SimpliSafe Home Security Adds Voice Control with Amazon Alexa

Simplisafe Continues Wave of Smart Integrations With New Alexa Skill for Easy Control of Home Protection

BOSTON, May 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SimpliSafe®, maker of award-winning home security systems, today announced customers can now use the latest generation home security system—the all new SimpliSafe—simply by asking Alexa. With the SimpliSafe Home Control skill for Amazon Alexa, customers can now use SimpliSafe’s newest system and an Alexa-enabled device for easy voice control of SimpliSafe security features.

SimpliSafe customers can now ask Amazon Alexa to arm their security systems in either Home or Away mode. They can also check on the status of their security system using various voice commands simply by asking Alexa.

“For us, ease of use is a security feature. We aim to make our security systems a delight to use, and being able to arm it with a voice command is just another way that SimpliSafe makes being safe, simple.” said Chad Laurans, founder and CEO of SimpliSafe.

How To Use
Everyone heading out the door for work and school? SimpliSafe customers can now say "Alexa, tell SimpliSafe I'm leaving" and it will arm the all new SimpliSafe in away mode, activating every sensor for the day.

SimpliSafe Away mode voice commands include:

  • “Alexa, tell SimpliSafe to turn on.”
  • “Alexa, ask SimpliSafe to arm my system in Away mode.”
  • “Alexa, tell SimpliSafe I’m going out.”
  • “Alexa, tell SimpliSafe I’m leaving.”

When everyone is turning in for the night, a simple, “Alexa, tell SimpliSafe goodnight” will ensure the all new SimpliSafe gets armed in Home mode, protecting your doors and windows, closing your camera shutter for privacy, and setting any integrated smart locks into lock mode.

SimpliSafe Home mode voice commands include:

  • “Alexa, ask SimpliSafe to arm my system in Home mode.”
  • “Alexa, tell SimpliSafe to lock up.”
  • “Alexa, tell SimpliSafe goodnight.”

To check in on the status of their home security system, customers can use the following commands:

  • “Alexa, ask SimpliSafe if my home is secure.”
  • “Alexa, ask SimpliSafe if I am protected.”
  • “Alexa, ask SimpliSafe for my current status.”
  • “Alexa, ask SimpliSafe what's shakin'.”

To connect, customers must enable the SimpliSafe skill in the Amazon Alexa app or through the Alexa Skills store at Then customers can log into the SimpliSafe app and select their SimpliSafe location if they use more than one. This skill is only compatible with the all new SimpliSafe and requires an active SimpliSafe interactive monitoring plan.

The all new SimpliSafe launched earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and this integration comes shortly after SimpliSafe announced an integration with August Smart Lock earlier this month. In 2018, SimpliSafe plans to release a video doorbell, outdoor cameras and a smart lock.

About SimpliSafe
SimpliSafe fundamentally changed the alarm industry, pioneering a new way to make home the safest place on earth for everyone. Founded in 2006, SimpliSafe was the first to offer homeowners professional-grade monitored home security with no long-term contracts and at radically fair prices. SimpliSafe now protects over 2 million people. The company remains committed to its founding goal: to make every home secure.

The SimpliSafe logo is the trademark of SimpliSafe, Inc., and SimpliSafe is the registered trademark of SimpliSafe, Inc. in the US and other countries. Amazon, Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.

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