Compare ADT Monitoring vs. SimpliSafe Home Security

What’s the difference between ADT Monitored Home Security and SimpliSafe Home Security? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
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ADT Monitoring
8.6 / 10 - Excellent
#2 in Home Security
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SimpliSafe Home Security
6.0 / 10 - Very good
#18 in Home Security
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Key Facts
  • ADT's monitoring is the most trusted & popular in the US
  • Get it installed by a pro - save time, don't risk doing it wrong
  • Remote Arm/Disarm With Mobile App to Stay Connected
  • 3-year term. 2-year term (in California)
  • Website doesn't show pricing, call 866-946-7173
  • Qualification: 600+ credit score
  • Monitoring $19.99/mo
  • Pay more up front to buy your own equipment
  • No contract since you own the equipment
  • Estimated 1st year total: $409.84
ConsumersAdvocate.org Ratings
8.6 / 10 - Excellent
9/10
Equipment
10/10
Monitoring
10/10
Reputation
8/10
Contract & Price
8/10
Technology Inegration
6.0 / 10 - Very good
8/10
Equipment
6/10
Monitoring
6/10
Reputation
6/10
Contract & Price
5/10
Technology Inegration
Customer Reviews
 (71)
3.2 / 10 - Poor
13%
5 stars
6%
4 stars
6%
3 stars
6%
2 stars
70%
1 stars
 (10)
7.6 / 10 - Very good
60%
5 stars
10%
4 stars
10%
3 stars
10%
2 stars
10%
1 stars
Final Verdict

ADT Monitored Home Security has a higher overall rating than SimpliSafe Home Security. ADT Monitoring scores better than SimpliSafe across: Equipment, Monitoring, Customer Service and Reviews, Reputation, Contract & Price, and Technology Inegration.

Latest Reviews

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mce
Yakima, Washington
SimpliSafe Home Security review
8/7/2017
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 siding, or large appliances), will tend to have a strong impact on wireless range. So we would recommend that you keep your sensors within 100-150ft of the Base Station to ensure a stable connection. - It is possible that items such as wireless routers, being located right next to the Base Station (3-5 ft) can cause interference, not allowing the sensor to communicate with the Base Station. It's best to think of these signals like a vocal command. Sometimes the Base Station is unable to "hear" the command coming from the sensor if there are too many other signals in close proximity to the Base. But it is important to note that this is not always the case, and often times we do not experience this problem. - The person is correct in stating that the Base Station should not be located in the kitchen. We've found that kitchen appliances can affect the signal from the sensors to the Base Station as well as the signal from the Base Station to the cellular network. - Light switches will not affect the functionality of a Keypad. It would need to be another wireless item located directly next to the Keypad to affect the signal. Recently we extended our customer support hours so that we are more available to our customers (see hours listed below). We understand that previously only being open during regular office hours was not enough for customers. People who need assistance with their system will need to be on location, so we are now available at more convenient times.

Ron R
San Antonio, Texas
SimpliSafe Home Security review
8/5/2017
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".

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john
Hastings, Nebraska
ADT Monitored Home Security review
3/14/2017
Very helpful in advising what we need it and what we wanted.

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Enrique
Chicago, Illinois
ADT Monitored Home Security review
2/22/2017
Very good service

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Luke B
Stanford, Kentucky
SimpliSafe Home Security review
10/2/2015
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.

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Don R
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
SimpliSafe Home Security review
6/17/2015
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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Cheri M
Des Moines, Iowa
ADT Monitored Home Security review
2/3/2015
Love it!

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Regina N
Mableton, Georgia
ADT Monitored Home Security review
1/25/2015
I RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE, GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE AND EFFECTIVE RESPONSE. SAVED MY MUM LIFE SO I RECOMMEND IT