SimpliSafe lives up to the name. Its equipment, payment policies, and installation are uncomplicated, streamlined, and free of dangerous small print. If you’ve been considering a new home security system but get nervous when talks of contracts and complicated installation come up, SimpliSafe is worth looking into.
Equipment packages work for studios and large homes alike, plus you can add on sensors, cameras, and even a video doorbell camera. When you get your kit, just peel the sticker backing on your sensors and put them in place. Packages start around $229 with monitoring for $14.99 per month.
With monitoring and the mobile app, you’ll only pay $24.99 every month to keep the service going. SimpliSafe provides confidence in your security system without anxiety over your budget.
SimpliSafe is fitting for newcomers to security systems. If you’ve never had a system but always wanted one, it’s a good low-commitment company to start with.
Systems are small and customizable enough for renters, apartment dwellers, or anyone who moves often.
Check out our full review of SimpliSafe.
The SimpliCam is SimpliSafe’s indoor security camera. It’s a $99 add on for your system with tons of features like 30-day storage, motion detection, night vision, and two-way audio. It’s easy to install (just plug it in and connect) and can live-stream footage to the SimpliSafe app on your phone.
With its 120° field of vision, you can see most of a room (depending on where you put it). And while it’s not an outdoor cam on its own, you can purchase a weather-proof covering from SimpliSafe to install it outside.
Compare the SimpliCam to some of our other favorite wireless security cameras.
The SimpliSafe Smart Lock is a $99 addon that turns your standard deadbolt into a remote-controlled door lock. We tested it and found that it doesn’t require drilling or tricky installation. Plus, you can continue to use your current keys (a serious win for renters).
You can lock and unlock the door remotely and check the lock’s status from the SimpliSafe app. So you’ll know when someone goes in or out of the house and be able to let expected visitors in if you aren’t home.
But you don't need to buy a brand new smart lock for a SimpliSafe system. If you already have an August Smart Lock, you can connect it to your new system.
See how it stacks up to other smart locks we’ve reviewed.
A video doorbell is like a traditional doorbell but with a security camera inside. These smart devices send you an alert when someone's at the door or rings the doorbell.
SimpliSafe’s $169 smart video doorbell camera catches footage of visitors, deliveries, and anyone who comes by your doorstep. It can pan and zoom to get a better look at your guests and streams directly to the SimpliSafe mobile app.
Compare it to other smart video doorbells.