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Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 2:59 PM

Question about testing my system

Is there an easy/quick way to test my system?  Usually I "volunteer" one of my kids to stand by the base station and tell me what it says while I open and close every window, clap for each glass break sensor, etc.  It only takes about 20-30 minutes, but some of my sensors are more difficult to reach.



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3 years ago

@mdolfan if you have and use the phone app, open it and on the home screen swipe down. It kicks off a system wide check and if something is wrong (non responding sensor, one the base couldn't reach, low battery etc, it will tell you.  I do it daily, however, do a full manual test like you once every quarter.

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Thanks - I didn't know that.

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3 years ago

Hey mdolfan,

One quick tip for you. As you might know, the Base Station has backup batteries, which can last for up to a day in case of power outages. So that should be plenty of time, and you can unplug and take the Base Station with you around the house - no mini-assistants required!

- Johnny M.
SimpliSafe Home Security
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