IPVM has verified that DIY security system provider SimpliSafe, founded in 2006 and acquired in June of 2018 at a billion dollar valuation, is violating alarm licensing laws in California, Florida, and Texas.
In this note we:
- Explain how state licensing laws work
- Show how SimpliSafe is violating these laws
- Examine how this works in California, Florida, and Texas
- Contrast to other US states
Moreover, in response to IPVM's investigation, SimpliSafe has admitted that they do require licenses and now plan to obtain them, many years after they started selling alarm systems.