The Simple Way to Ensure Your Home's Security

There’s something to be said about going wireless for just about everything. I rarely ever connect my smartphone to my computer anymore, because I don’t need that cabled connection in order to synchronize my calendar, contacts and messages. That’s all done over the air. And I love how the Sonos system lets you place speakers just about anywhere in your house, all while being able to tap into your music library and control it all through a simple app. Cutting the cables is a good thing. It’s clean and convenient.

But what about home security systems? Traditionally, you’d need to run all of those ugly wires and cables through your walls to get everything connected and, even then, you’d have to pay for some technician to come to your house to install it all. That’s neither convenient, nor cost-effective, but you want to have the peace of mind that your home is suitably protected. One company that is breaking down those barriers is SimpliSafe, offering a 100% wireless system that you can easily install yourself in a matter of minutes.

Just as the Belkin WeMo line makes wireless home automation both affordable and easy, home security system from SimpliSafe is similarly easy to follow and understand. They’ve got all of the usual sensors that you’d normally expect — like motion detectors and entry sensors for windows and doors, as well as freeze sensors, smoke detectors, panic buttons and extra siren alarms — but the biggest difference is that they are completely wireless. You don’t even need to plug them into a power outlet, because they come with a lithium-ion battery pre-installed that should last up to five years. You install the sensors yourself using the double-sided tape that is already placed on the back of the sensors.

All of these sensors, along with the keypad where you enter your secret PIN, communicate with a central base system that acts as the brains to your SimpliSafe Home Security Systems. When you order your bundle, the various components are already pre-programmed to work together instantly. You don’t have to deal with any pairing, any wires, or any ugly holes in your walls.

The base station also doesn’t need to be hooked up to your Internet connection or landline telephone, because it comes with a SIM card when you sign up for the alarm monitoring service. If your alarm is triggered, a message is immediately sent to the SimpliSafe people. If you subscribe to the Interactive Monitoring Plan, you even get SMS text for smart alerts and secret alerts. This is in addition to the handy smartphone app that grants you total control from just about anywhere, including the ability to remotely arm and disarm your system, check the event log, and monitor your home temperatures.

One of the best ways to understand how all of this works is through the short five-minute video that they’ve put together.

More and more, we’re seeing that “do it yourself” solutions are not only more affordable that their professionally-installed counterparts, but they could be even more versatile. And this isn’t to say that you’re getting a lesser quality product either, because you can still optionally sign up for the same kind of 24/7 monitoring that you’d want from other home security providers, but at a fraction of the price. You don’t need to spend huge amounts of money to ensure the safety and security of your family, your possessions and your home.

And it’s all wireless and portable too, so if you ever move to a new home or office, you can take your security system with you. All you need is some fresh double-sided tape.

Packages start at $229.96 with free shipping and a 60-day money-back guarantee. Monitoring is $15 a month and, thanks to the modular nature of the system, you can add more components as you need them, just like with Sonos and WeMo. This is the future, folks!

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