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What Equipment Is Compatible with SimpliSafe?

SimpliSafe is one of our favorite DIY security systems. It gives you a lot of equipment to choose from, but if you’re looking to add third-party equipment, you’ll find yourself pretty limited.


SimpliSafe equipment

What it looks likePriceInstallation methodView Equipment
Base stationSimpliSafe Base Station$114.99 Plug-inView Equipment
KeypadSimpliSafe Keypad$69.99 Stick-onView Equipment
Video Doorbell ProSimpliSafe Video Doorbell$169.00 WiredView Equipment
Entry sensorSimpliSafe Entry Sensor$14.99 Stick-onView Equipment
Motion sensorSimpliSafe Motion Sensor$29.99 Stick-onView Equipment
SimpliCamSimpliSafe SimpliCam$99.00 Plug-inView Equipment
Glass break sensorSimpliSafe Glass Break Sensor$34.99 Stick-onView Equipment
Panic buttonSimpliSafe Panic Button$19.99 No installView Equipment
Base station
Video Doorbell Pro
Entry sensor
Motion sensor
Glass break sensor
Panic button
What it looks like Price Installation method View Equipment
SimpliSafe Base Station $114.99 Plug-in View Equipment
SimpliSafe Keypad $69.99 Stick-on View Equipment
SimpliSafe Video Doorbell $169.00 Wired View Equipment
SimpliSafe Entry Sensor $14.99 Stick-on View Equipment
SimpliSafe Motion Sensor $29.99 Stick-on View Equipment
SimpliSafe SimpliCam $99.00 Plug-in View Equipment
SimpliSafe Glass Break Sensor $34.99 Stick-on View Equipment
SimpliSafe Panic Button $19.99 No install View Equipment

Other SimpliSafe equipment available

  • Smoke detector: $29.99
  • Temperature sensor: $29.99
  • Water sensor: $19.99

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SimpliSafe equipment overview

SimpliSafe offers more than enough home security equipment to batten down the hatches at home. The SimpliSafe base station supports as many sensors as you need to protect your doors and windows, and the SimpliCam helps you see what’s going on at home when you’re not there.

But if you want more than the security basics, you might find SimpliSafe’s options limited––especially if you want to get some smart home equipment that works with your security system.

Equipment compatible with SimpliSafe

While SimpliSafe offers some third-party integration options, they’re available only if you pay for the Interactive plan. Starting at $24.99 per month, the Interactive plan gives you 24/7 monitoring, cellular backup, environmental monitoring, and more. Check out our full SimpliSafe review to learn more about its plans.

Compatible third-party equipment

Nest ThermostatAugust Smart Lock ProAmazon EchoGoogle Home
What it looks likeNest ThermostatAugust Smart Lock ProAmazon EchoGoogle Home
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Nest Thermostat August Smart Lock Pro Amazon Echo Google Home
Nest Thermostat August Smart Lock Pro Amazon Echo Google Home
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SimpliSafe compatibility overview

SimpliSafe doesn’t offer much in the way of third-party integration. While some home security hubs are compatible with Zigbee and Z-Wave, like Abode, the SimpliSafe hub is not. So you’re limited in your compatible equipment selection.

Of course, there are a couple nice options for third-party equipment. We really like the Nest Learning Thermostat and the August Smart Lock. Both would be great additions to your SimpliSafe system. But we would prefer more options, especially in the indoor and outdoor camera market.

SimpliSafe is compatible with these brands and protocols:

  • Nest (thermostat)
  • August (smart door lock)
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Google Home

SimpliSafe equipment recommendation

SimpliSafe offers plenty of its own home security equipment––like its entry sensors, motion sensors, SimpliCam, and glassbreak sensor––but the hub seriously limits your ability to incorporate useful third-party security and smart home equipment.

If you’d prefer a security system that gives you more third-party compatibility, we recommend looking into Abode. The Abode hub supports both Zigbee and Z-Wave devices, giving you more room to add third-party smart devices to your system.

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