SimpliSafe vs. Link Interactive

Learn the differences between SimpliSafe and Link Interactive to find which best meets your home security needs.
Updated Jun 10, 2020
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SimpliSafe and Link Interactive are fierce contenders in the DIY home security space, each offering high-end security camera systems with cutting-edge features. The difference is, SimpliSafe requires buying equipment upfront, while Link Interactive provides it with professional monitoring for a fixed monthly premium. SimpliSafe is the best option for self-monitoring, but Link Interactive has the most complete package for smart home automation.

Differences: Link Interactive vs. SimpliSafe

If you’re narrowing down your home security options between Alder and SimpliSafe you’ll want to consider a few key differences including home automation, professional installation and price. Even though Alder doesn’t offer their pricing online, it may seem that the price tag for SimpliSafe adds up quickly. Alder offers basic DIY home security to get you started on your home security journey without feeling overwhelmed by equipment and feature options. SimpliSafe has more features, add-ons and flexibility to customize your system with both equipment, services and features.

Link Interactive


SimpliSafe Security

Monitoring costs starting at
Contract length
1 yearNo contract
Trial period/refunds
30 days60 days
DIYDIY or Professional
Guarantees or Refunds
None60-day money-back guarantee
BBB rating

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