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Monday, November 23rd, 2020 10:33 PM

Using temperature sensor as heat detector

Anyone with the temperature sensor able to confirm it can go to 135 degrees so it can be used as a heat detector.

Plan is to use in kitchen where we have the dryer and washing machine etc so we can get alerted if fire there before spreads through utility room, kitchen, dining room before smokes detect

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3 years ago

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3 years ago

Goes up to 141 degrees :-)

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3 years ago

My temperature sensor doesn't seem to update at frequent intervals. Checking my dashboard just now, it shows the temperature was updated 4 days ago. Don't know if this is normal and never took time to pursue the issue.

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3 years ago

Hi all,

The Temperature Sensor for the All-New SimpliSafe system can be set to trigger an environmental alarm when the temperature exceeds the value set by the user. This value can be set between 127° F (~53° C) and 1° F (~ -17° C).

While your dashboard will not always automatically update to the latest temperature reading, be assured that the Temperature Sensor does report the temperature to your Base station every hour.

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Thank you Team S.

So I could set mine to trigger if temperature exceeded 127.

Would this sound the sirens in house or only trigger notification and call.

My thoughts are to use it as a head sensor in kitchen / utility area where it could be an early warning sign of fire (where a smoke detector isn't an option).

For me I have 5 SS smokes and if this works as a heat detector in kitchen it would give me an extra minute of detection.

By sounds of it the environmental alarm will be like how the water sensor works? where it will trigger phone alert and call but not sound the sirens.

would be great to get a heat sensor that sounds siren.   In UK its now law that a heat sensor must be installed in a kitchen before the property can be sold... and linked to sirens or other smokes so it would be brilliant to get that going as the sales for UK subscribers would be sold easily with that integration and change of name.

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3 years ago

If the update frequency is every hour, to me, it's of dubious value for a fire sensor.

Also, for smoke and I'd expect fire/temp sensors too, I think there are certifications that apply. I'd check to be sure these are certified by the applicable agencies before using them in a situation requiring legal compliance.

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3 years ago

thank you

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3 years ago

Dandy, I think the WATER-sensor DOES sound the base station alarm (not your db siren) - it's a slightly different alarm sound, and coming from the base, along with a call from monitoring, but of course no dispatch (can also get text alert just like your other sensors if triggered).  Might want to confirm with SS if it's the same for the temperature sensor (if base sounds alarm or not).

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3 years ago

While we do not recommend relying on the Temperature sensor for your desired purpose, coltmaster1 is correct in that it will trigger an audible alarm from the base station, similar to the Water sensor. Both the Water and Temperature Sensors will trigger an Environmental Alarm on your base station as well as a call from the monitoring center. Unlike the Burglary Alarms, however, instead of the siren starting to blare it will beep four times with increasing volume and then state the type of sensor that triggered the alarm; the message will then repeat.

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@simplisafe_admin​ is simplisafe working on a heat sensor for garage fire detection purposes? Smoke alarms are not for garages, heat sensors are. This would be a huge help if they came out with one!

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1 year ago

If you are using the temperature sensors as an early warning before a fire breaks out, it is a problem that you only get a report once per hour.  So, is it possible to mount multiple temperature sensors near each other and have them each report at a different time, asynchronously, so that you can create a shorter interval overall?

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1 month ago

Useless trying to convince Simplisafe to produce such a product.  Don't know why they won't.  My fire department has recommended not using a smoke detector in areas like the garage where smoke is likely from exhaust gas.  I don't know why they don't have a device that triggers when sensing element detects an abnormal temp rise over a short period of time and sends a signal to the base station.  This type of sensor is needed yet they won't listen to the suggestion as I have asked multiple times for them to consider.  This is the one thing that frustrates me about this company. 

@aswierz​ 

Yes , we need this real-time heat detector. With all the lithium batteries for all the e-bikes, razor scooters, other toys, and power tools, this product is really needed!  

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@aswierz​ I certainly hear you! The request for a heat sensor has been submitted to our dev team for their consideration. Once we receive any news from them, an update will be provided in this thread

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