How to Make a Smart Home Using Wyze Technologies

How to Make a Smart Home Using Wyze Technologies

If you’ve ever wanted to turn your house into a futuristic home, there is no better time than now. Nowadays, their smart technology for almost everything out there, whether it’s smart lights, smart thermostats, smart plugs, smart security cameras, smart speakers, or smart doorbells, there are various devices to choose from.

While most of the top brands in the smart home market tend to have very expensive smart devices, there are upcoming companies that are offering the same technology for less.

One of those companies is Wyze. With Wyze smart devices, you can start automating your home to fit your preferences and needs for as low as $100.

Wyze is one of those companies that work with top manufacturers to pair up cheap hardware with the best software technology in the smart home industry. With Wyze, you’ll get some of most of the basic smart devices needed to start that smart home at an affordable price.

Here is a breakdown of how you can make a smart home using Wyze Technologies;

Smart Home Camera (Wyze Cam)

The Wyze Cam is one of the smallest smart cameras you’ll find in the smart home industry, but it’s also one of the best ones. Wyze cam provides high-quality coverage of your home at about 1080p.

If you have any kids or pets you’d like to check up on while you’re away, the Wyze cam can do that for you. The best thing about the Wyze cam is that it offers a DIY experience to any homeowner who purchases it.

This is because its battery-powered, meaning that there is no need for wires, tools, or screws, and you can install it anywhere you want. All that is needed to install the Wyze cam is a metal adhesive plate.

When you connect the Wyze cam to your home Wi-Fi, you’re guaranteed around-the-clock surveillance of your house even when you’re away.

Fitted with 2-week cloud storage and micro SD slot, you can store footage of your home without being forced to sign up for a cloud subscription like other brands. However, it’s important to note that the Wyze Cam is not waterproofed, so it’s not applicable outdoors.

Smart Home Lights (Wyze Bulb)

Wyze Technologies also offers smart lights solutions for its users at a very low price. Again, setting up the Wyze bulb is also very easy as you do not even require a home hub or bridge. All you need to do is connect it to your home Wi-Fi, and you’ll be good to go.

The Wyze bulb comes in a 4-pack or individually depending on your needs. The best thing about the Wyze bulb is that they offer a brightness of up to 800 lumens at lesser power than other smart or regular bulbs.

The smart light comes with one of the most convenient features you’ll get for a smart light in its ‘Away Mode.’ This means that you can select this mode when you’re far away from home and your home will look occupied for as long as you want, which is an amazing security feature on its own.

Wyze bulb is also dimmable, meaning you can turn up its brightness to whatever level you want and lower it according to your preference.

Smart Home Plugs (Wyze Plug)

Smart plugs are essential devices in a smart home as they can be used to upgrade the functions of appliances such as coffee makers, fans, or lamps. Wyze plug comes in two, or individually or you can purchase it in the form of a bundle.

These bundles usually cost less than $100, and they comprise a micro-SD, the Sense Bridge, and a Wyze bulb. To use the Wyze app, you do not need to be a smart home expert to control the Wyze plug or any devices because the control is very simple and straightforward.

Using the Wyze app, you create some schedules and routines for your smart coffee maker or lights. When you take control of your Wyze plug using the Wyze app, you’ll be able to group your devices.

You can have all the smart devices performing different functions simultaneously using a simple tap or giving voice commands to a digital voice assistant.

Motion Sensors and Detectors (Wyze Sense)

The Wyze sense consists of a sensor bridge, a couple of contact sensors, and motion detectors to help you protect your home in the best way possible. When you integrate your Wyze sensors with your Wyze cam, you can keep track of any intrusion in real-time.

This integration enables you to view any form of intrusion into your home in the camera so that you can respond accordingly.

The best thing about Wyze Sense is that its bridge can accommodate up to 100 motion sensors, giving you the freedom to install as many as you need in your home.

Since the sensors rely on a Wi-Fi connection, their setup process is simple as all you need to do is pop the lead in the back, and the bridge will pick up the sensors automatically.

Other Wyze Smart Home Accessories

Aside from the main products from Wyze Technologies, they also provide other accessories that could be very useful in your smart home.

The accessories include the Cam mounting Kit, which helps in installing the Wyze Cam, and the surge protector, which keeps your smart devices safe in case of any power spike.

Wyze Smart Home Integrations

After you’ve installed the Wyze app available for all Android and iOS users, you can integrate your Wyze devices even further.

Currently, although Wyze smart devices are not compatible with Samsung SmartThings and Apple Homekit, they can use Alexa and Google Assistant as their digital voice assistants if you have a smart display or speaker to connect them. 

These can either be the Echo device or the Google Home smart speaker.

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking to automate your home but on a budget, Wyze Technologies is the ideal solution for you. The company offers both high-end products and the lowest price you could get in the smart home market.

With integrations from platforms such as IFTTT, Wyze devices’ compatibility with other brands is bound to increase.

If you are still feeling a little muddled up and looking for some help, then check out my Smart Home in 8 Weeks course designed to take you from zero to a fully integrated smart home!

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