SimpliSafe Home Security Systems

Home security is something that is important regardless of age. However, if you are a Snowbird who leaves their home for months at a time or a widow/widower who lives alone or an active senior who comes and goes … then a reliable home security and home automation system can be essential.

The ability to monitor your home, get emergency help when alone, and/or control the lights and thermostat easily from one spot can allow you to live a full life without worrying about many of the concerns others like you have.

Features for Seniors

Three of the most attractive home security and automation features for most seniors are an emergency medical response, video doorbells, and two-way communication. Furthermore, for those of us who lived full lives before the advent of the technological age, easy of use is also important. Luckily, SimpliSafe has that going for it as well.

The entire system is wireless and allows for plug and play installation. Furthermore, the keypad lights up when the lights go down to ensure that it is easy to find.

Finally, the cost is an important consideration for those on a fixed income. SimpliSafe offers extremely reasonable monthly monitoring rates and packages to suit nearly any budget.

Costs

There are a couple of different costs to consider when researching a SimpliSafe home security system,

Equipment Packages

With SimpliSafe it is all about the equipment you need to fit your unique needs. To that end, they provide a wide assortment of different equipment packages.

The Foundation $259.95

  • Base Station & Keypad
  • 1 Motion Sensor
  • 1 Entry Sensor

The Nook $254.95

  • Base System, Keypad, & Key Fob
  • 1 Motion Sensor
  • 1 Entry Sensor

The Essentials $259.95

  • Base Station, & Keypad
  • 1 Motion Sensor
  • 3 Entry Sensors

The Bedford $274.94

  • Base System, & Keypad
  • 2 Motion Sensors
  • 2 Entry Sensors

The Homestead $284.93

  • Base System, Keypad, & Key Fob
  • 1 Motion Sensor
  • 3 Entry Sensors

The Sanctuary $304.91

  • Base System & Keypad
  • 1 Motion Sensor
  • 6 Entry Sensors

The Bunker $329.91

  • Base System, Keypad, & Key Fob
  • 2 Motion Sensors
  • 4 Entry Sensors

The Oakstone $359.88

  • Base Station, Keypad, & Key Fob
  • 1 Motion Sensor
  • 8 Entry Sensors

The Hearth $374

  • Base Station, Keypad, & Key Fob
  • 105 dB Siren
  • 1 Motion Sensor
  • 3 Entry Sensors
  • 1 Smoke Detector

The Barrington $388.93

  • Base Station, Keypad, & Key Fob
  • 1 Motion Sensor
  • 2 Entry Sensors
  • 1 Panic Button
  • 1 SimpliCam

The Keep $443.90

  • Base Station, Keypad, & Key Fob
  • 2 Motions Sensors
  • 5 Entry Sensors
  • 1 SimpliCam

The Knox $449.81

  • Base Station, Keypad, & Key Fob
  • 105 dB Siren
  • 2 Motion Sensors
  • 6 Entry Sensors
  • 1 Smoke Detector

The Stonefort $484.84

  • Base Station, Keypad, & Key Fob
  • 105 dB Siren
  • 2 Motion Sensors
  • 9 Entry Sensors
  • 1 Panic Button

The Haven $489.86

  • Base Station, Keypad, & Key Fob
  • 105 dB Siren
  • 4 Entry Sensors
  • 1 Panic Button
  • 1 Freeze Sensor
  • 1 Water Sensor
  • 1 Smoke Detector

The Fortress $509.86

  • Base Station & Key Fob
  • 2 Keypads
  • 105 dB Siren
  • 2 Motion Sensors
  • 6 Entry Sensors
  • Panic Button

Furthermore, other equipment can be added to any package or by itself. For example, a SimpliCam can be purchased and used with a monitoring plan by itself for $99 each. Also, a Doorbell Pro camera can be added or used alone for $169 each.

Monthly Monitoring Fees

SimpliSafe offers two options for monitoring. Their standard monitoring plan is only $14.99 per month and includes basic monitoring services for your entire system. With this plan, SimpliSafe’s award-winning specialists monitor your home around-the-clock via a free built-in cellular connection.

In addition, customers can sign up for SimpliSafe’s Interactive Monitoring Plan which adds further functionality to your security and/or automation system. These features include control of systems via mobile app including the ability to monitor activity, arm and disarm the system, and more. Moreover, get Secret! Alerts that notify you whenever anyone accesses areas designated as private – like drawers, safes, and more.

Installation Fees

With their easy do-it-yourself installation, SimpliSafe has zero installation fees. Just open the box, plug the equipment in, and you are ready to go.

Senior Discounts

While there are no discounts specific to a customers age, SimpliSafe offers discounted prices on their original packages. They also provide a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee that allows for a full refund including the cost of return shipping. This guarantee allows you to try the system in your home for 60 days and return it with no questions asked if not totally happy with it.

Summary

SimpliSafe offers a fully customizable method for home security and automation that depends entirely upon your individual needs. As a two-time winner of CNET’s Editors’ Choice for Home Security Award, SimpliSafe has a reputation that customers can rely on. Furthermore, they have excellent customer service reviews.

The bottom line is this: SimpliSafe offers some of the essential home security and automation features that seniors need the most at reasonable rates and with excellent support. If one can get past the initial investment in SimpliSafe equipment, then this would be an outstanding choice for your home security needs. See our full review of SimpliSafe here.

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