Any suggestions on covering an outbuilding located 150 feet behind my home, just out of reliable range of the base station
Hi, We have loved our Simplisafe system now for two years but need to come up with coverage on an outbuilding behind our home. We tried various sensors but the Simplisafe base station would lose connection to them intermittently. Is anyone aware of a solution that does not require us to buy a complete system for just the building? We live in a rural area where hundreds of homes have out buildings so I think some sort of extended range or a device we could connect up to our system using the internet connection that we have inside the outbuilding. Really want to stay with Simplsafe but we need to cover the building without two separate systems.
2 years ago
Some have suggested adding a length of wire from the internal antenna of the sensor gives more range but I've never tried it myself. Antennas, particularly for transmitting, are usually tuned to a specific frequency or at least a rather narrow band so how that really plays out with some "hunK" of added wire is up in the air.
Is there any possibility to split the difference, so to speak, with location of the base?
Is it an SS2 system or SS3? I was of the understanding the SS3 system was supposed to have a lot more range capability for the sensors?
2 years ago
5 months ago
Can anyone from SS actually reply to this question?