Just 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 weren̵
Wyze Home Monitoring acquires comparable do-it-yourself security solutions such as Simplisafe directly. For $ 60, you get the hardware for free and an annual subscription to home monitoring. If you’d rather just buy the sensors, you can. The upgraded sensors set you back $ 50, and you can sign up for the monitoring plan for $ 5 a month. If you plan to use it, the first deal is better.
But if you’re interested in smart home features, the updated sensors are worth a look. With the $ 49.99 kit, you get a Wyze Sense v2 Hub, Wyze Sense Keypad, 2 Wyze Sense Entry Sensors v2, a Wyze Sense Motion Sensor v2 and a window sticker. That’s more expensive than the original Wyze Sense kit, but you do get a hub and keyboard.
Wyze tapped Noonlight to power its home surveillance service, and it uses the Hub as the brains of the operation. The Wyze Hub connects to WiFi or Ethernet and can sound an 85dB siren to deter intruders. You can of course also connect your Wyze cameras.
When you leave your home, you can start the Hub with the keyboard or mark yourself home when you arrive. If something triggers the alarm, Noonlight will contact the local police on your behalf.
You can pre-order the Wyze Home Monitoring kit now, and Wyze says it will ship sometime in March 2021.