@smkarizona for 14.99/month you get 24/7 Live +Alarm Monitoring
For 24.99/month you get
+24/7 Live Alarm Monitoring
+Mobile App: Arm/Disarm from Anywhere
+Alerts Right On Your Phone
+Video Alarm Verification
+Unlimited Camera Recording
+Smart Home Integrations
But what does the SIGN look like??? The one that your wrote all about in the description. The one that is supposed to sell me on THIS security system THIS time. The yard sign. There’s no picture of the SIGN!
@styloroc This is actually one of the best standalone security systems available. My brother’s family use the monitoring, but I find that the free way has been good enough, with the other home automation that I have running.
I don’t work for them at all - Just a fan. However, I do strongly prefer their newer system, but at this price, it’s actually quite a decent deal.
I have this system (with additional sensors, etc) and like it a lot. Without monitoring the only notification is the alarm sound at your house. The $15 a month monitoring, which is what I have, includes notification from the central station but no wifi. That all comes, I think, with the higher cost monitoring.
I can’t be the only one thinking that ‘panic’ button needs a redesign. It’s white with tiny lowercase text. It should probably be bright red with large white boldface ‘PANIC’ text in all caps on it, and possibly even illuminated from within by an LED, a la most garage door opener wall buttons.
@PooltoyWolf I believe it is wall-mounted, like the other components, with a 3-M adhesive system, but it does not have to be mounted. I think it is too big to carry. The remote key has a panic button on it, but I have never used it.
I have the new system and the “free” monitoring does not allow the phone app or the text. it is only a local alarm. You would need the $25/mo plan to do text messaging or run the alarm from the simplisafe app. Love the system, but without monitoring it is pretty useless imo.
@andyw@mr_shifty The motion sensor has 3 sensitivity levels adjusted by a slide switch. However if your pet gets close enough, even the low setting will detect it. The recommendation is to mount it high enough to miss the area directly in front.
I have no pets, but my motion sensor was always going off no matter which sensitivity setting it was on. However, it was the only motion sensor I had, so I don’t know if it was just a bad unit since I bought a refurb. The rest of the system has been fine for me.
@kuoh@mr_shifty The three sensitivity levels may be in the new systems. Mine says to allow for bigger pets you should mount it upside down.
You might contact them about your motion sensor as it could be defective. I have had a defective part here and there and they have been excellent about replacing them for free. They might charge if it is a refurb.
@andyw@mr_shifty The sensitivity adjustment is in the original sensor, I’ve had my system at least 4 to 5 years. Turning it upside down points the IR field up, which would work for pets, but you’ll find that it doesn’t detect humans at a distance because it’ll be looking mostly at the ceiling. It’s a workaround, not a real solution.
If you are not subscribed (paying) then you will not be monitored by the company. No fire or police will come if the alarm is activated.
Without a paid plan the system will work but no one will be alerted outside the sound of the siren. I bought 3 last time and setup was easy. I had setup one overseas and will be adding the extra siren.
Please explain the free monitoring. When using the free,
does it send any text notifications? Can I check the status and turn it on and off from an app?
I am expecting the answer no for both of these questions…but I had to ask. Thanks!
The free monitoring plan would be the equivalent of a car alarm. There is no app for this to work with. The actual paid monitoring is by cellular not wired.
I have this paired with a WiFi cam and Arlo.
For the price I do recommend it depending on your needs of the system. I don’t have the paid subscription because I have a lot of people in the house coming and going and it’s rarely empty. It’s paired with the Arlo.
It’s primarily a whole house door chime. The life of the battery was another great reason for buying it.
I am considering setting this up outside to alert me of when those pesky raccoons show up. They’re trashing my bird feeders and leaving big piles of crap on my deck. Does this, by any chance, also happen to come with a ghillie suit and a set of Patriot Missiles?