Revealed late last year, Wyze has aspirations beyond WiFi video cameras and is expanding into full-on smart home capabilities with the new Wyze Sense kit. This $20 bundle includes a wireless bridge, that’s powered by the $26 Wyze Cam, to communicate with a motion sensor and two contact sensor pairs. Monitor your home for under $50? Done!
While I’ve unboxed the sensor kit (above), I’ve yet to put it through its paces. But as an industry veteran, I can tell you with certainty that sales of $20-30 hardware can’t sustain a company… and, as such, I fully expect to see some sort of Wyze service subscription to be introduced, providing additional capabilities – like advanced scheduling mentioned in the video or even monitoring like Ring Alarm or SimpliSafe. I also expect further Alexa integration and we do know Wyze intends to release bulbs and an outdoor cam. It’ll be a awhile before Wyze catches SmartThings, but in some respects, they have already eclipsed WeMo with Wyze Sense.
The first batch of Wyze Sense has sold out, but I can’t imagine it’ll be long before broader availability. Gonna be a fun year for them (and us).