You do have to buy your equipment up front, but all of SimpliSafe’s preselected packages are under $500 (or under $400 when you add the Interactive Monitoring plan at checkout).
As far as professional monitoring for SimpliSafe goes, we recommend the Interactive plan for a few reasons. It costs more per month than the other plans, but it’s still cheaper than other DIY systems like Frontpoint.
Better for video:
In addition to throwing in a free HD SimpliCam, the Interactive plan comes with unlimited camera recording, on-demand recording, and video verification. This means you can tune into happenings around your home any time and have the pros help you out in an emergency with the footage you capture.
Better for emergencies:
The Interactive plan also comes with 24/7 monitoring and dispatch, fire monitoring, and medical response. So any kind of emergency is covered. It even includes less common dangers like temperature and water damage monitoring.
Better for equipment:
If you have a larger house or want equipment that goes beyond the basics, we recommend the Interactive plan. SimpliSafe has sensors for smoke, freezing temperatures, and water leaks that not only keep your home safe but healthy too.
SimpliSafe’s accessible prices, nonexistent contracts, and indoor equipment make it one of the best home security choices for renters.
Whether you rent 500 or 5,000 square feet, SimpliSafe offers kits with everything you need to secure your home. And most of them cost less than $400.
You’ll have to pay up front for your system, but you can cancel any time without worrying about fees or complicated contracts.
SimpliSafe’s 24/7 professional monitoring is optional, and you can add, cancel, upgrade, or downgrade your monitoring service plan at any time without any extra fees.