If you would like to make your homes much safer than before, then you might want to have the Simplisafe2 Wireless Home Security System 8 Piece Plus Package. Would it be a good deal or not? It really depends on what this eight-piece package is and what it does. Hopefully, it will provide everything (or almost everything) that you want to make your home safe and secure.
Aside from the features and functions, this article will also tell you about whether the manufacturer priced this system right which is, after all, the most important thing. There are excellent systems out there but they are mostly priced too unreasonably high. After you have read this article you will have a good idea about what SimpliSafe is and does, and whether this system is right for you.
- Great sensors
- Intelligent base Unit
- Monitoring or self-monitoring Options
- Easy set-up
- Exceptional range
- Expansion opportunities
- Only worth the money if you’re choosing self-monitored or the $14.99 monthly option
Setting it up
You have a fair idea why is it called “SimpliSafe,” right? The installation and set-up is one of them.
You might even say it’s simple. Take out the base unit, put it down and make sure the power is on. Then you are going to get a menu with instructions on everything — from installing the sensors to setting up the panic button and the keypad. When you’re done doing this you will get your PIN code which is important because this is what activates the system. The whole setup will take just in matter of minutes.
With SimpliSafe, you can have three levels of monitoring.
- The first level costs 14.99 per month and for this price you get the whole system monitored by a private security team. This includes all of the sensors. They will also do checks for possible defects and fault, as well as provide notifications to you of what they find. Plus, they also monitor carbon monoxide levels and they’ll call the police for you in case someone there someone who is trying to break into (or who has broken into) your home.
- The second level sets you back at $19.99 per month and for the extra $5 you get e-mail and text alerts should an alarm be triggered.
- The third level costs $24.99 you get levels one and two, plus mobile interaction, so you could check the sensors yourself no matter where you are in the world.
Which one should you choose?
If you ask anyone, $24.99 is pretty steep for what they’re offering. With this price, you will only be able to check the system yourself and the whole idea of paying monthly was for someone else to do that — if money is not a problem to you and you want convenience, go ahead for this option.
But if you think you can do the self-monitoring then don’t have to pay monthly charges. Just call them and tell them you want to end your month by month deal and the system immediately becomes self-monitored. No monthly payments.
What you pay for the monitored service though is that the the security team does give you extra peace of mind, and this option one is the best value. You get the whole system monitored and it’s pretty good so nobody’s gonna break-in without them knowing about it. $14.99 is an excellent price and it’s one of the cheapest around so don’t allow yourself to be sold into the higher brackets where value for money isn’t there.
The sensors here are pretty special because they have a 400 to 500 foot range meaning you can place them 400-500 feet away from the base unit and they’ll still work. It means that they’re ideal to put at any house no matter the size. You put the entry sensors on doors or windows and basically if any one of these is opened a signal goes out within seconds to the base and the alarm is sounded. The sensors, overall, are quite responsive and totally reliable.
The Motion Sensor is ‘active,’ meaning that it’s not waiting for the frequency to detect movement. Instead it’s actively seeking out body heat.
The advantage of this is that you don’t get false alarms when air blows through the vents or something falls from a desk. So you got a nice combination of body heat detection and entry sensors. But you don’t get the cameras so if you like to see what’s going on and make video recordings then it may not be for you.
If you are the type who likes systems that gives you opportunities for expanding, then you will love the SimpliSafe2. These things got lots of connections so you could add any number of new toys which include freezer sensors, glass break sensors, water sensors, panic buttons, sirens and so on and so forth.
So it comes recommended for those who have an idea about what kind of system they want to create and are willing to get it piece by piece.
In event of some miracle where the alarm doesn’t go off and you’re inside the house with burglars, you can hit the panic button. Great inclusion. You wear it on your person and it will still work even if the keypad has been smashed by the burglars.
The panic button is a great addition and you do get complete protection from the sensors. The base unit is strong and with no contract you’ve got a security team at your disposal whenever you choose to use them. Buy it if you’re choosing one of these two options. If you’re thinking of the $19.99 or $24.99 options then all you’re getting is a jacked up price for very little extra. This article thinks that these little extras aren’t worth the exorbitant price, and you don’t want any of these, unless you’re not on a budget.
Take advantage of the expansion opportunities and the monitoring by going with the $14.99 option and if there’s a slow month for money then cancel the monitoring until next month. This way you’ll get value out the the SimpliSafe2.