Does your Keypad look like the one pictured to the left? Then you're in the right place! You've got the Gen 3 SimpliSafe system. If you purchased a system in 2017 or earlier, you have the Original SimpliSafe. Click here to view the article about the Original SimpliSafe. If you're not certain which system you have, you can tell the difference here.
Thanks for purchasing a SimpliSafe system! This page will walk you through installation and set up for your system. In addition to following this guide, please download our step-by-step setup guide: SimpliSafe Setup Guide.
Installing your SimpliSafe system has three core steps and two optional ones:
- Base Station
The first step in installing your SimpliSafe system is to set up your base station. We recommend installing it in a central location in your home. Watch the video below or refer to this page for additional help.
Next, install your keypad. Pull out the white battery tab and follow the onscreen instructions to set your Master PIN. Watch the video below or refer to this page for additional help.
After you’ve set your Master PIN, your keypad will be placed into Set Up and Naming mode with a screen that looks like this:
Once you’ve reached this screen, you’re ready to install the rest of your sensors. For each sensor (except cameras) that came with your system:
- Take the sensor out of its box.
- Remove its battery tab.
- Press the test button on the sensor (for help finding this button, please follow the link to that sensor below).
- Name the sensor on the Keypad. You can choose from preset names or enter a custom name (naming sensors is optional but recommended).
- Install the sensor in your home. For help with this step, refer to the videos below or to your setup guide.
Install Other Devices
For all sensors other than the base station, initial keypad, and cameras, click the below links for instructions on where and how to install them.
- Motion Sensor
- Glassbreak Sensor
- Entry Sensor
- Panic Button
- Extra Siren
- Smoke Detectors
- CO Detectors
- Water Sensors
- Temperature/Freeze Sensors
- Key Fob
Once you’ve finished the installation, activate monitoring by visiting https://simplisafe.com/activate. You may need the serial number listed on the bottom of your base station.
Add WiFi (Optional)
Connect your system to WiFi to add an additional layer of security.
Test your System (Optional)
Test your sensors and system to ensure you’ve installed everything correctly.
Congratulations! Your home is now protected with SimpliSafe.