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Sun, Jan 31, 2021 11:02 AM

Trigger Off and On

What is the difference? Now all devices are having this setting at Off (default value). What does it mean for me?

Thank you!

Captain

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@fine.alexander not sure what your question is but do suggest you call SS, listen for the prompt if you are a new user setting up your account for the first time and activating monitoring and ask SS support for assistance.

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Thanks Captain11. Just it is long to call, though someone knows here at the Forum. What I meant is - in the settings of the system that I access via the Keyboard, I can see every device like Motion detector, Entry detector etc. Each of them is having parameters like when to be activated and deactivated when putting the system to Away or Home, and there is a parameter called Trigger. That is set to Off. What does it mean? And what would On mean?

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That is "Instant Trigger".

When set to "ON" it means that sensor will trigger the alarm instantly when the sensor is tripped, rather than have to go though the delay time countdown.

I have all my entry sensors set to Instant trigger except the main entry door. If I open the main entry door where Instant Trigger is set to OFF, the system starts the countdown timer so I have time to deactivate the alarm. If if I open the front door which is set to Instant Trigger "ON", the alarm will sound instantly as the door is opened rather than starting the entry delay countdown.

Make sense?.

Captain

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@fine.alexander it appears whoaru99 already replied, but do suggest, based on your questions (all good ones) you do call SimpliSafe support and discuss the settings.  SS3 is especially very configurable and to get the most out of the system, an in-depth discussion will help.

Here is an example:

Consider the layout of your house.  I live in a suburban setting with a traditional two story colonial. All of the bedrooms are on the 2nd floor and when my wife and I go to bed (no pets btw unless they are visiting) we don't expect visitors. With that, all of the motion sensors in the basement and first floor are on (and all to instant trigger, except for the one entry door in our garage to kitchen). That is covered with the delay for exit/entry to 0/0. Someone opens any door or walks in any area and the alarm goes off. (One motion is in the garage too and have each garage door protected by an entry sensor too.)

In away mode, all of the motion sensors are also on (including the 2nd floor), and of course, on instant trigger so there is no "countdown" as the delay in away mode for entry is 20 seconds (anything below 35 must be set by SS for you.)
I also have what I have "deadman" traps in the house. For example, office drawers, closets etc have entry sensors that if someone gets past the entry sensors, motions, glass breaks etc the intruder may possibly trip a sensor when they open a drawer or closet.  My wife considers it a bit "over the top" but I sleep better at night.  

One last recommendation: Get some Simplicams for the inside of your house. We have 3 that cover the entire first floor. Privacy guard is closed when the system is off, open when active. Then opt in to visual verification.  Ask about that when you call SS for the advantages.

Hope this was helpful and thanks to whoaru99, as always, with great content!

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Dear whoaru99 and Captain11 - Thanks! Very helpful and insightful)

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Note that the "instant" setting is secondary to the timed setting.  If you trigger an instant sensor first, the alarm will sound immediately.  If you trigger a timed sensor first, the time duration must expire before the alarm sounds, even if you trigger multiple instant sensors before the time expires.

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Thanks, makes sense! @sevensiamesecats)