Yes, I believe this allows the Lock Bolt to connect to the Chime for the Video Doorbell Pro, but not the original doorbell.
I believe the main problem is that the Original Doorbell and it’s chime use sub1G 906.8MHz to connect to other devices, and the Lock Bolt requires Bluetooth 5.0, so it is probably not possible to link the Original Doorbell to the Lockbolt as they can’t even communicate with each other.
The VDBPro and it’s Chime both have 2.4GHz/Bluetooth capabilities, so they can communicate with the Lock Bolt.
So, it seems to me that it’s not that Wyze is ignoring the Original VDB, but that it’s just not an option at this point since they can’t communicate with each other.
Both firmware updates to the Lock Bolt and Video Doorbell pro have been updated without issue.
However when I attempt to bind the Lock Bolt to the Doorbell Pro the action does not complete. I get the following message(s)
Android 2.39.0(b170): Make sure the lock you want is near the chime or Operation Failed. If Operation failed the accessory screen closes on the VDBP and takes me back to the main menu.
iOS 2.39.0(16): Make sure the lock you want is near the chime.
TLDR; will only unlock the lock bolt, but not lock it. However the integration toggle says it locks and unlocks it.
I installed all without problem.
I linked the lock bolt to the VDBPro as an accessory, then tested the link. It kept beeping positively and saying it succeeded without doing anything. Then I noticed it was already unlocked. So I locked it and then tried again and then it said it failed. I tried again and it worked. No matter how many times I press it though, it won’t lock the door again, but the accessory setting says:
Enable direct lock/unlock
Which implies lock is supposed to work too, but it doesn’t. If you press the button while it’s unlocked, it just says it successfully unlocked the bolt again even though it was already unlocked and what it should instead is lock it if it’s already unlocked.
It is a little slow to function, but I understand that’s because it has to initialize the Bluetooth handshake, authenticate, check the status then issue the command then confirm… But just remarking that it felt a little slow. Still, I like it.
Just wondering if anyone else can lock theirs through this integration? Is it a bug? Is it coming later? Should the setting not say it does direct locking too?
8 of 9 v3 successfully upgraded. One of them appears to have failed as I can’t connect to it, even after powering it off and on. It’s also mounted out of reach outdoors - sigh - guess I’ll have to pull it down tomorrow when the weather gets better and see what’s happening.
You’ll probably have to take the camera down and set up the camera again with your wifi (just like when you first bought the camera), a full factory reset or revert to an older firmware using a SD card. I haven’t done mine yet, will after work, so I’ll let you know what worked for me if you want to wait. One of the above three should fix the issue and if it doesn’t, it’ll have to be a support ticket to Wyze. It’s one of the “hazards” of testing.
Did you set it up just by clicking the “setup” button and then configuring it to WiFi or did you do a full factory reset (long hold)? I wanted to “cheap out” and do a setup-only but it didn’t work. When I tried to connect it to the wifi it gave me a “timed out, try again” error (voiced). In the end, I had to do a full reset with a long hold and reconfigure. Luckily, I managed to do it while hanging from the ladder without dismounting because I absolutely hate getting it back into the case and mount it back on the holder.
Otherwise, yes, what @SlabSlayer recommended is the last resort.