New to Z-Wave. Desire Alexa integration so Alexa routines will run consistently. Advice?
Background: Got quite a few Amazon Echos and smart plugs and a few Kasa Link in wall switches that all work with Alexa and routines.
Tried the cheapie Wyze camera with USB hub attached to back (not Z wave) and external Wyze Sense motion Sensor. I get notifications that Wyze motion sense (what they call it) has detected motion on my phone but Alexa routine runs about 20% of the time. Got to be a better way. Wyze sent me a new sensor (external), no luck. Perhaps I got a bad hub that plugs in back–no luck in them sending me a new one. Sad… Prob software/firmware only 1/2 baked.
*Not looking to spend a lot of money.
DESIRE: Would like a cheap/reliable camera for indoors (can be wired with USB) to put on shelf. One that has PIR hopefully AND that can trip an Alexa routine consistently.
Of course I will need a hub. I do not want to buy the Amazon Echo Plus that acts as a hub. Have enough Echo’s.
Do not want to use IFTTT nor Smartthings due to reviews on Smartthings that seem iffy but I can return it. Above all anything I buy must be able to be recognized as a device in the Alexa app and a routine to be tripped 90-100% of the time.
Have an Android phone FWIW.
Perhaps I should also post this in another forum… Do not like to cross post though.