response to the Fix-it-Friday issues here:
So we have an official answer that the hub volume is staying where it is currently set with as a maximum, but that there will be other options made available to help with this (such as allowing it to link to the chimes), and more info will be forthcoming in the future. I was also thinking/hoping that Wyze should allow it to work with the cameras’ siren function too (my suggestion/opinion). I would like if they also allowed the HMS to link Google or Alexa speakers, or if they came out with a separate smart siren that can be really loud. Wyze did mention looking into a siren during one of the AMA’s they did last year on Reddit:
I would totally get that if it is still something they plan to do.
I was just posting a link to the latest update for those who are interested. I promised to bring it up for you when I could, and when I saw this chance I followed through, and here is the official answer for you.
Hopefully they will also address the connectivity issues created by the firmware update from 4/8 so those of us whose hubs were “Killed” by that update can get back on network…All 3 of my hubs will not longer connect after installing that update. (and you thought the update from March was bad…)
I had a friend use a real dB meter between the low volume firmware and the newer firmware and he demonstrated a significant increase from the lower volume we’d previously experienced.
I have not updated to any of the March or April firmware versions yet myself as I am waiting for the resolution to some reported connectivity issues with the March firmware first. Anyone who already installed prior March or April firmware should definitely upgrade to this one though. Like I said, my buddy confirmed to me that there was a significant volume increase with this firmware.
I have enough bricks in my foundation already. I did update in March but recovered to operational after some significant disruptions. Haven’t updated since and won’t until operational stability upon update can be vetted and confirmed.
Yeah, as I recall the stock firmware at launch said it was originally tested at 88db at 2 feet away.
One of my buddies used a dB meter and last year’s firmware dropped it down to 80.5dB at 2 feet and the new firmware tested back up to 88.4 dB at 2 feet on this new firmware that fixes the issue, so I would say it is resolved now. I think the dB level was fixed in April IIRC.
Thanks for noticing and making the initial report on this @grielli I am happy it is now back up to full volume again.
They are still discussing it. In fact, just barely in mid-June, the VP of Product told us they are working on offering a “universal chime” that can act as both a speaker/siren and a universal connection for products that don’t have WiFi:
Whenever these release, I will get some. I am hoping they will allow me to connect Bluetooth products like the Lock Bolt or scale or other things to WiFi!!! But I will also use them for the HMS siren and chiming noises throughout my house.
Wow thanks!! That was way more information then I was expecting. Universal connection can mean so many things; 120v, Bluetooth, usb. So please keep us informed if you hear anything on the progress of this “universal chime”.