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Sat, Apr 3, 2021 6:38 PM

Suggestion: Appliance / Lights Control Device

I have noticed that other security systems and remote home management systems allow you to control plug-in lights or potentially any device that would plug into a 120 volt electrical source. Alternatively, a device that replaces a traditional wall switch could allow the homeowner to turn on or off porch lights and overhead ceiling-mounted lights.

Personally, I can't tell you how helpful such remote control devices would be for helping to protect our vacation home. Having such devices to turn lights, radios, televisions or similar household appliances off and on would allow us to better maintain a virtual presence at the house during the long periods we are away. It would allow me to turn on or off a porch light and one or more light.

Even better it would allow me to remotely turn our Internet router off and back on again to restart it when it loses Internet service. That alone would justify the purchase of a Simplisafe system for many people, just for that capability alone!

Given the other add-ons that Simplisafe provides this seems like a highly desirable product that would provide a service that a lot of people are looking for, seemed it doesn't seem like it would be that complex or difficult do deliver such a product for customers.

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1 y ago

Hi @InkyGuy,

Thanks for your input. We've mentioned your ideas to our product teams. Specifically, your idea about controlling devices when your local internet is down makes a lot of sense considering all SimpliSafe users that subscribe to our Professional Monitoring services already have our built-in cellular connection.

SimpliSafe Social Team
SimpliSafe Home Security