Quick Answer: Do You Need Internet For SimpliSafe?

Do I need to have a computer or a wireless Internet connection to use SimpliSafe?


Everything you need to set up the SimpliSafe Home Security System is included.

If you do have access to a computer, you will have access to additional features and settings, but it is not required.

Can SimpliSafe work without Internet?

Yes, SimpliSafe has its own separate wireless communication between components. So WiFi is not necessary to trigger an alarm siren. If you do want to have Monitoring, though, the Base Station also has built-in cellular, which it can use to send signals to dispatch even without WiFi.

Will SimpliSafe work without cell service?

SimpliSafe can be used as a self-monitored local alarm without paying any monthly fees. If you take this approach, you won’t be able to control your alarm or receive alerts on your mobile devices. There’s also no cellular backup without a monthly plan.

Can you use the ring doorbell without WiFi?

Get a WiFi Hotspot for Your Smart Video Doorbell. Can Ring connect to a dedicated cellular hotspot and still function normally? The answer is “Yes“. You can get a portable 4G LTE hotspot so your doorbell camera can work without WiFi Internet connection.

How do I connect SimpliSafe to WiFi?

To connect your All New SimpliSafe to WiFi:

  • Step 1: Press the “menu” button on your Keypad and enter your 4 digit Master PIN when prompted.
  • Step 2: Navigate to System Settings and select it by pressing the right rocker.
  • Step 3: Navigate to WiFi and select it.

Is SimpliSafe better than ADT?

SimpliSafe is much cheaper than ADT in the long run.

ADT customers pay less for equipment up front, but they eventually pay more. ADT customers sign contracts to pay for equipment and have it monitored.

Does SimpliSafe call the police?

With SimpliSafe’s professional monitoring and police dispatch, they call you when the alarm is triggered. If you don’t answer, they contact the backup number. If the secondary contact doesn’t answer, then a SimpliSafe representative calls 911.

Can you monitor SimpliSafe from your phone?

SimpliSafe has a free smartphone app for the iPhone, Android or Microsoft Windows phones. For example, the “secret warnings” or “alert only” settings for entry sensors or motion detectors can be accessed through the app. You can arm or disarm your system using the app.

Does SimpliSafe have cameras?

Home security system company SimpliSafe launched a new smart standalone doorbell today with heat sensors and motion detectors. The SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro has a wide angle 1080p camera that supports HDR with a 162-degree field of view, that’s just short of seeing everything front of it.

Is there a monthly charge for SimpliSafe?

24/7 Professional Monitoring and Dispatch

Most alarm companies charge you $30, $40 and sometimes even $50 every month for inferior monitoring. SimpliSafe protects your business for just $14.99/month, no extra charges.

Do ring doorbells get stolen?

“As long as the user has cloud recording set up, they can share the recording of the theft with the police to try to catch the suspect and recover the doorbell. Ring does offer Theft Protection, so if a user’s doorbell is stolen, they can present the police report to Ring and Ring will replace the device for free.”

How long are ring video save without subscription?

The ring automatically saves video for 24 hours without a subscription.

Do Ring cameras need WiFi?

Yes. Ring devices require a wireless internet connection for operation. Ring devices are compatible with wireless routers running 802.11 B, G, or N, on 2.4 GHz.