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Mon, Sep 6, 2021 9:19 PM

Auto Arm

I apologize if this topic is already posted somewhere I can't seam to find it, but please direct me to it to I can UP VOTE. I would very much like to see an auto arm function built into the UI.  95% of other alarm systems have this feature built in. I don't want to setup a home hub or purchase additional hardware for this feature, it should be a part of Simplisafe's native features. Thanks!

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@ ssafeunv this has been asked for years but so far Simplisafe has resisted doing it. What they have done is recently added the feature to remind you at a specific date and time to arm your system. I should note for me this is not a very important feature and I would rather see other improvements made, like the ability to link an alarm event to a digital assistant (echo thank you) so I can have my 9 IoT devices light up my house inside and out like a Christmas tree.

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Hi ssafeunv,

Right now our philosophy is that arms and disarms should always only be possible from direct user action (whether through the app, or from the hardware).

But we're big on responding to our customers' needs, so never say never! I'll forward your feedback to our devs.

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@davey_d​ following up on this must have feature request. When do you expect it to be implemented?

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@Bravo26 our devs' approach remains the same. There is currently no info on plans to implement an Auto-Arm feature.

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Why?  Other popular systems have this feature and it's a big absence here especially for people who travel regularly.

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@davey_d​ I didn't realize this was not a feature when I purchased this system.  Having my alarm auto arm and disarm is important to my needs as a customer and from the discussions, I'm not alone. This is a definitely on the cons list when comparing alarm companies. 

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@davey_d​ What a condescending answer. Listen to the market. Listen to your customers. Hire better coders.

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Il y a 8 m

I'd like to +1 this request.

I use a home automation system to automatically schedule arming and disarming. The integration is ugly but effective for our needs. My family really appreciates the peace of mind knowing that we don't need to take any specific actions to arm the system at night or to disable it before we head out in the morning. And, of course, we can always arm/disarm ad hoc trivially.

Having this functionality natively available in SimpliSafe would improve reliability for use cases like the one I described, and would enable me and anyone else building automations as a stopgap to have a more reliable solution. 

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Il y a 5 m

I’d also +1 this feature. Sometime in my family’s daily routine we are rushing to work or school and forget to arm the system until later on the day when the morning rush has settled. An automatic scheduled arming feature would be a crucial part of any security system and improve SimpliSafe as a product significantly. I’ve been looking for such a feature to be developed ever since I moved to my house and installed echo devices n

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Il y a 5 m

++1 autoarm. Don’t care about disarm - would rather do that manually. Ie if Alexa can check every 15 minutes at night and arm the system if not armed already. 

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@Bravo26​ still have buyer’s remorse as I was cancelling my very old phone line based system to hear their marketing recording say how they had “auto arm” on their new LTE systems. Disappointed because autoarm was the one thing I thought all newer systems could do. 

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Il y a 5 m

need autoarm. if not I will leave soon. I like all other stuff but this feature must have.

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Il y a 4 m

Honestly, it’s pretty surprising that Simplisafe doesn’t have an auto arm function. I had a different alarm system in my previous home and absolutely loved having an auto arm function.  It took the pressure off. Even with the Simplisafe app reminder I sometimes forget to arm the alarm. We should have the option for this to occur automatically.  I’m considering going back to my previous alarm company. I quess I should have done more research before purchasing a Simplisafe system. 

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@helton66​ I feel the same way.  Wish I had done better research 

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Il y a 4 m

I would also like to see an auto arm feature.  It's easy to forget in the evenings and setting an auto arm for say, 11p or 12a would be amazing. Your competitors do offer this feature, and it would be very useful and I'm pretty disappointed you don't offer it

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Il y a 4 m

+1 for auto arm. Seems like a relatively easy feature to implement and is only going to be more relevant as the world continues to become more automated. 

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Il y a 3 m

It's absolutely crazy that there's not a native auto arming function. I now have 2 alarm systems because I kept my old one online so that I wouldn't forget to have an alarm system armed at night. Please for the love of God develop this super simple logical feature for us!

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Il y a 2 m

I vote for the auto-arm as well... Auto-disarm may have some risks in case the personal schedule changes, but can't understand the risk with installing an auto-arm feature? I had Xfinity for 4+ years and I assumed most reputed systems would have it - didn't check before getting Simplisafe.  

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Il y a 2 m

I agree, auto alarm would be great.  Wife has instructed to find a new system.  I had Comcast in the past and had the function to arm and disarm automatically.  I wished I researched better before I bought simplisafe.

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Il y a 2 m

I just don't get this feature.  Automatic stuff is great and all until your routine changes... like you take a day off work, or go on a "stay-cation".  I'm more likely to forget to turn off the auto-arm and then try to walk out the door while I've got the alarm armed.   Kind of like I frequently forget to turn off my alarm to wake me up in the mornings.

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Il y a 2 m

I wish I could have seen this post before i purchased the simplisafe. This is a very basic feature and sad to know its not available. 

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Il y a 2 m

Ring and ADT both have Auto arm and they cheaper. $20 per month compare to $28

I am still waiting before I cancel this service

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