SimpliSafe Home Security Review
Boston-based SimpliSafe is a home security company that was founded in 2006. The company sells home security systems that are self-installed, purchased online, and don't require a contract or landline. SimpliSafe systems communicate wirelessly, are professionally monitored 24/7 via cellular, and are fully customizable. Their keypad has smash-proof protection, which alerts authorities even if it is damaged.
ConsumersAdvocate.org Rating: 6 / 10 (Very good)
#18 in Home Security
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Santa Cruz, California
I bought a refurbished alarm for my mother's residence. When I got it I drove over about an hour away to install the system. I encountered a problem with one of the entry sensors as they neglected to include the stickum tab so I was unable to affix it to the rear sliding glass patio door. In addition the paper tab that keeps the battery from discharging was missing. So I called SimpliSafe and they apologized and I was under the impression that they were going to send me another entry sensor free of charge for my troubles. I even asked the representative how hard was it for me to include another entry sensor by plugging the key chain device into the computer. After I got off of the... Read More
I asked Simplisafe to respond to the negative review: Thank you for reaching out to us! I understand that you have seen a bad review of our company and would like it addressed. I cannot speak for this person's exact experience but I can correct some information that has been stated and provide a possible explanation to their poor experience. - The Base Station, which all Sensors connect to, is able to communicate with components at a range of up to 400ft. Of course, in a real-world environment, interference may impede the signal. Other signals nearby (from devices such as WiFi routers or wireless weather stations), as well as physical obstructions (such as dense walls, metallic... Read More
San Antonio, Texas
Have had my system for over a year - cost was just over $400 but I also have 4 motion sensors - can get on line and do just about anything I need without any help - installed system in about an hour - have not had any problems and would not change service even for the "free systems".
I installed the initial system over 3 years ago. I have added components throughout that time. I've never had a real issue that wasn't easily tended too. I replaced the cellular module to a stronger local carrier myself and the accuracy of reporting and monitoring increased response time. Customer service is knowledgeable and the monitoring company very responsive and professional. I'm definitely satisfied. It was pretty awesome when I was viewing my daughter via HD video from my iPad and iPhone in our home when we were out of the country recently. I regularly test and all is well and easy to operate.
To begin with it is totally wireless, even a Moron can install the system. They use 3m Command to mount the Sensors and etc. to the surface, they can be removed and taken to a different house or location. Everything operates from batteries and the sensors are long life 123, the base unit AA. When I have had an alarm (always false) the monitoring co calls immediately. Their Customer Service is always very responsive to any question. San Jose California will not send police out unless someone can verify that a burglary is in progress and see the person, then they will not go into the back yard. SimpliSafe has a company that will come out if you pay extra for that service but I was told... Read More
Have had the system for 1.5 years. I have found it to work well and purchased another system for a vacation home. Had an incident where potential thieves broke into a storage shed, and the system monitoring company contacted me immediately, the sheriff was contacted, and stopped the would be thieves before they could steal a $4000 ATV. Even though the thieves were stopped the first time, they came back 3 hours later, knocked the power meter off the pole, but I was again contacted due to the built in battery backup of the system. For what is provided in your choice of protection, the price, and ease of use can't be beat! My only issue is the extremely long hold times to get... Read More
Had three years and have had no issues. Someone keeps calling to say they will update my equipment and no charge. They have all my information and said they are calling from the manufacture. I called SimpliSafe and they are not aware of the offer.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. This is a TERRIBLE system and customer service is worthless. The sensors only work within 15 feet of the control panel and, according to customer service, the control panel cannot be located in your kitchen because there is too much metal and electronics in that area. The entry keypad cannot be mounted anywhere near wiring like the light switches near your doors. Simpli a total failure for a home security system.
I was OK with the system UNTIL...I questioned them about the emergency numbers they would call in the event of an alarm...(which they had NEVER asked about in 3 weeks)...they didnt even have the correct area code.....thats the ONLY reason I returned the system.....
Great system. Easy to install and test. Adding extra components is easy as wConvenience ell which allows a customized installation. A bit pricey but the conveinience in ease of set up makes it worth it. Extremely sensitive components with excellent wireless coverage.
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