How does the fire alarm detection work?

Thanks to the Somfy Security Camera and the Somfy Security mobile app, you can be alerted remotely in the event that your smoke detector sounds.

When detection is activated, the microphone integrated in the Security Camera runs continuously. The camera intelligently analyzes the fire alarm’s sound, allowing it to report this event to notify the user of the alert.



Fire alarm detection requires using a Security Camera, either a stand-alone camera or one connected to a Home Alarm system.

Fire alarm detection is not activated if the Security Camera is connected to a Home Control system.

In order for the fire alarm detection to work properly, the shutter of the Security Camera must be open, regardless of the current arming mode (armed, disarmed or night mode).

Please note that in all cases, your privacy will be respected: if the shutter is closed, the microphone is off, and therefore there is no audio recognition.

Warning: when the camera sound is off (speaker icon with strikethrough), fire alarm detection is not possible.

In the event of a fire alarm you will receive:

  •  a push notification
  •  a text message (if the Security Camera is linked to a Home Alarm, for administrators only)
  •  an email
  •  an alert on the Somfy Protect app dashboard



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