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Old 04-29-2021, 04:56 PM   #21
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It would fill a new thread, only life is too short already. TLR:

1) The base station frequently went out of synch, would just flash blue on and off and refuse to be re-set.

2) The sticky on the back of the sensors did not hold well. My phone would say a window or door was open. I'd get home, and the sensor had fallen off.

3) Sensors would stop responding for no reason.

4) The alarm was like a bleat. A tiny thing with no power. A good-sized home on a big lot needs NOISE.

I spent many, many hours on the phone with different techs, wandering around a 3-level house trying to hear a signal, and did everything the technicians recommended. They were going to send out a new base station with, I think, a Verizon module instead of a Sprint module, but by then the house was up for sale and I was done with SS for good.

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What poor experience did you have with Simplisafe ?

As for camera's , the wyze camera at $20 for version 3 is a cheap way to put a few camera's in the window, turn off the infrared LEDs as they reflect, and it's almost as good as outside camera's. And super easy.
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It's a good idea, except our neighbors use all their cars. Might talk to them about it, though.

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When we go away, I tell my neighbor he can park his extra car in my driveway. Saves him shifting cars around and makes it look like someone is at my place.
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It would fill a new thread, only life is too short already. TLR:

1) The base station frequently went out of synch, would just flash blue on and off and refuse to be re-set.

2) The sticky on the back of the sensors did not hold well. My phone would say a window or door was open. I'd get home, and the sensor had fallen off.

3) Sensors would stop responding for no reason.

4) The alarm was like a bleat. A tiny thing with no power. A good-sized home on a big lot needs NOISE.

I spent many, many hours on the phone with different techs, wandering around a 3-level house trying to hear a signal, and did everything the technicians recommended. They were going to send out a new base station with, I think, a Verizon module instead of a Sprint module, but by then the house was up for sale and I was done with SS for good.
As you have highlighted, Simplisafe isn't nearly as great as when they were a new company. Their stuff (at the time) was earth shattering. Now? Lots of issues and even lots of info out there on how to beat the system, so not too effective a security system these days. Their forum is covered up with issues and very few resolutions offered by the Simplisafe folks.
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Nearly $700 too late, for us.

The concept was terrific - monitoring only when we needed it (traveling), attach the sensors yourself...

Quality control just wasn't there.

At some point, I decided I simply (ha) couldn't spend one more hour of my life listening to their theme song on the phone.

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As you have highlighted, Simplisafe isn't nearly as great as when they were a new company. .
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Not an entire solution, obviously, but I have a FakeTV, and it looks really realistic: https://faketv.com
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