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Tue, Jun 23, 2020 11:27 PM

Ability to activate sensors used on now deactivated system?

I just cancelled my service, most likely temporarily but it may be longer.

Immediately after cancellation, my Dashboard devices page and most other options became locked.

Should I pass on parts of my system to a family member, will they be able to activate those sensors, keypads, etc?  They were never removed from my account, but my account has been deactivated.

EDIT: Realized I can use the keypad to add/remove sensors.  Does it matter if a sensor's still on my system if it's not synchronizing at Simplisafe?

Captain

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2年前

@waysafe if you remove a sensor from your system, that sensor can be reused on any other SS system of the same model. Please note that they must be the same system type as SS2 and SS3 sensors are not compatible with each other.

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I was just curious if it stays registered on my system, if someone else can re-use it.  Since my system is not communicating with Simplisafe anymore, I'm guessing that server wouldn't have a record of it being an active or inactive sensor.

Yes, clearly the version of the equipment matters for whoever picks it up.

Advocate

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2年前

Actually, you can define a sensor to as many systems as you want.  If they are "in range", all will work with all systems.

I have one system in my house and one in my motorhome.  The house system is monitored and the motorhome system is not (because I'm too cheap to do it when it's parked next to my house and it does not make sense while "on the road")

So I have the motorhome sensors also defined to the home system, which means that system is "sort of" monitored for free when it is parked at home.  And when I'm on the road, the house system whines about the missing sensors, but it has no negative impact on me.

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2年前

@ sevensiamesecats

That is really interesting!  Great way to maximize your security. Thanks for sharing.

Captain

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I agree. Learn something new everyday!

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2年前

I think the reason that sevensiamesecats can do that is because the motorhome is not monitored.  If it were, then I wonder if the database would say "you can't have the same sensor on 2 systems".  

I got a new base, and the database kept rejecting the door lock because it wasn't setup on the new system.  I had to reset the doorlock and add it, but that seemed to be based off info stored in the lock itself.

I knew it was the database, and not the base station, because the lock would add, then during the calibration process, or right after, it would get kicked out of the system.

Advocate

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I'd be willing to bet that monitoring has no impact on multi-system definitions.  Why would they care enough to put that additional validation step in?