The Smartest Dumb Lock

First and foremost, I love the entire wyze line up (I call it an ecosystem). I currently have the wyze watch, the wyze robot vacuum, a wyze truck (heavily modified, Ive driven it miles) the thermostat , power switches, indoor/outdoor plugs, and almost at least one of every model camera they have put out. (Sometimes it’s just for the badge lol).
I trust this company enough keep my family safe via the alarm home monitoring system, and that’s not something I take lightly. Essentially I love wyze.

I can’t speak for everybody, but the main reason is because, I have the capability to automate my entire home by setting rules using devices triggers etc.

I don’t understand how wyze’s bolt lock doesn’t have the capability to do the same? Even when I have it attached to the doorbell pro, I can only unlock it remotely, I can’t even see if it’s locked or not unless I’m at the house.

And the product itself is misleading, it says that it can unlocked from anywhere, and that’s great and all but i can’t lock it unless you’re 10 feet from it. I understand there’s an auto lock feature, but it’s still not what one would expect of it.

I can’t get push notifications. I mean I just feel really disappointed, I mean the doorbell has a bridge that can do these things why cant there be a devicd similar to a bridge or gateway for the lock bolt. And I understand wise lock can do some of these things, but it’s still just a dumb lock on the outside.

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I hear ya. I’ve been using a smart lock for more than 10 years. I bought a Kwikset Kevo when they first arrived in 2013. There’s been more than a few improvement in everyone’s smart locks since, but I still am not ready to get of the newer. I don’t know what I want, because I don’t know what they can do. I like the idea of NFC tags and use them elsewhere. I see two categories of smart locks. Really Smart Locks and Smart Dumb locks. I’d encourage you to take a look at Switchbot’s Pro, Its a Smart Dumb lock and has a feature that you can have two battery packs so as to relay charging (new terminology) .

I heard you say you like the Wyze ecosystem. But I don’t think anyone, any single manufacturer solves all our needs or problems. And maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe we should be using more than one manufacturer for our security needs. Anyway, take a look. Might be useful. We all come here for ideas and answers.