Disappointed During Ian Hurricane
I don’t know where to start. I won’t bore you all but SimpliSafe completely failed me when I needed it most and I won’t forget. My home in Fort Myers lost power. Obviously. Did I get an alert? No. Did it fall back on battery and cellular, Yes! The one positive! However it disconnected from every sensor in the house! Nothing was connected! I had a running base station and no sensors. I was on the phone with tech support for over an hour. In the end their suggestion was to go to the house, delete the sensors, and re-associate them. Huh?
Insult to injury, is the entire process of getting support! The hoops to jump through. Once connected it was as if they didn’t know who I was. Asking my name, etc.. Wasting my time with verifying stuff that, since I verified through the phone tree, why wasn’t my account on the screen of the tech I was connected to when they picked up?
I had to send screen shots of the WebApp. Half way through the ordeal the person I was working with confused my two homes and then started asking about my 3rd. I finally just was exhausted and gave up given I can’t fly down there and reset everything.
In the event of a natural disaster, SimpliSafe should get a War Room ready and have Play Books that detail typical issues and resolution. You should have the ability to flag accounts in the effected areas. Be proactive and send a message of how your customers can best prepare and what they can expect.
Wow…now that I write this, I hope the “small team” we keep hearing about didn’t do anything to reduce their sensor alerts and call volume! Can you imagine the volume of just water leak sensors? You don’t suppose…