SimpliSafe system can it be jammed? What is SimpliSafe doing about it?
I was thinking about this issue after reading another community post on here about it and wondered if it might be true, so I looked out on internet to see if anyone investigated this and came across a guy's youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgP0uy_QUvA which he demonstrates how the sensors communicating with base station can be jammed and thus not permit the base station from transmitting alarm signal. He tested this theory with a 5 watt handheld radio tuned to the SimpliSafe MHz frequency to prove that yes it can be fooled and not trigger alarm. Let's face it, crooks can be crafty and if this video holds true, it puts doubt on the SimpliSafe system? After watching video, I wondered what if a crook got into someone's house using the jamming method and instead of letting off the radio transmitter, they kept it held down whole time going through house and might be able to ransack a house of valuables and make it out without the alarm sounding. In past post, there was response from SimpliSafe mentioning that if this happened, the system would send out a txt message about interference but not for sure if this is the case or not? What do you say SimpliSafe?
Also another interesting post was asked, what if a burglar got into the house and quickly found the base station before alarm went off and destroyed it or took out batteries and unplugged it? The response I read was disheartening cause SimipliSafe said that the monitoring center would not receive alarm signal and thus would not know that there was a break in occurring. Any responses to this SimpliSafe as to how the system would still protect one's home if this occurred?
I think if only SimpliSafe system was made to communicate like a garage door opener which uses rotating radio signals to communicate, maybe it would be much harder for crooks to know what MHz frequency to block and thus catch those crafty thieves. I think it would be a good idea to hide the base station behind or in something to conceal it from potential thieves but not in a manner that would interfere with it signal transmissions with the sensors. An idea is to have the base station connected to a battery backup unit in case one would be out of power for more than a day.
I just have to say that my experience with SimpliSafe responses when I had times the alarm went off for over a minute, of my doing and no one from the monitoring site called me to ensure that everything was ok. Nor did I get calls from them when I put my system into testing mode. How other people can sit there on youtube videos or postings and say that SimpliSafe reaches out to them in these cases to ensure everything is ok, beats me. When I called SimpliSafe, they said regarding my alarm going off which was on for a minute or so, that it was not on long enough to trigger a response to them to contact me. Has anyone watched those criminal segments on TV shows like 20/20 that demonstrates how an experienced crook and be in and out of a home with many valuables in under 5 minutes? Come on SimpliSafe I think anytime an alarm goes off for whatever reason, that the monitoring center should respond right away with phone call to the registered account person, not wait however many minutes their threshold time is before any actions. SimpliSafe please advise regarding your alarm action plans and how you respond to system monitoring site notifications?
I'm not intentionally putting down SimpliSafe, heck all security systems are not without fault but just wanted to bring up some important factors people need to know about their system and ask SimpliSafe their response to them and ask what is planned in the future to help secure their system? Otherwise I like this their system which is a good do it yourself one that is well customizable with a good interface. Yes I do worry about the above issues but think of it this way, how many bad guys go around with handheld radios trying to block your security system, most I would say are the smash and grab type.