Top positive review
Sense Kit an Excellent Option for ELDER CARE!
Reviewed in Canada on February 6, 2020
Right off the bat I have to say that this system has GREAT potential. I am starting off with the Sense Starter Kit as a trial and I am impressed so far.
The system was extremely easy to get going. Once you download the free control app from the Apple or Google Play Store and set up your free account, it is just a simple matter of following the voice and on-screen prompts in order to add the Cam and sensors to your account. I was literally done in minutes! No exaggeration!
I can’t get over just how TINY all of this hardware is in reality. The box the kit came in was so small I at first thought that I must have been short shipped. Its all amazingly compact stuff.
My rationale for trying the Sense Kit was different that most users here. I got this to be able to keep watch over my Elderly Mom to make sure she is alright and to give us some peace of mind.
It was very easy to set up notifications to show when doors are opening or closing or if they have been left open. I can really see this setup evolving once I start playing aroung with the Automated “Rules” potential.
One really great and totally unexpected feature was the ability to set the Wyze Cam mic. to send an alert if your existing Smoke or CO2 detectors are going off!! HOW GREAT IS THAT!! The Wyze Cam’s firmware sound algorithm recognizes the industry standard audible alert patterns that CO2 detectors produce. This is like having a Smart Home enabled CO2 detector WITHOUT actually having to buy and install one! Fantastic!!
I have only had this running for 1 day so far as of writing this, but the more features I come across the more I am pleasantly surprised and impressed!
I may come back to update this review from time to time and may even increase it. Right now I am giving it a solid 4 out of stars.
I am now bumping up my rating to 5*.
I have been running this system for a few days now and have had ZERO issues. The contact and motion sensors have never lost connection to the bridge and I have not had to reset anything. I get push notifications on my iPhone within 3 or 4 seconds of a sensor being tripped. The camera colour as well as night vision video quality is outstanding. I don't think that I would consider this a full-on "security system" but that was NOT my intended use and I don't think Wyze markets this as such in any event?
At some point soon, I think I am going to pair this system with an Amazon Echo Show 8 for my Mom.
I hope that Wyze will eventually have a greater Canadian presence and that their upcoming Wyze LOCK and weather rated cameras will show up on Amazon.ca
For what these cost (even given the big price difference between U.S. and Canadian buyers) the overall value this system provides is very hard to beat. For the peace of mind this system provides considering the app is free and that NO Subscription fees are required, I am extremely happy with my purchase and I highly recommend Wyze products!I