A google search or any TV advertisement shows the national brands like ADT offering “free” security systems and “low” monthly monitoring rates. However, it has been reported customers soon are paying much higher fees and are locked in for up to 5 years.

SimpliSafe has become a nationally recognized DIY home security company. They can be considered an overnight success.  In a matter of a few years, they have reached over 200,00 systems. SimpliSafe founder saw a need in the market to provide a security system for people in which cost, rather than safety, was a priority. Today’s homeowners are beginning to ask the question, do I really need a professional security company to install a system or can I work with a DIY system? Here, we will lay out the pros and cons of SimpliSafe.