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Monday, April 15th, 2019 2:45 PM

How to set up my spouse on the same account

Hopefully this isn't a dumb question, but I want my husband to have the same app access/capabilities that I have. He's downloaded the app but it doesn't give him the option to connect to an existing system? Is there a way he can connect to our existing account/base system?

Thank you!

434 Messages

5 years ago

The only was to accomplish this is to login with identical email and password as your account.

The problem arises when you want a user to have slightly different capabilities than the account owner. That is not currently (has been requested for many YEARS) available.

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That's a shame! They should set that up soon!

Thank you for the information!

Captain

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5 years ago

@skrowe88. no need to panic. My wife and I both have the Android app on our phones and it works quite well. We both have different applock codes so we remember ours and to get into the app is easy.  (Fingerprint would be easier SS).

As far as the two apps, yes same email and password but that's stored, so no issue there either.

On the account itself we use the form

John & Mary Doe

Primary phone my cell number
Secondary my wife's cell number

Done.

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2 years ago

This is extremely deficient.  Especially when multi-factor Auth becomes involved.  Also, in an ideal world the primary should be able to control level of access of secondary or subsequent users.  Both to accurately track activity and to prevent corruption of login credentials. Even simplisafe's own online support is challenged by understanding MFA when two primary phone #s are involved.  This aspect of UX is horrid.

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@olliezad​ this thread was created before MFA was implemented. But you might be interested in this thread, where other Community members are also asking for Multi-User Logins.

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6 months ago

This is not clear to me, and I don't know if anything has changed since these posts.

I want my wife to get the same alerts I do, to have the same ability to arm/disarm that I do, at the same time that I do, using the app. Is this not possible? As a new user, I'd hate to have to cancel my account and return my newly-purchased and installed equipment, but if the system is only designed for a single user, that won't meet our needs.

Community Admin

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@lacymarke​ Your wife can access your SimpliSafe account by using your login credentials on her own mobile device. From there she can set up system push notifications on her phone and will have all the same abilities as you.

After your wife logs in to your account, I would then recommend enabling Multi-Factor Authentication on your account and registering her phone number. This way whenever she tries to log in, a confirmation code will be sent to her phone instead of yours. We list out the steps to enable Multi-Factor Authentication in this Help Center article.

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2 months ago

I do not see a resolution to this, has it been added?

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@dpueblas1996​ At this time the SimpliSafe mobile app is only capable of single-user login. However, our devs have been working on a multi-user login feature so multiple accounts can access a SimpliSafe system.

Work on this feature is nearing completion, and we expect to launch it this spring. Once it's ready to roll out, we will provide an update over in this thread

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2 months ago

This is the most obnoxious feature of this service. It makes 0% sense not to give both homeowners access to their own security system. I have complained about this so many time and Simpli Safe does not care. It makes absolutely no sense. 

It is DANGEROUS.

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2 days ago

Any update to this? I’m not sure how every other alarm company has this option and SimpliSafe doesn’t?

thanks. 

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