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Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 12:59 PM

Night Mode - When?

It has been a question and a topic of discussion for Simplisafe for many months.  


We need a Night Mode mode in addition to the Away and Home Mode.  This is a huge competitive problem for Simplisafe not to have.  We need to be able to arm our exterior sensors, without arming our motion detectors and have instant alarms set for just the exterior sensors.  We cannot do easily with current modes.  This is the only alarm system on the market that I can find that does not have this feature.   

Simplisafe has said for months that it is working on adding this mode.  Is this really being worked on or not?  When is expected implementation?

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Hi @wbd12228 ,

This idea for a third armed mode has been submitted, but is not currently in development.

But I'd like to understand a bit more what you're looking for. The way that Home Mode currently works is that by default, all your Motion Sensors are disarmed, while your Glassbreak and Entry Sensors remain online. You can decide which sensors of any of the three types is active in Home Mode, on a per-sensor basis.

You can also set instant trigger for each sensor, though that's an on-or-off setting regardless of mode.

So it sounds like the current Home Mode might already do what you're asking?

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@davey_d​ 

Thanks for the response.

The desire is have the ability to have instant alarm set for all exterior type sensors.  ie:  glass, doors, etc.., when everyone is home and sleeping.  That way if a door is opened or glass break, the alarm goes on without entry delay.  We would not expect anyone to be coming in.

The problem is that when using Home Mode and not everyone is yet home, and you have everything set to instant, the alarm system goes off immediately when a person returns home.  Home mode works great when you are home, but someone returns and opens a door with a delay for specified door.

The key here is that a "night" mode is almost on every other system in the industry.  It allows for having all exterior sensors set to alarm without delay when sleeping and no one is ever expected to enter.

Does this make sense?

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Hi @wbd12228, 

While "Night Mode" is not currently in development, it has been requested before. This public form will only create more visibility for our dev team! 

In the meantime, a workaround here would be to set your sensors to Instant Trigger while getting ready for bed. If someone does break in, the sensor will go off instantly. 

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Manually setting and un-setting instant alarm every night before bed and in the morning is not a valid work around.

there should be a way to have a home mode when people are expected to come and go, and a sleep mode where any exterior sensor trip is instantly alarmed. We just got our system hooked up and I am shocked that simply safe doesn’t have this option.

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11 months ago

I bought SimpliSafe specifically because I need a night mode - I’m terrified that someone will break in while I’m asleep. This is my first home security system and I thought this was standard. According to the other poster it is, except for SS. 

The “arm it every night” doesn’t work for me. I’m neurodivergent and having to remember this every night is unattainable for me.

I just installed it and now I’m very disappointed, and am considering returning the system and going with a competitor.

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11 months ago

According to the other poster it is, except for SS. 

The other poster is wrong. While this mode does exist on some systems, it's not standard on all of them by any means.

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11 months ago

I am not sure why a specific night mode is needed? You can customize how each sensor reacts with each mode, you can set up one for yourself. 

You don't have to set them every night to instant trigger. Just pick a mode that you will use for nighttime mode and customize it. For example, our "Home" mode is our nighttime mode, every sensor except the one on my main entrance is set to instant trigger, which is similar to our away mode but doesn't activate the motion detectors (I like to late night snack, what can I say).  I also arm it in Home mode when my husband is away (I work from home), hence why the main door is not instantly triggered. But our keypad is hidden. We all have ways to disarm the system remotely (i.e. keyfobs, apps), but in the event we can't disarm with that you have 5 seconds to get to the keypad and disarm it. This is why we chose home mode to be our nightime mode, because the entry timer can be customized to a shorter timespan than away.  If you know where it is, you can get there in plenty of time. If you don't, there's no way that you are going to find it in time.

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9 months ago

I had night mode with Xfinity and I was disappointed to see it not on the SimpliSafe app. It saves the user from having to manually change individual alarms between Disabled and Alarm AND change the entry mode to zero EVERY NIGHT. The only entry delay that can be set to zero is the home mode. A night mode solves for this.

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@nmamsler​ If you want a lower value for away mode for entry or exit, just call SS support, give your safe word and they will set it to whatever you want.

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8 months ago

I would most definitely support a night mode,  especially as a user that came from Xfinity Home.

Even if it's only available in the app for now,  and not on the keypad,  then that's fine. 

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8 months ago

We do need a night mode. Going into the app every  morning and night to activate and deactivate instant trigger is unacceptable. Especially when you have 15 different devices you have to go in and out of. @emily_s@davey_d  what is the update on this? 

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@raims430 @alcast nice feature to have, however, I would like to see other feature reqests first: garage door sensors and ability to turn on lights during an alarm event.

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@raims430​ This request has been submitted, but it is currently not in development.

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5 months ago

Just adding myself to the list of those wanting a night mode. Manually toggling the instant alarm on and off every day is a poor workaround. I suspect the addition of a night mode would prevent a significant number of false alarms.

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2 months ago

I also agree that Night Mode is needed. We need to be able to set sensors in modes that are different when we're home or when some folks are expected to come home, separately from when we're all asleep. This is very disappointing. Our previous system, iSmart, had this third mode available. When SimpliSafe took over iSmart, why did they not offer the same? We're switching to a competitor for this reason.

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2 months ago

It is very dissapointing to see that Simplisafe is not paying any attention to this basic safety and security need.   I can find no other system on the market, from a large competitor, that does not have this capability for a "night mode".     

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With the examples given the need for a night mode could  be met with a simple way with the key fob. There are many other items in the development request backlog I would like SS to work on first.

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