SimpliSafe Monitoring

Updated May 4, 2021

When it comes to home security, it’s important to make sure you have all of your bases covered, which often requires the help of professional monitoring. Companies like Simplisafe, the high tech DIY home alarm company, offers the option to have your home monitored by professionals who know how to determine when there’s a true emergency that needs attention. SimpliSafe monitoring is offered in a number of different plans that start at just a few dollars a month. These plans will help make sure that your home is safe from the 172,071 property crimes that took place in the U.S. in  2017, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Report. Whether it’s the basic package or the all-encompassing high tech monitoring package, you can rest assured that your home is in good hands with the help of SimpliSafe’s professionals.


SimpliSafe Monitoring Plans

SimpliSafe offers three monitoring plans: standard, interactive and pro superior. SimpliSafe's monitoring plans range in pricing form $14.99/mo. to $34.00/mo. The Standard plan costs $14.99/mo. and offers basic security monitoring services. The Interactive plan costs $24.00/mo. and is an elite monitoring package with the addition of mobile app access. The Pro Superior package costs $34.99/mo. and includes several exclusive benefits to customers. Let’s take a look at what each one offers to help figure out which one works best for your needs. 

Standard Monitoring Package

Starting at $14.99 per month, SimpliSafe’s standard monitoring package is anything but standard. It offers round the clock professional monitoring so that emergency personnel can be dispatched in record time in case of emergencies. The company has also partnered with Verizon and T-Mobile to build a national cellular network that connects to your phone to keep you safe, no matter where you are. Cellular connection comes with the standard package at no extra cost to you, as does the environmental protection, which detects fires, dangerous temperature swings and warns against water damage. Key features:

  • 24/7 professional monitoring and dispatch, including firefighter dispatch for smoke and CO alarms and courtesy calls for water and temperature alerts
  • Environmental protection
  • Cellular connection

Interactive Monitoring Package

Starting at $24.00 per month, SimpliSafe’s interactive package is the elite package that offers every type of monitoring SimpliSafe has, including verification of every alarm, leading to faster dispatch and higher arrest rate. This package comes with everything included in the standard package, as well as a mobile app, alerts that appear directly on your phone, secret alerts, video alarm verification, unlimited camera recording and smart home integrations. Some of these smart integrations include Alexa, Google Assistant and Nest thermostats. With this package you will be able to arm and disarm your security system with the push of a button. Key features:

  • 24/7 professional monitoring and dispatch, including firefighter dispatch for smoke and CO alarms and courtesy calls for water and temperature alerts
  • Environmental protection
  • Cellular connection
  • Mobile app to arm and disarm from anywhere
  • Alerts on your phone
  • Secret alerts
  • Video alarm verification
  • Unlimited camera recording
  • Smart home integrations

Pro Superior Package

Starting at $34.00 per month, Simplisafe’s premier package treats you like a VIP with hands-on protection that includes professional installation and an exclusive customer service number. Also included is a medical alert panic button on your key fob to dispatch emergency medical services to your home. Additional perks include 10% off new products and secret alerts that tell you when a sensor is activated, without triggering an alarm. You can keep an eye on your valuables, liquor cabinets and closets without anyone knowing. Key features:

  • Offers everything in the Interactive package +
  • Free professional monitoring
  • 10% off new products
  • VIP Customer Service
  • Medical Alerts

Learn more about SimpliSafe packages and features.

SimpliSafe Equipment

  • Entry sensors: In 2017, there were an estimated 7,694,086 property crime offenses in the nation, according to the latest FBI Uniform Crime Report, which is reason enough to invest in entry sensors for your home security system. These sensors are used to alert you to activity around windows and doors that may be access points for intruders. On top of that, though, these entry sensors come with another nifty feature: they’ll alert you if you’ve forgotten to close a door or window. These sensors can even communicate to you which window was left open so you know exactly what spot needs to be addressed.
  • Motion sensors: Motion sensors do pretty much what the name says: they detect motion across an entire room. They’re great for rooms with lots of windows, and Simplisafe’s motion sensors are designed to detect the unique heat signature of humans -- not pets -- which means you won’t get any false alarms when your puppy jumps onto the couch while you’re away, provided your pet is under 50 pounds.
  • Glassbreak sensors: As the name would suggest, Simplisafe’s glassbreak sensors detect the unique sound of shattering glass to alert you that trouble is coming when or if your windows or glass doors are shattered by intruders. And, Simplisafe’s glassbreak sensors are so precise they can tell the difference between an intruder smashing a window and a plate breaking, so you don’t need to worry about dropping a ceramic lamp and accidentally alerting the authorities.
  • Siren: If your goal is to scare off the bad guys before they can even enter your home, the 105dB siren is exactly what you need. This wireless sensor delivers a shot of eardrum-rattling alarm noise to frighten off any would-be intruders.
  • Indoor Camera: Simplisafe’s indoor cameras are the best way to keep an eye on what’s going on in your home while you’re away, and in HD, no less. If you purchase the outdoor kit, you can also use the indoor camera outdoors to capture video footage of what’s going on around the exterior of your house. It’s always a plus to have your alarm system visually verified because it keeps law enforcement from wasting time answering false alarms. Plus if something is happening, the video footage means they’re more likely to catch the criminal, even if they get away before help arrives.
  • Video Doorbell Pro: Want to see who it could be knocking (or ringing) at your door? The video doorbell is your best friend. You can watch remotely for packages, keep an eye on your front door, and avoid solicitors from wherever you’re sitting with the help of your video doorbell.
  • Key Fob: Simplisafe’s key fob isn’t technically a sensor -- it’s meant to help you arm or disarm your alarm system without touching the keypad. Still, it does also offer you protection via its panic button, which allows you to discreetly alert the right channels with the touch of a button, right from your keys.
  • Freeze Sensor: If you live in an area with the four seasons -- and what we mean by that is you get a real winter -- you know it’s important to make sure your home never gets cold enough to cause a pipe to freeze. Frozen pipes mean big trouble for your home. If you’ve had an issue with bursting pipes in the winter, or if you live in an area with harsh winters, you may want to invest in a freeze sensor, which will alert you if your house temperature falls below 41°F. It’ll keep you from letting the temperature in your home get low enough to cause pipes to burst, which in turn will save you a whole lot of grief.
  • Water Sensor: Just one inch of flood water can do a whopping $27,000 worth of damage to your home. Whether it’s several feet or a few inches, flooding can cause expensive damage to your home both in the short term and long term -- toxic mold, anyone? -- and you want to avoid it at all costs. That’s precisely why Simplisafe offers the option of water sensors. They will alert you to potential flooding issues when and if it comes in contact with water, which could save you from costly damage and even bigger headaches.
  • Panic Button: If you’re looking danger in the face, you want a discreet method of calling for help, which is why Simplisafe’s panic button is an option. These buttons are meant to be placed in easy to reach locations so there’s always a way to quietly alert authorities that you need help, without alerting the bad guys, too. But panic buttons aren’t just for staving off bad guys; these buttons are also pretty useful for the elderly or infirmed because they can be used to summon assistance in case of a medical emergency.
  • Keypad: Your keypad is the brain to your Simplisafe system, and what’s cool about these sensors is that you aren’t tethered to just one “brain” -- you can opt to place extra keypads at the entrance or entrances to your home that you use most frequently. Not to mention that Simplisafe’s keypad is touch-to-wake keypad, so it lights up when you need to see it and goes dark when you don’t. And it doesn’t need to be plugged in, either, which makes placing it where you need it a simple process.
  • Smoke Detector: Smoke detectors are a necessary sensor in any home, and are required to be in good working order by your home or renters insurance company. What’s unique about Simplisafe’s smoke detectors is that they are connected to your home security system and will sound their own internal sire, triggering a full-blown security system alarm if they sense fire or smoke danger. Simplisafe’s smoke detectors will also alert the fire department so that firefighters will be on their way quickly -- which is imperative in cases of fire.

SimpliSafe Equipment Prices

SimpliSafe Equipment
Equipment Prices
Entry sensor
Motion sensor
Glassbreak sensor
Indoor camera
Outdoor kit
Video doorbell pro
Key fob
105b siren
Freeze sensor
Water sensor
Panic button
Smoke detector

SimpliSafe Trial Period and Guarantees

One of the cool things about SimpliSafe is that they offer a pretty solid trial period and money back guarantee. Let’s take a look at what they offer under the guarantee. SimpliSafe’s satisfaction guarantee is incredibly simple: Satisfaction guaranteed. What that means is that you can return the system within 60 days of purchase for any reason if you aren’t satisfied with it. They’ll even send a postage pre-paid return label, making SimpliSafe truly a risk-free purchase. Once they receive your returned system, they'll issue you your full refund. On top of that, all SimpliSafe Home Security Systems and accessories are warranted to be free of defects for 3 years from the time of purchase.

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