Does Simplisafe Doorbell work with Google Home? Yes, it does. SimpliSafe works with a variety of smart home devices, including Google Home, Alexa, IFTTT, and Apple HomeKit. In fact, if you have a Simplisafe doorbell and any of the Google Home, Alexa, and Homekit devices, you can control your home security system from anywhere you want using the two-way verbal communication feature on Simplisafe Doorbell.
However, you should be aware that if you want smart assistant control, you will need to subscribe to SimpliSafe’s most costly plans.
SimpliSafe offers two subscription plans: Standard and Interactive, both of which cost $14.99 and $24.99 per month, respectively. If you want smart home connections, you’ll need to upgrade to the Interactive plan, but bear in mind that the subscription also includes 24/7 alarm monitoring and video assistance.
One of the reasons for this is that the basic SimpliSafe experience does not need the usage of a companion app; instead, you just utilize the keypad. Smartphone integration is only available if you subscribe to the premium plan. Voice helpers are included as well.
Alexa and Google Home are probably the most popular voice assistant, and we appreciated how easy the integration was to get started.
All you had to do was enable the SimpliSafe Alexa skill on our Echo Dot and Echo Show for Alexa, Google Home hub, or Google mini for Google Assistants and then run through the step-by-step integration instructions. Within a few minutes, you will be commanding Alexa or Google to arm and disarm your system, lock your front door, and show your front doorbell camera, show live stream on the modern smart display, etc.
You should also be aware that SimpliSafe and Alexa are excellent companions to the Arlo Pro 3 cameras. Integrate this into your SimpliSafe security system, and we believe you’ll appreciate the added degree of security.
How to connect your SimpliSafe Doorbell to Google Home and Alexa
It turns out that integrating Alexa and Google Assistant to your SimpliSafe doorbell isn’t all that difficult; it’s just a little buried away. First and foremost, you’ll want to sign up for the premium package we mentioned. Then proceed as follows.
How to connect your Simplisafe doorbell to Google Home
- Launch the Google Home application.
- Press the Plus button.
- Select Set up device.
- Select Have anything already set up under Works with Google.
- Use the magnifying glass to look for SimpliSafe.
- You’ll be requested to provide your SimpliSafe credentials. You’ll be fine to go after that.
How to connect your Simplisafe doorbell to Alexa
- Launch the Alexa app.
- In the top left corner, press the three-bar menu icon.
- Select Skills & Games.
- Click the search icon.
- Enter SimpliSafe.
- Enable the SimpliSafe Home Control skill by clicking on it.
- You’ll be asked to input your SimpliSafe credentials. Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to go.
How to use Google Assistant and Alexa with your SimpliSafe Device
So you’ve signed up for SimpliSafe’s premium subscription and created your personal assistant, but what can you do with it? Actually, you won’t be able to accomplish much, but the fundamentals are still present.
You’ll be able to change the mode of your system and check its condition. You won’t be able to deactivate the system since it poses a security concern.
You may directly ask Google or Alexa to arm SimpliSafe, or just say, “my security system.” Just keep in mind that you must be explicit about what you want to equip the system to.
“Hey Google, arm my security system to Away,” and “Hey Alexa, switch on SimpliSafe to Home” are two phrases that will equip your SimpliSafe system with Google.
SimpliSafe’s Google connection currently provides the bare-bones capability. We’d appreciate it if SimpliSafe provided the ability to broadcast your SimpliSafe video to your Google Nest Hub or use your voice to lock your SimpliSafe smart door lock.
For the time being, Google just allows you to arm and check your status. SimpliSafe’s connection should be expanded in the future, fingers crossed.