It is not always easy to find a security system that does its job and doesn’t break the bank. SimpliSafe stands up to its name with the ease of installation, affordable prices, and its capacity to keep family and property safe. Simplisafe equipment packages offer a variety of starting equipment to fit most homes.

SimpliSafe Basics

With each update to equipment, SimpliSafe adds a bit more gusto to its power and a more powerful blanket of security.

  • SmashSafe Alert — Perpetrators often attempt to destroy keypads and base stations to try to get away with their crimes. SimpliSafe systems send out alarms to monitoring centers to get the fastest response possible.
  • Cell and WiFi — The simultaneous WiFi and cellular connection promises that if the internet goes down or the loss of cell signal happens, the SimpliSafe system continues to protect.
  • Battery Backup — People forget to change batteries, and weather will knock out electricity. With the SimpliSafe system, there are 24 hours of juice stored up if the base loses power.

SimpliSafe Base Equipment

What makes SimpliSafe unique among a sea of security systems is the central console acting as the base station, too.

A SimpliSafe base station communicates with other devices and sensors. The wireless keypad’s purpose is to turn things off and on. It is what makes it so easy to set up. A homeowner plugs in the base station, and it is ready to go.

The base station does have a pretty bright light on the bottom that stays on all the time, so keep in mind if you put it in your living room, it might annoy you during movie night.

Helpful Tip: One base station has the ability to support up to 100 devices.

Questions About SimpliSafe

Before investing in any home security system, a couple of questions needs answering.

Do you need access to the SimpliSafe app?

SimpliSafe does have a smart device app. But, it is only accessible with a paid monthly fee.

The mobile app features include:

  • Viewable live camera feed
  • Viewable activity log
  • Alerts when people come and go from a home
  • Ability to arm and disarm
  • Sensor monitoring

Do you need a system that works with home automation?

Full home automation is more than a trend; it is inevitable. But, not everyone is ready for super Jetson-like upgrades, or they fall between auto-pilot and manual.

SimpliSafe security systems do not come with Z-Wave or Zigbee. But! It does have two smart integration possibilities for a slow introduction to automation — Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Not every system comes with bells and whistles, nor do people necessary want them. The decision is a person to person one.

5 SimpliSafe Packages

The Foundation — $229

This package is intended for use in apartments. It comes with one entry sensor to cover the front door, and a motion sensor to cover the rest.

The package includes:

  • 1 SimpliSafe base station
  • 1 SimpliSafe key pad
  • 1 entry sensor
  • 1 motion senor

The Essentials — $259

The basics are all some people need. Whether it is a manageable price or ease of use, The Essentials secure homes with minimal hassle and lots of security.

The package includes:

  • 1 SimpliSafe base station
  • 1 SimpliSafe keypad
  • 1 motion sensor — 30 feet (ca. 9 m)
  • 3 entry sensors — chimes when doors and windows open

The Hearth — $374

The Hearth package leaves a homeowner feeling warm and fuzzy with extra features. The kit includes a smoke detector that triggers a 105dB Siren. The sensors are super-fast and react quickly to a fire event.

The package includes:

  • 1 SimpliSafe base station
  • 1 SimpliSafe keypad
  • 1 Key Fob
  • 3 Entry Sensors
  • 1 Motion Sensor
  • 1 105dB Siren
  • 1 Smoke Detector

The Knox— $449

The top of the line Barrington Package has everything a homeowner needs to feel safe. The HD and night vision alone creates the feeling of a safer environment.

The package includes:

  • 1 SimpliSafe base station
  • 1 SimpliSafe keypad
  • 2 motion sensors — 30 feet (ca. 9 m)
  • 6 entry sensors — chimes when doors and windows open
  • 1 key fob
  • 1 105dB Siren
  • 1 Smoke detector

The Haven Package — $489

Adding powerful equipment is sometimes expensive. SimpliSafe’s packages give a homeowner the best bang for their buck.  The Haven exists to create the safest of havens.

The package includes:

  • 1 SimpliSafe base station
  • 1 SimpliSafe keypad
  • 2 motion sensors — 30 feet (ca. 9 m)
  • 4 entry sensors — chimes when doors and windows open
  • 1 key frob
  • 1 keychain remote
  • 1 panic button
  • 1 extra siren
  • 1 freeze sensor
  • 1 water sensor
  • 1 smoke detector
  • SimpliCam indoor camera

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Speaking of SimpliCam

For $99, SimpliCam is SimpliSafe’s is a simple way to add that little extra humph to security. It is an indoor eye to any suspicious activity.

The specs include:

  • 120-degree field of vision
  • Heat-based motion sensor
  • Night vision
  • 720p recording
  • With subscription, 30-day cloud storage

SimpliSafe Packages Add-Ons Galore

The ability to use a cell connection to access home security is the only benefit of SimpliSafe.

Additional security equipment for extra cost:

  • Water Sensor
  • Glass Break Sensor
  • Temperature Sensor
  • Door and Window Sensors
  • Motion Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Extra Keypad
  • Extra Siren
  • Key Fob
  • Panic Button
  • Smart Lock

Another Home Security Option

Protect America is another home security company offering complete home security solutions with 24/7 monitoring. if the upfront cost of SimpliSafe is an issue for you, give Protect America a call to receive a free quote. Their support staff is here to answer questions about SimpliSafe packages as well as their own to help you best determine which group of equipment and services best suit your needs.