Wyze, the company known for surprisingly robust smart cams with generous cloud services in relation to its inexpensive pricing (starting at $25, no fees!), is extending their reach into our smart homes … by soon fleshing out the product lineup with motion and contact sensors that communicate via what looks to be a tiny USB-powered Zigbee (?) bridge. In addition to the new hardware, more complex interactions (aka “scenes”) will make their debut — taking on Nest, Ring, and SmartThings in the process.
Presumably these upcoming (whitelabeled?) accessories will similarly work with IFTTT and Alexa, as the cams do, and it seems one or both of these, OR another inbound sensor, will also pick up temperature and humidity readings given references spelled out within their updated app. But, wait, that’s not all – I’m also seeing lightbulb iconography. Does that suggest bulbs, outlets, or wall switches are en route too?
Curiouser and curiouser! And excellent to see additional competition in this space from a company that could help keep pricing grounded.