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 $9.99 for monitoring every month, you also need to shoulder the equipment costs up front (starting around $75 for the Wyze Sense Hub, a 3-pack of entry sensors, and a keypad). But, if you choose the annual plan, you get the $29.99 hub for free and save about $20 per year on monitoring.
Considering Wyze's low prices, this is more attractive than other DIY security systems like SimpliSafe and Ring Alarm—their least expensive starter kits cost around three 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.
You have limited options if you want to self-monitor your equipment without a recurring fee. Non-subscribers lose access to arming modes and the keypad. (You can use Test Mode for self-monitoring with every feature—but it requires a paid plan.)
Instead, you must manually configure automation rules and notifications for each sensor, which isn't ideal for arming on the fly when you leave the house. We recommend checking out another self-monitored security system.