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Between these two security systems, our favorite is SimpliSafe.

Overall Score: 8.1/10

SimpliSafe and GetSafe home security companies offer many of the same services for affordable prices. Although GetSafe has more options in terms of home automation, SimpliSafe variety of features make them both excellent options for individuals who want the best options for a reasonable price.

Overview: SimpliSafe vs GetSafe

Both companies offer a variety of features. Each company has its own unique quirks that include GetSafe's limited availability and SimpliSafe's inability to offer home automation. Both offer DIY installation with professional monitoring and reliable emergency connectivity.

  • No contracts required
  • DIY installation
  • 24/7 professional monitoring
  • Wireless equipment
  • Several affordable package options

Similarities: GetSafe vs SimpliSafe

SimpliSafe and GetSafe are fairly no-nonsense when it comes to the do-it-yourself installation and the lack of contract requirements. Both offer 24/7 monitoring with cellular connectivity and fully wireless equipment. Prices are affordable for the number of devices and features offered for each package.

  • Affordable pricing
  • No contracts
  • Several packages to choose from
  • Easy to relocate equipment
  • Wireless equipment with cellular connectivity options

Differences: GetSafe vs SimpliSafe

For all of their similarities, SimpliSafe and GetSafe do have distinct aspects that set them apart from one another. Limited coverage and home automation are just two areas where differences can be a deal breaker. There are also differences in terms of warranty coverage.

  • GetSafe doesn't offer service to Maryland, Michigan, Illinois, or Rhode Island
  • SimpliSafe does not offer home automation
  • GetSafe is compatible with Google Home, Alexa, Zigbee, Z-Wave, and IFTTT
  • GetSafe does require a 12-month contract if you don't purchase their equipment outright
  • SimpliSafe offers a 60-day trial, GetSafe offers 30-days

Features

SimpliSafe is known for its indoor/outdoor camera quality and their environmental protection. In addition to their award-winning monitoring system, they also offer a keychain remote and reliable emergency connectivity over a cellular network. The system also offers cellular alerts and an alarm system that works with or without monitoring.

GetSafe offers both a panic button and medical alert option. Surveillance options include indoor/outdoor cameras, tilt and pan features, and live surveillance. Environmental sensors are also offered that monitor carbon monoxide levels, smoke, temperature changes, and flood/water. Intrusion protection includes glass break sensors, motion detectors, garage door sensors, and door/window sensors.

Contracts

SimpliSafe does not require a contract for either monitoring or their equipment. SimpliSafe offers a 60-day money-back guarantee on all equipment.

GetSafe does not require a contract if you purchase their equipment up front. If you choose not to purchase the equipment a 12-month contract is required. If you choose to sign a contract, you will have a 30-day guarantee.

Pricing

SimpliSafe requires an upfront fee of $244 to start service for any package. The Standard package starts at $15 a month and includes 24/7 monitoring. The Interactive package costs $25 a month and includes monitoring, email alerts, and remote operation.

The basic equipment package for GetSafe costs $249 to purchase. There are no installation or activation fees. Monthly fees range from $25 to $35 depending on which of the four package options are chosen.

Equipment

The Foundation package from SimpliSafe includes the base, keypad, one motion sensor, one entry sensor, and a keychain remote. Indoor/outdoor cameras and a wide variety of environmental sensors can be added to any of the packages. As each package increases in price, more entry sensors and features are included.

The GetSafe Starter Kit includes a siren, motion sensor, entry sensor, smoke alarm, flood detector, glass break detector, keyfob, signage, and a smart hub. Motion sensors are pet-friendly. Each piece of equipment can be placed and relocated as desired without disrupting the system.

Installation

Both companies offer do-it-yourself installation. Systems do not require any type of hard connection so they are easily moved from one location to another. Installation and setup require less than an hour for both systems.

Emergency Connections

SimpliSafe offers cellular connectivity allowing for cellular alerts to both you and emergency responders.

GetSafe has wireless equipment, but offers ATT cell service with the use of a SIM card. It also offers both landline and broadband connectivity for completely reliable service at all times.

Summary: SimpliSafe vs GetSafe

SimpliSafe offers the homeowners and renters affordable packages and reliable service. It's a great option for anyone who wants to be able to relocate their system and always have reliable home security options. Their packages offer something for everyone in terms of varying degrees of protection.

GetSafe is a great choice for people who prefer the home automation option. It's compatible with a variety of platforms and is easy to relocate if you stay within their service area. They also offer affordable pricing for the amount of equipment you receive.

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