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SimpliSafe - Defend Wireless Home Security System ($160 off, now $209.99 @ Best Buy)

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SimpliSafe Defend Wireless Home Security System:
$160 off, $209.99 total at Best Buy.

Includes:
  • 2 Motion Sensor
  • 6 Entry Sensors
  • Base Station
  • Key Pad
  • Master Keychain

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/simp...Id=6133308

If you need the 6 entry sensors + 2 motion sensors in this package, this is actually better deal than the SimpliSafe Protect Home Security System, which has 2 less entry sensors (worth $14.99 each or $29.98 total) and 1 less motion sensor (worth $29.99 each). Currently also on sale at $169.99 (see https://slickdeals.net/f/11079027-simplisafe-protect-home-security-system-169-99-bestbuy-com-in-stores?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1, https://www.bestbuy.com/site/simp...Id=4643901)

The math for value comparison:

SimpliSafe Protect Home Security System = $169.99
+ 2 additional entry sensors (+$29.98 value)
+ 1 additional motion sensor (+$29.99 value)
Total = $229.96

vs.

SimpliSafe Defend Wireless Home Security System = Total $209.99 (Saves you $19.97 on sensors)
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I don't have this kit but the Protect. Have had it for almost 3 years now. The monthly price is cheap which is good and works. The only issue I have some times is it lags. You open a door and the door chime is delayed or I've had times where I come home and go to the keypad to disarm and putting in the code and doesn't disarm so the alarm ends up getting triggered. This has happened a few times. Been considering switching to Smith Thompson, which is what I had in my previous house.
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I don't have this kit but the Protect. Have had it for almost 3 years now. The monthly price is cheap which is good and works. The only issue I have some times is it lags. You open a door and the door chime is delayed or I've had times where I come home and go to the keypad to disarm and putting in the code and doesn't disarm so the alarm ends up getting triggered. This has happened a few times. Been considering switching to Smith Thompson, which is what I had in my previous house.
I have this problem too sometimes, but the alarm hasn't been tripped due to the lag. I've had to input the code a couple of times and it eventually turned the alarm off.
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Can this be used with another monitoring service or is it only for Simplisafe?
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Can this be used with another monitoring service or is it only for Simplisafe?
Only Simplisafe monitoring or you can choose not to subscribe at all. No contract.
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I have this problem too sometimes, but the alarm hasn't been tripped due to the lag. I've had to input the code a couple of times and it eventually turned the alarm off.
The lag happens when I press the wrong button while I am trying to put in the code and the keypad just locks up and doesn't respond to anything, the alarm triggers and then I am able to put in the code again. The keypad is in the hallway so it is kinda dark when I go to it after I get home from work. Some times I seems like while it is beeping, counting down, if I press the button at the exact same time as the beep, it causes it to lag as well. Oh well. I'll probably sell the kit. I have another company coming next week.
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im worried about the lag

is it common or could you guys share what the size of your house is (or is that not a determining factor?)

My house is only 1740 sqft
im thinking about going for simplisafe vs paying $30/mo for monitronics
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Hi, Home security newbie here. Can I use my own sim card like post-paid and monitor the system by myself? I don't want to pay subscription. Thanks
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My home and office has Simplisafe. Love them. Make sure to replace batteries once a year or you'll get sensor alerts which can be annoying if you don't replace batteries. Honestly, batteries in units last a good 2 years, but because of safety/concerns, replacing yearly is advised.

No issues with LAG like others have mentioned. if you experience issues, contact Simplisafe, their support is awesome.

I installed Simplisafe in one of my buildings and got a free smoke detector... a month later the detector went off and a fire was starting up under my building thanks to rodents, if it wasn't for the smoke detector, the building would have surely burned down. Fire department arrived in under 3 minutes and had the fire out in 34 seconds.
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They have a security vulnerability they can't fix:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thom...m-attacks/
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I have a few different things going on a relatives house. They have simplisafe, but they have Guardian Alarm decals/signs; this is on purpose. Their outside POE cameras are one brand and their 2 in home wire-free cameras are another brand. 3 different systems. The Simplisafe system has functioned well for them thus far, but you never know until something bad happens.
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Have been doing some research on home automation and security. Here's my take, others can pitch in:

1.None or most home automation or home security are free, they all have some charges from 4$ to 100$ for any usable features that one need, based on what you need.

2. Even this one in context is not free. Even after spending 150$ you just get a sense of security or just a toy, because most people have more than 4 windows or doors, which can get breached. Hence you need to spend more to secure home to a satisfactory level.

3. One you buy one system, no matter what you are tied to its and hence its limitations and there eco system, even if they advertise how open source or how many devices they support.

4. To a more practical use you should invest in a system which you can grow as you need and is some what future safe with more protocol supports.

More details on this can be found in a small blog I have written, here:
http://dharmendrasinghsengar.blog...y.html?m=1

This system is ok for simplest use and yes its not very flexible, nor very cheap and not very useful with current sensors one get after investing 145$
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