Trigger Rules with Times not firing 8/28

So I did my evening test and even though it worked earlier today, my porch lights are not going on. The only change I made was modifying the start time from 1:30pm to 8:00 pm.

I am not sure why it is not working

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So I finally seem to get my rules working on my outdoor lighting. I will monitor this tonight and tomorrow. But here is what I discovered and I sent a DM to @WyzeGwendolyn about it:

I think I figured out the issue I have been reporting for a period of time now.

Here is the scenario which it does not work with - remember I am on the East Coast:

  • I have a few triggers set to turn my porch lights on between the hours of 8:00pm and 6:30am. (This stopped working after the last outage).

Here is what I just did to get it to work:

  • Modified the trigger to make sure the start time (ignoring AM/PM) is before the end time. so I set it to 6:00 pm to 6:30 am. and the light came on when expected and off when expected.

I then set it back to 8:00pm and 6:30am and it did not work.

I believe there is an issue within the code that is getting confused with am/pm or ignoring it. This is causing an issue because it looks like the end time it before the start time and therefore the rule does not fire as expected.

This is only speculation on my part for now, hopefully it can be conformed by Wyze.

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Interesting… hope you get an answer from Wyze


Me Too.

Sorry for my delay! I’ll send this to the team. @spamoni4, could you please recreate the failed firing issue and send in a log? Then please give me that log number.

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I submitted my logs on 9/2/2020 and received 37751 as the ticket ID.

Hope this helps. However, nothing shows up in the Rules History.

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Thank you very much!

I’ve been seeing the same issue, but what’s odd is sometimes my rules with times do fire, other times they don’t. I have mine set to start at 8pm and end at 6am.

So we found 2 work arounds which seem to be pretty consistent. I like @Cap solution as it does not require me to adjust outside of the hours I wanted.

Here is what we found and I sent to @WyzeGwendolyn:

@Cap suggested the following to correct the trigger issue: Do not set the start and end time on the hour or half hour. simply add or subtract a minute. For example: My trigger was set for 8pm to 6:30am, simply changing it to 7:59pm and 6:31am actually made it work.

My initial fix the other day was to ensure the end time was after the start time, if you were to ignore the am/pm. Meaning: if you look at the start time of 8pm and end time of 6:30am and then eliminate the am/pm, the system could see that the start time is after the end time by 1.5hours. This would cause the trigger not to fire as it would think there is nothing to do. I simply changed the start time to 6:00 pm and end time to 6:30am and the triggers fired as expected.

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@WyzeGwendolyn I reported this issue with logs last year. Still no fix.

Thanks, I’ll give this a shot and see how it works. Hopefully this bug is on the team’s radar @WyzeGwendolyn. Sounds like it’s been an issue for a while.

yea - as with @Cap, I reported it. So far no fix or feedback yet

Unfortunately adding or subtracting a minute to the start and end times on the rules didn’t work for me, and I tested on two different cameras that have triggers set up multiple times. None of them fired.

Interestingly, triggers that have start/end time with a motion sensor work very reliably, so it seems like this issue may be specific to camera triggers?

I’ll still give setting the start time to an “earlier” time than the end time (ignoring AM/PM) a shot and report back.

Interesting, my issues were with Motion and contact sensors. When I corrected my issues, I actually deleted the old rule and created it again.

This gets more confusing.

@WyzeGwendolyn This issue seems to be a time zone problem, but only with certain rules. I’m in Mountain time, but my triggers scheduled for 8pm don’t work until 9pm, suggesting it’s using Pacific time. Likewise, they are scheduled to stop at 6am but continue to fire until 7am. This is only for my rules that use cameras as the trigger. Rules using sense devices or bulbs work fine.

I tried recreating the rules but no luck.

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Thanks for letting me know! I’ll send it over. Any chance you have a recent log I can give the team?

I spoke with the team and we’re still having trouble reproducing this. Could you please answer these questions for us?

  1. Which time zone are you currently in?
  2. Have you changed time zones since you set up the Rules in the Wyze app?
  3. Did you set up camera rules and bulb rules at the same time?
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  1. In US Mountain time (and my phone is set to the correct time zone)
  2. No I have not changed time zones
  3. Yes, I set up rules for both at the same time. Both use the same start and end times but only the Bulb and Sense rules trigger correctly. The camera rules seem to be affected by the time zone issue.

I also submitted a log right after triggering an event that should have triggered the rule but did not. Hopefully I submitted that correctly. Ticket number is 43701.

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Sounds like you did! Thank you for the prompt response. I’ll give this all to the team!

  1. Eastern time zone

  2. Have not changed time zones

  3. Yes setup all at same time

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