SimpliSafe and Ring are DIY home security systems with equipment and monitoring that won’t break the bank. While you might think that low costs mean lower quality, both of these security systems pack a lot of value into their prices.
Of the two systems, SimpliSafe is the most flexible by offering multiple monitoring plans and more starter kits than Ring. SimpliSafe, founded in 2006, also has more experience with home monitoring.
Ring’s practically a newbie by comparison; it started selling its first home security systems in 2018. While Ring doesn’t have as many monitoring options as SimpliSafe, its more affordable monitoring plan is hard to beat.