My subscription has expired and I can not afford to renew it. How can I set it up without renewing the subscription?
You can use the contact and motion sensors with the hub without a HMS subscription… You just will not have any access to or use for the monitoring tab since there is no professional monitoring. There is no self monitoring option. I don’t believe you will be able to use the Disarmed\Home\Away functions without a subscription. Someone here will be able to confirm that.
All the sensors will need to be set up for notifications on\off thru a rule so you get a push notification if any are opened while you are away. If you program several rules, you can use them for disarmed\home\away but you can’t assign on duty and off duty without the monitoring tab.
@SlabSlayer is correct about using the HMS system without a subscription. You lose all the settings available in the monitoring tab (home, away, disarmed, “Tunes” for the sensors, etc.) You can, as @SlabSlayer pointed out, use the sensors for automations in rules and for notifications. It’s just more complicated and you need to use rules and shortcuts to make it work. Also, no siren/alarm from the hub.
thanks folks! I’ll just put it on ebay for sale.
Post it in the Watercooler area as for sale and list the sensors that are with it. You might find a Wyze user who wants a second hub or someone looking to break into monitoring. (Not literally)
This is really a shocking discovery. I just found this out, as my free first year of monitoring ended, and I don’t even want the monitoring, just the alarm, and now if I don’t pay for monitoring, I have a bunch of worthless hardware. I really like WYZE products, but I think that this is incredibly poor service. If you are going to force me into an annual contract, at least discount it, if I am not even using the service, and I just want to use the hardware i bought
The hardware will continue to function as a hub with connected smart sensors. The keypad will not be of any use. It will not continue to operate as an “Alarm System” without the subscription.
Thanks for the confirmation, which I thought was shocking and couldn’t believe the tech support when they said that was the case. It doesn’t make sense. So I need to pay $120 per year, even if I just want a self monitored alarm. I like WYZE products but this seems like a pretty bad deal. I am sorry I bought it in the first place.
There are many users who have requested a self monitored option to the HMS. The #wishlist topic requesting this is below.
I actually prefer the Noonlight monitoring because I may not be available to check an alarm alert and I also get the Homeowners Insurance discount.
There are others who use shortcut rules without the monitoring (arm\disarm) to turn on\off sensor notifications and smart plugs connected to an external siren to trigger as a local siren alarm. A link is also provided below:
thanks for the input, I appreciate someone who at least gets what I am saying. Yes, I get some want monitoring and that is great, but there a so many system that DONT require an annual fee to use, I would have never bought this if I knew it required an annual fee, since I want an alarm, but no monitoring. You I just jump through a bunch of programming hoops to make the sensors act as an alarm, but the key pad is still dead and I need the keypad.