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Friday, May 20th, 2022 2:29 PM

Connecting to smart lights

Can SimpliSafe work with other smart devices. For example, turn on the lights when I open the front door? Or remind me to close the garage door if it's been open for 5+ minutes?

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Captain

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2 years ago

@eysteinngudni From your lips to the ears of Simplisafe product development engineers. Unfortunately, the answer is a hard no currently.  The digital assistant "integration" is virtually useless (yeah, they can arm the system and tell you if its armed (oooh, ahhhhh) but that's about it.  I am sure there are valid reasons for not providing this capability but still would like to see it yesterday. I have nine indoor and outdoor lights I would like to integrate with SS3 to turn them all on in an alarm event!

Simplisafe, another topic for an interactive webinar in the online community!

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2 years ago

Thank you for the reply.

Are you SS development engineer?

Captain

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@eysteinngudni​ LOL. Hardly.  My wife will tell you I sometimes can't handle a screwdriver..which end do you hold....no, just a very loyal customer for over 10 years, starting with SS2 and then SS3. Thank you for the compliment!

The SS online community is a great place to meet other customers, SS associates and is connected to the Help Center, where are great videos, charts and articles to answer your questions. Also, the online support chat and call center agents are a very friendly helpful group who are always more than welcome to help us customers. The number and operating hours are at the bottom of every page.  

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Community Admin

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2 years ago

Hi all,

The Captain is correct, the answer is currently no. I can tell you that from a technical standpoint, it's likely possible to have that kind of deep integration with third party platforms, but would take a lot of time and effort to implement, especially in a secure way. So I wouldn't say never, just not at this time.

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2 years ago

Alexa has a option to create a routine. Creating a name or saying to Alexa that involves SS  + whatever smart lights or settings to link with that routine name.  

Captain

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@jghandy1124​ Up to now anything I have attempted to use an Alexa routine to accomplish this has failed. If you were successful, can you post the routine structure you used? Thanks!

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1 year ago

Why would this "take a lot of time and effort"?
SimpliSafe already passes the "Armed" "Disarmed" even  "HOME" and "AWAY" status to assistant.

Just also make available  "TRIGGERED"  and maybe "DISARMED" and let Google Home handle the routine building.

     IF  "TRIGGERED"  turn on ALL LIGHTS

    IF "DISARMED"   wait 5 minutes and TURN OFF outside LIGHTS

And really any concern about "false triggers of the routine" is trivial if the SimpliSafe alarm is already screaming its head off.

Captain

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@steve_18e2ce​ This is a guess on my part, but based on personal experience in the medical device industry based on working with competitor systems:

The actual technical part of getting an integration done is usually not that difficult, infact, often  the easy part; the works get gummed up when you have to deal with legal matters with your the 3rd party, especially when it is a competitor in  your industry and, what they will seek from you for the that integration. Often, even with monetary considerations aside, other demands are considered a cost too high. 

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6 months ago

So, how about SimpliSafe creating their own control? Thus, there would be no third-party involved.

I just replaced three CO2 / smoke detectors in my home with the SS ones, now that SS offers them. That got me thinking about what else I'd like to add to my SS system. The first thing that came to mind was the lamp that I have on a WeMo. It'd be nice to add that to my SS system and ditch the WeMo.

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