Sometimes, people hesitate to get a home security system because they’re not sure if they’ll like the company or the feeling of being monitored, and you’re often required to sign a contract for a specified amount of time, like 24 months. With SimpliSafe’s home security systems, your first month is free and there’s no contract, so you’re free to cancel at any time. Installing everything takes only a few minutes, so it’s incredibly simple to do all by yourself.
The Essentials Bundle from SimpliSafe starts at $274.95 for just the equipment, and it’s often discounted for a much lower price. Then, 24/7 professional monitoring comes out to roughly $1 per day. There’s also an option to shell out $99 for professional installation, but with voice prompts to guide you through the whole process on your own, it’s worth at least trying to do it by yourself before hiring someone from SimpliSafe.
In the Essentials Bundle, you’ll get a Base Station, which is like the system hub, a keypad, three Entry Sensors, one Motion Sensor, a bonus free Indoor Camera, and a yard sign to scare away potential criminals. In addition to these security devices, you can also add a key fob, a water sensor, a smoke detector, a temperature sensor, outdoor cameras, and more — all for an extra one-time cost.
The SimpliSafe system also includes a 95dB siren within the Base Station, along with a backup battery that can last up to 24 hours during a power outage and built-in cellular and Wi-Fi capability. Motion sensors can detect motion within a 30-foot range with a 90-degree field of vision, and you can add a total of 100 sensors to your entire security system.