Peace of mind starts with knowing your home and everyone in it is safe. That’s why Wyze, maker of affordable smart home technology, is announcing its entrance into the home monitoring and security space.
“We made a name for ourselves in 2017 when we launched our first smart home camera, Wyze Cam, for a fraction of the price of competitors. Now, we’re looking to do the same thing with home monitoring and security. Peace of mind shouldn’t be a discussion about this month’s budget - that’s why we’re creating a system that is smart, simple, professional, and of course, affordable” says Sunny Wu, Wyze’s Head of Services. “We’ve sourced brand new hardware because an endeavor like this demands the highest standards in reliability. We’re doing everything we can to break the mold that quality products can’t be had at affordable prices.”
A couple of quick notes to answer some questions you might have:
- Wyze hasn’t settled on a name for it yet. For now, following the true Wyze style, they’re going to call it Wyze Home Monitoring.
- Wyze will release a new generation of its Wyze Sense sensor line to meet the requirements of a security service.
- Wyze Home Monitoring will connect to a 24/7 professional monitoring service.
- There is no exact launch date planned, but Wyze is planning to launch sometime in early 2021
One other really cool thing that deserves mention, Wyze is also partnering with Amazon’s Alexa Guard service and will work with their newly announced premium Guard Plus service.
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Is Wyze Home Monitoring just a security system?
It’s more than just a security system. It is a professionally monitored home protection system. We will start with home security and expand into protecting your home from threats such as fire and water damage. Home monitoring also means monitoring things such as utility consumption.
Does it work with existing Wyze devices?
It will work with Wyze Cam v2, Wyze Cam Pan, Wyze Cam Outdoor, and the v1 Wyze Sense Sensors at launch. Shortly after launch, it will work with Wyze Lock and Wyze Video Doorbell. While existing Wyze Sense sensors will work, we are introducing a new line of sensors that will provide the reliability needed for home security.
Will there be new hardware devices for Wyze Home Monitoring?
We will introduce a new line of Wyze Sense contact and motion sensors as well as a few other pieces of hardware required for a security system. While the current (v1) Wyze Sense sensors will work with Wyze Home Monitoring, the new sensors will provide users with a better, more reliable experience.
What does “works with Alexa Guard Plus” mean?
Alexa Guard Plus is a new paid service from Amazon that helps you keep your home safe. When you subscribe, you get access to an emergency helpline you can call through your Amazon Echo. Also, Alexa can alert you about the sounds of activity and other potential emergencies in your home while you’re away – and you can choose to forward those alerts to Wyze. Wyze home monitoring users will have the option to add Alexa Guard Plus to complement the Wyze monitoring experience.
Will there be recurring fees?
Yes. A professional monitoring experience is required to provide the peace of mind intended with Wyze Home Monitoring – no matter where you are, 24/7. This comes with a cost. We will price the service reasonably as we have always done.
When is this going to launch?
We don’t have an exact date yet. Sometime in early 2021.