Best Reviews TopConsumerReviews.com
Best Reviews
Best Reviews
      June 21, 2018

Home  >  Home Security  >  SimpliSafe Review

Best Home

Security Systems

  1. Protect America
  2. ADT
  3. Vivint
  4. Get Safe
  5. SimpliSafe
  6. Guardian
  7. Alarm Force
  8. Live Watch
  9. First Alert
  10. Protection One
  11. Monitronics
  12. Alarm Relay
  13. Comcast Xfinity
  14. CPI Security

Compare Products

  • Select any 2 companies in our reviews to compare them head-to-head!
  • Compare

Your Information Is Secure
Preventing burglaries: How To Protect Your Home Newsletter

Latest Reviews

Business Cards

Company Incorporation

Fitness Clothing

Golf Clubs

Green Cards

Home Warranties

Medical Alert Systems

Personal Checks

Refrigerators

VPN Services

 

Individual Reviews

Frontpoint

Protect America

ADT

Vivint

Get Safe

SimpliSafe

Guardian Protection Services

Alarm Force

Live Watch

First Alert Professional

Protection One

Monitronics

Alarm Relay

Comcast Xfinity

CPI Security

 

Related Articles

Benefits of a Home Security System

Beyond Home Security: Home Automation

Home Automation The Next Trend in Home Security

Home Security for Apartment Dwellers

Home Security Monitoring Companies: Pros and Cons

Home Security Tips for Seniors

Home Security Tips for Renters

Home Security Trends

How Home Security Systems Help Seniors

How to Prepare for a Home Security System

Is Home Security Important?

Newest Home Security Features

Self-Monitoring Home Security Systems: Advantages and Disadvantages

Shopping Home Security For The Elderly

Tips on DIY (Do It Yourself) Home Security

Tips to Keep Your Family Safe At Home

What to Look For in a Home Security System

What's New in Home Security

Wireless Home Security Systems

 

Disclosure: We pay our reviewers for their reviews. We are not compensated by companies for their reviews, but we may be compensated for links and advertisements on our website. Click here for details.

Better Business Bureau Reliability Seal

SimpliSafe Review

Best Home Security Systems

To help you find the Best Home Security Systems, TopConsumerReviews.com provides you with an in-depth SimpliSafe Review.

To see ALL of our reviews for the Best Home Security Systems, please Click Here

Home Security Systems are more important than ever before. Crime is on the rise in many areas of the country. Over 2 million burglaries occur every year, with the average dollar loss over $2,000 - not to mention the potential harm to personal safety. Many experts point to the nation's current economic troubles and high unemployment as leading indicators for a continued rise in the crime rate.

Safeguarding your home is vitally important to the protection of your property and family. Properly placed exterior lighting and good dead bolts can help reduce your odds of being a victim - but unfortunately, an experienced criminal can generally get through nearly all locks within 60 seconds. As a result, most experts suggest investing in a home security system - preferably one that is monitored by a live service for the utmost protection.

Continue reading below reviews

Best Reviews

2018

Home Security Systems Reviews

4 stars
SimpliSafe

SIMPLISAFE Visit Site

Features:

100% wireless

Do-it-yourself installation

Monitoring starts at $14.99/month

SimpliSafe is a relative newcomer to the home security field, but they are rapidly gaining traction through positive word of mouth and recommendations from many well-known sources including NBC, Fortune Magazine and the New York Times. With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, a no-contract policy, and good customer service, SimpliSafe is rapidly gaining a good repuation in the home security business.

In order to separate themselves from the pack, the SimpliSafe website highlights some major differences between them and some of the larger home security companies. One of the main differences is that SimpliSafe claims no hidden fees and requires no commitment or service contract. As highlighted in the New York Times articles on SimpliSafe, many home security systems require up to a three year contract that can cost thousands of dollars, and often have add-on fees that raise the actual cost of the service from what is stated as the monthly home security monitoring fee. SimpliSafe requires no such contract and no auto-renewal fees.

Another important difference between SimpliSafe and some of the more traditional home security systems is that SimpliSafe is 100% wireless. Not only does that mean a less expensive and difficult installation process, but more importantly the system cannot be shut down by a clever thief with wire cutters. In fact, the home security installation is so simple that the customer can begin installing the system in as little as 5 minutes, as shown in a helpful video on the website. This is a nice incentive for those folks who don't want a hefty installation charge or permanent wiring added in their home. Of course, it could also be a negative for people who don't trust themselves to install the system on their own.

SimpliSafe advertises low costs as well. From a monthly home security monitoring fee standpoint, they are indeed among the lowest priced services we found. SimpliSafe's monitoring starts at $14.99 per month for dedicated 24/7 professional monitoring and police dispatch service. However, unlike some other home security systems we've reviewed, the equipment is not free. Depending on the size of the system you want, the initial package can cost anywhere from $229 to $539 and up.

SimpliSafe does offer advanced options in their home security system. In addition to 100% wireless security system, they also offer wireless monitoring and control through a smartphone or other wireless device. SMS text and e-mail alerts can be sent notifying the homeowner of any disturbance - including a window opening, fire, carbon monoxide, or even if the liquor or gun cabinets have been opened.

SimpliSafe offers a state-of-the-art home security system with good customer service. While they're the new kid on the block, they're gaining a good repuation. We wish their initial equipment cost was more affordable. Still, this is a home security company worth keeping an eye on.

Visit Site

Continued from above

Statistics show that the majority of criminals will choose a home without a security system and bypass those better protected. Home security systems can vary greatly in protection and cost. Some home security systems provide free equipment along with a monthly monitoring contract, while others charge hundreds of dollars for installation as well as monitoring services. The best home security systems are flexible with or without home phone line requirements.

Before reading any home security systems reviews it's important to be familiar with some important home security aspects and features. These include:

  • Equipment and Installation Costs.  What does the company charge for the home security system equipment? How many sensors does that include? Is installation a separate charge?
  • Monitoring Service.  Does the company provide a 24 hour, 7 day a week, live home security monitoring service that will quickly contact authorities in the event of a break-in?
  • Guarantee.  Does the company provide a money back guarantee for their home security systems, or a warranty for faulty equipment?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best home security systems available today. We hope these reviews will help you find the right home security system to keep you and your family safe for years to come!

REVIEW: We tested 3 home security systems and finally got excited about the Internet of Things

There are several good reasons to get a home security system, but a discount on your insurance isn't one of them. You could find offers of up to 20% off in the US quite easily, but we gave up trying here after three calls to major providers in Australia ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:41:00 GMT



August Home Partners With Alarm.com to Deliver Smarter Front Door Security

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August Home, Inc, the leading provider of smart and secure front door solutions, today announced a partnership with Alarm.com (Nasdaq: ALRM), the leading platform for the intelligently connected property, to strengthen the ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:10:00 GMT



Google to shut down location revealing Chromecast and Google Home bug" in a month

A security firm has found a vulnerability in Chromecast and Google Home devices that could let attackers find the location of their users. The attack can be done remotely as long as the victim is connected to the same network as the device. Google is ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:03:00 GMT



Home security camera captures 'gustnado' moving through Gonzales

GONZALES - A home security camera captured a 'gustnado' moving through Pelican Point in Gonzales Monday morning. The video was sent in by Sarah Fritts Livingston, courtesy of her neighbor Shawndell. In the video, wind visibly intensifies for a few moments ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:36:00 GMT



Google to Fix Location Data Leak in Google Home, Chromecast

New research shows that Web sites can run a simple script in the background that collects precise location data on people who have a Google Home or Chromecast device installed anywhere on their local network. Craig Young, a researcher with security firm ...

Published:  Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:06:00 GMT



Home security systems can be simple

When a house down the street was burglarized, our neighborhood watch sent out an email warning residents to lock their doors and windows when they're not home - and to call the police if they saw suspicious cars and activity on the block. I didn't ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:59:00 GMT



Best Home Security Systems in Atlanta

Although cities like Atlanta have seen huge reductions in the crime rate over the past decade or so (down 27% between 2009 and 2016), the city still reports an average of around 4,400 home and apartment burglaries each year. Overall the city ranks #6 on ...

Published:  Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:52:00 GMT



The Road Home rolls out security changes in wake of scathing audit citing safety and health issues

SALT LAKE CITY - The Road Home revealed its new security plan in the wake of a scathing audit showing serious safety and health concerns for the homeless people who use its shelters. Weapons and drugs on site and children exposed to drug paraphernalia at ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:37:00 GMT



Luis Starts A Security Business in Ant-Man 2-Staffed Entirely by Ex-Cons

Post-Ant-Man, they're kind of trying to go legit, basically, and what's happened is Luis, Kurt, and Dave-and Scott when he gets out-have started a business called X-Con Home Security. Who better to protect your house than ex-convicts And that's ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:27:00 GMT



United States Smart Home Security Market Report 2018: Demand for Smart Home Security Products is Expected to Increase 10.0% Per Year to 11.0 Billion in 2025 ...

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Smart Home Security Market in the US by Product" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Smart Home Security Market in the US by Product US demand for smart home security products is expected to increase 10 ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:51:00 GMT



Share Us!    Share TopConsumerReviews.com on Twitter Share TopConsumerReviews.com on LinkedIn Share TopConsumerReviews.com on Google+ Share TopConsumerReviews.com on Pinterest

Home      About Us      Terms & Conditions      Privacy Policy      Contact Us      Disclosure