SimpliSafe and Smith Thompson are two home security providers offering great equipment and services without long-term contracts. SimpliSafe requires buying its equipment upfront, whereas Smith Thompson can service your Texas home or business with the equipment you have. SimpliSafe costs less, but Smith Thompson sells smart home devices, two-way talk cameras, touchscreen control panels and other equipment SimpliSafe doesn’t offer.
Summary: SimpliSafe vs. Smith Thompson
Monthy monitoring starting price
Minimum contract length
|No contract||No contract|
|No free trial||No free trial|
|DIY & Professional||Professional|
Guarantees & Refunds
|60-day Money-Back Guarantee||None|
Frequently Asked Questions About SimpliSafe & Smith Thompson
SimpliSafe has three packages and the option to build your own system or include add-on equipment items to a package. None of Smith Thompson’s three packages include video surveillance, but you can customize your system with any compatible equipment.
Both SimpliSafe and Smith Thompson offer month-to-month, 24/7 professional security and fire monitoring, starting at $14.99 and $16.95, respectively.
SimpliSafe gives you the option to self-monitor, but Smith Thompson requires you to get set up with its monitoring service in Texas.
Both providers supply wireless systems that are suitable for renters because they’re easy to install and uninstall.