SimpliSafe set out to do home security differently than everyone else. That’s why you won’t run into any high-pressure salespeople or tricky, long-term contracts.
SimpliSafe equipment is contemporary and appeals to people who aren’t willing to sacrifice style for security.
SimpliSafe’s stripped-down packages make it easy for people living in apartments, dorms, or roommate situations to add security. But it can be harder to use a SimpliSafe security system for larger homes and properties—especially without any outdoor security cameras available.
We like this practical, low-cost approach to home security and appreciate that you can take or leave monthly monitoring. But SimpliSafe’s main weakness is its constant evolution.
When the company released an updated version of the whole system, the new components didn’t work with older versions. This leaves long-time customers in the dust because they’ll have to purchase an entirely new SimpliSafe security system when they’re ready to upgrade.
SimpliSafe has also been slow to adopt home automation, just barely adding compatibility with Nest, Amazon Alexa, and August smart locks.