SimpliSafe Home Securityby SimpliSafe

  • SimpliSafe Home Security
  • SimpliSafe Home Security
  • SimpliSafe Home Security
  • SimpliSafe Home Security
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Recommended, but seriously flawed. There are probably better alternatives.
74%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • This affordable security system is super-easy to set up. No drilling or wiring is required.
  • The contract-free packages can be customized; plus, the company offers a 60-day money-back guarantee along with a three-year warranty on the equipment.
  • SimpliSafe uses a cellular connection and has a full battery backup.

CONS

  • The product does not offer security cameras nor will it work with third-party cameras or home automation protocols.
  • SimpliSafe's basic app is a bit bare-boned.
  • The hardware looks rather dated.
If you're the type to eschew contracts, then SimpliSafe's security system should appeal to you. Its configurable home security bundles are simple to set up and use. The Economy package gives you one base station, a wireless key, a motion sensor, three entry sensors, and a keychain remote, along with a number of accessories. For around-the-clock monitoring, the company's Standard service costs $15 per month. Interactive monitoring, which incorporates sophisticated app controls, is $25 per month. SimpliSafe's Ultimate package includes two motion sensors, four entry sensors, a panic button, extra siren, freeze sensor, detectors for smoke, water, and carbon monoxide, and a glass-break sensor.
NameSimpliSafe Home SecuritySmart Home Starter KitiSmartAlarm Preferred PackageMyfox Smart Home Security SystemGuardzilla
ManufacturerSimpliSafeSmartThingsiSmartAlarmMyfoxGuardzilla
Techwalla Score
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List Price$260$199$199$279$100
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If you're looking for a flexible, comprehensive home security option that won't lock you into a long-term contract, then SimpliSafe absolute…

If you're looking for a flexible, comprehensive home security option that won't lock you into a long-term contract, then SimpliSafe absolutely deserves your consideration. It offers easy-to-use protection that's wide and well thought out, and most importantly, it just works.

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88%

The quality of SimpliSafe's equipment is very good, which makes the system enjoyable to use.

The quality of SimpliSafe's equipment is very good, which makes the system enjoyable to use.

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80%

I like that SimpliSafe contacts you before involving the authorities.

I like that SimpliSafe contacts you before involving the authorities.

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70%

Whether the SimpliSafe system is right for you depends on if you want just a security system or if you’re interested in laying the foundatio…

Whether the SimpliSafe system is right for you depends on if you want just a security system or if you’re interested in laying the foundation for a truly connected home. There’s nothing to stop you from installing smart lighting, a programmable thermostat, or any other connected-home components alongside SimpliSafe, but you’ll need to manage them independently of your security system.

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Did you ever hear the old saying “If a tree falls in the woods does it still make a sound?” SimpliSafe is the tree. It doesn’t do anything b…

Did you ever hear the old saying “If a tree falls in the woods does it still make a sound?” SimpliSafe is the tree. It doesn’t do anything beyond make a sound.

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SimpliSafe’s a no pressure company that leaves the decisions up to the customer.

SimpliSafe’s a no pressure company that leaves the decisions up to the customer.

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To install the sensors for Simplisafe you can use double-back tape included which is strong enough to hold them in place, so no drilling is …

To install the sensors for Simplisafe you can use double-back tape included which is strong enough to hold them in place, so no drilling is required.

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[The] SimpliSafe system is not without its faults. For instance, although the system is a connected system, it does not allow you to connect…

[The] SimpliSafe system is not without its faults. For instance, although the system is a connected system, it does not allow you to connect to other non-SimpliSafe products. So it will not work with any other ‘smart’ products that you might have. Likewise it does lack the ability to record any video.

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