‎Why Can't I Receive Texts or Emails for My Original SimpliSafe® System? | SimpliSafe Support Home

Why Can't I Receive Texts or Emails for My Original SimpliSafe® System?


SimpliSafe® offers text, email, and push notification alerts for Fast Protect™ (formerly Interactive Monitoring) subscribers. This article troubleshoots not receiving SMS messages. Push notification troubleshooting can be found on our Help Center.


  1. Ensure you are subscribed to our 24/7 Fast Protect™ Monitoring Plan (formerly Interactive Monitoring).

    • You can confirm which monitoring plan you are subscribed to at any time within the SimpliSafe® mobile app by navigating to the three-bar menu in the upper right corner and choosing Plan & Billing

  2. Check to ensure your system is working.

    • Do you see events showing up on your Timeline (i.e. “Test Signal Received”, etc..) on either your mobile app or the web app

      1. If not, please make sure your base station is receiving power, then put your system in test mode, and check your Timeline again.

      2. If you don’t see an event about test mode, please contact support to troubleshoot further

  3. Check to ensure your alerts are set up correctly. 

    • On the Mobile App:

      1. Choose My System from the bottom navigation bar

      2. Select Alerts & Notifications

      3. Tap the type of alert you are checking (Email or SMS)

    • Ensure the correct phone number or email address are listed, and that there is no red Verify button—if there is, click the Verify button and resend the code. Then type that code into the confirmation box.

If you’re still not receiving alerts:

Some wireless carriers will by default disable your phone's ability to receive text messages sent by email. Verizon and AT&T users can enable email texts right on their online accounts. Other wireless providers require you to call in for customer support and request that you can receive SMS messages sent to your phone's SMS email address.

For Verizon:

  1. Go to Your Account's Spam Controls and log into your account when prompted.

  2. On the bottom of this screen there is a button labeled "Block all text messages sent from email" that you'll just need to deselect.

For AT&T:

  1. Go to Your Account's Messaging Controls and log into your account when prompted.

  2. You will then need to navigate to your spam control and ensure you have selected the ability to receive email text messages.   

If you are still having trouble, it’s possible that the shortcode for MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) may have been blocked on your device.