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Find the Right Alarm Settings For Your Home

SimpliSafe Home Security Alarm Settings

I hate to admit it, but I get distracted easily. With two kids running around at home, my door chimes don’t get much rest - and that can mean a lot of distraction for Dad!

So you can probably imagine how happy I was to discover that I can easily adjust door chime volume - and tons of other Base Station settings - using my keychain remote.

Discover How to Personalize Your Alarm’s Settings

There are probably lots of settings you’d like to customize too! Here are some features you can customize:

  • Base Station light
  • Voice Prompts
  • Door Chime and Voice Prompt Volume
  • Alarm Siren Volume and Duration
  • Entry Delay (Home and Away modes)

It’s really easy to adjust your settings—and Interactive Alarm Monitoring subscribers can adjust their settings from anywhere in the world using their online account.

  1. Log into your account at SimpliSafe.com
  2. Select “Account Settings” from the left-hand column
  3. Make adjustments to your settings under the General Settings column—press the yellow question mark button to learn more about each feature.
  4. Just press “Send Changes to Base Station” when you’re done using your Keychain Remote. Here’s how:

If you are not subscribed to Interactive alarm monitoring, you can still easily make changes:

  1. Just plug the Keychain Remote into a USB port - the SimpliSafe Easy Setup Wizard will launch and guide you through setting up and using your home security system.
  2. From the Main Menu, select "Adjust Settings". You can manage all your Base Stations AND component preferences.
  3. When you’re finished, plug your remote into the USB port at the top of your Base Station to complete updates.

Base Station Updates

For your security, there are some settings that SimpliSafe recommends:

  • Keep your Base Station light on! That way you can see warning signals.
  • Enable Voice Prompts.
  • Set Voice Prompt volume to HIGH so that you get important feedback.
  • Set Sirens to HIGH.
  • Keep Entry and Exit delays as short as possible.