4/10/21: Updated info! See below.
If there is anyone interested or working on YoLink integration with HA, please comment here or PM me. Our API is available, and we want to encourage and support your projects.
I was a customer before working for them, when I saw the product was special and customer support was trying very hard to take care of me with the questions I had. I’m not overly trying to plug YoLink, but we have to toot our horn over the advantages of LoRa and our devices not being on your WiFi.
Within the next 4 months or so we will release IP-based (with cellular back-up) central station monitoring with police/emergency/environmental phone notification and dispatch. We have a couple combination intrusion/automation keypads and a keyfob at pre-production stages.
My role here is primarily to get feedback from our customer service calls/emails, Amazon reviews, and power-user customers, and take that data to improve the installation documentation, our listings, our products and our app. I’ve been in the commercial fire alarm and security (access control, cameras, burg alarm) for a long time, and I have a creative leaning, so I have spent as much time working up ideas for future products, some of which are approaching Syd Mead future visionary level, if I do say so myself (lol).
My only point is, now is a great time to be involved as a customer or developer. PM me if you’d like any more info.
Please email me at [email protected] (fastest) or message me for more info.
Our API has always offered server-to-server integrations, but now, we are coming out with an SDK and developer board, GPIOs open for physical device integration. Other non-physical integrations, possibly MQTT, are on the way. This is meant for B2B customers and there may be limited support, and I might not recommend this for beginners, but if getting under the hood and rewiring and coding is your thing, please email me so I can get you connected
And, not to get all sales-pitchy but we have a growing product line (including a couple game-changing products like a fully-customizable 4-button fob that will work with Alexa, Google, IFTTT routines and applets. plus a first of its kind customizable audible device being patented). A Hub with LTE is coming out in a week or two, central station monitoring service. A couple first-run fobs, the FlexFob, is going out to reviewers next week. This gives you complete operation flexibility, to control YoLink devices and scenes, arm/disarm, and now trigger Alexa, Google, IFTTT routines/applets. We think it will be big. We’ll offer a wall-mount bracket and a visor clip. An example use would be to arm/disarm your system, control lighting, your garage door, all from your car.
Can’t forget crazy-long range from LoRa. We are coming out with a lot of outdoor/weatherproof devices that will show off those 1/4-mile range claims, with a mailbox sensor, outdoor temp & humidity sensors, outdoor relay, motion sensor, outdoor contact sensor, and the list grows with a couple I can’t tell you about!
Email me to get connected and learn more.