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How to Rename a SimpliSafe® Sensor

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There may be a point where you need to rename a sensor for your SimpliSafe® System. Renaming a sensor can be done easily through the SimpliSafe® Mobile App, but you can also rename a sensor using your Keypad. The following will walk you through these steps for each platform so you can pick whichever one is easiest for you.

SimpliSafe® Mobile App:

  1. Open the SimpliSafe® Mobile App on your phone or tablet

  2. Select My System from the navigation bar at the bottom of the app screen

  3. Choose Device Settings

  4. Choose the sensor you would like to modify

  5. Tap the pencil icon next to Name

    1. iOS: Select one of the pre-selected names from the list, or scroll to the bottom and select Custom Name* to input your own name for your sensor

    2. Android: Use the backspace button to delete the existing sensor name. Once removed, you can choose a new name from the drop down menu, or type in the empty field a Custom Name* for your sensor

  6. Be sure to tap on Send to Base or Save to save your settings before exiting

*Note, Custom Names for the Entry Sensor are not supported by Entry Sensor Alert.

Keypad:

  1. Press Menu

  2. Enter your Primary PIN

  3. Using the rocker, choose Devices and then Open to enter the Devices menu

  4. Scroll down to select the sensor you wish to modify

  5. Press the rocker to the right to choose rename

  6. Choose one of the preset names from the list using the rocker, or select Other at the end of the list to enter a Custom Name*

*Note, Custom Names for Entry Sensor are not supported by Entry Sensor Alert at this time.

The Keypad uses ABC mode for typing. In this mode, you'll cycle through the corresponding characters (numbers, symbols, punctuation, letters) using the keys numbered 0-9 on your Keypad.

1 Press

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2 Presses

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8 Presses

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10 Presses

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*For the '1' key, more characters will appear after 10 presses and in this specific order:

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