SimpliSafe Home Security System

Award-winning home security provider SimpliSafe offers DIY home security solutions with a variety of packages to suit homeowners’ needs.

What Sets SimpliSafe Security Apart?

SimpliSafe Security secures over 3 million American homes, providing intrusion protection, home environmental monitoring, home automation capabilities and more. Known for its affordable professional monitoring plans, SimpliSafe offers a range of DIY home security system packages you can choose from. Whether you rent or own a home, you’re likely to find a SimpliSafe package that will fit your needs. SimpliSafe offers three packages:  The Essentials, The Hearth and The Barrington. 

 

With SimpliSafe, you’ll have to purchase your equipment up front. In addition to equipment, you can also purchase optional professional monitoring with a monthly or yearly subscription. You can choose between the Standard, Interactive or Pro Superior monitoring plans with SimpliSafe. The cost of SimpliSafe home security monitoring ranges from $14.99/mo. – $35.10/mo. Although SimpliSafe doesn’t feature a range of smart home devices, you can opt for smart home capabilities through your choice of monitoring plan.

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What We Like

  • No contracts
  • Inexpensive professional monitoring plans
  • A variety of equipment packages

What We Don’t Like

  • Mobile alerts not available in the basic monitoring plan
  • No selection of smart home devices
  • Smart home capabilities not available in basic monitoring plan

SimpliSafe Packages and Costs

The Essentials

Starting at $14.99/mo

Our take

If you’re only looking for the basics to secure your home, choose The Essentials package. The motion sensor can cover areas of 30 feet and can be mounted on a wall or set on a shelf. The entry sensors will chime to let you know when a door or window is opened. The Essentials Package retails for $259.95.

Package Devices Include:

  • 1 SimpliSafe base station
  • 1 SimpliSafe keypad
  • 3 entry sensors
  • 1 motion sensor

The Hearth

Starting at $14.99/mo

Our take

Get smoke detection and a loud 105dB siren (that’s about as loud as a table saw!) with The Hearth package. With this additional alarm, intruders aren’t likely to continue with their plans. A smoke detector adds essential life safety measures, and with built-in photoelectric sensors, this device is designed to react faster in the event of a fire. You can purchase The Hearth package at retail price for $374.91.

Package Devices Include:

  • All of the features in The Essentials Package
  • 1 smoke detector
  • 1 key fob

The Barrington

Starting at $14.99/mo

Our take

Add video surveillance to your home with The Barrington package. This package comes with a SimpliCam indoor camera, key fob, panic button and the essentials for security. The SimpliCam features HD video and night vision, so you’ll receive alerts whenever activity is detected in your home, day or night. You can purchase The Barrington package at retail price for $388.93.

Package Devices Include:

  • All of the features in The Essentials Package except 1 entry sensor
  • 1 key fob
  • 1 panic button
  • SimpliCam indoor camera

SimpliSafe Features and Equipment

SimpliSafe offers premier security hardware with sleek and modern designs. SimpliSafe’s equipment comes pre-configured and ready to use out of the box so you can begin protecting your home easily and quickly.

SimpliSafe Base Station

SimpliSafe Motion Sensor

SimpliCam Indoor Camera

SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro

SimpliSafe Base Station

The SimpliSafe base station is the hub of your home security system. This device supports both Wi-Fi and cellular connections, helping to ensure that you’re always connected. In the event of a power outage, a back-up battery helps to ensure protection for an additional 24 hours.

SimpliSafe Motion Sensor

The SimpliSafe motion sensor detects activity up to 30 feet away and has a 90-degree field of vision. You can set it on a shelf or mount it to a wall. This device is also pet-friendly. Pets under 50 pounds won’t trigger false alarms on the SimpliSafe motion sensor.

SimpliCam Indoor Camera

Keep an eye on what’s happening in your home with the SimpliCam indoor camera. This camera has a 120-degree diagonal field of vision and features smart detection, recognizing human heat signatures. Whenever activity is detected in your home, you can also get notifications with either the Interactive or Pro Superior monitoring plans.

SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro

See who’s stopping by with SimpliSafe’s Video Doorbell Pro. With dual-sensors, you’ll only get notifications for those things that matter, such as when someone visits but not when a vehicle pulls into your yard. With two-way audio and video, you won’t have to leave your location, allowing you to see and speak with visitors through SimpliSafe’s doorbell camera.

SimpliSafe Monitoring Plans

SimpliSafe offers affordable home security equipment and easy DIY installation. SimpliSafe’s monitoring costs starts at $14.99/mo. Compared to other top home security providers, SimpliSafe has one of the lowest monthly monitoring costs. SimpliSafe offers two monitoring plans: Standard and Interactive. The Standard plan costs $14.99 per month and provides you with basic home security monitoring. As the next step up, the Interactive plan goes up to $35.10 per month and gives you more comprehensive security monitoring with features like camera recording and mobile access.

Compare SimpliSafe Packages

The Essentials

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The Hearth

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The Barrington

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The Essentials The Hearth The Barrington
Upfront equipment cost starts at $259.95 $374.91 $388.93
24/7 professional monitoring Optional Optional Optional
Pro. monitoring starts at $14.99/mo. $14.99/mo. $14.99/mo.
Motion detection Yes Yes Yes
Home environmental monitoring No Yes Yes
Video surveillance No No Yes
Mobile app access & control Available with Interactive and Pro Superior monitoring plans Available with Interactive and Pro Superior monitoring plans Available with Interactive and Pro Superior monitoring plans

SimpliSafe Mobile App

SimpliSafe’s mobile app comes with a number of features to help monitor your home’s security at all times using your mobile device.

Arm and disarm

With the SimpliSafe mobile app you will be able to remotely arm and disarm your home security system with the touch of your finger.

Real-time footage

On your SimpliSafe mobile app you can watch and record real-time footage from your home’s security cameras.

Motion-detected alerts

Through the mobile app you can receive motion-detected alerts from SimpliSafe’s Video Doorbell Pro, SimpliCam and motion sensors.

How Does SimpliSafe Monitoring Work?

SimpliSafe’s home security monitoring allows you extra peace of mind about your home’s protection. Upon your SimpliSafe security sensors being triggered, your siren will sound in your home. Next, your Base Station wirelessly contacts the SimpliSafe monitoring center to report the disturbance. The operator at SimpliSafe’s monitoring center will then contact you and any others you submitted as additional contacts. If you do not cancel the alarm with your designated Safe Word, the SimpliSafe operator will send police or fire fighters to your home.

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SimpliSafe Security FAQs

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Does Simplisafe have an installation fee?

There is no installation fee as you’ll be able to install your own home security system.

Can a professional help me install my SimpliSafe security system?

Yes, SimpliSafe offers optional professional installation if you don’t feel comfortable installing your security system. You can have an approved technician install it for $79.00.

Do SimpliSafe’s services require a contract?

No, you do not have to sign a contract for SimpliSafe’s services. You can purchase your equipment upfront or elect for financing through PayPal Credit. If you add on SimpliSafe monitoring to your package, you can opt out whenever you choose.

What is SimpliSafe’s return policy?

SimpliSafe has a 60-Day Money Back Guarantee if you’re not satisfied with your system. The provider will cover the cost of shipping on your return as well. Give SimpliSafe a call at 1-(800)-297-1605 to have someone assist you with your return.


Jalesa Campbell

Written by your home security specialist

Jalesa Campbell