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SimpliSafe Home Security Review

It is natural for seniors living at home to be concerned about home security. Family members also want to ensure that their aging loved ones are protected and safe in case of any emergencies. Having a reliable home security system installed in the home can help bring peace of mind and ensure safety! SimpliSafe is a top home security company that provides a solid variety of equipment and monitoring packages.

Overview

Though SimpliSafe is a pretty new player in the home security business, it has quickly earned a solid reputation. It provides 24/7 monitoring and serves over 300,000 customers with its 6 monitoring centers. SimpliSafe’s innovative technology is easy to use. The company does not have any long-term contracts in place for customers to commit to, which means that cancellations are hassle-free as well.

Equipment

Equipment installation is a breeze with SimpliSafe. There is no drilling, wires, tools, or phone line required! However, if you find yourself needing assistance with installing the equipment, SimpliSafe has customer service representatives ready to help. Every package includes a base station that just needs to be plugged in. Below are the unique packages being offered currently:

The Foundation

  • Costs $229
  • Ideal for smaller homes and apartments
  • 1 motion sensor
  • 1 entry sensor

The Essentials

  • Costs $259
  • Most popular equipment package
  • 1 motion sensor
  • 3 entry sensors

The Hearth

  • Costs $374
  • 1 key fob
  • 1 105dB siren
  • 1 smoke detector
  • 1 motion sensor
  • 3 entry sensors

The Knox

  • Costs $449
  • Best for homes with 4+ bedrooms
  • 1 key fob
  • 1 105dB siren
  • 1 smoke detector
  • 2 motion sensors
  • 6 entry sensors

The Haven

  • Costs $489
  • Ultimate water and fire damage protection
  • 1 key fob
  • 1 105dB siren
  • 1 panic button
  • 1 freeze sensor
  • 1 water sensor
  • 1 smoke detector
  • 2 motion sensors
  • 4 entry sensors

If you don’t see what you are looking for, you can customize your own equipment package to get the number of sensors needed.

Additional Equipment

Looking to add extra pieces to your SimpliSafe home security system? Here’s a quick breakdown of what’s available for purchase and how much they are currently going for:

  • Entry Sensor – $14.99
  • Motion Sensor – $29.99
  • Glass Break Sensor – $34.99
  • SimpliCam – $99
  • Outdoor Kit – $19.99
  • Video Doorbell Pro – $169
  • Smart Lock – $99
  • Key Fob – $24.99
  • 105dB Siren – $59.99
  • Freeze Sensor – $29.99
  • Water Sensor – $19.99
  • Panic Button – $19.99
  • Keypad – $69.99
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector – $49.99
  • Smoke Detector – $29.99
  • Yard Sign – $3.99
  • Window Decals – $4.99

Cost

Have you already decided on the equipment package? The next thing you’ll want to explore is the monthly monitoring packages. The good news is that SimpliSafe only has two to choose from – The Standard and the Interactive.

The Standard package costs $14.99 per month with no contract required. You can cancel at any time without any penalty. You get environmental monitoring, cellular connection, and 24/7 live alarm monitoring.

The Interactive package costs $24.99 per month and includes cellular connection, environmental monitoring, 24/7 live alarm monitoring, mobile alerts, secret alerts, unlimited camera recording, smart home integrations, video alarm verification, and the ability to arm and disarm your system remotely.

Features

SimpliSafe’s home security systems rely on a cellular connection which is reinforced with Wi-Fi to provide a strong signal to ensure your home is always safe. It doesn’t need to be plugged in, so you can take it anywhere you wish. Easily arm and disarm the security system from your smart devices like your phone, tablet, and computer! Lastly, SimpliSafe’s touch-to-wake keypad lights up once it gets dark so you can quickly locate it.

Summary

Many seniors are in favor of SimpliSafe because their products are easy to use and do not require contracts. Though the equipment may be expensive up-front, the monitoring fees are very reasonable and make up for it in that way.

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