Whether you live in a high crime neighborhood in a major city, or a small quiet town, home security is always important. Protecting yourself and your family is key to having peace of mind. With modern technology, securing your home has never been more convenient, and frankly more affordable.
It can be difficult to know where to start, and there are seemingly hundreds of options that have sprung up over the past decade. This is exciting as more companies working on home security leads to better technological innovation. It also forces these companies to compete to give you the best price.
However, it can make it more difficult to know what the difference is. It is also more complicated to find the option that fits your needs. So we decided to focus on two of the biggest, most effective home security companies on the market. See for yourself which one is right to protect you and your family.
Cost of an Amazon Ring:
The basic setup, which is the Amazon Ring Alarm System, is $239, with free shipping if you are a Prime member, for the eight-piece kit. Their optional professional home monitoring is only $10 a month once the technology is installed.
This is without adding on the Ring Video Doorbell Pro, which we do recommend, for $249 more.
Features of an Amazon Ring:
The basic eight-piece setup includes a base station, 3 contact sensors, 2 motion detectors, a keypad, and a range extender.
This will be enough tech to secure a standard home or apartment, and with the added monitoring service, you can rest easy that your family is protected. It takes a few minutes to set up, with no professional installation necessary.
It also integrates with Alexa to allow for voice commands, and you can activate and deactivate the alarm system from anywhere within range of your Alexa. This is an exciting time, and gone are the days of hustling downstairs at night when you forget to activate the system. The future has finally arrived.
Cost of Simplisafe:
The basic Simplisafe package known as “The Essentials” is normally $259, though there are fairly regular sales if you signup for their email list.
This price comes down if you include 24/7 monitoring for just $14.99 a month, and they will even send over a professional installation team for just $79 more.
Features of Simplisafe:
This package includes a base station, a keypad, three entry sensors, and a motion sensor. Simplisafe offers additional packages with additional hardware, and for larger houses, one of those will be more useful. After the initial setup cost, the $14.99 monthly fee carries no contract, and Simplisafe is always ready to respond to an incident from one of their six distributed monitoring centers.
We love both Simplisafe and Amazon Ring, and securing your home is more important than ever. No matter you choose, taking the step of protecting your family with technology has never been easier or more affordable.