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Sunday, March 17th, 2019 2:25 PM
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Here's an interesting article on garage door security at the Simplisafe UK site:
Okay, great but on this side of the pond, at least, how about full, formal integration with SS3 and an Amazon like "Simplisafe Key"? I currently have two entry sensors on my garage doosr mounted on hinges, set to alarm on home, secret alert on away (current settings would make alarm setting a PIA, pardon my French). Works great but even if I install a Simplicam to add to my existing motion, its still kind of Rube Goldberg. I would like something better: a deluxe, Gucci Simplisafe approved, designed and seamlessly integrated garage coverage.
Hint hint: Davey, this is a great transition to introduce Mr. or Ms. Smith, Simplisafe product mgt who will be hosting the first SS online, live webinar on Feb xx (add the year 2022 so their is no misunderstanding) to get this proverbial ball rolling!!
We recently changed out old LiftMaster for a new one. Like everything these days, it comes with an app you can put on your phone. Great for when you have the old "o darn, did I close the garage door when I left" question. Pull up the app, it says whether the door is open or closed, if you left it open, you can close if right from your phone. (or open it for somebody you may want to let in the house you're talking to on the phone)
The app is MyQ.
It would be great if this could be made part of our Simplisafe system, just like any other door you may have in the house where you have a sensor installed.
@jsw123 Hey SimpliSafe, Chamberlain is waiting to hear from you: https://www.myq.com/works-with-myq
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I won't go through all the details on why, but I designed, built and installed my "SSSLGD" (SimpliSafe Smart Lock Garage Door) system. Please see attached diagram and photo. Its been up and running for about a week. Have fun! It was well worth my time.
I have the SimpliSafe system with about 35 devices installed. I use the scheduled automatic arming of my system to turn on at night. This gives the confidence that at my set hour, the door will be locked and the alarm system is activated. Security!
The problem is this, I have a motion sensor in my garage. If I have failed to remember to close the garage door prior to system activation, it will likely be tripped by movement during the night by a stray animal.
So lieu of a solution from SimpliSafe, I also reluctantly added a Chamberlain MyQ to remotely operate my garage door. It makes it easier, but that's still a step I must remember to do.
It sure would be nice if a link was established giving me and others the ability to allow SimplySafe to close the open door, lock entry doors, and secure everything in one automated step.
Chamberlain partners with many other companies to do similar functions. It would appear that a bit of programming linking the APIs in the apps would be a delight to your customers and attract many new customers as well.