Monthly monitoring prices range from $17.99 to $27.99—way less than many people's coffee budget (especially if you live "the Venti life"). SimpliSafe's plans include professional monitoring with RapidSOS for security issues and environmental threats like fires and gas leaks. Still, only the Interactive plan uses video verification to check for false alarms using security cameras.
All SimpliSafe plans give you mobile app access to your system so you can keep an eye on it from your phone. You can arm, disarm, change settings, and get some alerts on every plan. Still, SimpliSafe's Interactive plan is worth the upgrade since you'll unlock full access to the app's smart home and security camera options.
SimpliSafe also has generous equipment policies. We like that it includes a three-year warranty on its equipment rather than the thin one-year coverage from brands like Abode and Wyze. If you upgrade to the Interactive plan, you'll get lifetime warranty coverage. Plus, its 60-day return policy is twice as long as other brands on our list.
SimpliSafe is a cinch to install and has all the equipment you need to protect your family. That said, SimpliSafe lacks smart home options like a thermostat and Z-Wave compatibility. Overall, SimpliSafe's a great find for anyone who wants basic security in their home, big or small.
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