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Between these two security systems, our favorite is SimpliSafe.

SecureScore™: 9.4/10

SimpliSafe and Pisector are similar in the devices they provide but differ in terms of home automation and professional monitoring options. Although SimpliSafe seems to be the more advanced of the two systems, Pisector offers a few basic features that make it unique when compared to other home security systems. Both are extremely effective for the level of protection they provide and are very affordable for both homeowners and renters.

Overview: SimpliSafe vs Pisector

While Pisector costs less than SimpliSafe both systems are affordable for the level of protection they offer. Although a few glitches have been reported with the Pisector system, they seem to be easily fixed and the system has good reviews especially in terms of customer service. SimpliSafe is one of the best do-it-yourself systems on the market and gives you quite a bit of coverage for your money.

  • Pisector offers both indoor and outdoor sirens
  • SimpliSafe offers indoor video surveillance
  • SimpliSafe manufactures all of its own devices
  • SimpliSafe offers professional monitoring on a month-to-month basis
  • Pisector allows you to name your entry sensors

Similarities: Pisector vs SimpliSafe

SimpliSafe and Pisector offer many of the same devices including door and window sensors, motion detectors, and a key fob for remote access. Both are intended to be self-monitoring and will notify up to six contact numbers that are programmed into the system by the subscriber. Both are easily installed and can be used by both renters and homeowners.

  • Systems are affordable
  • Designed for both renters and homeowners
  • Easy to install and set up
  • Easy to operate
  • Both companies provide good customer service

Differences: Pisector vs SimpliSafe

Both systems are reliable but offer protection in different ways. Pisector's chime feature alerts you if a window or door is opened by a child or anyone else. The volume control is adjustable and offers a mute function that can be used to prevent it from being found by intruders. Pisector offers a power outage warning that uses a backup battery. SimpliSafe's ability to be monitored by the owner or a professional monitoring services allows their system to be customized on various levels.

  • Pisector offers an alert when a door or window is left open
  • SimpliSafe offers indoor video surveillance cameras
  • Pisector will send an alert if the power goes out
  • All of SimpliSafe's products are manufactured in house
  • Pisector allows you to give each device a name or identifying code


SimpliSafe offers a variety of popular features including motion sensors, glass break sensors, environmental protection sensors, video security options, and a key chain remote that allows you to access your system from a distance. They also offer an award winning monitoring service that often meets or exceeds industry standards.

Pisector offers an auto-dial function that will send alerts to as many as 6 numbers if an alarm is tripped. Each of the entry sensors can be “named” so you know which one is going off. Motion sensors are designed so that pets won't trigger an alert. Chime alerts will notify you if a door or window is left open. The volume of your alarms can be adjusted as needed.


Neither company requires contracts or service agreements of any kind.


SimpliSafe's basic kit starts at $199.99. The monthly fees for monitoring start at $14.99 for basic service and $24.99 for more interactive options. Other devices can be purchased a la carte and added to your system as you desire.

Pisector's kit costs $129.99. There are no monthly fees and other devices can be purchased as needed.


SimpliSafe's equipment includes a base unit, key fob remote, entry sensors, motion sensors, control panel, and glass break sensors. You can also add indoor video cameras and environmental sensors as well.

Pisector's equipment offerings include motion sensors, entry sensors, sirens, strobe sirens, signal repeater, and a base unit. They also provide two remote controls.


Both systems are designed to be easily installed and set up by the homeowner or renter.

Emergency Connections

SimpliSafe can be self-monitored or their professional monitoring system can be used on a month-to-month basis. When alerts are triggered, the subscriber is immediately notified as well as any numbers on the contact list. If professional monitoring is in place, local authorities will also be dispatched.

Pisector is a self-monitored system that will notify up to six phone number in the event of an emergency. It is up to the homeowner to notify the local authorities.

Summary: SimpliSafe vs Pisector

SimpliSafe is an effective and reliable choice for homeowners and renters who want an affordable system with the option for professional monitoring.

Pisector is an affordable system for homeowners or renters who want simplicity as well as reliability.

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