Simplisafe, the upstart DIY intrusion alarm system, is increasingly Public Enemy Number One in the alarm business.
Recently, Security Sales ran an article from Jeff Zwirn ripping SimpliSafe apart and concluding that essentially no one should use SimpliSafe:
The business of security is a serious one, and no one should ever be sold a product that provides a false sense of security or does not fully comply with nationally recognized industry standards and best practices.
The detail critique covered at least 10 different aspects including:
- Product Design Objections - that the product is badly designed and thought out
- Missing Certifications and Codes Conformance
- Lock In
Inside, we examine each one assessing their accuracy and application, contending that the criticisms are overdone, reflecting the industry's desire to protect RMR.