If you have wondered whether or not burglary is becoming more or less common in the U.S., you might be surprised by the answer.

“Surprisingly, burglary is on the decline in America, with 5.6% fewer burglaries reported in 2012 compared to 2008.”

Still yet, even though some sources state burglary is on the decline in the U.S., this doesn’t mean you should forego protecting your home with one of today’s more modern home security systems. Here at Protect America, we are all about the safety of you and your family and we believe it starts right at home with the installation of a home security system. If you have been wondering about purchasing a SimpliSafe security system, here are a few options you can choose from.

Understanding SimpliSafe Security Systems

SimpliSafe Security Systems are focused on protecting you and your family while making it as simple and affordable as possible. The company boasts “no contracts, no gotchas, and no hidden anything.” Let’s look at a few of the various systems SimpliSafe offers to help maximize your home’s protection. The systems we are going to look at include:

  • The Haven
  • The Foundation
  • The Essential

These systems come with the ability to customize your own protection. It’s important to note none of the systems require a phone line or contract, yet all provide 24/7 monitoring. Also, note that all three systems include a base station and wireless keypad. The base station is designed to alert the monitoring center in the event of a break in or emergency. The wireless keypad, which does not require plugging in, can be placed anywhere within the home.


The Haven

The Haven system works to prevent and detect fires, break-ins, floods, and water leaks. In addition to the base station and keypad, are four entry sensors and two motion sensors. The entry sensors are used to guard the front and back doors and can be placed at easily accessible first-floor windows. The motion sensors can then be placed to cover your main living areas to alert and detect an intruder passing through. A 105DB siren is included to alert both the intruder and your neighbors.

A panic button is included to notify SimpliSafe of an emergency and can easily be placed by your bed for unordinary emergencies. The included freeze and water sensors help to protect against busted pipes and water leaks. A full system alarm will sound when the included smoke detector senses a fire. It is designed to sound before a full-blown fire breaks out, in which the fire department will be called and you will be notified if you aren’t home.

The Foundation

This kit is designed to provide an extra layer of protection for small homes and apartments. In addition to the base station and keypad, the system includes one entry sensor for the main entrance, plus a motion sensor. The base station and keypad deliver the same protection benefits as The Haven. The motion sensor is placed in the hallway so that no matter where an intruder enters, their motion is detected and an alarm is signaled to sound.


The Essential

For good reason, The Essential is SimpliSafe’s most popular system. It provides protection for all of your main entry points. Like the previously mentioned systems, the base station and keypad included with The Essential deliver the same protection benefits. Three additional entry sensors designed to guard the front and back doors and a large low-to-the-ground side window are included. It is recommended to place the included motion sensor in the main hallway of the home to detect any intruder passing through.


As you can see, SimpliSafe offers a variety of home security packages. Here at Protect America, we offer multiple packages to choose from as well. If you would like to learn more about adding protection to your home with a home security system, please call us and get a free quote today. We even offer the ability to acquire up to $1,400 in free equipment and all of our packages come with free installation.