Frequently Asked Questions about SimpliSafe and Frontpoint
Do either SimpliSafe or Frontpoint provide professional installation?
Frontpoint and SimpliSafe allow customers to self-install their security systems. If you would like a professional to perform your installation, you might consider ADT or Vivint, our top picks for professionally installed options.
Do either SimpliSafe or Frontpoint services require a long-term contract?
SimpliSafe’s services do not require a contract. You’ll have to pay for your equipment upfront and pay for professional monitoring on a monthly basis. Frontpoint’s services require signing up for a 3-year contract. You can pay for your equipment upfront online. If you opt for professional monitoring, you’ll have to pay on a monthly basis as well.
What types of packages do SimpliSafe and Frontpoint provide?
SimpliSafe offers a number of packages to choose from to include the basic, Foundation Package, Essentials Package, Haven Package and the Hearth Package. With the basic package, you’ll get the base station, keypad, an entry sensor and a motion sensor. Frontpoint has five packages that you can choose from, and these include the Safe Home Every Day, Safe Home Plus, Safe Home Select, Safe Home Preferred and Safe Home Elite packages. The basic package includes 5 sensors and is great for homeowners who have several doors and windows that need to be protected.
What professional monitoring options do SimpliSafe and Frontpoint have?
The cost of professional monitoring varies for each provider. SimpliSafe’s professional monitoring costs between $14.99/mo. and $24.99/mo., while Frontpoint’s monitoring services costs between $34.99/mo. and $49.99/mo.