Nest has been taken over by Google, making it one of the largest players in the smart home security space. It offers a complete experience with integrated security and Google Home features. Customers can also get professional monitoring for the Nest Secure system with Brinks Home Security. This option is best for people looking for a complete package. SimpliSafe offers home security systems without the bells and whistles that Google provides but at a cheaper price. Learn more about each provider to help you find the one that best fits your needs.
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Summary: SimpliSafe vs. Nest
Frequently Asked Questions About SimpliSafe & Nest
The Google Nest Hub is the central control device for your home security system.
Devices manufactured by Google Nest are compatible with the Google Nest Hub. You will have to check other individual products to ensure compatibility.
With SimpliSafe, you can purchase the Video Doorbell Pro and Smart Lock. If you purchase the Interactive or Pro Superior SimpliSafe monitoring plans, you’ll get access to smart home integration with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, August Lock, and Apple Watch.
Nest only sells one complete security system package with monitoring available, the Nest Secure Alarm System. However, it offers a large number of standalone smart home security devices.
No. You can purchase just the Nest Secure system without signing up for professional monitoring. In that case, you would be responsible for monitoring the system yourself using the Nest mobile app.