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Simply Safe alarm (by Jim in O C [CA]) Aug 5, 2022 9:35 AM
       Simply Safe alarm (by Robert J [CA]) Aug 5, 2022 10:52 AM
       Simply Safe alarm (by Vee [OH]) Aug 5, 2022 8:28 PM
       Simply Safe alarm (by DJ [VA]) Aug 5, 2022 9:11 PM
       Simply Safe alarm (by Jim in O C [CA]) Aug 5, 2022 9:27 PM
       Simply Safe alarm (by Kevin [FL]) Aug 6, 2022 9:00 PM
       Simply Safe alarm (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Aug 7, 2022 11:33 PM
       Simply Safe alarm (by John... [MI]) Aug 9, 2022 1:03 PM

Simply Safe alarm (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Aug 5, 2022 9:35 AM

I used my Simply Safe alarm for 6 weeks while working on a vacancy. It sent me a text and called when a worker showed up that was not scheduled, $15.00 a month, no contacts and just store it till the next vacancy,

About $225 for the unit and 2 motion sensors.

Simply Safe alarm (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Aug 5, 2022 10:52 AM

These systems are not fool proof. Any one looking at an open house that get's inside and viewing where the door and window contact switches are located can defeat the radio frequency and break in with out the alarm going off.

My fiend had one such system and person got in the back door. So we hid another transmitter/sensor on another door. So once someone was inside and thought they were opening a door for another room, it trigged the system and the person got the alert. --47.156.xx.xx

Simply Safe alarm (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Aug 5, 2022 8:28 PM

Having 2 motion detectors looking at each other pretty much solves the tampering problem.

Simply Safe alarm (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Aug 5, 2022 9:11 PM

I have simplisafe, too. Love it.

Like Vee, I have 2 motion sensors - one pointing toward the front & one toward the back door.

Just call and give them the new address when you move it and shut it off when you don't need it.

Simply Safe alarm (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Aug 5, 2022 9:27 PM

I depend on the 2 motion sensors. Even if the base unit gets unplugged the alert gets out because of the battery back up.

Simply Safe alarm (by Kevin [FL]) Posted on: Aug 6, 2022 9:00 PM

Robert, one of my first jobs was working for a Tv store with the metal tape on the windows. The owner always made us close all inside doors at the end of the day. Someone broke in through the roof and was caught when he went to the bathroom, we did not know the owner had the bathroom door wired with a trip switch. :)

Simply Safe alarm (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Aug 7, 2022 11:33 PM


Our SimpliSafe stopped 2 intruders. The first one kicked the locked door open and tripped the motion sensor. We pay for monitoring.

The second smashed a window and his arm tripped the motion detector.

We have since covered the doors and windows.

We keep another unit to transfer to each project home.

FYI the older units for sale on eBay need a free upgrade from SimpliSafe.


Simply Safe alarm (by John... [MI]) Posted on: Aug 9, 2022 1:03 PM

Related to what Robert J said... While some of these can be "jammed" to not detect the opening of the door -- the SimpliSafe ones generally DO detect the jamming itself.

Consumers Reports did testing of 10 systems. 5 of them could be jammed. The other 5 could not. SimpliSafe was one of the ones that could be jammed -- meaning that it didn't detect the door opening -- but it was also one of the ones that detected the jamming and alerted within 30 seconds that it appeared that a jamming hack was happening.

So, SimpliSafe actually did pretty well in those tests. It scored "Very Good" (which means "could be jammed, but detected it in under 30 seconds).

For those curious, systems from Cove and Eufy did the worse. Those systems could be jammed to not go off when you open the door AND they never detected it. Not only that, but both of those systems could also be disarmed by recording the owner disarming them with a key fob -- and then playing that same thing back at a later time.

So, if you have Cove or Eufy, you should probably look into something else. If you have SimpliSafe, you're probably fine.

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