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What's the difference between Entry Delay, Exit Delay, and Instant Trigger?

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Instant Trigger

When you turn on Instant Trigger, your Entry Sensor will sound your alarm right away when it is moved or opened. This feature can be helpful for doors and windows that you don't use as often—like a cellar door, basement window, or skylight. That way, when your system is armed, you'll know immediately if one of them is opened.

Instant Trigger can be set for individual Entry Sensors by editing your device settings in your Keypad's menu (Menu > Devices) or by toggling the option to ON in your device settings in the SimpliSafe mobile app (☰ > My System > Device Settings) and webapp.

Entry Delay

When enabled, the Entry Delay is the amount of time between when an Entry Sensor is opened when the system is armed and when the alarm begins to sound. This is especially useful for things like front doors. That way, you have time to put in your PIN and disarm your system when you come in your front door without the alarm immediately going off. The sensor will still beep, however, to indicate that is counting down until the alarm will sound

The Entry Delay can be set anywhere from 0 – 250 seconds. The default setting is 30 seconds. It is also set separately for Home and Away modes. Entry Delay can be edited in your device settings by navigating through your Keypad's menu (Menu > Devices).

Exit Delay

Exit Delay setting is the amount of time between when you set your system to Away mode and when the system is armed. This is also useful for things like front doors so that you have time to leave your home and shut the door behind you without the alarm going off. The sensor will still beep, however, to indicate that is counting down until the system is armed.

The Exit Delay can be set anywhere from 45 – 120 seconds. The default setting is 60 seconds. Exit Delay can be edited in your device settings by navigating through your Keypad's menu (Menu > Devices).