I just purchased the Wyze Home Monitoring system & I have one question which I can’t find in the forum.
There is 1 really big feature that is missing and I’m pretty surprised as to how a security system can work and be considered secure without this basic feature…
It’s about the system allowing itself to become “Armed” while Bypassing opened Zones without sufficient notice.
I’ll elaborate below.
Let’s say I’m sitting in my living room (first floor) all day.
The living room has 4 windows with WYZE sensors, and 2 of those windows are opened throughout the day.
In the evening the family & I go upstairs (2nd floor) to sleep for the night.
I want to turn the alarm on for the night.
But silly me forgets to close those 2 windows in the living room.
I get to my room on the second floor & open the WYZE app.
I click on the “HOME” button (under the “Monitoring” tab in the app) which should enable the security system.
Here is what I would HOPE happens:
I get an alert (similar to an error message) on the app BEFORE the alarm is enabled that says something along the lines of “Windows 1 & 2 are opened, would you like to bypass those zones & enable the alarm? “YES, bypass the opened zones & arm” or “NO, do not arm the alarm yet”
This would give me the chance to either go downstairs & shut the windows, or simply bypass those zones if I don’t think there is a risk.
But nope, that doesn’t happen…
Instead I receive ZERO notification about the opened zones in the app.
The only notification I receive when enabling an alarm while there are “opened zones” is from the WYZE Sense hub, it announces something along the lines of “Alarm armed with opened zones”.
That’s it! And it’s not a very loud notification either. (I do not receive this alert to my phone, this alert is only spoken via the Sense Hub).
The alarm does get armed & technically does bypass those 2 opened zones, but I am not notified from the app that there are opened zones AT ALL.
I can’t help but think that maybe I am missing some way to fix this issue that might be obvious in the settings.
Does anybody have any insight on how to disable the auto bypass setting and require me to manually bypass the opened zones when arming the alarm?