Homes are being burglarized almost every day. According to the FBI’s crime statistics, more than 7.9 million property crimes committed in the United States in 2016. It is estimated that property owners have lost over $15 million in damages as a result of theft, burglary, and larceny. It is imperative to have the right equipment installed in your home to prevent home invasions. Discovering that your home has been burglarized can be devastating. Understanding your options doesn’t have to be an overwhelming exercise. Between SimpliSafe and LiveWatch security, you’ll have several options to choose from.

SimpliSafe Home Security

SimpliSafe is a home security company that provides home security products and monitoring services. The devices are easy to install. There are 11 packages, but each one can be customized to fit your needs.

Each package includes at least one of each:

  • Base Station
  • Wireless Keypad
  • Motion Sensor
  • Entry Sensor
  • Free Keychain Remote

The Starter Package begins at $229.96. You can add more sensors or even the new SimpliCam. The SimliCam is a mini camera that you can use to monitor your home from your mobile devices. Monitoring services are optional. SimpliSafe has 24/7 monitoring and will alert the police when an alarm is sounded. There are two economical selections. The standard monitoring service is $14.99 a month and comes with a free built-in cellular connection so you won’t need a phone line. The $24.99 option is interactive. You can use an app to control your home security. If you get SimpliSafe you’ll be able to arm and disarm the alarm as well as receive email and text alerts from your mobile device.

LiveWatch Security Company

LiveWatch is a do-it-yourself home security company that provides equipment and monitoring services for those who want an inexpensive way to protect their home. With their Plug&Protect systems, they will pre-configure the equipment after you order it. Once you receive it, you just plug it in and activate it. The systems currently start at $599 and you can always add more sensors or detectors as needed.

Each package contains:

  • Touchscreen Control Panel
  • 2 Wireless Door Sensors
  • 1 Wireless Motion Detector
  • Keychain Remote
  • Yard Signs and Stickers

Basic monitoring begins at $19.95, which includes 24/7 monitoring. They will call the police if your alarm is activated. You can choose additional monitoring services, such as home automation, smartphone control, or real-time alerts.

The Pros and Cons

Both SimpliSafe and LiveWatch are do-it-yourself home security companies that provide monitoring services and security equipment. Unlike SimpliSafe, you must purchase the LiveWatch monitoring service along with a system. Although with both companies you can cancel at any time, you’ll have to return the equipment back to LiveWatch within a year to receive a full refund.

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