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Thursday, May 6th, 2021 9:55 PM


Suggestion: Visual "Armed" indicator

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Visual Indicator for Alarm State

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4.3K Messages

2 years ago

Hi rfas,

With SimpliSafe, that indicator is on the Base Station, not the Keypad. When it's constantly blue, that means that the system is armed and ready to trigger.

Of course, if your system is connected to the SimpliSafe app, you'd be able to use it to check status as well, wherever you are.

- Johnny M.
SimpliSafe Home Security

4 Messages

We know it's blue. But...    the Base is in a central place.  So it's either NOT at the front door, or NOT at the garage-house entry or NOT at the Master Bedroom.  Even still, we wouldn't want a bright, glowing blue light in the Master.  Please follow up with rfas' idea.

Note: A second (or more) keypad is not necessarily the answer.  Nice to show the Off, Home and Away in big circles. but the text is tiny.  MAKE IT BIGGER!!

6 Messages

2 years ago


I understand the visual indication on the base station. However, the base station is hidden out of view in a different room on a different floor of the house, which is normally the recommendation for this system. I doubt many people have the base station near the keypad.  The base station indication isn't helpful.

6 Messages

2 years ago

I'll echo the original poster's request for a visual indicator, but with a twist:  how about adding a remote indicator?

Replace the sensor part of the motion sensor enclosure with a large LED and use that to echo the status LED from the base station.  

Why?  Because many of us have the base station in the kitchen, family room, or other "main" area of the house, but typically enter through the garage.  I'd love to see a clear indicator of system status as soon as I open the garage door.  Doing so would prevent me from setting the system off by being unaware that someone else in the house had set the alarm and left [through the main door].  It *has* happened....

Similarly, the OP could hang this remote indicator near the bedroom and be able to know the system status at a glance.

Please, Simplisafe, consider offering us a remote status indicator.  Thank you.

6 Messages

2 years ago

I've thought about a second keypad as an indicator.  But given that the keypad goes dark after a few seconds, that's a less-than-ideal solution.

I'd LOVE a simple standalone red/green indicator....
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