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Monday, March 16th, 2020 2:35 PM

Setting up door open alert, and turn off monitoring

Is there a way to set up an alarm if my garage door is opened for more than certain amount of time?  It is to alert me if I have forgot to close my garage door.

For the time being, I would like to turn off active monitoring while I dial in the system.  Is there a way to do so?




5.9K Messages

4 years ago

@herbertyau I use a motion sensor to monitor my garage. Works well even in the cold winters and hot summers of the greater Chicagoland area.  Others have used entry sensors on customized brackets.  (Do a google site search and you will find them).  As far as opened for a certain amount of time, no, haven't seen that with SS but can suggest the Chamberlain B970. Will connect with WIF and they have an app that will tell you when its open and cllosed.

As far as your last question on monitoring, don't understand the question.Sorry; can you provide additional information?

1.3K Messages

4 years ago

Far as I know there isn't any option with SS to have a notification/reminder sent after X time if you forgot to close the door.

You can, however, look at the individual entry sensor status on the mobile app to see if it shows open/closed, if you have the interactive package.

64 Messages

4 years ago

Simplisafe is a security system that notifies you if a sensor is tripped. It's not designed for that. As someone else said, it sounds like you need a Wifi connected garage door opener to do what you're looking for. We've been very happy with our Chamberlain MyQ openers. We have 2 single doors and use the B550 model. You can set it to alert you when it's left open, when it's opened etc. and check that it's closed from anywhere.

38 Messages

4 years ago

Meross makes a sensor that can do that and also allows you to close or open the door from your phone.
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