We’ve already talked about connecting and disconnecting, but there are a few other things you can do with the SimpliSafe app:
- Send real-time system alerts to you via phone messages, text messages and emails
- Unlock or unlock doors with a SimpliSafe Smart Lock or August smart lock
- Watch live and recorded footage from SimpliSafe cameras
- View a timeline of events, such as when motion sensors were triggered or when the system was on or off
The app is missing some features. For example, SimpliSafe’s doorbell camera has technical person detection, but the app does not tell you when a person is detected. There is only “movement” on the alarm, which makes personal discovery like any other movement alarm. It tells you when the doorbell rings instead of just warning you that it detects movement, so at least you know when someone wants you to come to the door.
We also wish it had built-in AI like the Vivint app to feel when you are at home and automatically adjust your thermostat and turn lights on and off.
The SimpliSafe app does not work with any thermostats or smart bulbs. And while you can connect the system using Alexa or Google smart speakers, that’s it. In fact, it generally has very few smart home integrations. For just bones to us.
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