SimpliSafe Alarm Integration (cloud to cloud)

Keep in mind, your losing that two factor of security if you use different codes, but most probably use the same code :wink:

This would need an additional app to monitor for door unlock codes (I assume you would want to specify which ones can arm/disarm and which can’t) and another tie-in to send the alarm commands. The main issue I see is that battery operated devices are slow to send statuses and there could be a large delay from the door lock, which might set off a false alarm. :confused:

Yup, this would require an additional app to send the ‘’, ‘alarm.away’, ‘alarm.home’ commands. There is currently no native functionality in ST for alarms so we can’t leverage routines to trigger these events. :rage:

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Thanks, I might try to write this smartapp one of these days!

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@tobycth3 Can you give me a pointer how to get started with this? I am a little lost :frowning:

Anyone else having issues with the status not automatically refreshing within ST app? Any ideas?

I am using Pollster to refresh the SimpliSafe status every 2 minutes. Check it out:

Me too. Pollster is a great app for Any Cloud provider/device. I use it for my Nests also.

i am planning to take simplisafe for security. to integrate with smartthings, i have to take monitoring also or just device is good. i think their monitoring starts 15 and 25.

You will need their Online Command plan (currently $24.99 a month) to use SS with ST

That’ll be my next project. Something that can control SS in an automated fashion though ST. I assume it’ll be through modes but still need to think about the use case a bit more.

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I think that would be awesome!! I would think something like any ST Away Mode (I use Away or Away Night) would trigger SS Away Mode and "any ST Sleep Mode would trigger SS Home Mode. Total integration. Love it!!!

Is this possible yet? I was thinking of building a rule off of rule machine to set the SS away or home based on actions.

Not possible yet. This is what @tobycth3 will be doing in his next revision of the SmartApp.

I am fairly new to SmartThings and know nothing about coding. I would like to use this SmartApp to integrate Simplisafe with my ST but can’t figure out exactly how to get it working. I went to the Github repository and forked it, linked Github to my ST account. Went to My SmartApps, tried to update from repository, nothing listed under simplisafe-smartthings. I tried to create my own app and copy and past the original code and get this:
groovy.lang.MissingMethodException: No signature of method: script1449423844298951136377.metadata() is applicable for argument types: (script1449423844298951136377$_run_closure2) values: [script1449423844298951136377$_run_closure2@68790a42]
Possible solutions: getMetadata(), getState(), setState(java.lang.Object), metaClass(groovy.lang.Closure) @ line 28

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Nevermind, figured out that I needed to add a new device type rather than Smart App.

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As I’m new to this, I just want to make sure…

Do I need to have the system already in order to be able to add the device onto my ST console? SS is not listed or is on a list that I can pick from which is why I’m asking.

Do I need to “HACK” a remote in order for this to work?

Also,is SS Z-wave?? How do you get both systems to find each other? Just asking so I don’t order something that I can’t connect to each other.

Once connected, do I need to code or do something special to the preference to make it work?

Last, Will ST automatically set and disarm the system when I enter or leave?

Thanks in advance and TY for providing something SS should have supported… I’m looking forward to using this if it simple and I don’t need to “HACK” a remote in order to use it.

You need to have a valid SS login with a system registered on their site.

No hacking of a remote is necessary.

SS is not zWave, it’s proprietary protocol.

You will need to install the SimpliSafe device type code in the ST IDE at the top of this thread.

@tobycth3 is working on integration with mode changes so we can enable/disable the SS alarm from automated ST actions. This will be the final piece of the integration which some of us are very excited for!

How do you “You will need to install the SimpliSafe device type code in the ST IDE at the top of this thread”.

Is there a video or a step by step showing how to do this?

Is this in the app itself?

BTW thank you for all the answers… as I am excited as well…

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This FAQ should help. (This is a clickable link.)

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Nothing to do with ST, but Simplisafe now officially “Works with Nest”! If you have the interactive plan and login to manage your account from your browser, you can connect to your Nest account. It will change your Nest home/away based on your Simplisafe status and also read your thermostat temperature readings (don’t see a real benefit here yet), as well as verify your zip code from Nest matches your Simplisafe zip code (not sure of benefit here either). I tested this and it worked perfect and put my Nests into away mode immediately when I put my Simplisafe into away mode.

This is exciting news for Simplisafe customers. I have been previously using ST presence to change my Nest home/away status but that hasn’t been the most reliable since ST presence bugs and unsupported Nest devices has been inconsistent throughout the past 2 years. I will always choose officially supported ways over unsupported ST ways. Let’s now hope Simplisafe is working on IFTTT and Amazon Echo integration next.

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