We’ve come a long way from home security being limited to actual real human security guards—and tech companies are only continuing to innovate on these popular systems. Among the top-rated performers, SimpliSafe dominates with its flexible contracts, wireless setup, and 24/7 professional monitoring. Created by a Harvard-educated engineer, SimpliSafe eliminates pretty much everything annoying about home security systems—i.e. you don’t need an annual contract OR a phone line to get started. Phew, glad we got that out of the way. It’s 2017 and there’s no need to talk about home phone lines, right?
You don’t have to just trust us on this one. SimpliSafe has earned recommendations from the likes of PC Mag, CNET, and The New York Times, to name a few. Why?
- It offers 24/7 home wireless home security.
- DIY installation means you can do it yourself, without having to rely on a technician to come to your home and drill into your walls, etc.
- It provides monitoring for far less than other players such as Vivint, ADT, etc, with all of the same core products. And there are no long-term contracts.
And when you order this month, you can save 10% on your purchase of a SimpliSafe Security Solution. There shouldn’t be a price on keeping your home and your family safe, but if there had to be, this one would be pretty solid. To make your decision even easier, we took an inside look at what exactly SimpliSafe is all about and broke it down for your viewing pleasure:
Let’s Talk Hardware
SimpliSafe comes in a variety of different packages (including fully customizable options) so you can pick and choose the components you need. You can even add sensors (if you happen to need more than 40) and take the entire system with you when you move homes. The base station of the set should be put in a central location of the home, and connects wirelessly to the various sensors. When a sensor detects an intruder, it alerts the base station which then contacts the 24/7 human-staffed monitoring center. So you do get your human security guard after all! From there, their experts will contact the police for immediate assistance.
The set also features a keypad, which is powered by battery and should last up 8-12 months without a replacement. What does this all mean? A whole lot of easy, wireless setup that doesn’t require as much as a single hole to be drilled in your wall. Without any technical know-how, you can have your security system up-and-running in an hour.
How to Arm & Disarm
Users can use the physical keypad located in the home or the keychain remote (pictured above) to arm or disarm the alarm system. The keychain remote can be hooked on your keychain or carried in a purse for immediate action with the press of a button. The hope is you’ll never need it—but better to remain prepared. You can also choose to arm and disarm the system through the app with the interactive plan.
Let SimpliCam Be Your Witness
Sometimes just being alerted of an intruder is not enough. Set up SimpliCam in your home to get the proof you need of what exactly happened thanks to its 720p, camera quality. You’ll get clear footage from around your home, without the hassle of a traditional alarm company.
Online & Mobile Security Dashboards
We’re in the 21st century, which means any security system without an online and mobile control system is unacceptable. Luckily SimpliSafe’s interactive plan delivers with an intuitive online dashboard that let’s you tweak any settings or even disarm your alarm remotely. Download the app for Android or iOS to access the full command center from the road. Again, be sure to choose the interactive plan to take advantage of the online and mobile features.
In sum, SimpliSafe delivers everything you would want from a home security system without extra fees, middle men or sky high costs. Not to mention you can save 10% on your order as long as you act by the end of the month.