The Wyze lock is a cool invention that can be used to secure your gateway. It’s one of the best ways to make sure no one has access to your home without permission. But how many Wyze locks does a Wyze gateway have?
A Wyze Gateway can support up to ten Wyze locks. The Gateway is what connects the Wyze locks to the internet network of the home they are protecting. So, the ten Wyze locks connected can all be controlled on the same WIFI network.
In this post, we will discuss Wyze locks and the Wyze Gateway. Keep reading to answer your questions about Wyze locks and the Wyze Gateway.
How Many Wyze Locks Can Connect to the Wyze Gateway?
There are several reasons why you would want to connect more than one lock to the Wyze Gateway. But how many locks can you connect to the Wyze Gateway?
You can connect up to ten Wyze locks to the Wyze Gateway. And the Wyze Gateway is what connects the Wyze locks to your home WIFI network. That means you can connect ten Wyze locks and control all of them with the same WIFI connection on your smartphone or tablet.
If your WIFI network is any of the following a Wyze lock will not be supported:
- 5GHz networks
- WEP encrypted networks
- Enterprise-level encryption networks
You will need a2.4GHz network running a minimum of WPA or WPA2 security for your Wyze Lock and Wyze Gateway to work.
What Locks Does the Wyze Lock Work With?
The Wyze Lock works with your home’s single cylinder deadbolts. The Wyze Lock replaces your current deadbolt and can be installed in minutes with just a screwdriver. You don’t have to worry about changing your locks, the Wyze Lock works with most standard door locks.
The single cylinder deadbolt has a key hole on only one side of the door. And the Wyze locks will work with the following brands of deadbolts:
- Ashley Norton
- Baldwin (not compatible with low-profile versions)
- Defiant (with additional adapter)
- EZ Set
- Global Door Controls
- Kwikset (not compatible with low-profile versions)
- Max Grade
- Omnia Industries
- Toledo Fine Locks
- Weiser (not compatible with low-profile versions)
How Does the Wyze Lock Work?
The Wyze lock is powered by four AA batteries and connects to your home’s wifi network. Wyze suggests that the batteries will last for about six months with average use.
When you are within range of your lock, it will automatically sense when you approach and unlock itself so you can enter your home quickly without needing to fumble around looking for keys. Wyze locks include a key fob that lets people who don’t have smartphones or lock access enter your home.
This is also a nice feature if the batteries die or power goes out with your Wyze lock.
What Does the Wyze Gateway Do?
The Wyze Gateway connects your Wyze locks to your home internet network. The Wyze Gateway is a small device that simply plugs into your home network.
The Gateway is included with your purchase of a Wyze lock. Basically, the Wyze Gateway is a small Zigbee hub that connects the smart lock to your home’s wifi.
How Do You Share a Wyze Lock?
A Wyze Lock can easily be shared with others. You can share access to your Wyze Lock with anyone you choose. You can either open the Wyze app to share a lock, or go under “Sharing” on the Account tab.
A Wyze lock can be shared with anyone, but it is especially helpful to share with the following people:
- Family members
- House sitters
The following steps will allow you to share your Wyze lock with others:
- Open the app.
- Tap the lock you want to share.
- Select that lock’s settings.
- Click share.
- Enter the proper email address.
Those with who the lock was shared will be prompted to create an access code if the Wyze lock you shared is associated with a keypad.
Can Alexa Unlock Wyze Lock?
Alexa can be used to unlock the Wyze Lock, but you have to enable the command to work before it can be used on Alexa. By default the unlock feature on Wyze locks via the Amazon Alexa or Echo is disabled.
To set up the command “Unlock” with Alexa, you must do the following:
- Go to the Amazon Alexa App.
- Select Device Settings
- Select [Your Wyze Lock]
- Select Settings
- Enable the unlock function.
- Confirm the change by logging into your Amazon account.
- Alexa will require you to set up a 4-digit code.
Then you can use prompts like the following for your Wyze Lock:
- “Alexa, unlock <door name>”
- “Alexa, lock <door name>”
How Are Wyze Locks Powered?
You may be wondering how a nifty smart lock can get power if it is attached to a door. Well, the Wyze locks require batteries. The batteries should last for about six months with normal use. Wyze has also included a feature that will notify you when the battery is low so that you can replace them before they die.
The Wyze lock will not work if the batteries are completely drained, but it will still unlock with its built-in reserve power. But the door will always unlock with your keys because the exterior deadbolt lock is not replaced by Wyze.