The SimplySafe security systems Meh sold may simply not be that safe...
So yeah, the SimplySafe devices’ accessories transmit their status to the hub on a frequency that can be easily overwhelmed/jammed by a $2 transmitter available online. This means a burglar could stop a door sensor from setting off the alarm when they open it simply by holding down a button for the time the door is open:
Advice from the security researcher since there is no effective protection from this attack:
- add a remotely accessible camera to your system and monitor it whenever you get a “Wireless Interference Detected” notification (with the caveat that the system is not always able to detect the interference)
- do not use the stickers that come with the kit that tell people your home is protected by SimplySafe - get a sticker from some other alarm/monitoring company if you think a sticker deters would-be robbers.
saw this on BoingBoing and thought anyone who bought these should know
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