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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

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2 years 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


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@kennybryant​ right on. thx.

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2 years 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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right on. thx.

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2 years 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.

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right on. thx.  Yeah, have no issues in that side of things so good to hear

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2 years 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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@wareagleman​ right on. thx for the feedback.

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11 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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@Phil_D​ right on. thx.  While WPA3 is out, WPA2 is still the more commonly and generally considered to be secure still so I'm =mostly ok with that side of things though official WPA3 would be nice I agree!.

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8 months ago


(If a community moderator can answer that'd be great)

I'm shopping for a like system and interested in this topic as a requirement of mine. I have a requirement that the entire system will be on a separate SSID/VLAN that won't talk to my primary network at all. Is it true what is stated above that it'll work? I assume all the communication will then be to/from SimpliSafe's cloud-based service not directly to the devices from say the app on your phone? In other words, as long as the SimpliSafe devices can talk out, all will be well, yes? 



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