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Tue, Aug 31, 2021 11:12 PM

Make Character Limit For Names Of Devices And Cameras The Same (And Make It Greater Than It Is Today!)

Two questions for SimpliSafe:

1) Is there any reason the character limit for cameras is 14 characters but the character limit for devices is 13 characters? If you have a naming convention for one that's at 14 characters you can't make it the same for the other when there's a 13 character limit.

1a) For that matter, why is the limit so small? Why isn't this 18 or 20 or something? There appears to be plenty of room in the UI in both "Settings/Device Settings" as well as "Settings/Camera Settings" and there's more than enough room in the main Cameras section as well.

2) Did the maximum number of characters for the camera name change in the last year or two? I could have sworn it used to be 17 at some point.

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1 y ago

It's WiFi, not your bank account, do you really think someone is going to spend dozens, maybe hundreds, if not thousands of years, trying to crack your WiFi when they can probably find one with no security?

And, then, just change it every now and then and start the clock all over again.

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1 y ago

@whoaru99

It's WiFi, not your bank account, do you really think someone is going to spend dozens, maybe hundreds, if not thousands of years, trying to crack your WiFi when they can probably find one with no security?


I'm not referring to the WiFI SSID or password. (Neither of those words exist in my post...)  Those have a 32 character limit per https://support.simplisafe.com/hc/en-us/articles/360033119632-What-do-I-do-if-my-System-is-not-connecting-to-WiFi- but again, that's not relevant here.

I'm referring to the names you give the cameras and sensors like "Front Door Inside" or "Bay Window East Side" or similar so you can differentiate which sensors or cameras are reporting information.

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1 y ago

Hey Worthing,

If I recall correctly, the character limit for sensor names is set in the Base Station firmware, since it maintains the actual sensor list. But I'm not sure how that also applies to cameras, and why it couldn't use more characters. This is another good one I'll have to forward to our engineering team.

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