With Wyze monitoring, professionals will reach out to you when something triggers your system. You also get Cam Plus cloud storage for one camera.
Wyze can offer low monitoring fees because it doesn't use a cellular connection like most security systems. There's no backup if both the internet and power go out, but this is uncommon for most people.
By paying $4.99 for monitoring every month, you also need to shoulder the equipment costs up front (starting around $50). But, if you choose the annual plan, you get a Core Starter Kit for free. In either case, you spend the same amount on a year of monitoring ($59.88 per year). Considering the low prices of Wyze, this is more attractive than with other DIY security systems like SimpliSafe and Ring Alarm—their least expensive starter kits cost around four times as much.
Still, we think the annual plan is the better deal since you can cancel your monitoring subscription after the first 30 days without returning the equipment—you break even with the monthly plan after 60 days. This means you have longer to decide if professional monitoring is right for you and if you want to self-monitor your equipment without a recurring fee.