This is going to read a bit like an advertisement. My intention is only to save you a few dollars each month if you happen to be on the search for an alarm system. SimpliSafe did not pay me to write this review, nor did I receive the equipment for free.
I live in a safe neighborhood. I hadn’t planned on getting a security system, but I noticed recently we were the only house on the street without a yard sign.
This started to bug me, as it was becoming pretty clear to potential burglars was that our house was the easiest job on the street.
While we don’t have a lot of items of considerable monetary value, I do have computers full of invaluable data that an insurance company will never replace. Our family photos, videos, song recordings, etc. are all stored on them.
So I decided to start the annoying task of researching and selecting a security company.
I hate being conned as much as the next guy so I’m terribly suspicious of all these security company websites that don’t tell you anything. They want to call you, or visit your house and lay down the hard sell. My eyes roll just writing that.
I can’t remember how I found SimpliSafe, but I immediately was impressed by their website and their approach to the alarm business. Nothing was hidden, everything was laid out clear and concise.
Here are some of the reasons I ended up going with them.
- Cellular connection to the monitoring station as standard – I don’t have a land line, and other alarm companies actually add on average $10 to the monthly subscription for cellular connections.
- Totally customized system – I could choose the components I want and add to it at any time.
- Wireless system – You install the alarm yourself. Couldn’t be easier.
- No contracts – Oh, how I detest contracts! With Simplisafe there are none. You can start and stop monitoring as you please.
- Key fob – This is great for arming/disarming the alarm from a distance (e.g. driveway, bedroom, etc.).
- Monitoring – starting at only $15 a month!
I have been using the system now for nearly two months and I’m very happy with it. If you would like a referral to get some discount off your SimpliSafe system, let me know, I’d be happy to send you one.