Wyze devices need internet access in order to function properly. With no internet, your timers and triggers won’t run, you won’t get notified of any sensor events, and you can’t see your cameras. The system basically goes dark, and we all experience that whenever the Wyze servers go down, as they did yesterday!
In addition, it looks like the new Wyze security system will notify the monitoring company of security events via the internet as well. This means that all a thief has to do is snip the internet connection (phone/coax/fiber) and they can have free run of the house without worrying too much about the police coming.
Apparently the new Wyze Security sensors will connect directly to the base station via the home wifi, so I hope they’d at least set off the base station’s alarm, but neither the homeowner nor the monitoring company would be notified. I guess it relies on the neighbors to hear the alarm (which is inside the house) and take action - not very useful if you live out in the country or have neighbors who are absent, sound sleepers, hard of hearing or just don’t care.
Am I missing/misunderstanding something, or is this a security loophole?