Simplisafe BS

Date published: 2013-09-04
Review Item: Simplisafe

I was hoping that the Simplisafe system would be different than what I had expected: a poor, cheap, low-quality alarm system that lacked all of the robust features and engineering that the “big brands” had. Unfortunately my hopes were too high. This system is just that. Poorly made of low-quality materials.

'Toyish' looking equipment

‘Toyish’ looking equipment


  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to install


  • Inexpensive (you get what you pay for)
  • Siren is built into the BS (Base station). Tech support tells you to “hide” this because it is the central nervous system of your alarm, and if compromised, will render your system useless. If you are hiding the base station, you are: 1) also muffling the siren output and 2) suppressing the cellular connectivity
  • Equipment looks like it is from the ’80’s
  • Cheap buttons on keypad get stuck over time


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