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How to Add New Sensors to My Existing SimpliSafe® System?

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A Keypad that says Home on its screen

Does your Keypad look like the one pictured to the left? Then you're in the right place! You've got the Gen 3 SimpliSafe system. If you purchased a system in 2017 or earlier, you have the Original SimpliSafe. Click here to view the article about the Original SimpliSafe. If you're not certain which system you have, you can tell the difference here.

New Entry Sensors, Motion Sensors, Glassbreak Sensors, Water Sensors, Temperature Sensors, and/or Smart Locks can be added to our latest SimpliSafe® system in one of two ways: through the SimpliSafe® Mobile App or through the Keypad. 

If you’d like to add a camera or Smoke/CO detector to your system, this can only be done using the SimpliSafe® Mobile App. Please refer to your camera or detector’s install guide in our Help Center for more information on adding it to your system.

Mobile App

Using an iOS (Apple) Device:

  1. Navigate to the “My System” gear on the bottom of the screen.

  2. Select "Device Settings".

  3. Tap the plus icon on the top right and follow the on-screen instructions.

Using an Android Device:

  1. Navigate to the “My System” gear on the bottom of the screen.

  2. Select “Device Settings”.

  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and select “+ Add Device”

Keypad

If you are adding a single sensor:

  1. Open the Menu on your Keypad and enter your Master PIN.

  2. Select “Devices”.

  3. Select “Add device” and follow the instructions on the screen.

If you are adding multiple sensors:

  1. Open the Menu on your Keypad and enter your Master PIN.

  2. Select “Setup and Naming”.

  3. Use the right rocker to move forward until the Keypad says “Press a button on a device to test and name”.

  4. Press the test button on the device (see our How To Test Your System article for details on where to find each device’s test button).

  5. Select a name for the device on the Keypad.

  6. Repeat steps 4–5 for each sensor.