Travis Goodreau

Buying a security system for your business is similar yet different from buying a home security system. A business will have different types of needs and, therefore, will need specific coverages for those needs. A business security system will generally need a broader, more detailed coverage area, as well as the ability to accommodate a few to numerous employee codes, or other types of documented entry and exit capabilities.

About SimpliSafe for Businesses

SimpliSafe has been in business for 13 years, is accredited with the Better Business Bureau and currently has an A+ rating. They are also an Angie's List Super Service Award winner and the winner of the CNET Editor's Choice Award for business security. SimpliSafe also manufactures their own award-winning equipment which means there are no middlemen, so they can pass along those savings to the consumer making them less expensive than other similar options.

Additionally, SimpliSafe has received rave reviews from experts of highly respected news outlets such as Fox News, The New York Times, Fortune, Facebook, TechCrunch, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, New York Post, The Boston Globe, and Builder.  And, SimpliSafe is recommended by police chiefs, tech experts, and financial advisors such as Dave Ramsey.

Why a Security System is Particularly Important for Businesses

If you have a business, one of your goals should be installing a top-quality security system. There are a number of reasons a security system is imperative. For example, a security system will help protect your property from theft and other crimes. It can also help protect your business from fraudulent lawsuits stemming from “staged accidents,” employee/customer accusations of discrimination, harassment, and more.

What Types of Businesses Would Benefit from a SimpliSafe Security System?

SimpliSafe is extremely versatile and there are a wide variety of businesses that would benefit from their business security systems.

SimpliSafe would be great for the following industries.

  • Most small to medium-sized retail businesses
  • Real estate developers and property managers
  • Medical practices
  • Restaurants
  • Offices (depending on the size of the business)
  • Home businesses and home offices
  • Law firms
  • And more

What Types of Businesses Are Not Recommended for a SimpliSafe System?

While SimpliSafe is great for a number of small and medium-sized business spaces, it's not ideal for larger businesses that are over 20,000 square feet, which is about the size of a football field. Or those business spaces that have more than 50+ windows on the first floor.

SimpliSafe would also not be beneficial for those who run large commercial properties such as a shopping mall, etc. Those types of commercial properties would be better served by a CCTV system or by utilizing the services of a traditional contract security company.

SimpliSafe Options for Businesses

SimpliSafe has plenty of options designed with businesses in mind.

  • No contracts
  • 24/7 protection and police dispatch
  • Easy to use, DIY installation in less than an hour, no landline required
  • Extremely low monitoring fees
  • Love it or return it 60-day refund policy and SimpliSafe even pays for the return shipping
  • They frequently run specials such as 15% off plus free camera and free keychain remote with the purchase of any new system
  • Save up to 20% on your business's insurance

SimpliSafe Features for Businesses

SimpliSafe has a variety of features that are beneficial to businesses.

Extremely Fast Cellular Connection

SimpliSafe offers a 100% built-in cellular connection with GSM technology, which means no internet connection is required. They have partnered with Verizon and T-Mobile to build a strong nationwide network that will keep you safe regardless of where your business is located.

Secret Alerts

SimpliSafe has a feature that allows you to monitor private areas such as files, restricted areas, and more. This feature will send you secret notifications if any given restricted area is breached. So basically this feature gives you 24/7 eyes and ears at your business without you having to physically be there.

SMS Text and Email Alerts

This feature will send you SMS and email alerts if unusual activity is detected. For example, a potential break-in, a water sensor is triggered, when employees come and go, power outages, etc. And this feature is customizable so you can choose the activities you want to be alerted to.

Smash-Proof Protection

The SimpliSafe equipment is smash-proof. The keypad with most wireless security systems can be smashed before the alarm is triggered. But with the SimpliSafe equipment, the brains of the system are not in the keypad, they are hidden in the Base Station.

Best-in-Industry Professional Monitoring

SimpliSafe protects your business with COPS Monitoring which was named Best Monitoring in the Industry. They are U.L.-Listed, F.M.-Approved, and Five Diamond Certified. And, they are reinforced by a nationwide network of fiber optic cables using multiple signal carriers so you are protected even during natural disasters and other catastrophic events.

On-the-Go Mobile Control

With the SimpliSafe app, you can arm and disarm your security system with the push of a button. You can also use the event log to see who is coming and going, monitor your office's temperature and see the status of the burglar, fire, carbon monoxide, and flood alarms in real-time anytime.

Wireless Long-Range Sensors

The SimpliSafe sensors have a 400-foot range, their systems can support up to 41 different sensors and you can add more at any time.


The SimpliSafe equipment is portable so you can pick it up and take it with you if you ever change locations or move to a bigger space. There are extra super strong 3M command strips included in every box if you need to move your system. And the adhesive strips are engineered to pull-off cleanly without damaging the surface.

Power Outage Protection

SimpliSafe's equipment runs on lithium batteries that last five years, so your system will stay connected even when the power goes out. And, the Base Station comes with a built-in rechargeable battery backup which will power your system for 24 hours and will recharge itself once the power is restored.