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Monday, June 14th, 2021 3:16 AM

Suggestion - Force Touch/Widget controls for app along with activity monitoring on sensors



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2 years ago

@brandenjbrown if you have the android app, there is also a widget available. Try it, may be waht you are looking for.

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4.3K Messages

2 years ago

Hi brandenjbrown,

Curiously, as Captain11 mentioned, the Android version of the SimpliSafe app is for arm/disarm controls. But the iOS version's widget is about camera controls only. We do bug the app team semi-regularly about it - there's no reason not to have a choice of both, on both platforms!

As for notifications - unfortunately the system is currently not designed to send notifications when an Entry Sensor is closed. For opens, you can set each sensor to "Secret Alert" in Off Mode. This will send a notification for every time a window is opened, as well as add an entry in the Timeline for it.

- Johnny M.
SimpliSafe Home Security

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2 years ago

Thank you Captain11 & Johnny.
Unfortunately, I have the Apple version of the app. Hopefully the iOS version will get the same option as Android :).

& thank you for the note about the secret alert in "off" mode. That's at least a step forward in being able to have more tracking when sensors are opened/closed. It would be very cool if the team could expand upon that ability to then send notifications if a sensor is left "open" for a set period of time and then another notification once it has been closed.

Thank you both though for the responses!
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