SimpliSafe is a home security system that truly lives up to the “simple” part of its name, with a plug and play security solution unlike anything else on the market. But is it possible for a security system to be a little too simple, and run the risk of getting left behind the times?
Read on in my SimpliSafe home security system review to find out!
Our review setup of the SimpliSafe home security system included one keypad panel with a digital LCD display, one window/front door sensor, one motion detector, one glass break sensor, one GSM base station, and one USB keychain remote. Your SimpliSafe can be customized all sorts of ways to include dozens of sensors, cameras, and monitors ranging in price from $19.99 to $99 per device.
When it comes to the design of the SimpliSafe system, many of the sensors and monitors look identical to those we found with FrontPoint, LiveWatch, and Link Interactive. The sensors are small, beige, and unassuming enough that you’d be able to hide them in a door jam or in the corner of your front porch window without drawing the unwanted attention of a potential burglar.
If I had to call the aesthetic of the SimpliSafe keypad and base station anything, I’d say they’ve got a bit of a Walgreens style going on, with two primary colors splashed against a plain beige exterior. The choice to go with what I can only refer to as “Hospital Blue” for the buttons only adds to the clinical feel of these devices, one that could have been made for an operating room in the 1990’s instead of alongside the modern interior design of today.