What is a Bell Box? And why do you need one?

Posted February 22nd, 2023 by SimpliSafe

If you’re wanting to improve your home’s security, investing in a Bell Box is the way to go. Compatible with the SimpliSafe security system to ensure 24/7 security, this device will keep your home, your valuables, and your family safe from intruders, amongst other benefits. In this article, we’ll be covering what the SimpliSafe Bell Box is, why you need one, and how to set it up. 

What is a Bell Box?

A Bell Box is an audible home security device that you can connect to your SimpliSafe security system, designed to be set up outside your property. With a built-in 105db siren and flashing red LED light, the Bell Box is guaranteed to ward off any intruders that approach your home, whilst alerting neighbours or passersby to the scene. If you choose to, you can alter the volume level of the siren via the SimpliSafe App, or with your Keypad

How does a Bell Box work? 

So, what would it take to activate the Bell Box siren? A sensor - whether that’s an Entry Sensor or a Glassbreak Sensor - would need to be triggered. This would then cause the siren to sound, and the red LED light to flash. However, the Bell Box will not sound if a SimpliSafe Water Sensor, Temperature Sensor, or Smoke Detector is triggered. 

Why do you need a Bell Box?

Unsure whether the SimpliSafe Bell Box is right for you? Read on to learn more about the benefits this handy home security device can offer.

Round-the-clock security 

When you sign up to our professional monitoring plan, rest assured that your home will be protected at all times - be it day or night. In the event that the outdoor siren is triggered, our monitoring centre will be alerted immediately. If they can visually verify that there has been a break-in by checking the SimpliSafe Security Camera, they will contact the local authorities straight away. This way, you can have full faith that your home and valuables will be protected, even when you’re away and unable to tend to an emergency. 

Long battery life

Thanks to an ultra-long battery life, you won’t need to worry about your tech dying on the job. The total battery life will depend on the settings, placement, and usage, but on average the replaceable battery lasts up to 12 months. 

Effective burglar deterrent 

Just as the shrill sound of the Bell Box siren will deter burglars from your property, the visual appearance of this security device is certain to lower the chances of becoming a target - even when it’s not triggered. A flashing red light, striking white colouring, and easily visible size will keep your home protected at all times, warding off any intruders. 

Easy to install

Not only will you not be required to change the battery constantly, initially setting up the Bell Box is a breeze. This efficient home security device eradicates the need for messy wiring, and you can easily do it yourself without requiring professional installment. As long as you have the SimpliSafe Base Station, working Wi-Fi, and the SimpliSafe app, it takes just a few seconds to connect your devices. When installing the Bell Box, make sure that it’s attached to a place outside your property that’s easily visible, which will ensure that it effectively deters intruders. 

Designed to withstand the outdoors

As the Bell Box is designed for outdoor use, it’s able to withstand harsh weather conditions. Rain or shine, snow or wind, nothing will get in the way of its ability to deliver optimum home security. 

Whether you’re interested in the SimpliSafe Bell Box, or you’re keen to learn more about the other systems and Additional Alarm Sensors we have to offer, a member of our team will be happy to help. With complete customisability at your fingertips, it’s never been easier to design a tailored home security system that suits your needs. Contact us today to find out more.