At $14.99 a month, SimpliSafe Standard is one of the most affordable home security plans available. With it, you’ll get 24/7 live monitoring with a cellular connection to emergency responders. That includes environmental monitoring: SimpliSafe contacts the fire department when it detects fire with the SimpliSafe smoke detector, and it alerts you to dangerous swings in temperature—that way, you can catch freezing pipes before they burst and cause expensive water damage.
At $24.99 per month, SimpliSafe Interactive is an affordable upgrade. The Interactive plan adds a good amount of mobile functionality with access to the SimpliSafe app.
The app lets you use your phone to arm and disarm your system, check the status of your alarms and sensors, and get customizable alerts with real-time notifications (so you know when your significant other armed the door, or when they forgot to).
SimpliSafe Interactive also offers video monitoring—when a potential break-in event happens, SimpliSafe collects evidence that can help your local police.
SimpliSafe also records an unlimited number of events from an unlimited number of cameras and stores the footage for 30 days. That’s plenty of time to download or share videos. You can also watch live from your SimpliSafe camera whenever you want to check in at home.