Can I use the motion sensor to alert me when a vehicle pulls into my driveway?
The motion sensor is PIR, so it may detect heat from a vehicle’s engine. But, remember the Wyze Sense devices are for indoor use only. Using it outside will void the warranty. I’m also pretty sure it won’t work through a window because it’s PIR.
Thanks for the info!
Is there a way to toggle the Wyze Sense motion sensor off/on in the app?
Kind of depends on what you mean by on/off. In terms of power, the answer is no. They are full-time powered by internal battery.
In terms of functionality, you can disable notifications in the app and/or you can disable linked camera sensor videos. If you disable both, then the sensor is essentially OFF for all practical purposes. However, in this case, history is still recorded. If you don’t want this, you would need to unplug the bridge from the camera or unplug the camera. (The bridge stays operational even if the camera is in OFF mode.)
It would be nice to be able to automate the latter via Shortcuts. You can vote for that at the link below. Be sure to click the VOTE button at the top:
EDIT: According to the Sense support pages, sensor actions are supposed to be available now in Shortcuts, but that doesn’t appear to the case. I’ll report that to Wyze.
just spray it with plasti dip light spray on the contact side… works fine… cheap enough to just toss it when the battery dies
I am, they are different slots.
Has anyone else had issues with the sensors not updating open and closed on the home screen? When I’m in the sensor itself it updates and shows a log as I open and close the door. But the home s teen always says closed.
@imwatchinyou One way to accomplish this is to use one of these gadgets as the actual vehicle detector. Mount the wireless receiver close to the camera and have the camera activate on sound events.
Some caveats - 1) don’t forget that the camera will be recording everything said within earshot, 2) like any infrared it will detect cats, birds, squirrels, etc just as quickly as it detects hot cars, 3) just like in the movie Predator, cold wet cars can and will easily slip through in the rain, and 4) take the advertised 400 ft range with a huge bag of salt. Walls, glass, insulation, bushes, posts, or anything will ~dramatically~ decrease the range of this particular gadget. But it usually works pretty reliably for a 50 ft suburban driveway.
I have never tried, but I do not think it will work well from inside a metal mailbox as a mail notifier. Unless maybe you cut a hole in the back of the mailbox and have the sensor looking into the mailbox.
Otherwise these units are quite weatherproof and the batteries last quite a long time. I am in no way affiliated with this product, and am just interested in finding interesting ways to amplify the all-weather abilities of Wyze cams. And my Wyse Sense kit is supposed to be waiting at my PO Box right now!
Yes, but needs more investigation.
Yes one camera/sensor combo updating but the other is not.
I just tried my Sense kit and really like it so far. I’m not sure where I’m going to put them yet, so I deleted them from the app but noticed the motion sensor light kept going on as it senses movement, so I inserted the pin and it blinked an now doesn’t appear to sense movement. However, the contact sensors lights still go on when the magnet is pulled away. Can I shut them completely off too? Don’t want the batteries to go dead.
The only way to stop them is to take the batteries out.
Yep! That’s what I do.
I’m new to the forum, apologizes if this has been answered previously.
How many sensors can connect to a single bridge? I’ve several things I’d like to have sensors on but only one Wyze cam with the bridge in the area. Anyone try to connect more than the 2 contact and 1 motion sensor that come in the package?
Click the link I shared in the first post of this thread.
Can’t buy the Wyze sense on Amazon.ca i’m living in Quebec Canada, I bought 2 cam v2 and 1 can pan and I’m happy with the product.
I want don buy the Wyze sense (and only the sense without the cam)
I know you don’t ship to Canada so how can a get my hand’s on that beauty of technology.
Not on Amazon Canada
Not even the bulbs😔
Thanks for your time
It’s coming. See this: Allow Canadians/Mexicans to buy direct from Wyze