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Saturday, July 23rd, 2022 8:06 PM

Separate IoT network

Is there any reason not to use my segregated IoT network for SimpliSafe?  I assume only the Base Station and Camera use wifi, not the sensors or key pad.  Wondering if I'm opening a can of worms by moving SS from my primary network to the IoT network (as the FBI has recently recommended).  Than you

98 Messages

1 year ago

I have my base station and all my cameras on a separate network from my laptops. Remember it has to be a 2.4 ghz network


2 Messages

1 year ago

Yes on 2.4 ghz.  My FiOS router has 3 networks primary, guest and IoT (which is 2.4).  Just checking for downside of moving SS to IoT but have not run across any.

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236 Messages

1 year ago

Hi @maxmc, welcome to the community!

As long as the secondary network is configured to be 2.4GHz, there shouldn't be an issue with having SimpliSafe set up on it. The one thing you'll want to make sure of is that you've allocated enough bandwidth on the network for the devices, SimpliSafe and others, to run. If you have any questions at all, feel free to reach back out and I'd be happy to help.

30 Messages

1 year ago

I've heard of some people putting their SimpliSafe system on it's own VLAN.  I think that's a little extreme, and just stuck mine on my IoT network.  There's no reason that any device on my IoT network needs to talk to anything else on my network.

My cameras, which are not SimpliSafe cameras, are on their own VLAN though.  

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3 months ago

For anyone who finds this later, the IoT 2.4ghz network on Verizon FiOS will NOT work with Simplisafe cameras.  You must enable the regular 2.4ghz wifi and use WPA2 authentication (weak authentication).  Only then will cameras install and maintain connection.

I recommend using a different wifi name and use MAC address filtering to restore the security you lose with this setup.

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