Default Thermostat Schedule Improvements
Have it offer to track and analyze all our motion and contact sensors and specific indoor cams with person detection and then after a period of time (month? longer?) consider what patterns there are for when people are home or away and suggest a new default Thermostat schedule based on predictable patterns of when people are predictably home or not home. I know it currently tracks based on our manual input…but some of us are too lazy to manually change the thermostats when we leave or return, so the AI figuring out when we leave or return could give more accurate suggestions than relying on me to not be lazy and give manual input (which is rare).
Electrical Grid Machine Learning
There are a bunch of companies now offering devices that you connect to your electrical box, and it tracks the watt usage and patterns going through it and can figure out what devices in the house are on or left on. If you made something that could track the wattage use and patterns going through it, your AI could be trained to figure out what things are on or off and offer it at a significantly better price than a lot of these other companies that are selling expensive options. One I looked at getting is that Sense Energy Monitoring. This type of thing using your AI capabilities would fit nicely into the Home Monitoring system aspect you are trying to build and it could make recommendations about TONS OF STUFF, almost anything in the home, and send alerts if someone leaves on the curling iron too long, etc.
Detect Smokey Environment or Flames regardless of detector sounds
I know this one is camera-related, but I’ll mention it anyway. Alerts if the camera/AI recognizes the room or environment is getting smokey/foggy or sees flames (not just reliant on sensors or sounds).
Adjust Lighting Brightness to the Time of Day
AI could automatically adjust the lighting to the time of day or possibly the degree of cloudiness (estimated light outside). I like my lights brighter in the daytime, but as it is darker, I don’t need them to be as bright when it’s darker outside. Though that might SEEM to be backward for some people at first thought…at night a little light goes a long way, but during the day I need MORE light for it to make any difference in the room (try it and see what I mean).
Room Sensor/Light Rules/Automation Suggestions
Allow the AI (machine learning) to guess what sensors should or could be part of a group to work together in some way. For example, if it notices that certain motion sensors are often triggered in succession, or maybe let’s say I have a family room with multiple motion sensors, the AI could suggest that we make all those motion sensors into a group and have that group determine whether or not to leave certain lights on or off (it should/could notice that particular lights status of on or off has a high correlation with particular sensors being triggered or not. It could then offer something like Making all my family room motion sensors be part of a group, and as long as any of those sensors in the group have detected motion in the last X minutes, it will leave those lights on, and if none of them have detected motion for X amount of time (whatever it figure out means nobody is in the room anymore), then it will turn the lights off. Right now we can’t have multiple sensors act this way (in a group as though they are all a single sensor), but the AI could figure out what kind of pattern most likely means nobody is in the room anymore or not. Currently, a single motion sensor is not accurately able to do this from farther away than like 5-6 feet unless the person is constantly moving substantially (like always walking), but if they are sitting or laying down, the sensor is only accurate from like 5 feet away. Therefore the AI could figure out how to use multiple sensors to actually make this room presence detection more accurate/possible.
Wyze Robot Vacuum Suggestions
The AI could suggest when is a good time to run my Robot vacuum, either because of how long it’s been or because nobody is in that area and it hasn’t cleaned there in a while, etc. I know we can set up schedules, but I don’t do this because of various obstacles. I need to run the vacuum when Baby isn’t around, when people aren’t sleeping, and preferably nobody is in the room, which the AI could figure out for me and remind me now is a good time to run the vacuum.
Allow the Wyze AI to connect through Home Assistant, Smart Things, etc = endless possibilities.
If you allow your AI to connect to third-party things through Home Assistant or other options, your AI can basically do anything with nearly unlimited data entry from any competitor too. Imagine being able to leverage data from ANY AND ALL smart devices, including any that you didn’t have to expend all the R&D on yourself, and leverage all those other devices or things with your own ecosystem to make it better than almost anyone elses. You could potentially collect data on competitors or anything else given the right permissions and all of that would be priceless to you, let alone the value all us customers get from it. Instead of Home Assistant being a pain in your pocketbook, it could turn your weakness into a giant strength in countless ways. I could use Wyze’s AI to control or give suggestions about a 3rd party thermostat, let alone the AI get insights about when I’m home or where I am from some of those third-party devices or control them through the bridged API’s. In my opinion, this is the biggest no-brainer if you are trying to expand your valuable with HUGE moonshots of gargantuan potential and unlimited options and resources for your machine learning. Take off all the handicaps and play nice with all the 3rd party options. I guess the new MATTER initiative might help with some of this, we’ll have to see.
Outside Data Input such as Weather
Linking the AI up to outside data input. For example, Sprinkler Plus already gets info on when it will rain and how much. If the AI had access to that data, it could be used as a rule to remind us of other things related to the weather. Maybe warn us that a window is open (based on the contact sensor there) when it’s about to rain or currently raining. It could tell nobody is currently using or in the garage, but the door was left open at night and prompt us to close it.
(More may be forthcoming as I put some thought into it)