First, a shout out to fulfillment and shipping. I made this order 2 days ago probably 30 seconds after it went live on the Wyze site. I had no idea it was going to be on the site and I just happened to get lucky. But the last 3 or 4 orders I have made have gotten to me in 2 days, so the improvements are starting to be seen.
Here it is…
If you have read these first impression posts from me in the past you know how it goes. I give it a 15 minute touch, post what I think and then follow up as I use the device more. I will take a moment to shout out @TheNetGuyDotCom as he did a great stream on this device if you want some deep detail check out the video.
But it had an I back sticker in it, Yes!!! And a badge!!! No boarder. But honestly, with pre-orders being a thing of the past with Wyze I was sure we would be missing the stickers going forward. Happy to see it.
Wait a minute??? What’s this all about? Its not unlocked in the Badge list… noooooooooo.
I got the device setup in less than 5 minutes. Gave it my 2 codes one for the app access one for the actual box, setup my finger print and was off and running.
The voice prompts are loud at setup, so I wouldn’t suggest setting this up for the first time when you don’t want to disturb ( I might have been on a virtual call and didn’t have my mic muted when I inserted the batteries … It went like this, Presenter - “Did somebody say something?” Audience Member - "Not sure what it was but it definitely was from R.Good, because I heard the word WYZE)
This safe feels solid… and it is pretty heavy.
I love the four points of entry (app, key, finger scanner, and keypad)
I did a quick couple of entry tests time to trigger open to when the door unlatched (about 5 per except key) and here are the fastest results
From the Wyze App, From the Home Screen, meaning I needed to enter the first code to get access to the Safe Controls
From the Wyze App Already in the Safe Controls
Keys… I will mention, I did buy 2 of these, and the Keys for safe #1 would not open safe #2 and vice versa. So each lock and key are set different.
If you are like me and have multiple mobile devices do note that the Safe is only showing up on the device I set it up on, Im not sure if this is a feature or a bug, but I will keep my eye on it…
iOS the device I set it up on Android
Update on the Multi-Device access. I logged out of my secondary and third device, cleared cache, and logged back in. The Safe showed up in the device list. However. It wanted me to set a new code on the Wyze App. I entered the same code as the code I entered on the device I set the safe up on, but it wouldn’t connect. assuming this is because I did not pair it with the secondary device… I will play more to see if I can pair with multiple devices soon, but understand this is an edge case for people who use multiple mobile devices.
That’s what I’ve got so far in my 15 minutes of play time. As always please share any of your first impressions and don’t hesitate to ask any question as related to the Safe and functionality.
I have some pretty creative mounting thoughts for these safes, I can’t wait to share them with you when complete. I will continue to share my thoughts as I use the safe more.