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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 6:33 PM

Using SimpliSafe in a Trailer?

So I am a current SimpliSafe customer and was wondering if anyone has tried using SimpliSafe in a trailer?

My Situation: I am a small business owner and my "warehouse" is a trailer.  I already have security measures in place ( GPS Tracking, everything securely locked) but I was looking at my SimpliSafe system and realized that I have the proper power on board for the base station, I have WiFi built into my trailer, so it has an internet connection.  So thinking that having the cameras, smoke detectors and monitoring might be a great way to protect my trailer.




5.4K Messages

3 years ago

@ericwevans suggest you do a Google site search and find other threads that cover your question. There customers who have used SS systems to protect trailers but not sure how the monitoring would work.

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510 Messages

3 years ago

Hi @ericwevans,

That's a great question! As Captain11 mentioned, other SimpliSafe customers have used our equipment for similar purposes. If your "warehouse" is close enough to your current SimpliSafe system, you may not even need to purchase a separate system and instead just get some additional sensors.

If you do decide to secure your warehouse with some SimpliSafe equipment and have it monitored, we recommend putting some information (ie "trailer in the back of the house is monitored as well") in the Additional Address Info section of the Monitoring section of your account. That information is then relayed by our monitoring agents to the police/fire department when we dispatch for an alarm. This will ensure that the emergency responders know which locations to check when they arrive.

For some more creative ways to use SimpliSafe equipment, you can view this blog post of ours from a few years back.

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SimpliSafe Home Security



2.2K Messages

3 years ago

I use it in my motorhome which is parked next to the house.  I have the motorhome sensors defined to both the house system and the motorhome system, but only the house system has monitoring.  Thus, when the motorhome is "home", it is monitored as part of the house system, and when the motorhome is on the road, monitoring makes no sense unless I'm parked somewhere for an extended period.

1.3K Messages

3 years ago

Agree with most but bear in mind if the trailer is metal siding than can reduce the range of sensor/base communication. Whether or not that might be problematic depends to a large degree on individual circumstances of construction, base location, distance, etc.
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