CPI’s equipment packages can be easily customized to include specific pieces of equipment, but the basic three packages are the inTouch Essentials, and inTouch Essentials Plus, and the inTouch Edge. Depending on which tier you purchase, you can get other features like motion detectors, door/window sensors, outdoor camera, and the SmartHub. SimpliSafe offers five packages, including various combinations of a base station, a keypad, entry sensors, motion sensors, a smoke detector, a key fob, an indoor camera, and a panic button.
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|Monthly monitoring starting price||$14.99/mo.||$29.99/mo.|
|Minimum contract length||No contract||39 months|
|Trial Period||60 days||None|
|Installation||DIY & Professional||Professional|
|Guarantees and Refunds||None||No False Alarms Guarantee|
Frequently Asked Questions About SimpliSafe and CPI
What kind of equipment packages do SimpliSafe and CPI offer?
What kind of monitoring plans do SimpliSafe and CPI offer?
SimpliSafe offers a standard monitoring plan for just $14.99 per month or an interactive plan for $24.99 per month. CPI’s professional monitoring plans start at $29.99 per month.
Do either SimpliSafe or CPI offer the ability to self-monitor your own security system, or is professional monitoring required?
SimpliSafe’s professional monitoring is optional, and the cheaper monthly option. CPI requires professional monitoring.
Are either SimpliSafe or CPI a good choice for renters?
SimpliSafe is the obvious choice for renters because of the month-to-month subscription options. With CPI, you could potentially be stuck in a contract for up to five years.