SimpliSafe Review

SimpliSafe Overview

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SimpliSafe aims to simplify Home Security by removing contractual agreements and mandatory professional installations from the process entirely. To make this work, SimpliSafe distributes user-friendly technology that’s easy to setup and even easier to maintain. The end result of this approach is an affordable Home Security solution that works well for DIYers on a budget.

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The Good

No contract - Almost every Home Security service provider within our Top 5 requires a contractual agreement to activate service. Some of these contracts last for a minimum of 3 years. SimpliSafe sets itself apart from the competition by giving its customers the option to cancel service at any time.

Impressive Guarantees - For a company that doesn’t require long term agreements, SimpliSafe offers some pretty impressive guarantees. All SimpliSafe equipment comes with a 3 year warranty, and all SimpliSafe purchases are backed by a 60-day, 100% money-back guarantee.

The Bad

Customer service - If you want premium Customer Service at your fingertips, you’ll need to sign a contract with a company like ADT or Vivint.

DIY Installation - Professional Home Security providers, like those who rank within our Top 3, employ installation technicians who can think like burglars and who can identify breaches in security.

Equipment Plans

Starter:
Basic, 5-piece home protection
Economy:
Expanded, 8-piece home protection
Standard:
11-piece home protection, suitable for most standard sized houses
Elite:
15-piece home protection, for larger houses or small offices
Complete:
19-piece home protection, plus environmental controls
$229.96 $259.95 $354.91 $419.88 $519.84
1 base station 1 base station 1 base station 1 base station 1 base station
1 wireless keypad 1 wireless keypad 1 wireless keypad 1 wireless keypad 1 wireless keypad
1 motion sensor 1 motion sensor 1 motion sensor 2 motion sensors 2 motion sensors
1 entry sensor 4 entry sensors 4 entry sensors 6 entry sensors 6 entry sensors
1 keychain remote 1 keychain remote 1 keychain remote 2 keychain remotes 2 keychain remotes
1 panic button 1 panic button 1 panic button
1 105dB siren 1 105dB siren 1 105dB siren
1 smoke detector 1 smoke detector 2 smoke detectors
1 water sensor
1 CO sensor
1 freeze sensor

Service Plans

Standard:
The most basic and affordable coverage
Alert:
Standard coverage, with mobile alerts
Interactive:
Everything from the Alert option, plus mobile monitoring and non-emergency alerts
$14.99/mo. $19.99/mo. $24.99/mo.
24/7 live alarm monitoring 24/7 live alarm monitoring 24/7 live alarm monitoring
Cellular connection to monitoring center Cellular connection to monitoring center Cellular connection to monitoring center
SMS and email alerts SMS and email alerts
Remote control from smartphone
Programmable non-emergency alerts

The Bottom Line

SimpliSafe offers non-contractual Home Security service at an affordable price.  To achieve this affordability, they cut costs in the realms of Customer Service and Professional Installation. When protecting your home it’s good to be involved, but DIY Home Security has its limits.  That being said, if you want something simple, choose SimpliSafe. If, however, you want something professional, comprehensive, and effective, go with one of our Top 3.

Get a Quote from SimpliSafe: 888-957-4675