SimpliSafe Home Security Review

SimpliSafe is known for its DIY home security solutions, low monthly monitoring costs and variety of security packages.

An Overview of SimpliSafe’s Home Security Services

SimpliSafe is a newer company in the home security industry that has differentiated itself with affordable, DIY home security solutions. The provider currently serves over 3 million American customers and also offers a range of security packages. One aspect that SimpliSafe is well-known for is its low monthly professional monitoring costs.


SimpliSafe: Our Recommended Pick for DIY Security

SimpliSafe’s affordable professional monitoring helps the company to stand out among other competitors as their prices are lower than average. Check out our SimpliSafe security review of these six categories: price, stand-out features, equipment, installation and trial period.

(D) SimpliSafe Price@1.5-min


10 out of 10


  • Professional monitoring costs between $14.99/mo. and $35.10/mo., a lower expense compared to other providers
  • No contract required

SimpliSafe’s monthly professional monitoring services are a lot less expensive compared to other providers, ranging from only $14.99/mo. to $35.10/mo. depending on the plan you choose. For security system packages, you can choose from a range of options to include the basic Foundation Package, the Essentials Package, the Haven Package and several others.


Another benefit with SimpliSafe’s services is that customers won’t have to enter into a service agreement. Package pricing is on the lower end compared to competitors with retail pricing starting around $230. One other thing to note is that you’ll have to purchase your equipment upfront.


One last thing that we like about SimpliSafe is the ability for customers to build out their own security systems, giving them the freedom to buy the products that they want for their homes.

(D) SimpliSafe Standout Features@1.5-min

Standout Features

8 out of 10


  • The SimpliSafe Home Security app gives you remote access and control of your security system
  • Smart home integrations with Amazon Alexa, Apple Watch, Google Assistant and August Lock
  • Video alarm verification to help you identify intruders

With SimpliSafe, you can access, manage and monitor your security system from anywhere through the Home Security mobile app. If you need to let in family members or delivery persons to keep a package safe, you can easily do this while you’re away using the app. SimpliSafe also gives you the ability to integrate your security system with digital assistants like Amazon Alexa, Apple Watch, Google Assistant and August Lock.


While you can access smart home integration features, the provider doesn’t offer standalone smart home products.


One last stand-out feature is access to video alarm verification to help identify intruders. Here’s how video alarm verification works: if you have the Interactive Monitoring Plan and your alarm goes off, a 60-second video clip will be taken, a monitoring specialist will see the clip and he or she can alert the authorities. This feature can help authorities catch and identify intruders.

(D) SimpliSafe Equipment@1.5-min


8 out of 10


  • SimpliSafe provides a robust cellular connection through partnerships with Verizon and T-Mobile
  • Get environmental monitoring for fires, floods and freezing

With SimpliSafe, you can have greater protection through cellular connection. By partnering with Verizon and T-Mobile, SimpliSafe is able to expand coverage across the U.S. using cellular connectivity. This will prevent bad guys from being able to disconnect your services physically by cutting your power.


SimpliSafe equipment also includes environmental monitoring for three hazards: fire, flooding, and freezing. This feature is especially helpful if you live in an area that’s prone to flooding or freezing since it will help you prevent damage to your home. If you own a vacation property, you can also have more peace of mind with this layer of protection to help you avoid expensive repairs. You’ll need to purchase the smoke detector, temperature sensor and water sensor to access this feature if these devices are not included in your home security package.

(D) SimpliSafe Installation@1.5-min


8 out of 10


  • DIY installation
  • Setup is as easy as setting or adhering devices to the appropriate locations

SimpliSafe’s DIY installation makes setup easy through mounting or adhering your equipment. This type of installation is great if you want more freedom with the placement of equipment in your home, and you’re not afraid of setting things up yourself. If you’re on the other side of the fence and would like a professional’s help, we would recommend a professionally installed security system instead.

(D) SimpliSafe Trial Period@1.5-min

Trial Period

8 out of 10


  • 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 3-year warranty for equipment

SimpliSafe aims to ensure that customers are satisfied by providing a 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee and a 3-year warranty on equipment. This gives you some time to try out and decide if SimpliSafe’s system is a good solution for your home. If you are unsatisfied with SimpliSafe’s products or services, you can get in touch with the provider, return your security system within the 60-day period and receive a full refund. To make it easier for you, SimpliSafe will also send a prepaid return label.

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Written by

Jalesa Campbell

Jalesa develops content in the home security space and contributes to Safety's social media efforts.