SimpliSafe Sensors

Updated Feb 1, 2021

When it comes to home security, it’s important to make sure you have every nook and cranny covered. After all, there were 1,172,071 property crimes in the U.S. in 2017 between breaking and entering and vandalism, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Report. Luckily, Simplisafe, the high tech DIY home alarm company, knows how your home and family can never be too safe.

Named #1 home security pick by several home tech and security publications, Simplisafe offers a variety of both security and environmental sensors to protect your dwelling, and already secures over 3 million American homes, providing protection from break-ins and expensive home disasters. Whether it’s Simplisafe motion sensors, entryway sensors, or high-tech indoor/outdoor cameras, there are tons of Simplisafe sensors to guard all your rooms and entry points.

Why SimpliSafe sensors?

Sensors are some of the most economical ways to protect your home and since Simplisafe is a direct-to-consumer alarm company, there are no price markups or middlemen. You’ll get more security for less money, and you don’t even need to sign a contract to do it. Even better are the types of products they offer to keep your home safe. Whether it’s a glassbreak sensor or a panic button, tailoring your Simplisafe system to your home is simple. All you have to do is choose the security sensors that work best for your home and Simplisafe will ship them to your front door in under a week. You won’t even need tools to install them. But given the huge variety of sensors Simplisafe offers, how do you know which sensors are right for you? We’re here to help you do just that.

What sensors does Simplisafe offer?

Before we get into the specifics about what types of Simplisafe sensors are offered, we need to go over the Simplisafe systems you can choose from to protect your home. This company offers two types of systems: the All New Simplisafe and the Original Simplisafe, and there are certain sensors that work for each type of system. To keep things simple, we’ve broken down the sensors available for your version of Simplisafe by what features work with each system.

Entry sensors

  • Price: $14.99
  • Recommended for: everyone

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

  • Price: $29.99
  • Recommended for: people with pets that weigh under 50 pounds

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.

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Glassbreak sensors

  • Price: $34.99
  • Recommended for: every home

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.

Freeze Sensor

  • Price: $29.99
  • Recommended for: people who live in climates where the temperature regularly drops below freezing in the winter

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

  • Price: $19.99
  • Recommended for: everyone

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.

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