Simplisafe Warns Customers About Alarm Fines

Author: Ari Erenthal, Published on Mar 17, 2017

Simplisafe markets themselves as a 'better way' than traditional professional alarm companies.

However, in one key way, Simplisafe hides the alarm permitting process from their marketing material, only making it clear after the system is purchased.

In this note, we examine Simplisafe's approach and contrast it to the permitting process with traditional professional alarm companies.

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