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Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 7:57 PM

Warning or Blocking putting into Home or Away if a sensor is open?

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4.3K Messages

2 years ago

Hey angelosarto, welcome to SimpliSafe!

Yes, the system will let you arm the alarm even if an Entry Sensor is open. This is intentional, so that you can leave windows or doors open (say, in the summertime when you want to let the breeze in) and still arm the rest of the system.

However, you should also be getting a voice prompt from the Base Station, warning you of that open sensor. But keep in mind that this will only happen if you haven't already cleared the warning message on the Keypad (since the system assumes you already know and don't want to hear about it!).

Right now, there's no option to change this feature.




2.2K Messages

2 years ago

I think I'd rather have 1 entry unprotected than ALL entry points...

You have to understand, if it refused to arm, that is no more notable than letting you know a sensor is open.  And will you always have the time to track down which sensor is open (or just misbehaving)?
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