How To Connect SimpliSafe with Alexa

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Your SimpliSafe home security system will connect with Alexa, but don’t expect too much. Alexa is limited to just arming SimpliSafe and checking the system’s status through Alexa devices like Echo Dot and the Alexa app.

Still, being able to control these few things with just your voice is worth the few minutes it’ll take you to connect SimpliSafe to Alexa.

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1. Get the right monitoring plan

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SimpliSafe Fast Protect™ Monitoring
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Before you get started, make sure you’re signed up for SimpliSafe’s Fast Protect™ monitoring plan (or the Pro Premium plan if you're using SimpliSafe in the UK). You’ll need it for SimpliSafe smart home integration.

Don’t have professional monitoring, or do you use another plan? No problem. You can upgrade your monitoring through your SimpliSafe online dashboard or through the SimpliSafe app. Expect to pay around $30 per month for SimpliSafe's Fast Protect™ Monitoring plan.

2. Connect to SimpliSafe using the Alexa app or Amazon

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Once you’ve upgraded your plan, connecting SimpliSafe to Alexa through the Alexa app is quick and easy:

  1. Open the Alexa app.
  2. Tap on the More icon and then type “SimpliSafe” in the search bar.
  3. Choose SimpliSafe Home Control from the results.
  4. Tap the Launch button.
  5. Log in to your SimpliSafe account. Be sure to use the same login information you use when logging in to the SimpliSafe app.
  6. Choose which of your Alexa devices will connect with your SimpliSafe security system.

Don’t have the app? You can also connect your SimpliSafe system using an Alexa skill. Just enable the SimpliSafe Home Control skill and follow the same steps.

3. Use Alexa commands

Now that Alexa is connected, you can use Alexa voice commands. There are quite a few Alexa commands that can be used to arm your system and check its status.

Here are some commands to try:

  • Alexa, ask SimpliSafe to arm my system in Home mode.
  • Alexa, tell SimpliSafe to lock up.
  • Alexa, ask SimpliSafe to arm my system in Away Mode.
  • Alexa, tell SimpliSafe to batten down the hatches.
  • Alexa, tell SimpliSafe I’m going out.
  • Alexa, tell SimpliSafe to turn on.
  • Alexa, ask SimpliSafe if I am protected.
  • Alexa, ask SimpliSafe for my current status.
  • Alexa, ask SimpliSafe what's shakin'.
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Make it easy on yourself

Be sure to pick commands from the list that feel natural to you. It will make it easier to memorize them.

Learn more: How to automate your home with Alexa

4. FAQ

No, you can't see footage from any SimpliSafe cameras on Echo Show devices.

Unfortunately, you can’t disarm your SimpliSafe system using Alexa, but this is a good thing. You don’t want potential intruders disarming your system via your Alexa device.

You would think you could set up Alexa routines with SimpliSafe, but no. Maybe SimpliSafe will add this smart home feature in the future since some of its top competitors (like Ring Alarm) allow you to set up routines.

Yep! All you need to do is tell Alexa to arm your SimpliSafe home security system, and the SimpliSafe Smart Lock will automatically arm and lock too. This also works with August smart locks.

Yes, you can also connect Google Home to SimpliSafe. Google Home devices can also arm and check the status of your system using voice commands.

No, you can't set up a SimpliSafe routine that includes Alexa Guard. Last we heard, SimpliSafe has no plans to develop this integration.

Get answers to more SimpliSafe FAQs.

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Alina Bradford
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Alina Bradford
Alina is a safety and security expert that has contributed her insights to CNET, CBS, Digital Trends, MTV, Top Ten Reviews, and many others. Her goal is to make safety and security gadgets less mystifying one article at a time. In the early 2000s, Alina worked as a volunteer firefighter, earning her first responder certification and paving the way to her current career. Her activities aren’t nearly as dangerous today. Her hobbies include fixing up her 100-year-old house, doing artsy stuff, and going to the lake with her family.

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