SimpliSafe utilizes equipment that includes a lifetime warranty with every package. They also offer some of the lowest monthly pricing on the market for a monitored service.
With the Alert monitoring package, you get email or text alerts if your security system detects anything suspicious while you’re out. With the Interactive monitoring package, you get text and email alerts, plus you can arm/disarm your system and manage your settings through a smartphone or other web-enabled device. Although SimpliSafe doesn’t offer as many features as a home automation system, it’s great for those interested in no-frills security.
SimpliSafe’s philosophy is clear. The company boldly claims: “There’s something wrong with the security system industry… and SimpliSafe is on a mission to fix it.” As such, SimpliSafe doesn’t have any salespeople in an effort to avoid pressuring people into buying its services. Plus, SimpliSafe doesn’t have any contracts, unlike other companies, which often have contracts full of what SimpliSafe calls, “nasty fine print.”
It’s true: the main difference between SimpliSafe and other companies is that there’s no contract. As implied by its name, SimpliSafe’s model and prices are indeed simple and straightforward. You buy your security system, you install it yourself, and you own it (and can therefore take it with you if you move), free of any contract or minimum service agreement.
Choose between several 100% wireless security systems that use a cellular uplink to communicate with a monitoring center (no phone line necessary). SimpliSafe also offers refurbished (used) security systems at reduced prices.
Customize your system by selecting the equipment you need, then choosing your monitoring package: Standard, Alert, or Interactive. But purchasing monthly monitoring is optional with SimpliSafe, so you don’t have to pay for service if all you want is a security system.
If you are unsatisfied with any system from SimpliSafe, simply return it within 60 days for a full refund. SimpliSafe also offers a product warranty for three years from the time of purchase. So, if anything goes wrong with the equipment within three years, SimpliSafe will fix or replace it—even used systems.
The base sensor is the brain of your security system, and it contacts the monitoring center in an emergency. It's separate from the keypad, so if your keypad is smashed, your security system can still reach the monitoring center.
Place entry sensors at your windows and doors to let you know if an intruder tries to get in.
A motion sensor can detect motion up to 30 feet away.
Press the panic button to instantly trigger your alarm—even silently if you don't want to alert the intruder.
A freeze sensor will notify you if temperatures in your home drop dangerously low, so you can make adjustments before your pipes freeze.
Wireless Freeze Sensor
A siren will alert the neighbors that your security system has been tripped, and let an intruder know that your home is protected.
A keypad allows you to control your security system. Because a separate base station actually notifies the monitoring center of an intruder, the monitoring center will still be alerted if an intruder smashes the keypad.
Extra Wireless Keypad
Arm or disarm your system with the push of a button from your keychain remote. It also has a panic button to press for immediate help from the monitoring center.
This sensor will trigger when it comes in contact with water, notifying you before water damages cost you a bundle.
Wireless Water Sensor
A yard sign lets people know that your home is armed and not to be trifled with.
I feel so much safer with my SimpliSafe system. I have had ADT and had numerous problems with the equipment. SimpliSafe answers my questions, are always courteous, and does not try to pressure me into buying something I do not want. Their cost is less than other services I have looked into.
I found the installation super easy and intuitive. The online program to enter preferences is likewise very easy. I also found customer service to be friendly and responsive. I have seen a few "bugs" though with the system, including: 1) The motion detector was set off while we were not home, triggering the alarm and police to be called. We do not have a pet and nothing fell that would have caused this. The neighbors were also home and didn't spot any activity. 2) Sometimes there is a delay from when you punch in the code and when the alarm turns off. One time, the alarm went off because there was such a delay from the time I entered the code to the time it registered on the system. 3) I've had issues where I get an alert on the keypad that it is having trouble communicating with the base. 4) There have been times when I have set the alarm, waited for a few minutes and come back in, only to find out the alarm system is not armed. a
Great product, very easy to install and use. Would recommend to anyone.