While rules work best if you have an ecosystem of Wyze devices, you can still create a meaningful rule on the same device. Now, there are Wyze rules in four categories; Link, scheduling, device triggers, and location triggers. How are they different? Well, according to Wyze; These examples are intended for sunset, but could easily be changed to sunrise events. In order to calculate dynamic sunrise and sunset times, you need to inform WU of your location. I let my Amazon echo point play a strong door tone when the front door opens. I`m used to it and it actually serves as a good indication when my wifi is slow or Alexa/Wyze routines are crooked, but the real reason I have it is that I know immediately if my front door opens while I`m in another room, sleeping, etc. Rules can also be used to perform a specific action when touched. They can be configured to perform the same action for multiple Wyze devices. Multiple devices can be connected so that one device triggers another. Alternatively, the rules can also be used for other Wyze devices such as Wyze bulbs. It`s as simple as tapping an icon when you`re on the Home tab of the Wyze app.
I have rules/IFTTT for things like recording when the mailbox is open on 2 of my cameras, as well as lights triggered by motion and opening doors or windows. Wyze provides integration support with IFTTT, which opens the door to a large number of potential automation rules. In this case, we found IFTTT recipes that connect Wyze devices to Weather Underground (WU) services. Probably my favorite would be the one I least think about because it`s so automated and runs in the background – IFTTT routine to mute Wyze notifications when I`m near the apt and mute them when I leave the area. He sends me a notification so I know it worked. I also have an Amazon echo point (which you want to use to control the bulbs with just your voice) that gives me a routine to cancel Wyze notifications by voice command when I leave the apartment but doesn`t leave the geofence of my IFTTT routine, like receiving mail, going to a friend`s house, walking around, etc. I say “Alexa, protect yourself” and Alexa says “I`m starting to keep myself now” and sets the wake mode to “away” so she listens for the sound of glass breakage, CO alarms, and fire/smoke detectors. Then all the lights go out, except a few, so 1. I know the routine worked, and 2. I can see well enough to grab things and take out the apartment. After 30 seconds, these lights turn off and 15 seconds after turning off, Wyze notifications are not turned off.
Not necessarily a very common use case, but I have a neon light clock in my office that I don`t want to leave on all the time, so I use the Wyze sense and a smart plug to only turn it on when I enter the room and turn it off after 5 minutes of inactivity. The same concept could really be applied to any type of light, although it is another type of light. The other day I was SUPER grateful for wyzesense. I had gone kayaking and had to remove the mud from my kayak before putting it back on, but it was dark before I could do it, so I had to leave it on the patio overnight. When I had to do this before wyzesense, I was paranoid all night that it would be stolen. Pay attention to sounds, get up to check, etc. Now that I have wyzesense, I just grabbed a motion sensor, placed it on the deck overlooking the kayak, developed a routine to turn on the lights and my echo point to trigger an alarm when motion was detected, tested it, and slept soundly because I knew my kayak wasn`t moving an inch without me knowing. If you own Wyze devices and don`t use a feature called rules, you`re definitely missing out on additional features that could help you automate your life.
Wyze devices work together when you create a set of rules in which an action triggered on one device can be used to activate another action on another device. Wyze rules give you robust automation. However, if you want to explore further, you can integrate it with Google Home, which has a similar feature called Routines. With Google Home, you can control your Wyze devices using Google`s smart voice assistant on your phone or detect smart speakers. You can also use the IFTTT platform as it also supports Wyze devices. Some IFTTTs included routines: turning my Wyzecam on and off by voice only, or turning camera motion detection by voice on and off. Sounds easy, right? But there`s a problem: you can`t set up sunset or sunrise automation rules in the Wyze app, whose schedules change daily. Instead, you can only configure them at specific times. Creating rules can be a bit tedious, but once you set them to your liking, there`s no doubt that this feature will make your life easier. To create your first rule, go to the home screen of your Wyze app and tap + Add rules. On this screen, select Create rule, and then select the type of rule you want to create (more on that in a moment). What rules do you use? Have you set up shortcuts, schedules, and device triggers? Go to the comments section and share your thoughts, opinions, tips and tricks and don`t be afraid to ask any questions you might have on a Wyze device.
I have an Alexa routine to gradually increase the brightness of my bedroom lighting from 1% to 100% in the morning. A soft alarm. Then they turn on and off several times if I`m not awake yet. If I`m really stubborn, my alarm goes off.