I’m trying to setup my Wyze Home Monitoring Bundle, but there is no option to add the necessary devices to my Wyze App. As far as I can tell, Wyze is forcing me to activate my subscription first. I am not ready to do this yet and not sure I ever will. I primarily got the system to use as a self-monitoring system for the property. I only bought a year subscription, because that is how you get the hardware bundle. With my pets, my alarm will be going off quite often and I don’t want these “false alarms” to be ran through a monitoring service. I just want to be alerted on my phone. I know they claim the motion sensors won’t detect pets, but the three I have tried also claimed this and they all detect my pets.
Did they really make it so this hardware is useless without a subscription tied to it? What happens if I activate my year subscription but then don’t renew it? My home is no longer protected even as a self-monitoring alarm system? That seems like a major design oversight, if so.
There is also absolutely no indication that a subscription is required for the hardware to function on the product pages.