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Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 3:54 AM

How far can sensors be from Base Station?

I bought sensors for all my windows, upstairs and downstairs. My home has 3500sq ft with two story family room which is where the Base Station is.

will the sensors work at windows upstairs?

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1 year ago

Hi @TheRealLeoH ,

Our sensors are able to communicate with the Base Station up to 800ft over open air. In a real-world environment, elements such as physical obstructions and other wireless signals might decrease that range. But unless you happen to have thick concrete walls in the interior of your home or something like that, the sensors should have no trouble in your upstairs rooms.

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What about lathe & plaster walls?  How many walls can the signals go through?

I see https://www.instructables.com/Boosting-Signal-Range-of-SimpliSafe-DoorWindow-Sen/

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@brycen ,

That wouldn't be something we can give a definite answer to, since every home is going to be different. The simplest advice I can give is to try it out in person - put your system in Test Mode through the Keypad, then try the Entry Sensor in different spots. 

And as for modifying sensors for better range - mileage may vary on that too!

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