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5 things you didn't know about this security system

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5 things you didn't know about this security system
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Keeping our families and homes safe is a basic human need, which is why most of us choose to invest in a reliable home security system.

While there are so many home-security systems on the market today, choosing one that fits your lifestyle, family and budget can be an overwhelming task. Let us make it easier. If you're a regular listener or follower of Kim's, you know that she uses and recommends SimpliSafe.

By now you've probably heard all about SimpliSafe's DIY set up, easy usage, and reliable configuration. But, there are some additional features that you may not have heard about that make SimpliSafe even more user-friendly and accessible.

1. It Works with Apple Watch

That's right! SimpliSafe users with an Apple Watch can now control their entire home security system from their wrist.

Thanks to this new combination of smart and mobile technology, you can now either arm or disarm your SimpliSafe system from wherever you are by simply tapping the Apple Watch app. You can even get activity notifications and alarm alerts on the watch. Simply download the SimpliSafe Home Security app and install it on your Apple Watch.

2. Interacts with Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant

SimpliSafe systems now work with Amazon's virtual assistant. So, when you're heading out the door, you can say, "Alexa, tell SimpliSafe I'm leaving" to set the system to Away mode. This immediately activates both the entry sensors and the motion sensors upon exiting your home.

To install it you'll need to enable SimpliSafe in the Amazon Alexa app or via the Alexa skill store. Once you get it set up, you can arm your system, lock your doors, and set your cameras by just using your voice. Set it to Away mode using verbal commands like "Alexa, ask SimpliSafe to arm my system in Away mode," or "Alexa, tell SimpliSafe I'm going out."

At bedtime, you can say, "Alexa, tell SimpliSafe goodnight" to arm your system so it's in Home mode. This will enable and activate each of your sensors (except for motion sensors), closes your camera shutter for privacy, and locks any connected smart locks that may be part of the system.

3. Video Doorbell Pro

SimpliSafe's Video Doorbell Pro is a streamlined smart doorbell that offers crisp 1080p HDR video with sharp night vision, motion-triggered alerts, video recording and a wide field of view. Like every other component from SimpliSafe, it's easy to install and works as a standalone video doorbell or as part of a Security System package.

Its sleek design and subtle shape bare a striking resemblance to similar products from different makers, but it's what's not seen that makes it unique. Unlike other doorbell cameras, the Video Doorbell Pro uses two different sensors. One sensor identifies heat signatures while another detects the human form. This way you’ll only get alerts for things that count.

4. Works for all size homes, apartments, and businesses

Whether you have a 5,500 square foot office, 3,000 square foot house or a 500 square foot apartment, SimpliSafe has you covered from every angle.

SimpliSafe sensors come with a range of 400 feet and cover 20,000 square feet, so the system is ideal for homes and businesses of any size. It's literally one size fits all. That is unless you happen to live in or own a football stadium, in which case you might want to invest in 24/7 CCTV and actual security guards.

5. Allows you to buy new or refurbished systems

Along with new and often upgraded systems, SimpliSafe offers refurbished systems as well for up to 30% off the brand new devices. This is a good option for those who may want to save a little money. Once your order is complete, they will ship the equipment to you. Each refurbished system comes with a three-year warranty and is guaranteed to work like new.

Get the only home security system I recommend. Go to SimplisafeKim.com right now and receive a 60-day money back guarantee, free shipping, and free returns.

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