Wyze Smart Door Lock Test

By: IPVM Team, Published on Jan 14, 2020

Wyze's inexpensive cameras have grabbed the attention of many in the consumer market, but can the company's new smart lock get similar attention?

In this test, we share an IPVM member's field report to see how well Wyze lock installs and performs compared to competitors.

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In this report, we reveal key test findings:

  • Key findings, both good and bad, for the Wyze lock
  • How basic device operation works
  • Details on how door position details are made by Wyze
  • Overview of app controls and alerts
  • Why the plug-in gateway is so important
  • How Wyze compares to other consumer smart locks like August and Kwikset Kevo

Read the full findings and more inside.

NOTE: Thanks to Shannon Davis, IPVM member and Kansas City-area integrator, who performed the test. We reviewed his findings, asked for specific information, and structured his field observations into this IPVM test report.

Key ********

*** ******* ****** ******* big ********** ******** ** other ***** *****:

  • ****-******* *****:****'* ******* *** ********* connectors **** ***** *** not *******. ****** ****** inserted ******.
  • ******** ******:****'* ******** ***** *** good ********** ********* ** door *** **** *********. Users *** **** ** move ****** * ****** to *** **** ****** back ** ********, *** the ******** ****** ************ this.
  • ****** ** *******:*** ******* ****** ** the **** *** ** simple ** ********** *** follow. *** ************ ******* step ** **** ************ for *** ******* ** existing ******** *********, ******** for ***** ******** ***** and ******* *** ************* installers.
  • ******* ************: ***** ***** ** magnetic *** ***** ****** enough ** *** **** off **** ** *** door ** *******, *** is ****** ********* ******* the **** *** *** tools.

*******, *** **** ***** Wyze *** **** ******:

  • ***** **** ********* ********: ** *** **** isn’t ******* ******** *** the ******** *****’* ***** in *** *** ** the **** ****** ****** then ***** **** ****** have ******* **** *** operation *** ************ ** the ****.
  • **** ******* *** *****: ******* ********** ** not ******* ***** **** of ******** ****** ** needed. ******* ***** *** are ******: *** ******** needs * ****** *** and *** **** **** itself ***** * ***** 'tweaker' ***** ******** ***.
  • **** ******** *******: **** ****** **** hold *** **** **** to *** **** *** easily ** ******** *** and ******* ** ************* customers, *** ********** **** use ** ****** ******* screwdriver, *** * ******** screwdriver ** ***** ** not ****** *********.
  • ******* ******** *******: *** ********* ********** could **** *** **** major **** ***** ********** to **** ****** ***** one ** ******. *** app **** **** ******* questions ***** *** ***** and *********** ** *** tailpiece, ***** *** ** confusing ** ***** *** inexperienced. ***** *** * big *****, ****** ******* choice ********** ***** ******** the ******* *******.

Product ********

****'* **** ******** ******** thumb ***** *** ** surface ******* ** *** secured ** ****** **** of *** *******. ******** door ********* *** **** are ****, *** **** the ********** ********* ** replaced **** * *******-******, WiFi *** *** ********* tailpiece.

*** ********* ***** ***** the *** **** ** unlock *** *******:

** *** *******, *** time **** ******* *** lock ** ****** ******* from *** *** ** just * ****** ** seconds *** **** ****** is **** **** ** seconds. ************ *** *** will **** *** ***** status ***** *** ****; reporting ** '********' ***** locked *** **** *****.

**** *** ***, ***** are **** ** ****** a ******** ** *** app ** ** ** the **** ****, *** it **** **** *** lock ********. ** **** time, *** **** ***’* create *** ******* ** shortcuts ** **** ****** devices.

Lock *** ********

** *** *** **** the ******** ****, *******, universal ******** *****, ******** brand *********, ***** ********* tailpiece **********, *** **** to **** ******** **** housing **** ******* *** of *** ****:

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**** *** ******* ** the ****, ***** ** no ******* ********** * Wyze ** ******, *** no ********** ******** ** cutting *** ******** **** is ****** *** ***.

*** ******* ** ******* to ***** ***** *****, as ** ***** ** our********* **** ******** ************ Smartlock****. *** ***** ***** contrast *** *** **** lock ******* ******* ****** that *** ** ******* production:

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**** ***** '***** ****' products, **** **** ****** control ** **** *** an ***, *** *** device ****** **** **** or *** ** *********** user ********.

Remote *** ********

**** ***** **** ********** the ******** **** ** training, *** *********** **** controls *** *** ***** 'button'.

** *******, *** *** shows ********** ******* **** door ** **** ****** on *** **** ****** and ****** ** ******* with ** *** ****** configuration ******.

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*** ***** ***** ***** the **** *** **** in *** **** ****** states; ****** *** ********, with **** ****** ******* either **** ** ******.

Door ******** ******

****** *** ******** ****** used ****** ******, **** **** *** use ** ****** ***. Instead, *** **** ******** is ********** ** ******** to ******** **** *** gateway. ** *** ******** changes ******* *******, **** position ** ******* ** door **** ** ******.

**** *** ******* *** moved ** * ********* outlet *** **** ******** status *** ***** ********.

Adding **** ** **** ***

****** *******, ***** *** the **** ** *** Wyze *** **** *** of ***** ***** **** devices. ** *** *****, this ********* ***** **** than * ******.

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* ** **** ** printed **** *** ******** lock, *** ***** **** the **** ** ******** the ****** ** ***** Wyze ******** *** ** commence ************ ************.

Other *** ********

** **** ***** **** devices, *** **** *** be ******** ** ****** given ********** *** * Wyze *******, **** ******* who *** ****** ** unlocked *** ****. **** the ****** ***, ***** have *** ******* ** be ***** ** ***** with ***** **** *******, i.e.: ******* ** ****** room ***** **** **** unlocks.

*** **** *** **** via ****-******* **** ** if *** **** ** left ** *** ******** position *** * ****-******* period, *** ******** ************* if *** **** *** been ******** ** ****** either ******* *** *** or ******** ** *** door **** *** ***** latch.

** *** **** **** jammed *** **** *** lock *** *** ** alert ** **** ***** as **** ** *** lock *****.

* *********** ****** ******* is ***** ** *** 'auto-lock' ********, *** ********, if ***** ***** *** door **** ** ***** in *** *********.

Not ****** ***** **********

*** **** ** **** devices **** **** ***** but ** **** **** the **** **** ***.

Remote ****** *******

*** ***** *** ** lock ******, *** ****** uses ***. *******, *** remote ******* **** *** app ** *** ****** BLE *****, *** **** gateway ** * ****/***** bridge.

*** ***** ** *******. Wyze ****** ** ** 16' *** ******* ***** signal ******** *** **** sufficient ****** *'.

******* **** ************* ******** can **** ** **** via ***, ***** ** good *** ********.

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*** ******* ***** **** a ******** ****** ** get ***** *** ** relatively *****, ~*” ** diameter, ************* *** **** of * ***** ****** style ***** *****. *** gateway ***** *** ******** network ******* *** **** to ** **** ******* settings *** *** *** gateway’s ***** ******* ** then ****** ** *** regular **-** *******.

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******* **** ** ~$**. ***** *** **** is ***** *** **** expensive *********, ** ** not ***** ** ***** priced *********** **** ********* than *********** ********.

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*** ****** ***** ******* current ********* ********** *** differences ******* *** $** Wyze **** *** ***** established ***** **** ******:

Other ***** **** *****

*** *** ***** **** reports ** ******** ***** locks:

Comments (7)

** *** **** * Smartlock ******* **** ********** product *********** **** ***** security *******?

* ** *** ***** we **** ****. *** you ***** ** ******* of **** ***'** ******* for?

* ** ********* ** the ****** ********** **** the ****** ********* *** for *** ******* **** continue **** ****. ** was * ***** *** of ******** *** ******* from ********* ***** ***** servers.

*** **** ******* ** the **** ****** **** arriving ** *** *****. You *** *** ******** of *** **** ** in *** *** ***** upon **** *******. **** appears ** ** ***** a ***' ** ***' radius. **** *** ***** the *** ******** ** lock **** *** * 3 ****** ***** **** starts ******** *** **** to ** **** ******** with *** *** **** you ******** *** *** in *** *****.

*** ******** ******* ** if * **** **** the ***** *** *** make **** * *** within ***** ** *** lock ** *** ******** 3 ******* *** **** doesn't ******** ****** ** the ********. * ******** have ** **** ****** range ** *** **** for ** ** ** average.

** *** ***** *** house *** ******** ***** the *** ********* *********** and **** ** **** around ******* *** ****** something *** **** *****'* appear ** **** ****** either. *** **** ** there ** ** ****** of **** *** **** to ** **** **** the ****.

* ****** ** ***** into **** *** *** door ***** ** ****-****** as ** * **** got **** **** **** though * ** ******* upstairs ** ** *******. Almost ** ** ** GPS **** ****** ** or ********* *** *** lock ****** * **** got ****. *** ****. I ** ********** ***** tech ******* ** **** issue.

******* ***** ** **** sometimes, ******** *** *** of *** *****, *** lock **** *** ****-**** after *** * ****** period * **** ***.

*** ****-****** ** *** a **** ******* *** the ****-**** **. ** this ***'* ** ******** then * **** ** back ** * ***** old ***.

************* ******** ** ********* ****/****** ********* ** their *****:

*** ******* ******** '****** resolving' *** ***** *** the ******** ** ********* about * ***** ***** it *******, *** *** all ***** * *** hours *****.

***** ***** ********** ******* are *********** ***** **** IoT ******** ** *******, this ******** ********** *** importance ** ** ******* video *** **** *****; there *** ** **** safety ****** *** **********/****** when ***** ***** **** to ******* ** ****** inconvenience ** ***** ***** being ****.

**** *********. ***** ***** lock *** **** *****. It's *** **** ***** homes. ***** **** ************* also **** ********* ******.

*'* *** * *** fan ** ***** ******* a *** ********. **** this **** ** ***** have ** ******** ******* jumper? ** *** ** happy ***** ********** ***** locks ** **** ***** when **** **** *** there's ** *** ********.

**'* ******* *** ***** sensitive ****** *** ***** smart *****. * ***** that's ** **** ****** to *** **** ** the ****** **** *********** locks. ******* ** **** too ********* *** ****** go **** ******** ***** brands. ******* **** *** Dexter ****'* ********* ** many ***.

**'* *** ** *** that ** *** ***** confident ** ******* * higher *** ***** **** for ********* ******* ** few ****** ***** *** it.

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