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Thursday, December 7th, 2023 6:27 AM

Hearing Impaired - SimpliSafe Alarms need to trigger a Smart Home Routine

Amazon, Apple, and Google Smart Home devices (Alexa, HomeKit, Home/Nest) all allow routines. SimpliSafe not only must support arming the system in Home or Away mode in a Routine, but it also needs to be able to trigger a pre-defined routine based on an Alarm. For example;

 

Entry/Glassbreak Alarm triggers routine that Sets All Lights Blink RED

Water Alarm triggers routine that Sets All Lights BLUE

Fire Alarm triggers routine to Turn Thermostat OFF, Unlocks All Doors, and Sets All Lights to Yellow

CO2 Alarm triggers routine to Turn Thermostat OFF, Unlocks All Doors, and Sets All Lights to White

Medical Alarm triggers routine to Unlocks All Doors, and Sets All Lights to ON, Send Text Family

 

SimpliTrigger would allow any user to setup up Routines based on ANY Smart Devices in their home. Creating routines such as, “SimpliSafe Break-in”, “SimpliSafe Water”, “SimpliSafe Fire”, and “SimpliSafe Gas” can be verbally tested by the user before linking to the SimpliSafe Alarm type. Hearing impaired customers would now have a visual alarm and a mean to automatically Text Family or Friends. First Responders would benefit knowing they’re at the right location, blinking Red lights for the Police or Yellow, ideal light color for smoky environments for firefighters. Medical personnel would find the home all lit up and doors unlocked.

 

The current SimpliSafe Alexa Skill is worthless as it requires a voice confirmation of your request to set your system in Home or Away mode and can’t be added to normal routines. The creation of SimpliTrigger that also allowed arming your system in regular routines would be a valuable enhancement and an innovative product differential, easily worth $5 a month subscription.

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3 months ago

Hi @ack0605, 

Thank you for this suggestion! For any new product requests or ideas, we do ask that the thread is posted in the Product Requests and Suggestions section of the Community, so other individuals in the Community can upvote it! If you could please submit this an idea post in that section, we can go ahead and send it to our devs.

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