The SimpliSafe Home Security System is a do-it-yourself all-in-one home security system boasting a 30-minute installation time! But, is this pop-up security system worth the initial upfront payment and ongoing monthly direct debit fees? Can it make a difference in securing your home or business? And is it as reliable as the company claims it is?
This SimpliSafe Home Security system review will be revealing our thoughts and experiences on this DIY system. Having a security system is an essential part of making your house or business secure from intruders.
- 0.1 Who Are SimpliSafe?
- 0.2 The Simplisafe System
- 0.3 The Price Range
- 0.4 Monitoring & Reporting
- 0.5 Positives
- 0.6 Negatives
- 0.7 Editors Simplisafe Review
- 0.8 Contribute To This SimpliSafe Review
- 1 SimpliSafe Home Security
- 2 Pros
- 3 Cons
Who Are SimpliSafe?
Simplisafe have been trading for many years and claim to have created a leading product when it comes to monitoring your home. Their packages are many, and their prices are relatively low for this level of security! They have won awards from many security websites and touted as the best in pop-up DIY security systems.
Based in the US, Simplisafe was created by a group of students looking to secure their dorms/ rooms from intruders. They realized there was a market for pop-up security systems that can be removed and installed elsewhere when needed! So, it started from there, a simple idea required in this day and age!
The Simplisafe System
Every Simplisafe system can be changed and added to because no property or business place is the same. If you live in a flat, house or want to secure a business property, then you are going to want to use a variety of security measures. That’s why the Simplisafe system has become so popular over the years. A bespoke security system with a small monthly fee to use their app and monitor your house or business in real time.
- Glass sensors
- Entry sensors
- Motion sensors
- Security cameras
- Main keypad (wireless)
- The main base station (wireless)
- Smoke detectors
- Panic buttons
- Leak detectors
- Freeze detectors
From the list above you can pick and choose your security system and add to this at a later date if needed. Everything is wireless and is connected back to the main hub that contacts your phone through their easy to use phone application. Its DIY so you just stick them where they are required, and you are secure!
The Simplisafe system comes with a helpful guide that helps you best secure your property. If you visit their website, then they have a much more informative guide to securing your property and where to position your devices.
The Price Range
Here is a list of the ready-made packages supplied by Simplisafe:
- The foundation package x5
- The Haven x 9
- The Hearth x 9
- The Knox x 10
Or make your custom package, it’s that simple!
If you’re comparing prices with other similar brands, then you are not going to get a better price VS quality elsewhere. They also offer their customers a monitoring plan that pings you every time a sensor tripped.
The Free Plan. You will not receive any notifications but having the equipment installed with warning stickers will deter potential criminals on your property! Alarms will sound, but you will not receive an alert if not at home.
The Basic Package. Every time a system is tripped you get a notification in the form of an SMS message sent straight to your phone! It costs around £15 a month paid at a yearly cost with a discount.
The Premium Package. Because your property or business is vital, we recommend you to sue the premium, No! We do not promote the Simplisafe system, but just reviewing it! But having the app installed on your phone will give you access to special alerts, remote controls, and visual extras.
Monitoring & Reporting
- Smoke detection
- Window and door alarms
- Window protection
- Leak protection
- Water leak protection
If you signup for the monthly fee then you will enjoy the real-time SMS messaging, app and monitoring. If your alarm is set off for whatever reason, then you will receive a call from the team at Simplisafe to make sure everything is OK and if you need them to contact the police on your behalf.
When you receive a call from a monitor at Simplisafe, you will be required to mention your pin code or password to make sure they are talking to the home or business owner.
- Excellent customer service and monitoring service for £15/£25 a month
- Create your package based on your home or business
- No contracts you can cancel your monitoring subscription at any time
- Value for money based on similar brands of security devices
- Install yourself with their easy stick on and setup system advice
- Indoor HD security system recorded it needed at a later date
- Free plan will work with siren/alarm ONLY
- Equipment is bulky although they have just released their new generation
- Not suitable for large homes and businesses
Editors Simplisafe Review
If you feel competent at setting up your home security system, then this product is an excellent choice for you. It’s a long-running company that found fame in the US because it was convenient and offered value for money.
Our experience of the Simplisafe technology and devices is positive, they are bulky, but you want people to see you have a security system set up on your property because deterrence is better than any alarm or notifications through their app.
Do we recommend using Simplisafe? Yes, they have produced a high-quality security system that’s affordable and reliable.
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