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Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 5:34 PM

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Alert if Entry Sensor is left open after X minutes

I'd like to find a way to set up an alert if a door is left open for a set amount of time.  I want to be reminded if I leave the garage door open.  Don't seem to be able to do this currently.

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Alert if Smart Lock is left unlocked for [x] minutes

2 Messages

1 year ago

+1

4 Messages

1 year ago

I am cancelling my account because of this missing feature. Get your software right. 

6 Messages

11 months ago

ability to set alert if entry sensor left open for a certain amount of time. Also would be good to be able to snooze it

2 Messages

9 months ago

How is this not done yet? I switched from ADT and missing this feature will make me switch back. 

2 Messages

9 months ago

For ease of development, you could just add an option on the device setting like "Alarm - Home and Away, Notify if left open" with no option for the user to customize the time, etc (just one universal time for the entire feature).

8 Messages

8 months ago

We should be able to setup a push notification if a door is left open for a certain amount of time that is configurable.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Door left open notification

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@ajcast good suggestion and shouldn't be that hard to implement.  Note that a partial solution already exists that if you arm with your phone it will come back and show you the overall status of the system, including any open sensors.

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10 Points

Hi @ajcast, 

Thank you for your suggestion! A similar suggestion has been passed along to our dev team. If we get any news from them, an update will be provided in this thread.

8 Messages

8 months ago

I support this feature.

4 Messages

8 months ago

I am currently weighing a switch between SimpliSafe and my current alarm.com and Ring doorbell. I bought a complete SimpliSafe package during the 4th of July but I am having second thoughts due to two major issues I have found.

1) I have three young kids who constantly go outside to play and I currently get text notifications sent to my phone if a door is left open for five minutes. I believe I can adjust the amount of time as well. As you can imagine there are many times where the doors are left open and this is truly the #1 feature I use on alarm.com.

2) I am learning SimpliSafe isn't nearly as compatible with Alexa as it is billed to be and can only alarm the system through Alexa. Currently anytime our doorbell rings my kids run to our Alexa and say "Alexa show me the front door" and they can see if it is a neighbor friend and they can answer it or if it is someone they don't know and they ignore the doorbell. Even if I keep my SimpliSafe system I will be returning my SimpliSafe Doorbell.

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Hi @aaronsoule​, 

Currently the system will not send a notification if an Entry Sensor has been open for a set amount of time. However, the SimpliSafe mobile app will show if any sensors are open on the main screen. This suggestion has been sent to our dev team, and when we hear any news from them we will let everyone in this thread know.

Regarding integration with Alexa, users can arm their system with it; but right now we do not have the ability to share video with third parties as part of our commitment to keep your data, and especially your videos, private. 

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@emily_s​ Is it too early speculate on the timing of the notification for doors open?

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@aaronsoule​ Yes, unfortunately I do not have a timeline for when that feature would be developed.

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Agree. This feature would be fantastic and help me save energy.

6 Messages

Would be good to have ...

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7 months ago

+1 for this - PLEASE! I have entry sensor on my garage door and recently it was left open - all of our bikes were stolen (in the city). This would have prevented this ... please help and add this feature ASAP. 

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7 months ago

+1 request for this feature.  Just woke up in the middle of the night and happened to see that my front door was wide open at least for last 2+ hours! No reason why a simple alert/alarm notification can’t be sent if a door is open for X minutes.  Please work on this feature!  Seems like a basic one that other services have and I frankly am looking into switching to another system if this cannot be solved. 

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