Simplisafe Tested

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jun 18, 2014

$57 million. That's the big bet by one of Silicon Valley's top VCs that a Massachussets based startup, Simplisafe, can knock off behemoths like ADT.

And in typical Valley style, they are not shy about what they think of incumbents, declaring:

"Most home security companies are stuck in the eighties with aggressive salespeople, obsolete technology and expensive alarm monitoring contracts that lock you in for years and thousands of dollars. We love the way SimpliSafe is disrupting an antiquated industry."

Is this product for real?

We bought a Simplisafe kit, shown below:

We tested its installation, operation and advanced feature sets compared to traditional alarm systems like ADT.

$** *******. ****'* *** *** *** ** *** ** ******* Valley's *** *** **** * ************* ***** *******,**********, *** ***** *** ********* **** ***.

*** ** ******* ****** *****, **** *** *** *** ***** what **** ***** ** **********,*********:

"**** **** ******** ********* *** ***** ** *** ******** **** aggressive ***********, ******** ********** *** ********* ***** ********** ********* **** lock *** ** *** ***** *** ********* ** *******. ** love *** *** ********** ** ********** ** ********** ********."

** **** ******* *** ****?

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*****, *** *********:

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***** ** * ***** ***** ******* *** ***** ******** *** alerts ********* ** *** ****** ** *** ******** ****** *** remote ***:

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**** **** * **** ** **********'* ******** '***** ******' ******** contact:

*** **** ****** ** ***** ***** *** ********* ******** ** the ******** '******** ****' **** *******. ************************ ** **** * ************ **** ******** **** **** ********* that *** ** ********* *** ****** ** * ****-***** ******* bond **** ******* ****** *****.

**** **** ****** ** ********* *** *** **** **** ***** and *******, *** ** *** **** ****** *********. ** *** design ** *** **** ** ****** ****** ******* * ***** surface ***** **** ****** ***** *** ** ******* ****** *" of **** *****, **** ** ****** ** *********.

******** *** ******** *******

*** ** *** ******* *********** ******** ** ********* ******* ** that *** ***** ******* *** ******* ******* *** ********** *********. This ***** ************ **** *****, **** *** ******* ********* ******* a *** ** ******* *** *******, *** ******* *** ** adhesive ******** *****. *** ***** ***** ******* ***** ******** ******* of *** ****** *******:

******, ***** ******* *******, ******** ******* ****** *** **** ** install, **** *** *** ** ******** *** **** ************. ********* systems ******* ***** ******* **** ****** ** *** ************ ******** to ********, ***** ********** ******* *** ** ******* ***** ** tampered **** ******.

********** ******** * *** ** ****-******* ****** **** **** ****** for **** ****** ********, *** ** ******** *** ****** ** vulnerable ********* **** ****** ** ****, ***** **** ********** *** time *** *** *** ** ******** *** **** ** ******* surfaces.

*** ******

******* ***********, ****** *** ******, ****** ** **********'* ******** ** control *** ***** *******. *** ****** ** *** ****** *** be ******** ** *** ***, ******* *** **** ****** ******* physical *******, ****** *********, ** ***:

***** **** ****** ** **** ********* **** *** '*** ***' monitoring ************ ** ~$**/*****, **** **** ** ***** ***********% - ***% ******** *** ********** '*** *****' ******* **** ** ********* ********.

SimpliSafe ** *****

**** ** ***** ** ***** ******** **** ***** ************ ** home **********, ********** **** *** **** *** ******* **. **** dated ********* ****** *** ** ******** **** '***-**' ******* **** integrate **** ******* ** *-****/****** ****.

***** ********** ********* (***** ****) **** ***** ******* ** ***** *********, ***** *** ** **** ********* *** *******.

A **** ******

***** *** ******* **** ** ************, ** ********* **********, ****** transportability, *** ******* ****** *******, ********** ** **** ****** *** apartment ******** *** ***** ******* *** * ***** *********** ***** system.

******, ********** ***** ***** ** ********* *** ****** *** ********** applications. *** **** *******, ***** ** ***** *** **** *********** in ****** *********** *** ****** ************* *** *** ******* ******** to ** **** ***.

*******, ***** *** ****** ***** **********, ** ********** **** *** sight ** ****** ***** ************, ******, *** ***** ** ****** options, **** ***** **** * *** ******** ******* ********** *******.

******* ******** ******, ** ******* *** **** ********* *** *** ** *** help *** ******* ****** * ***** ****** ** *** *****:

******** ** *********** ***** *******, ********** ** *** ************* *** it **** ***** **** ******* *** **** *************. ******, ********** is **** *** ** **** *** ********* *********.

***** ********** *** ******* ** **** *** ******* ***,*** *********, until ***, *** ******* ******* ** **** ***** **** **** modest ******** *******.

*** $** ******* ** ******* **** *** **** ****** ** a ******* ***** ******* ********* ********. *** **** ** *** key ********* / ************** ****.

**** ** ********** **** *** '****' ***, ***** ******* ** an *********** *** * *** ***** *********** ** ****** * major ******. *** **** $** ******* ** ***** **** *** next *** ***** *** * ********** ** ****** ****, **** have * **** ** **.

Comments (28)

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**** ******* * ***** ** **... ***** ****** *** *** zero ****** ** ** ********, *** ** **** * *** tell **** * ***** ******** ******, **** *** *** ****** more **** ** ************ ** *** ********. **'* * ****, in ****, ** *** **** **** **** **** ** *** same ******** ** * **. ****'* **** ******** ******** **'* hands ******* ***** ******* ** ******. * **** *** *** long-time ******** ******** ******* ***** ****** ******* ** *** ***** (which * ***** ******* ** **** ***). *** ***** ***** sold? ***.

********** **** **** * ****** **** ***** *********. **** *** already *********** *********** ** **** ***, ******, ****** **** ****** things ** ** **** *** **** ** *** ******** ******** antiquated **** **** *** ******** * ****** **** ***** **** been ** ************* ** *** ********* ******** ******* **** ** years ***. **** ***** ** * ***** *** ******** **, say, ** *** ********* ** **** ***** ****. * ***** with *** ***** ********* **** *** ******* ****-**** ****** ***** jokers **** **** ** ** ******** ***** ***** *******. *****'* a ** ********* *** *** *** ** *** ********. ***** is **** *** ***.

********** **** **** * ****** **** ***** *********. **** *** already *********** *********** ** **** ***, ******, ****** **** ****** things ** ** **** *** **** ** *** ******** ******** antiquated **** **** *** ******** * ****** **** ***** **** been ** ************* ** *** ********* ******** ******* **** ** years ***.

******, **** ***** ***** ** * ***** *****. ******* ***** their ******** ***** **** ***** ***** ** **** "**** **********" the **** ************** ******* **** *** *** ********* ** *** 80's ** ***** ********* ********.

******, **** ********.

* ***** **** ***** ** ** *********** ********** *********.

*******, *** ****** *** ******* *** ********* ******** ****** ** far **** ****** *** **** ** *** ** ****. **** alone **** **** **** ******** ** *******.

**'* **** *******. ***'* ******* * *** ******** ** * real ************ ************ ******? *** **'* ****** ****** *** ** the ******** / *********** ***, ******* ** ** *** ************* of *** *********.

*** *********** * *** ** **** ********** ***:

*) ******* *** ** * *** ******** ** * ****-*** surveillance ******, *** ** ** *** **** ***** ** ** a ****** ****** *** ** **** ** ** ******** ** do, ** *** *********** * **** ***** *** ********. (**********: I **** *** ********** *** ** ***** ** ***.) ** fact, ** ** **** ******** **** * ********** ******* **** streams **** ** * ****** ******, ** ** ******* ***** and ****** ***** ** **** *** *** *** ******. *'* sure *'* *** *** **** ****** ** **** *** ****** for *** *** **** ******** *** *** ***** ********, ** whatever ******** ****, ******* ***** ****** ****** ******. * **** having ** **** ********** ** ** ********* ** **** * seemingly ********** **********. ******* ***'* ******* ****-***, *** ** ** is ** **** ** *** ** * **** ** **, then ** ** ******* ********* ***** ** **** **** ******** connection **** * ** ***** ******* ***** **** ** **** end ****, ********* **** *********** (** **** *******) *** ****** resources, *** ****** ** ******* ********** *** ********* ******* ** agonizingly **** ****** ** ***** ******* ** *** ***. * don't ***** ********* **** **** *** **** ****** ********** **** SimpliSafe, ** *******, *** **** **** **** **** *** **** the ********* ***** *** ******** ******* **** *** *****. **** offering **** **** * *** *** ** ** ******** *** systems **** *** ****** ****, ********** **** ** ***** ** "self-monitored" *************, *** **** **** **** ****. *** * ***'* see ** ** * ****-******* ** ******** ******* *******...

*) * ****** **** ******* ***** *** ****** *** ***** you ***'* ****, ** *** ***'* *** ***** *** ** want. ********... ******* **** ***** *** **** ** ********* *****... but *** *** *** ******* ***** *** ** *** ** the ****** ** *** ***** ** * *****, *** ** not **** ***** ****** ** **** ******* ******* ******* **** wanting ** ** *******, *** *** ****'* ******* *** **** of *** *********** ** ********* *****. **** **** ** *** experience ** **** **** ********* ********** *******. *** ********* ** SimpliSafe ********** ********* **** **, ** *******, **** ******* **** the ********* ** ********** ******** *** **** ******** *********. **** ADT **** **** ****** ** **** ******. *** *** ** do ******* ********* ** ******** *** ****** ***** ******* ****, partly ******* ** ***** ******** ****** ** ********, *** ****** because ***** ******** ***** ********* ***** ** * ****** ********* rate **** **** ** *** **** ** *** ********. ********** will **** ** ******** **** ******* ********* ** ******** *** account **** ** ********* **** ******* *********, ******* **** ** their ******* **** *** ** *********, *** *** ********* **** of ***** **** *** ***** ** ************ ******** ** **** of ************ ************ *********. ****** ** ***** * *** **** the ******** ** ****** ** ***** * ********* ****** *******, already.

**** **** ******** *** ***********... *******. * ** ******* ******* a ***** ****** **** **** ******* ** ** ********, *** for ******* ********* * ***'* ******* ** **** **** ******* competition ****-****. **** ******* **** *** **** * **** ********** of ********* ***** **** **** ***** ***********, * **** ***'* lose *** ***** **** *** ******** ** ********* ****** ** decide ******* * ************ ******** ************ ****** *** ******* ** by *** ***** ***, *** ** ******* ****** **** *** too **** ************* ** *** *** ** ** **, ****** adding ** ******** *** *** ***** ******** **** **** *** customer ** *** ** **. **** *** ********* ********** ** do **** **** ****** ** *********** *******... ***** ** ***** they **** ** ** *** ******* ********* **** *** ****** off. ******* ** ** **** *** **** **** ****** **.

***, ** *** ******* ******* ***, **** ***** ***** ** make * **** ****** ****-**** ****** **** **********. ***** ** well **** *****'* **** *** *****, ***. ** * **** to ***** **** ** *** **** *** **** *** ** a *-******* ***** ******* ****** (**** ****), ***** *** ********** for *** *** ******, ** *****'* *** ***** ** *** relative **-**** **** **** * $** ******* ******** *** **** share ** *** ********** *** ****** ** ****** ** **** their ********* ******** *****.

*** ******** ** ******** ****, *** ******* ****** ** **** ways, *** ***** ******** *** ** ***** **** ****. ** reason ** ****** ** ********.

*********** **********/*********** ******. ** *** ****** ******* **** ******** *** Shawn ******* ******* ***** ****** *** **** **** **** ******* and *******?

****** *** *******. * *** *** ***** ** ****.

****'* ******* *** *** ***** ******* *********. *********,** ** * **** ******** *** **********.

**, ****** ********** * **** **** **********. * *** ** archaic ******* *** *** ********* ** ********* **,***+ ****** **** homes **** **+ ****** ***** *******, *** ******** *****. ***** all, ********** **** **. ******

*** ** *** ********** ** ******* ** *** **** *******? Customers *** **** ***** *** **** ****-********. *** ** *** beauties ** ******* ** *** **** *******? ********* *** **** savvy *** **** ****-********. ***** **** **** ****** ** **** own *****, **********.

* ** ***** ** ****... *** ***** ** ********* ** the **** ** ******* ** ******** ********* **** ******** ******, or *** **** *** **** *** ** *** ************? *** how **** **** **** ****** ***** ***** "**** ****** "***** ****** **********"" *** ******* **** ***** **** ****** ******* *** ****** *******?:-)

*****'* ********* "******** *****" **** *** ***** ******* ********** *** prints ** ************ **** *******, ************ **** **** ***** **** as **** ******* *** **** ******** ********** ********** **** **, “SimpliSafe ***** *** **** ***** ****** ** *******—*’* ** * mission ** ******* *** ** ********* **** ***.” –**** *******

*** ********* ***** **** ** *** ******* ** *** ********** has ******* *********, *** ***** ***** ** **** ***** ** an ******** **** ** **** *** **********.

*** *** *** **** *** ********* **** **** ****** ** die.

***** ***** **** ******* **** **** ******. **** **** ** the **** **** *******. *** ***** ** * *** ****** market **** **** **** ******. ******* **** **** **** ******.

*****'* ************* ****. **** ** ****** ** * **** ************ in **** ***** *** ****** ** *****. *********** *** ********* will ********, *** ** ******** *** **** *******, *************** *******, let ***** ***** **** ******** ** ********** *** **** *********' needs *** ***** ******* * **** ********** ********, **** ***** simply (** *** ********) **** **** *** **** ***** ********** to * *****-******, ***-**** **** *** ***** ***** ** ******** concept.

*** ****'* ************ ** **** *** ******* ******* ******** **** show **** ******** ** ** ******** *** ******* ***** *** reading *** **** ******** *** **** *** ***********.

*** ******** ** ***** ** **** ***** *****, *** ** disengenuously * ***** ***, ** **** ********* ************ **** **** hosts **** ******** *** ******* ***** **** *** *******. ***** are *** **** ** ** ** **** *** **** *** difference *** **** **** ** **** *** *** ******* ** serve. **** ** *** ** **** **** *** **********. *** can't ******* ********'* ****** ***** ***** ** ******* ***** ******** addressing *** ******** ** *********** *** ******** ** ********** * healthcare ************. ******** ***** *** **** *********** **** *** **** way.

**** ** ********** *** ***'* ******* *** *** *********** *** clients **** ** *** ************ *** *******. *** ******* *** typically ****** ******** *** *** ** ****** ********** ** *** by ***** *** ***********.

****** *** *** ******* ****. *** ** **** *** ******** view:

*) *********** ********* *** ***** ********* ******. ******* ********/**********, *** sales *******, **** ******** ******* *** **** ****-******* ********** ********* have ******* *** ****** ******* ** * ******** *****.

**** ****** ******* ***** * '***' *********** *** **** ** grow, *** ** ***** ****** **** ********* *** ****** *** slimeballs *** *** *** **** ******. (**: ********* ********* ******)

*) * **** **** ******* ***** ********* ** *** '****** common ***********' ** ***** '******* *****' ** **** *** *******, but ** ****** **** ** ****** **** *** **********, *** resort ** '** * ***' ********* *** *******.

*******, * ***** *** ************ ** *** *********** ****** *** much ***** **** ***'* **** (** **** **** ****** **). Thoughts?

**** *********** *******, ***** ************* *** ***** ** *****.

***** ** * **** ********** ******* *** ******* *** ********** of ****/********* ******** ******* *** ********* *** *** **********/************* ******** and *********. *** **** ***** **** **** *** *** ***** and ******** *** *** *** ** * "******" (**** ********) commercial ****** **** ** ******* **** **** **** ******* **** they *** ******.

*** *** (*******) **********"* *** ***!

*** *** *********** ****** ***** *** **** **** *** ***** like **&*, ******* ** ** **** **** ***** **** ******* potential *** ****** *********** *** *********** ** ****. *'* ** more ****** ** ***** *********!

****, ***** *** *** **** ******* ** **** ********** ****** to **** ** ***** ******** ** ****** ***** **** ** now. ***** **** **** *** *** *********** ******* ******* ****** methods *** ********* ***********.

* ***** **** ***** **** *** *** ***** ************* *** power ** ***** *** ********, **** ***** ******* ** ***** market (***** ****** ******** ** *** ********).

* *** ************ ****** ** **** ******** *** **** ****** dissapointed **** ** *** ***** * *** ******* ******** ** unsophisticated ********. **** ** ****** ** **** ** **** ***.

*****, **** **** *** $** *******. **'* ********* **** ***** knowing ***** * ******* *** **** *** **** **** ******* is **.

*** * ***-***** ***** * ***** *** **-***** ***** ***** be * ****-*******. ** *** *** ******** *** **** ** know ** *** ******* ** ** **** ***** ** **********, and **** *****. ** *****, *** ***, ****** **** ***** you *** ** **** *** ******. ** ***** **** ****** what ******** *** **** **********, *** *******, **** ************ *** give *** ****.

*** ** ********* ** ***** ******-***** ****, **** ***** ** very ********. ******* ** *** *** *** ** ***** * guess ** ******* ** *** **** ** **** ****, *** in **** ******** ****.

* **** **** ***** *** ***** **** ** *** **** in ***** ******** ******, *** ******* ******* *** ***** *****. Coupled **** ******-***** ********, **** ***** **** ******* ******** *** then ** ***** ** ** ******** *********.

** * **** ** ******* ** *** **** ** * great ****. *** ** ** ******** *** **** *** ** school *** ** **** ****** ****. **** ** ******* **** needed ** ***** ** ***** ********* **** ****** *** ***** down *** **** *** ***** *******. ** ******** ** ******* fees ** *** ** *** ** *** **** *** ****** monitored. **** ********* *** **** ** *******. **** ** **** you **** *** ****. ***** ** *** ***** ******* *** very **** ** ** ******** **** *** ** $**.** * month ** ** * **** ***** ** **** ******* **** have * ******/***** ******.

******:

********** **** ******* *** ******

***** ******* ***** ** ******* *** ********* ** ******* ** their ******, ********** ** ********** ***** **** ** ********* ****** the *** ** *** ****. *****:

**’** **** ***** ** *** **** *** ******* **** ** out *** *** ******** ****. (***, **** ****! ;) ) We’re ***** ** ***** **** **** ***. ***’** ***** ** love ****.

** **** ** **** * ****** **** **** **** *** released.

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Hikvision DeepInMind Tested Terribly on Feb 15, 2018
While Hikvision is heavily marketing deep learning and 'AI' as their next big thing, new IPVM test results of their DeepInMind NVR shows their deep...
Genetec CEO: You Cannot Buy Trust on Feb 14, 2018
Genetec's CEO, Pierre Racz, delivered a direct message at their channel partner conference: Racz has become a focal point in the industry debate...
Assa's Lowest Power Draw Maglock: Securitron M680E Examined on Feb 14, 2018
Securitron produces some of the most extreme maglocks on the market, including massively strong maglocks and even ones with integrated CCTV cams...
Hanwha Wisenet X 5MP Camera Tested (XNV-8080R) on Feb 13, 2018
Wisenet X is Hanwha's high-end camera line. We tested their Wisenet X 1080p camera last year. Now Hanwha is offering 5MP cameras listing super low...
Top Problems For Integrator Project Management on Feb 13, 2018
Security projects routinely encounter issues that jeopardize deadlines, create confusion, and shrink profits. Unfortunately, there are common...

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