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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​

92 Messages

8 months 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

8 months 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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218 Messages

8 months 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

8 months 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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