Such is the promise on the packaging of SimpliSafe, and though the reality is there are 21 pages of setup manual you might want to refer to, for the most part SimpliSafe comes through on that promise. A big part of that reason is that SimpliSafe is entirely self-contained. There is no app to install, because the system doesn't support one unless you sign up for a monitoring service. And while you can (and should) connect the system to Wi-Fi, you don't have to, as SimpliSafe includes a built-in cellular radio. There are pros and cons to this concept.
CES showcases the tech trends that will shape the year ahead. See the most important products that will impact businesses and professionals. If you've ever looked into a DIY home security solution, you've likely come across SimpliSafe. The company has made a name for itself by providing a base system, allowing users to add ad hoc sensors and components, and pay a monthly fee without any sort of contract. Starting Wednesday SimpliSafe will begin selling a completely redesigned system.
We are a generation obsessed with intruder movies and crime shows. The shitty Criminal Minds spinoffs and remakes of The Strangers are the lions and we are the sheep. A home security system from Simplisafe can help you sleep better, with entry and motion sensors, glassbreak detection, and video security all working to protect your home. Through April 23, you can grab one for 15% off and get a free security camera. If nothing else, maybe you can finally catch the person stealing your Amazon packages.
We live in an age where anyone can upgrade a home with smart displays, connected lights, and robot vacuums without contracts or installation experts. So why shouldn't we able to set up security systems to safeguard them by ourselves too? That's SimpliSafe's big promise: to make us all DIY experts at securing our homes. I've been living with SimpliSafe's security system for six months, which includes a security camera, entry sensors, motion sensors, a smoke detector, and a carbon monoxide detector. It also came with a base station and keypad that is the core of any SimpliSafe alarm system.
One of the benefits of home automation: you can set up a DIY security system that works in tandem with other devices. Like other smart home devices, this requires a solid internet connection. Your system should come with directions to create an account and connect the security base to the internet. A lot of DIY systems, like SimpliSafe, Abode, and Ring, have peel-and-stick equipment. You'll never have to use a hammer or screws, and if you're renting or selling your place, you can remove the equipment without damaging the walls.