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Old 10-08-2013, 08:42 PM
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I have seen a couple of posts regarding this system but nothing real specific.
Anyone using this? Looks like a decent system. Dave Ramsey endorses it.

http://simplisafe.com/security
Old 10-13-2013, 03:48 PM
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Anyone?
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Sometimes I think you have to trust the logos. Seems like there are lots of legit companies represented.

They must have legal beagles patrolling the interwebs.

I'd be comfortable with them.
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At the end of the day security or video systems are like anything else. You pay for what you get. A locally owned security company 9 times out 10 will provide you better service and better product than a national chain or multilevel marketing firm.
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I am not a fan of security firms.

Other than peace of mind, what do you think the local firms will offer over the national chains that will keep your family more safe?

I've been vocal in the past about "security companies" but my viewpoint has changed recently. I will probably get some "security" soon.
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Technically I liked what I read about this company, I spent a few hours browsing their support forums and they seemed to have occasional problems but overall looked like they had their act together. Their model looked good overall.

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I really like the idea of not being locked into a multi-year contract and they offer wireless sensors and cellular technology.
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So does any body here use this company? Seems very interesting.
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Originally Posted by Johnny Dreamer View Post
I am not a fan of security firms.

Other than peace of mind, what do you think the local firms will offer over the national chains that will keep your family more safe?

I've been vocal in the past about "security companies" but my viewpoint has changed recently. I will probably get some "security" soon.
The local security firm is owned by a neighbor. I've known our security guy for over 20 years. His technicians often charge me $0 for simple service calls. Let me know if you want a referral. He doesn't apply a Buckhead Premium to his estimates.
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I have owned a Simplisafe security system of 3-months and am satisfied with the system. I am using entry sensors, water sensors, a motion sensor, 2 sirens and 2 alarm master control panels. System seems to work fine and I like to be able to adjust system on my home computer, iPad and iPhone. Initially, I had difficulty getting the wireless T-Mobile link working but SimpliSafe helped to resolve promptly. I like the no contracts, homeowner has control and I can subscribe to what I want. System is priced well and you only order what you need. Install was a breeze and no screws needed to woodwork. Happy Happy Happy as the Duck Dynasty folks say.
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Bought one, not hooked up yet.
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Who cares if Dave Ramsey endorses it? Never heard of Dave Ramsey. He must be getting paid $$ to sell it. Paul Harvey was telling me to go to Wal-Mart. Beware of salesmen on the radio

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Originally Posted by williswet View Post
Who cares if Dave Ramsey endorses it? Never heard of Dave Ramsey. He must be getting paid $$ to sell it. Paul Harvey was telling me to go to Wal-Mart. Beware of salesmen on the radio
Of course he is getting paid to endorse it as he should. Ramsey is one of the very few straight shooters left as far as I am concerned. He is very well respected which is why I mentioned it. I do agree with you, just because a celebrity endorses a product, I am not going to rush out and buy it.
I have done research on SimplSafe and all reviews have been positive. Think I will give it a shot.
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I'm interested, thanks

My parents (81 & 80) had an attempted break in a few weeks back and the alarm saved there possessions.
They hit the neighbors and their house simultaneously, alarm saved them both. No one was home at either house at the time.

The back up to a golf course and I am sure were being watched.

I have since added motion lights out back...that light up the night!
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I rec'd my SimpliSafe kit yesterday and spent all of 1 hour setting it up. I do not have a monitoring subscription just yet but the alarm system is pretty slick I must say.
Paid just under $500.
Has 6 entry sensors, CO2 fire sensor, 2 motion sensors, 2 sirens. 1 85 db, the other is an outdoor 105db. 3 remote panic buttons. 2 key fobs with panic and arm/disarm capabilities to arm/disarm from car.
I like the total wireless so no need for wires. The only AC powered device (has long-life batt backup) is the "main" unit which communicates to all sensor, cellular and has a built-in 85 decibel siren. I sprang for the optional outdoor 110 db siren, a couple of extra "panic" buttons and key fob. Panic buttons are mounted near beds so if intruder breaks in, hit panic button for 2 seconds and all hell breaks loose. Key fob is also a remote to arm/disarm unit and is also a usb drive which holds systems configs. Plug it in to any PC configure system parameters. plug usb fob into base unit and it auto-uploads configs. Really easy.All entry sensors can be set to chime when open and not set off alarm but I am hoping I can program each door (entry sensor) with a unique chime but so far I cannot figure out how.
I can say one thing I will do for sure is screw mount all sensors/magnets. The 3M tape seems ok but if one of the magnets are sensors falls off this would set off alarm. sensors and magnets come with small screws and are molded with screw holes for mounting. Just gotta do it.

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Originally Posted by Ray Zor View Post
I rec'd my SimpliSafe kit yesterday and spent all of 1 hour setting it up. I do not have a monitoring subscription just yet but the alarm system is pretty slick I must say.
Paid just under $500.
Has 6 entry sensors, CO2 fire sensor, 2 motion sensors, 2 sirens. 1 85 db, the other is an outdoor 105db. 3 remote panic buttons. 2 key fobs with panic and arm/disarm capabilities to arm/disarm from car.
I like the total wireless so no need for wires. The only AC powered device (has long-life batt backup) is the "main" unit which communicates to all sensor, cellular and has a built-in 85 decibel siren. I sprang for the optional outdoor 110 db siren, a couple of extra "panic" buttons and key fob. Panic buttons are mounted near beds so if intruder breaks in, hit panic button for 2 seconds and all hell breaks loose. Key fob is also a remote to arm/disarm unit and is also a usb drive which holds systems configs. Plug it in to any PC configure system parameters. plug usb fob into base unit and it auto-uploads configs. Really easy.All entry sensors can be set to chime when open and not set off alarm but I am hoping I can program each door (entry sensor) with a unique chime but so far I cannot figure out how.
I can say one thing I will do for sure is screw mount all sensors/magnets. The 3M tape seems ok but if one of the magnets are sensors falls off this would set off alarm. sensors and magnets come with small screws and are molded with screw holes for mounting. Just gotta do it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXoCElK0sWI

I ordered one. I'm impressed with the whole system. The base unit contains a miniature 'cell phone' to dial monitoring service or your cell phone. Slick set-up.
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Resurrecting a 3+ year old thread. Y'all still satisfied with Simplisafe?
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We have been using the Simplisafe system for about 5 years with no serious complaints. It was easy to install, and is easily expandable. Monthly monitoring fee is $25, which is significantly cheaper than other alarm companies.

The SimpliSafe alarm response has been good; one time someone managed to open the back door to our house while we were away, and the system alerted us and summoned the police in moments.

The weak link in the system is the keychain remotes, which are quite fragile. The company has replaced several broken remotes for us, free of charge. We generally use the smartphone app to control the system, however.

Overall, the system is well worth the price and offers peace of mind.
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Had it for 1,5 years.
Good system, good quality.
Also have the interior remote access camera for an additional $5 per month.
Total monitoring fee with camera $20.00.
Highly recommended.

PS: The discount on home owner's insurance for having a monitored system pretty much pays for the monitoring.
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Monitoring has two levels - $14.99 and $24.99. Top level only has app usage. Some components have short battery life.

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