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Saturday, November 26th, 2022 12:02 AM


Finally upgraded to Gen 3.  Can the Gen 2 Smoke detectors work as "stand alone" detectors?  We've purchased new Gen 3 detectors, but thought using the old ones (redundancy) wouldn't be a bad idea?!?

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1 year ago

Hi @tkhips ,

Yes, all versions of the SimpliSafe Smoke Detector are able to function as regular smoke detectors on their own, without needing to be connected to a system.

You already know, but the only difference is that Gen 3 Smoke Detectors can only communicate with Gen 3 Base Stations (and vice versa).

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