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Wednesday, May 24th, 2023 3:19 PM

Is my house haunted or do Simplisafe padlocks lock themselves?

We are bad and don't have a habit of locking our interior garage door except before going to bed. It's a Simplisafe Padlock that pretty much stays open during the day (it is inside our locked garage however). I left through it this morning not locking it (as normal) and my wife was outside with our dog (I saw her out there the whole time). Once the garage door had closed behind me I realized I forgot my keys so went in through the open deck door to grab them. Went back out through the interior garage door and saw that it was now locked. I hadn't locked it, my wife hadn't locked it. But is was locked, deadbolt turned.

The lock is “offline”. My base station is unplugged and has been for over a month. We moved to a Ring system and I haven’t changed the door locks yet.

Don’t have auto lock on, don’t have geofencing. Alarm is not set.

Has anyone had their padlock lock on its own? Trying to track down a rational explanation because we just had a previous weird thing happen where a window we always leave locked and closed was open. It is not reachable from the ground.

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1 year ago

Hi @sdotjo ,

This is extremely strange. You're sure that the Base Station is fully shut down? Even if Auto-Lock was on, that feature requires communication with the Base Station (so it can verify the state of the paired Entry Sensor). So it shouldn't have been possible to lock itself.

The only other thing that I can think of is that the PIN Pad at least doesn't need the Base Station, and connects directly with the Smart Lock. Could it it have been possible for you to accidentally push the Lock button at the bottom of the PIN Pad?

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