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Home security comparison: DIY options vs. traditional home security

With so many cybersecurity threats out there you might be focused on protecting your digital life. Even though that’s important, only paying attention to online threats is a huge mistake.

That’s because burglars are still out there in full force looking to invade your home and rip you off. This means having a home security system that you can trust watching your back 24/7 is extremely important.

Here’s the thing about those traditional home security companies: Most trap you with high prices, tricky contracts and lacking customer support. So, while there are a lot of options out there, there’s only one no-brainer: SimpliSafe.

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How to save on reliable home security

If you’ve ever looked into a traditional home security company or have a contract now, you know just how expensive they can be. After the promotional pricing period ends, if you’re lucky enough to get one, you can expect to pay anywhere from $35 to $50 a month.

That’s after a steep installation and activiation fee, in many cases.

And if you’re not happy with the service or don’t want to pay any more, more bad news: Most security companies lock you into long contracts that you can’t get out of. Leading home security companies require a three-year contractor professional monitoring.

What about the DIY options?

Long contracts, steep monthly fees and questionable customer service might scare you away from using a home security company and turning to DIY security options.

While an inexpensive security camera that lets you view a live feed of what’s going on around your home is nice, it’s just not enough protection from burglars and other threats.

You need professionals monitoring your home 24/7 so they can catch criminal activity that you would miss while at work, sleeping or just busy and don’t have time to watch the camera feed. SimpliSafe is the perfect solution.

SimpliSafe has everything you need to protect your home with none of the drawbacks of traditional home security. It’s got an arsenal of sensors and cameras to blanket every room, window and door tailored specifically for your home.

Plus, professional monitoring keeps watch and is ready to contact police, fire or medical professionals if there’s an emergency. And there’s no contract, no pushy sales guys, no hidden fees, no fine print. All this starts at $15 a month.


As you can see in the chart above, SimpliSafe can save you more than $1,000 over a three year period compared to traditional home security options. It truly is a no brainer!

Finally, a home security system you’ll actually use

One of our favorite things about SimpliSafe is how easy it is to install. In times like these, especially, the last thing you want to deal with is a salesperson or technician coming into your home to set up an elaborate system.

SimpliSafe is easy enough for anyone to set up in a matter of minutes. Whether you’re adding a security system to your home or your parents’ house, setup couldn’t be easier. You won’t even need tools to get the job done.

Just plug in the Base Station, place your sensors in the right locations and start protecting your home.

Even better, SimpliSafe does more than just watch for burglars. It provides whole-home protection against a number of other threats, too.

  • Fire protection – Your SimpliSafe system will sound an alarm if there is a fire. It also notifies the fire department to get firefighters on the scene ASAP.
  • Weather protection – You’re probably not thinking about how harsh winters can be right now, but soon enough you will be. Freezing weather can wreak havoc on plumbing, with disastrous results. SimpliSafe warns you if your pipes are at risk of freezing.
  • Water damage warnings – Ruined carpeting is just the beginning when it comes to water damage. Your SimpliSafe system can catch leaks before they turn into bursts so you can avoid flooding and health hazards like dangerous mold.

SimpliSafe is whole-home protection for every window, room and door — against intruders, fires, water damage, medical emergencies and more. All monitored 24/7 by professionals ready to dispatch emergency personnel.

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