The to-do list can seem never-ending when you’re moving to a new property. Between packing up boxes, hiring trusted movers to transfer your home services and utilities, and signing plenty of paperwork, it’s easy to overlook even the most important things-like transferring your home security. If you have a security system like SimpliSafe and you’re moving house, you’re going to have to either move your security service or get a new service entirely.
Do you have SimpliSafe? Then you’re going to have to move your SimpliSafe system. Completing a SimpliSafe transfer to a new house should be fairly easy, but you need to do some legwork beforehand.
First: Find Out If SimpliSafe Services Your Area
SimpliSafe is a national chain that covers most areas, but not all. If you’re moving into a rural area or just a place that is outside of their coverage map, you’re going to need to look into a different system. They’re coverage relies on cellular service for system monitoring. If you move to an area outside of their coverage map, you’ll need to explore a different security system.
You don’t need monitoring with this system, so if you intend to monitor it on your own you might not need any coverage. It’s still a consideration (you might want coverage in the future), but the DIY aspect of the system is still going to work even without any monitoring or cellular coverage. That much is up to you to determine whether you feel self-monitoring is enough for your home. There are also three options for SimpliSafe service, and you might want to consider upgrading.
Call SimpliSafe and Alert them to the Move
SimpliSafe needs to know where to dispatch emergency personnel in the event that your system registers a breach. In order for them to know where to send emergency services, you must make sure they have your current address. When you call SimpliSafe, they will give you more information about moving the SimpliSafe system, and they will be able to tell you anything additional that you need to know.
Move Your SimpliSafe System
SimpliSafe uses a wireless system that does not require any devices to be hardwired to the system. That’s an advantage. You don’t need to have a technician move them. You just pack up the SimpliSafe system and then bring it to your new house. Once it’s plugged in again, it’s effectively ready to go. But you do need to tell SimpliSafe that you’ve moved, if you don’t want emergency personnel going to your old address.
You will need to:
- Ensure that all the door and window sensors are connected correctly and in the right place, and you may need additional sensors if you have more doors and windows now.
- Make sure that the system itself is setup properly so that it’s connected to WiFi or cellular data.
- Check with your monitoring service to confirm that they have your new address.
As a portable security system and a type of DIY system, SimpliSafe is ideal for those who are moving into rental accommodations, or for those who just don’t want to have to hardwire anything into their home. But it may not be as robust as some users need if they want advanced security solutions.
Upgrading Your SimpliSafe System
If you’re moving into a larger home, you can still use your portable SimpliSafe system.
SimpliSafe has no wires and can travel with you if you move to a new apartment or house. Each component will adapt to your new home quickly and easily. Moving to a larger place? No problem. We can send you additional sensors that easily program into your system.
However, you may need to get more sensors. If you get more sensors, you can expand your SimpliSafe system to any size of property, without any loss of security.
Measure out the square footage of your new property to determine whether your current SimpliSafe system can support that property. If your property is going to be a lot larger than your current one, it’s better to be safe and to get additional sensors.
Choosing Whether to Keep SimpliSafe
If you’re moving into a new property altogether, it may be the time to reevaluate whether you want to keep the SimpliSafe system. You may also want to consider other options, such as local security companies, or security companies that offer a more robust setup. If SimpliSafe is already providing you with everything you need, on the other hand, it may be easier to stay.
Many security systems are exceptionally difficult to move with. They are often wired into the walls and need to be professionally removed and then professionally reinstalled. SimpliSafe, thankfully, isn’t like this.
Thanks to the portable design of SimpliSafe, you can take it with you anywhere you go. You can even take it to temporary accommodations, if you may be staying out of your house for a while. But SimpliSafe must know you’re current location to provide effective service.
The process of SimpliSafe moving house is simple. But what if you want another type of system entirely, or SimpliSafe cannot monitor your system in your new home? If that’s the case it’s worth exploring some other security options.
If you cannot get the service you need from SimpliSafe in your new house, you may want to check out Protect America. Protect America supports a wider range of equipment than SimpliSafe, and more monitoring options. if cellular coverage is a problem for you, Protect America can monitor over a broadband internet connection or a landline. Get a free quote today!