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Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 12:10 AM

Instructions for adding a second keypad

What are the instructions for installing a second keypad to an existing simplisafe system?

The instructions enclosed in the keypad box were for installing new sensors, and these don't seem to apply to keypads.

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6 years ago

SS2 or SS3?

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6 years ago

Sorry, I am unfamiliar with Simplisafe's nomenclature.  The base system was only purchased recently.  On the shipping invoice, the part number for the keypad is SSKP3W, so my guess is that this is an SS3.

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6 years ago

You can add an additional keypad the same way you would add any other device to your system.

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I added a second keypad and its a little different than other devices.  You have to take the base and unscrew the battery compartment and press a button that is directly across from the screw.  After you press the button you can add the keypad.

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@bryonculpepper

This is a recovery mode of sorts - something to use if there are no other devices already paired to your base station. For example, if you have no other keypad to use to add other devices, you would have to use this button method to add a keypad, and then you could use that keypad to add additional sensors.

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Thank you, that worked

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did you have to have different codes for each pad?

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6 years ago

That's odd, I didn't have to do that.

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5 years ago

So you add the 2nd keypad, and the base will populate all the sensor information to the new keypad?

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5 years ago

I doubt it is stored "in the keypad".  More likely the keypad accesses the base when the list of sensors is brought up.

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5 years ago

All you gotta do is go to the original keypad and go to add a device and select  ... keypad .... The system will tell you what to do from there.  Don't forget to pull the battery insulator.

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do you have one key pad by the front door and one at the back door?

does it require different codes for each pad?

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4 years ago

My keypad doesn't work (doesn't come on even with new batteries) so I tried using the key fob.  It doesn't activate the system even after plugging it into the base.  Do I have to have a keypad for the system to arm?  I'm looking to add a door lock but may switch to another (Ring) system all together if I have to start from scratch.

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4 years ago

If you can plug the key fob into the base, then you have SS2.  I don't think the lock works with SS2, but I don't have one to verify that.

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4 years ago

The codes are stored in the account, not the keypad, so I can't see any way to have different codes for different keypads.

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9 months ago

On the newest generation just pull the tab for your battery activation and push the red button that’s on top of it down for a few seconds and it will allow you to set it up.

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