Camera Disruptor Wyze Enters Sensor / Security Market

By Brian Rhodes, Published Mar 28, 2019, 11:34am EDT

Wyze, the company that has disrupted consumer IP cameras, combining American marketing and Chinese manufacturer, has just announced its expansion into the sensor / security market.

This comes shortly after the company announced $20 million in VC funding and selling more than 1 million cameras in their first year.

Can Wyze make an impact in the low-end consumer market with $20 sensor kits just like it did with $20 cameras?

Inside this note, we examine Wyze's new offering and how it contrasts to other DIY offerings such as Ring, Simplisafe, and Nest.

Wyze ***** ********

****'* ********* ***** ******** a ***** ** *** new ********:

**** ***** *** *******, Sense **** ******** ******* to *********** ******** **** a ******* ******.

*** ****** *** *********, called '**** ******' ***** into *** **** ** **** ******* *** **** *** ******'* connectivity ** *** *** for ****** *** ********** of *** *******:

*** ******* ********** ****** to *** ******** **-**** coincell *********, ******** *** ability ** ***** ******* dead *********, ** ****** about ******* ******* **** [EDIT: **** ******* ***** us ********* *** ****** replaceable, *** '**** ******* battery **** ** ** months ** **** *****'.] have *** **** ******** by *** *******:

*******, ** *** ******** sensor **** ******* *** $5, *** **** ** replacing * ******* **** typically ***** ~$*.** - $1.50 **** ***** **** be ********* ** **** replacing *** ****** ******.

Small *******

**** **** *** ****** goal ** ** **** sensors ******* **** ******* sensors, *** *** ******* and *** ****** *** indeed ******* **** ******* sensors **** ****, **********, and ****.

*** ***** **** ****** for **** ***** '**** & *****' ************, **** a ******* ******* ****** able ** ** ***** more *********** *** **** visually ********* **** ****** adhesive ****** **** ****** and **********.

** ******, **** ** releasing * ******* *******, a ****** ***, *** the ******* ******** ** is ******** ** ******* companion ***** ***** ***** that *** **** ********** with *** ****** *** sensor ********.

Contrasted ** ***** ***

*************, **** ******* *** DIY ***** ******* **** ****** **************, *** **** ************* ** ** *** a **** ********* ********* system ****, *** * 'general ********' ********** ******.

***** **** *** ***** systems ***** **** **** of ******* ******* ********** to ******** ******** ** alarms, **** **** ***.

****, ******* ** ***** a ******** *** ** connect *******, **** ** using * ****** ****-** module ****** '******'. ** the **** ** ***** Wyze *****, *** $** ******* ** ** ********* **** while ******* *** ** option *** ***** *** security *******. *******, ***** other *** ******* ******* a ****** ** ********** controls ******* ** *** device, **** **** ***.

Wyze's *** ******* 

*** ****, *** ****** of **** ***** **** be *** **** ** *******; ********** *** *******.

** ******, **** ** offering *** ****** ******, two ******/****/******* ********, *** one *** ****** ****** for $**.  

** ********, *** ********** Simplisafe ****** ***** ~$***, about *** ****.  

Outlook *** *****

***** *** ********** ******** model ** *** ****** side ** ***** ********, Wyze ***** *** ******* the ****** ****** ** encouraging **** ********** *** of ******* ******* **** are ** ***********.

***** *** ** ********* to ***** $** ** a ******* ** ******* their *** ***** ** cookie **** ***** ***** DIY *******, *** ** Wyze ****** *** **** for ~$*, ************ *** quickly ******** *** ***** Wyze *******.

IPVM **** ********

**** *** *** ****** Wyze *****, ** ** cannot ******** ** *********** matches ******, *** ** will **** *** ****** once ** ******* *********.

 

 

Comments (12)

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***** **** *** ************ ;)

* ** ****** ** it ** ***** ******* module ** ********* ***********. If ** **** ***** the ******* **** ** means **** *** *********** could *********** ** **** for *** ************, ** well ** ********; ***** makes ** * *** more *********.

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*; *********, **** ***** to ****.

* ****** *** ** these ** **** *** in ** *****. * will *** ******** **** after * *** ** sometime ** ***. * have * ****** ** the ******* *** *** the ***** **** ****** well. ** ** **** won't ** ** **** about ******** ** ***** notifications ** **** ********** once **** ******* ***** bulbs. *** ****** **** will ** ** *** could **** **** ***** systems ** *******.

*** ** **** ***** build *******, *'* ********** in *** *********.

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