A little over a year and a half ago, Wyze unveiled smart home sensors for prices well below the competition. But Wyze Sense worked best for smart home solutions, not security, and the sensors weren’t always reliable. Now Wyze is back with improved sensors and an affordable 24/7 monitoring solution.
Wyze Home Monitoring directly supports similar DIY security solutions such as Simplisafe. For $ 60, you get the hardware for free and a one-year home monitoring subscription. If you’d rather just buy the sensors, you can. The upgraded sensors will set you back $ 50 and you can sign up for the monitoring plan for $ 5 per month. If you plan to use it, the first offer is better.
But if you’re interested in the capabilities of the smart home, the upgraded sensors are worth checking out. The $ 49.99 kit gives you a Wyze Sense v2 hub, a Wyze Sense keyboard, 2 Wyze Sense v2 input sensors, a Wyze Sense v2 motion sensor, and a window sticker. It’s more expensive than the original Wyze Sense kit, but you get a hub and keyboard.
Wyze typed Noonlight to power his home surveillance service, and he uses the Hub as the brains of the operation. The Wyze Hub connects to Wi-Fi or Ethernet and can sound an 85 dB siren to scare off intruders. Of course, you can also attach your Wyze cameras.
When you leave your accommodation, you can set the hub in away mode with the keypad or mark yourself as at home when you arrive. If anything sets off the alarm, Noonlight will contact local law enforcement on your behalf.
You can pre-order the Wyze Home Monitoring Kit right now, and Wyze says it will ship in March 2021.