Simply Safe home security?

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  1. benhar

    benhar XDTalk 100 Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with Simply Safe home security? I've been toying with the idea of a home security system for some time; our room is upstairs so I don't trust myself to hear/wake up during a home entry. Plus it will give me a little more peace of mind when I leave my wife and child at home during business trips. Looks like a pretty good deal, with straightforward installation and low cost. Eveything is wireless, and it uses a GSM network so nobody can cut the line. Of course I imagine that also means a lot of battery changing...

    It has me tempted, but I'm a little afraid of getting what I pay for...

    Edit: Apparently Google searches are more effective when you get the name right. It's called SimpliSafe.
     
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    Krackels XDTalk 25K Member Founding Member

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    That name sounds familiar. Is it the one advertised on Glenn Beck?
     
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    benhar XDTalk 100 Member

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    Maybe? I think I saw his name show up somewhere during my search.
     
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    Ridge XDTalk 5K Member

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    I have a wireless system on a GSM network. Batteries aren't much of an issue these days. They have come a long way. Never heard of that company though. I would look them up on the BBB at least.
     
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    benhar XDTalk 100 Member

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    They're an A+. I think it's going to be between them and Front Point. I'm working to get some prices on Front Point without providing them my home number.
     
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    I have my alarm system through Guardian!

    They are an awesome outfit and are QUICK to respond to an alarm! I accidently set off a perimeter sensor and they were calling me before I could run to the panel to shut it off! Lots of great features too! Smart phone access, computer access, monitored smoke/CO2 sensors. I even have a key fob with a panic button! Don't know if they service where you live but worth checking!


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    benhar XDTalk 100 Member

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    Thanks! I'm open to anything cheaper and better than ADT.
     
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    Ridge XDTalk 5K Member

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    I also use Gaurdian and have for many years. Well pleased with them.
     
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    Well, phooey, there goes my post. Just signed on with ADT last month. They are also on cellular for communications. Had all the bells and whistles you mentioned, plus I got two key fobs from them since one would be fought over.
    Wife recently tripped the back door sensor and they were calling before she could get to the control panel. I guess it matters which ADT you use.
     
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    benhar XDTalk 100 Member

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    Well I guess I shouldn't rule out ADT, I just got set down this path after seeing SimpliSafe's price point vs ADT.
     
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    Thats what I have is ADT, it's alright.
     
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    Looks like a nice wireless system, but I'm still trying to find documentation on how it works and its capabilities. I have a older wired system with every exterior window and door wired with concealed switches that I would like to retain. I don't particularly like the look of having surface mounted wireless units on every window. They have also eluded to a limit of 26 alarm points. If I was going to protect a shop or an out building, this looks like the way to go.

    But, if you want multiple zones and multiple users, you would need a more complex system.

    Does anybody know if you can program the control unit to call another alarm service or your own phone numbers? I can't find any technical information anywhere.
     

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