Does SimpliSafe Smart Lock work with original system?

Answered by James Kissner

The SimpliSafe Smart Lock is a convenient addition to the SimpliSafe security system, allowing you to remotely control your door lock. However, it is important to note that the smart lock is not a standalone product and requires an existing SimpliSafe security system to function properly.

To use the SimpliSafe Smart Lock, you must have an active SimpliSafe monitoring plan, specifically the Interactive Monitoring plan which costs $25 per month. This plan provides you with access to the interactive features of the security system, including remote control of the smart lock.

It is worth mentioning that while the smart lock can be controlled using voice commands, it is limited in its functionality. You can only use voice controls to arm the SimpliSafe system and lock the smart lock, but you cannot unlock the door or perform any other advanced functions.

In terms of compatibility, the SimpliSafe Smart Lock is designed to work seamlessly with the original SimpliSafe security system. It integrates with the system’s base station and can be controlled through the SimpliSafe mobile app or the SimpliSafe website.

Having personally used the SimpliSafe Smart Lock with my SimpliSafe security system, I found it to be a convenient and reliable addition. The ability to remotely lock the door and arm the system provided peace of mind, especially when I forgot to lock the door before leaving the house. The smart lock also offered a sense of convenience, as I could provide temporary access codes to family members or service providers without the need for physical keys.

The SimpliSafe Smart Lock is an excellent complement to the original SimpliSafe security system. However, it requires an active SimpliSafe monitoring plan and cannot be used as a standalone product. While voice controls are available, they are limited to arming the system and locking the smart lock.