Simplisafe Has Lower False Alarm Rates Than Professional Systems

Author: John Honovich, Published on Mar 01, 2017

'Everybody' 'knows' that DIY alarm systems, like Simplisafe, generate more false alarms than traditional, professionally installed ones.

But it is evidently false, as two executives in the know from large central stations explained to IPVM.

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  • ****** ***** ***** ************ ******** ****** ** ***** ******* *** help *** ***** ** **** ***** ****** ****** *** ******* station ***** ** ****** ****.

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Comments (28)

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