Love my SimpliSafe, but do have suggestions
I've had my SS3 since it was launched. What was that, close to 2 years ago? Anyway, its been great. I have no problems with the system or my 21 sensors, door lock and 3 cameras. I think SimpliSafe is a great product, but I think I know a few ways it could be even better. I think there should be a way to remotely trigger a panic from the app. This would be useful for those of us who have the doorbell or indoor cameras mounted outside. I have the indoor camera mounted above my driveway and if I'm at work and someone is messing with my truck I'd love to be able to sound the outdoor sirens that I have. Another thing that would be really great is if you had a smoke alarm listener like what Ring has. Perhaps the glass break sensor can be modified to listen to smoke or CO alarms and trigger the base station as well. I have a brand new home so I don't want to replace all the smoke and CO alarms to be alerted to danger. A listener would solve that for me. Another thing that would be easy to change, I'd really like to turn off the voice alerts when I arm or disarm the system. The problem with that is many times I use the key fob to arm it. If I turn off voice alerts I wouldn't be able to hear if the system arms. My mom has a different brand of home security and her keypad quickly beeps 3 or 4 times when its armed of disarmed with their remote. I would much rather have that. If you had a way to toggle between voice and beeps that would be perfect. Last thing I can think of, you know how some people mount the motion sensor right side up but then later have to switch it upside down because of a dog? It would be great to make the mount to where you don't have to unscrew or unstick it from the wall. Make it so the motion sensor can be mounted in either orientation without having to switch the mount. Also, it would be awesome to have the ability to schedule the system to automatically arm at a certain time each day. Lastly, I love the door lock and I have the autolock turned on at the 5 minute interval. It would be great to have a 10 minute interval, it tends to always lock me out while I'm still grabbing groceries. I think with these changes the system could be even better than it already is.
3 years ago