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Tue, Jul 20, 2021 8:48 PM

Suggestion: MQTT Event Reporting

It would be very useful to us home automation folks if we could trigger actions based on events detected by SimpliSafe sensors. For example I could turn on the garage lights when the garage door is opened. SimplySafe has some basic home integration for Amazon and Google products but nothing that directly reports events. Having the base station connect to an MQTT broker (configured in settings) and sending event messages would allow any automation tool to subscribe and react to events. It would not degrade the security aspect of SimpliSafe products and would save me from having to buy and mount a second open close sensor on things I want to integrate with my home automation.

At a minimum the MQ message would need to include version, date, time, sensor ID, event and current system state.

IMHO an MQTT event reporting feature would be a great thing to add to the SimpliSafe feature list.

PS: I have no idea if anyone else has asked for this because I can't search the forum.

Captain

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1 y ago

@grybd1 various types of integration have been asked for years.  If you want to search the state of art 1997 forums, use a google site search; quick and easy.

site: simplisafe.com/forum  {insert key words}

Community Admin

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1 y ago

grybd1,

Thanks for the suggestion! We've had requests for IFTTT and Zwave, Siri Shortcut etc. or similar integration in the past, but this is the first I've heard of MQTT. I'll pass it on to our devs!

- Johnny M.
SimpliSafe Home Security