There are two ways to get Wyze Home Monitoring equipment, but both involve signing up for a monitoring plan. You can choose between monthly and annual monitoring plans.
By paying for monitoring every month, you also need to shoulder the equipment costs upfront (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.
Regardless of the plan you choose, you can buy additional equipment during the checkout process for your system. This is currently the only way to purchase extra sensors for Wyze Home Monitoring since it doesn't sell them separately.
Extra sensors aren't part of the starter kit, so you pay upfront, but they all cost less than a pair of movie tickets.
- $14.99 for an extra Wyze Sense Keypad
- $19.99 for a three-pack of extra Wyze Sense Entry Sensors (about $6.66 per sensor)
- $7.99 for an extra Wyze Sense Motion Sensor
When you consider the average cost for keypads (about $63 each), motion sensors (about $38 each), and entry sensors (about $27 each) in a security system, Wyze is the most affordable option on the market by a huge margin. It's easy to outfit every door, window, and main room in your house, even on a limited budget.
Check out our Wyze security cameras review to learn more about the brand's home security camera offerings.
Wyze makes many smart home devices that will eventually work directly with Wyze Home Monitoring—like a smart lock and video doorbell. Until then, you can use the devices below in the Wyze app as you would any other Wyze product:
We'll update our review as Wyze adds more smart home device team ups to Wyze Home Monitoring.