The Verdict: SimpliSafe vs. Protection 1
Monthly monitoring starting price
Minimum contract length
|No contract||36-month contract|
|No free trial||None|
|DIY & Professional||DIY & Professional|
Guarantees and Refunds
|60 days||$1,000 Theft Protection Guarantee|
Frequently Asked Questions About SimpliSafe and Protection 1
SimpliSafe and Protection 1 offer premade equipment packages, but SimpliSafe users can build a custom system.
Both SimpliSafe and Protection 1 offer 24/7 monitoring. SimpliSafe monitoring starts at $14.99/mo. and Protection 1’s plans start at $34.99/mo.
Protection 1 requires professional monitoring while SimpliSafe offers optional month-to-month professional monitoring plans.
With no long-term contract or professional installation required, SimpliSafe is the better choice for renters. When you move, just pack up your system and reinstall it yourself at your new home for ease and convenience.