SimpliSafe Is A Whole-Home Security System With 24/7 Smart Home Monitoring – Forbes
The SImpliSafew system can be armed and disarmed from the entry keypad or by using an app or key … [+]
Once upon a time, home security was something for rich people. The systems were expensive, plus many people didn’t have enough belongings to make it worth investing in a sophisticated burglar alarm. Times have changed, many of us have belongings and consumer technology that is worth protecting, especially in a world that experiences increasing crime levels with each passing year.
The advent of the Internet has changed everything. Communications are now much easier and the always-on aspect of the Internet makes continuous monitoring of a property much easier. I’ve not looked at security products before but with smart technology improving all the time and with a set of common standards developing, I thought it was time I looked at a typical system on the market that can grow into a whole-home security system that’s affordable, reliable and, most importantly, easy to use and install.
SimpliSafe is one of those systems and a recent press release for the brand’s new outdoor security camera piqued my interest in finding out exactly what was on offer. SimpliSafe operates in a range of markets, including the USA and UK. A basic starter SimpliSafe system offers the kind of features most people need in a basic package that’s easy to install and that can deliver a reliable performance with the ability to capture high-quality images as well as monitoring sensors for a wide variety of safety situations.
The SimpliSafe Wireless Outdoor Security Camera is designed to stop crime before it happens by … [+]
At the heart of the SimpliSafe security system is a base station. This is the brain of the system and plays a similar role that a router does in a wireless network. The base station is where the various wireless sensors around the home check into. The base station then does the important work of sounding the alarm and alerting the SimpliSafe monitoring station.
If a sensor is triggered, the base station can blast a 95dB siren so locally everyone will know there has been a security breach. While a basic system doesn’t need a monitoring program, it’s best to sign up for one of SimpliSafe’s professional monitoring plans. If any of the sensors or cameras around the home are triggered, the base station will send a signal to SimpliSafe via the internet or even an inbuilt cellular connection.
Probably the most popular sensor to use with the SimpliSafe system is one of the company’s indoor or outdoor cameras. The SimpliSafe Wireless Outdoor Security Camera is designed to stop crime before it happens by offering 24/7 visibility around the exterior of the home. The camera has an adjustable magnetic mount and doesn’t need any wiring. Almost anyone can install one in a matter of minutes.
At the heart of the SimpliSafe security system is a base station. This is the brain of the system … [+]