Using entry sensor for mailbox notifications
After looking at available devices to notify me when mail arrives, I decided to use a SimpliSafe entry sensor. It is less expensive and easier to install than sensors designed for a mail box. My mail box is on the street about 200 ft from my house. I have been using it for about 2 weeks and it works like a charm. Obviously, I turned off the Home alarm and Away alarm features.
3 years ago
Definitely a great idea there. We should probably warn that our recommended operating temps for the Entry Sensor is between 32¬∞F and 120¬∞F, with 90% humidity (and of course, it's not at all waterproof!).
Not, that the sensor will stop working immediately as soon as the environment goes beyond that range. But you might need to replace that battery more often than our projected 3-5 years.
SimpliSafe Home Security
2 years ago