I’d love to see a fire alarm monitoring adding to the home security monitoring tech in the future! It would be a great product lineup addition, boost the value of the home monitoring services, and can help wyze customers save on home insurance costs
Hi @Matt13 & @nunUrBizzy and welcome to the Wyze Community #Wishlist / Forum.
I agree that having a Fire/Smoke/CO2 alarm is a great accessory for the HMS.
May be question of liability. e.g The most important insurance you can have for your alarm company (Wyze AWS) is liability insurance. As an alarm company, many businesses are relying on you to protect their business property from break-ins, fires and anything that puts their business in danger.
My home insurance company asked for a copy of the monitoring certificate and gave me a 0.01% discount. They didn’t care what type of system, sensors or even if it was professionally installed. It was more of a token discount.
same, even if it’s just a dummy device you can put near your regular devices that listens for the alarm noises. this is already a feature of their cameras, or I guess they could just take advantage of it in their cameras.
I just installed Home Monitoring Security from WYZE. I added my camera and activated notification of Smoke/CO notification.
But, It was not indicated on the security certificate. WYZE support indicated that currently, WYZE Home Monitoring does not get notified for CO/Smoke emergency. I would like that to be included in the emergency response.
If fire alarm capability is eventually added, be sure to use heat detectors in kitchen areas (not smoke detectors) to avoid false alarms. Someone will eventually burn their dinner or set popcorn on fire in the microwave. Commercial fire alarm permitting almost always requires heat detection be used in lunchrooms, break rooms, etc., which is why formal plan review is generally required in advance of construction.
Centralized home monitoring is the reason that I purchased this system. Not because I believe it’s necessary for my home, but my insurance company provides a discount if I have it. Wyze publishes burglary alerts to Noonlight already (as reflected on the certificate that Noonlight creates when you ask for a certificate of home monitoring), but does not include smoke/CO alerts, despite the fact that the cameras detect this (by listening to the smoke/CO alarm sounds).
Noonlight already has an API that let’s developers publish alerts to them to include it in the centralized home monitoring. I’d love for Wyze to add smoke/CO alerts to what they publish to Noonlight so that it’s covered as “centralized home monitoring”.
I’m thinking this is because the camera itself doesn’t detect smoke/co, it listens for the sound of the alarm. The detector(s) probably need to be connected to the monitoring directly.
A Wyze smoke and co alarm is currently on the Wishlist
Noonlight call for alarm triggers (fire & CO detection)
I would like to get a call from Noonlight for any fire or CO alarm trigger. From what I understand pan cam hear a fire or co alarm and send you a notification that it has heard a alarm in the house. I would like a call instead of a notification. It does no good if there is a fire going on in the house and you only get a notification. I don’t check every single time I get a notification to see what kind of notification it is. Fire an Co should be considered an emergency and constitutes a phone call.
Would love to see a smoke/CO alarm, but better yet, a smoke/CO/explosive gas detector. A gas leak can kill you and/or destroy your house just as fast - or faster - than a fire! I’ll bet these would sell like hotcakes…
This would be very helpful. Insurance company wont accept HMS without central fire monitoring support. Noonlight currently only certifies burglary for the Wyze system so unfortunately it’s a non-starter.