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Thursday, December 10th, 2020 6:26 PM

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Freezer Alarm

Hi SimpliSafe,

Please consider adding freezer alarms to your device offerings.  I have a chest freezer full of meat and last summer I lost hundreds of dollars of meat due to a tripped breaker servicing the freezer and I didn't discover it until days later.  I currently have cheap digital alarm attached to it but it would be great if I could have a device connected to the SimpliSafe system to notify me if the freezer goes above a set temperature.  I imagine this would be popular as many people have an extra freezer/fridge that they don't necessarily check daily.

Thanks!

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4 years ago

The SS3 temperature sensors have both an upper alarm point and lower alarm point.  Unfortunately, it does not work as a freezer alarm, as (at least my) freezers dip below 0 now and again, and that is the lowest you can set the lower value to and so there are a lot of false triggers..

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Could the sensor be altered to change the set points? Or simply designate this sensor as a freezer sensor and ignore the lower set point. Seems this could be done in soft/firmware.

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3 years ago

I think that is an EXCELLENT suggestion. I have thought of this too. It would be very useful for people living in a home and people with additional properties, like vacation homes.  

This would also be an invaluable quality-adding device that would certainly attract subscribers and keep existing subscribers.

3 years ago

I'm not the first to suggest it, but I think it's a topic worth repeating: My SimpliSafe system would be of considerably higher value with a freezer alarm.  My limited research shows that freezer alarms fall into two categories.  The first are the manual ones that simply emit a noise/light response when the freezer is failing, which is fine if you're there when it fails, but completely useless if you're not.  The second category includes those that send you a text/email when the freezer fails, which has the disadvantage of requiring a monthly/yearly subscription.  

The solution is obviously SimpliSafe, as the company already has access to a system of remote notifications and has me paying a recurring subscription fee.  I don't want to re-purpose the SimpliSafe Temperature Sensor as a makeshift freezer alarm, as others have suggested.  I want a dedicated freezer alarm integrated into my SimpliSafe system.  This could not be that difficult, and I expect that it would give SimpliSafe as a company an advantage in marketing over companies like ADT who do not appear to have a freezer alarm as of yet.

I am open to suggestions, but I believe SimpliSafe would be much better off with a freezer alarm as part of their lineup.
Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Freezer Alarm

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Actually, the new SS3 temperature sensor could do the job very easily, if they allowed selecting only an upper temperature alarm.  I have tried using it as a freezer alarm and it actually worked very well most of the time.  Except my freezer dips below zero on occasion, and zero is the lowest you can set the lower alarm to, thus providing unacceptable false alarms.  

A shame, I would have bought 5 of them for all the freezers in the house and motorhome.

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Actually, the new SS3 temperature sensor could do the job very easily, if they allowed selecting only an upper temperature alarm.  I have tried using it as a freezer alarm and it actually worked very well most of the time.  Except my freezer dips below zero on occasion, and zero is the lowest you can set the lower alarm to, thus providing unacceptable false alarms.  

A shame, I would have bought 5 of them for all the freezers in the house and motorhome and might actually have activated my SS3 system. Without that benefit, my SS2 system already installed works perfectly fine, so not a lot of incentive to tear it out and risk the SS3 system not being as annoyance free.

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Yes,   I have been asking for a freezer alarm for some time

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Yes,  Please provide this interface

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How can I turn off the temperature alarms? The thermometer in the freezer seems to work to low temperatures, so I can check them to see if they are staying at temperature.

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3 years ago

Hi all, I have a Gen3 system installed at my second home.  On a recent visit I was greeted by a awful smell and mess due to a failed refrig/freezer compressor.  In addition to the smell and mess I lost all the contents of the freezer, which although was not a serious loss, could have been avoided if I had been alerted to the failure quickly enough.  Wondering if SimpliSafe may have a solution to this, such as perhaps a sensor that would work opposite of the Low Temp Alarm?  Or if anyone may have a thought?   Thank you 

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Refrigerator / Freezer Monitor

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The SS3 temperature sensor has both a high temperature alert and a low temperature alert.  I tried to use it as a freezer alarm and it was a problem, as my freezer occasionally dips below the lowest allowed set point, 0.  It does however, work very well when the upper setting is exceeded.  So although it does not seem practical to use as a freezer alarm (unless yours has a very stable temperature setting), it should work fine as a fridge alarm.  I didn't do anything to use it as a freezer alarm, but it was quite close to the base so any signal blocked by the freezer wall was not a factor.  You might need to add an external antenna if the location is far away from the base. 

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What is the upper setting?

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What is the upper temperature setting? 

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Looks like it'll go as high as 127°F.

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Right, the Temperature Sensor can trigger for both an upper threshold (max 127F) and lower threshold (min 0F).

The key challenge in using this sensor for a refrigerator (and indeed, this would be the case for any SimpliSafe sensor) is that the radio communication would have extreme trouble trying to pass through metal, let alone any other insulation layer in there. So it is not likely to work reliably.

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8 months ago

Reviving an old discussion.  It’s now late 2023 and still no specific monitor for freezers/refrigerators.   Come on SimpliSafe…your customers need this functionality!!  Why is it so difficult to develop a sensor specific to this?

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6 months ago

A number of systems have remote freezer monitors that easily communicate through the fridge/freezer so it should not be an issue for simplisafe to do the same

3 months ago

I put my sensor in the fridge and it works, but my fridge is close to the base station.

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3 months ago

Will 2024 be the year that Simplisafe adds this solution?

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Probably not, they can't even fix the performance mode.

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