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Thursday, July 29th, 2021 1:23 AM

Two wifi networks

I have a separate detached garage that I want to cover with a camera, extra keypad, siren, and two door sensors. The salesperson told me I can connect all this to my separate wifi in the back. My base station is in the front wifi. I had to get a seperate wifi connection in the back because its too far away, and separated by two block walls. Ive been on hold for an hour to ask this question.

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3 years ago

Hi leohadleyjr,

That's a great question.

First you should know that the alarm system components (Keypad, Siren, Sensors, etc.) all connect to the Base Station directly, through their own local radio signal. So they don't use WiFi at all.
The range of the sensors is around 800ft over open air, and would naturally be reduced if the signal is passing through walls. A detached garage shouldn't be a problem, unless there were brick or stone walls in the way, or metal siding.

As for cameras, they connect differently - through WiFi, and not the Base Station directly. So your garage camera should have no trouble connecting via that separate WiFi network.

- Johnny M.
SimpliSafe Home Security

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3 years ago

Interesting thread and nice to learn new things in the forums.  Not bad for such an outdated format, still useful after all these years. Imagine what will be avaiable with when the new CRC is put in production.  Up first: Live online webinar hosted by our favorite Johnny M to answer your questions live! Popcorn optional.....:-)

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3 years ago

can you search this forum?

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2 years ago

Hi Leohadleyjr, were you able to get your cameras working off two wifi signals?  I'm thinking of doing the same.

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If you mean that you want your cameras connected to different WiFi networks, then yes, you can do that. Each camera can be connected to a separate network.

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1 year ago

Can i put two base stations on the same network? ( so we can hear and set the alarm from two different parts of a large home)

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1 year ago

Good luck my friend. Ask for a U.S. based agent for starters, then ask for a supervisor or the loyalty department. You should now be able to get some attention. 

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1 year ago

After the first day system was working fine. Had my system installed by On Tech. After one day started getting push notifications (with system disarmed) from back yard camera if someone went out there or the wind blew. For some reason On Tech installed and charged me $200.00 for a router for this outdoor camera but not the indoor camera. On Tech is coming out today to attempt repairs but confidence is low due to the fact that the outdoor camera is only 20 feet away from base station. Considering having system removed and getting all my money back. Techs aren’t here yet so we’ll see what happens. Btw the indoor camera happens to be only 20 feet away from base and no problems with this camera. Anyone else with similar problems?

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