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Tue, Dec 14, 2021 8:10 AM

Remotely Activate Siren...

Iʻve used Simplisafe at my house for years and itʻs been great - simple and functional.  I recently picked up another system for my jobsite which is prone to vandalism, theft, and homeless activity.  So what I wanted to do was keep eyes on my jobsite and have the ability to remotely activate/trigger the alarm from the app if I see any suspicious activity.  I assumed this was possible since it would basically function in the same way the panic button does, just that it would be activated by the app instead.  However, after looking the app over more carefully it doesnʻt look like itʻs possible - or am I just not looking in the right place?  Does anyone know the answer to this?

And if Simplisafe is not capable of doing this, then they should build it in cause it could be very useful.  Thanks. 

Accepted Solution

Advocate

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635 Messages

8 m ago

You are not missing the feature; it does not exist. Remotely activating the siren (similar to triggering the panic button) is impossible via the app.

Community Admin

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2.9K Messages

8 m ago

Hi keolaryan,

As shiherlis says, it is currently not possible to remotely trigger an alarm. The Panic Button feature is currently intended for when there is someone physically on the premises and needs immediate assistance - and our Monitoring Service operators would act accordingly.

Advocate

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2.2K Messages

8 m ago

It's not "impossible".  Just a royal pain and involves other technology than SS.

If I were to do it, I'd have some mechanical device which i could control via the internet, and attach a SS sensor to it, so that when I activated it remotely, it would separate the magnet from the sensor.  Best if it would automatically or remotely return the magnet near the sensor as a "reset".  

2 Messages

8 m ago

Bummers...thatʻs what I thought.  It would be a great feature to develop SimpliSafe - could you please do it?  Iʻm not sure why you can control every other aspect of the alarm system via the app but not the panic button.

Anyhow, thanks to everyone for chiming in. 🤙🏽