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Wednesday, July 6th, 2022 2:47 PM

System for RVs

I am ready to retire so I purchased a RV to travel. I was disappointed to see Simply Safe did not have a system for RVs. My company supplies the RV industry and it's hard to comprehend how many RVs are in the US. Hundreds of thousands of potential Simply Safe customers in the US alone. We need a system that will operate on a standard 12V RV system. One that has a GPS system that can locate the RV anywhere in the US. Simply Safe is missing out on a huge market while leaving us unprotected. 

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2 years ago

@hitechceo Actually, there is a customer who has successfuly used a system on his RV. Suggest you use a search on their forum handle, sevensiamesecats and other keyword, like RV.  He has been a customer and active in the forums for many years and may be able to provide some assistance to you.

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2 years ago

Hi @hitechceo ,

Yes, we do have quite a few folks who have SimpliSafe systems installed in their RV or boat. Our social team has even worked with vanlifers! There are just a couple of adjustments you'd need to make.

For example, as you already mentioned, the system equipment itself is not location-aware. So you'd want to just update your online account (right on the app) whenever you move to a new location. Though many mobile homes do have the standard 120v AC, which is all the Base Station needs to run.

You're right that SimpliSafe is primarily designed for a standard home at a fixed address. But we keep it simple and easy-to-use so it can also be used in versatile situations.

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9 months ago

So I could purchase a system for my home, and then move needed components to my RV when I travel?

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@cherrymuffley​ correct! You could purchase a system for your home, and then when you're ready to travel you can transfer the devices to your RV. Please note that the system is not location-aware, though. Whenever you travel to a new location you will need to update that information in the SimpliSafe app so our monitoring service will know where to send help if you need it. 

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@cherrymuffley​ The process Emily is outling was done successfully by another long time customer sevensiamescats. He reported no issues using his system for his RV from time time.

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@cherrymuffley​ Moving the components is a pain.  The cheapest solution is to have house components mounted in the house and RV components mounted in the RV.  Then move the base back and forth (has to be reprogrammed, of course).  

But then your house is not protected when you are in the RV.  It's worth the extra money to have a base in the RV and a base in the house.  The house can be monitored and the RV not monitored unless you are in a location for a month or more.

I "monitor" my RV system when it is parked at home, by having all the RV sensors also defined to the home base.

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5 months ago

Does anyone know if there is a lock modification for the door lock?  One that would work in a camper?    I'm preparing to move my system from my home to my RV and have the full set of devices:  Door locks (2) Window/Door sensors, glass break sensors motion detectors, doorbells, carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors, water sensor, cameras (9)  Obviously I won't need every component but which ones will not work for the RV application?    Is there a market for selling extra components?

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@jay548​ The Smart Lock only works with Single Cylinder Deadbolts, we do not have a modification to make it compatible with other types of locks.

Many of your devices will work in an RV, like your Entry, Motion, Glassbreak, and Water Sensors, as well as your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors. Our cameras do require a Wi-Fi connection to function, so as long as you have a router those will work as well. 

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