The Wyze Sense has found a way to keep your kids… or you rather, out of the cookie jar with some of the smallest contact and motion sensors on the market. Wyze built the Sense system to pair with your Wyze Cam. I have used the Wyze Sense contact and motion sensors for the past few months. I wanted to share what I thought about them and see if there is any value for you to get them too. Please note that the links provided may provide proceeds to Automate Your Life. Let’s get started on the review of the Wyze Sense
- The Wyze Sense
What is Wyze Sense?
Wyze Labs started selling the Wyze Sense system as a starter kit with the Camera. The starter kit consists of:
- Wyze Bridge: A micro-USB enabled device that converts your Wyze Cam into a hub for your Wyze Motion and Contact Sensors. If you don’t have a Wyze Cam, check out our review, or you can use our Affiliate link to purchase a Wyze Cam here: (US) https://amzn.to/2J2D14k; (CAN) https://amzn.to/2xkaAft
- Wyze Motion Sensor: This tiny globe-like device is able to sense motion up to 26 feet away with a detection range of 120 degrees. Which is pretty impressive for a motion sensor that is 1.2″ wide. It comes with sticky 3M tape, so it’s not going to go anywhere – so think about where you want to put this – it’s going to rip off some drywall if you decide to move it.
- Wyze Contact Sensor: The Wyze Contact sensor is also approximately 1.2 inches wide. The Contact sensor has an approx. 1-year battery life.
What does Wyze Sense Do?
The Wyze Sense system is basically a smart home all-in-one security option for your household. For approximately $10 you can use the contact and motion sensors for one room and monitor the movement within that space. The Contact Sensors could be affixed to doors, cabinets, vaults, fridges, and of course, the cookie jar. If you need to know when something has been opened or closed, the Wyze Contact sensors will notify you on the Wyze App. The other option is to trigger an automatic recording of the area on your Wyze Cam. You can integrate the Wyze Sense Motion sensors into IFTTT, and Amazon Alexa at the moment.
What I like about the Wyze Sense
- You can put these Contact Sensors anywhere. They are small and fit in the smallest spaces. Use them for your main water/gas valve in the house, your fridge door, gun safe, vault or your entryway.
- Wyze Contact and Motion sensors respond well.
- You can orient the Contact sensors in almost any orientation: As long as you can make ‘contact’ with the magnets, you are going to have success monitoring stuff in the home
- You can connect up to 100 sensors with a single bridge or Wyze Cam.
What I don’t like about Wyze Sense
- Lag: Sometimes there is a lag between the event and the notification. This is because, the device has to communicate to the Bridge, then to the Wyze cloud, and then back through the Wyze App. So, most of the time, the notification is immediate, however, there are times where there is a few seconds delay.
- Too sticky?: The 3M Tape provided for the Wyze Sense is pretty awesome. In some cases you might have to commit to the location – taking them off can rip off some paint if you put it on the wall. They work really well on painted metal surfaces and door frames.
Would I recommend Wyze Sense?
The Wyze Sense system is one of the most economical motion and contact sensors on the market. For approx. $10, you can provide a room with a smart, automated notification system. If you don’t have the camera, just add $20 USD to that amount, and you’ve just secured a room or part of the house. That’s value. In the meantime, the Wyze App has all the options and routines to help manage your home. The Wyze Cam is a central piece to the Wyze Smart Home system. You’ll need to ensure you have a Wyze Cam and Bridge. The Wyze Sense motion and contact sensors can be affixed to almost any location in the house and can be used for so many functions to protect your valuables and the most valuable people in your home. If you’re looking to start or add to your Smart Home, you should seriously consider the Wyze Motion and Contact sensors.
- The Wyze Sense
Watch Brian set up his Wyze Sense sensors here: