Choosing the right home security system can be a daunting task, with so many options available. In this blog post, we'll compare three of the most popular systems on the market: SimpliSafe, Wyze, and Ring.
Simple to set up. Seriously secure - Get ready to protect right out of the box. Just plug in the base station, place your sensors, and start protecting your home. No wiring or drilling required.
24/7 professional monitoring for faster police response - With optional monitoring services, our agents keep watch even when you can't, ready to instantly alert emergency responders. Starting at 60c/day - No long-term contracts or hidden fees (SimpliSafe products and professional monitoring services are only offered for sale and supported in the US).
Complete control of your system with the SimpliSafe App - Arm, disarm and protect anytime, anywhere.
Protection for entry points - Entry Sensors protect windows, doors, and cabinets and alert you when someone tries to enter. Customizable and can send Secret Alerts so you are quietly alerted if someone accesses private areas, without sounding an alarm.
Blanket a whole room - Motion sensors detect motion within 30 feet, have a 90 degree field of view and get along great with pets under 50lbs. Perfect for full room coverage when placed in a corner.
Instantly sound the alarm with a Panic Button - Triggers the alarm and dispatches police fast - with silent panic option to signal for help discreetly. (Requires a subscription to 24/7 Professional Monitoring)
Prepared and built for the unexpected - 24 hour battery and cellular backup keep your home secure so you stay protected even if you lose power or Wi-Fi.
- Easy to install and set up
- Affordable pricing
- No long-term contracts required
- Limited smart home integration
- Basic monitoring services only
24/7 Professional Security Monitoring - Get a text or call from a professional security agent in 5 seconds (yes, seconds) or less after an alarm is triggered. If an emergency is confirmed or they can’t reach you, 911 will be alerted and help sent immediately.
Easy DIY Installation - Do-it-yourself home security has never been easier. Every security and monitoring sensor connects wirelessly to the Wyze Sense Hub, so just peel, stick, and you’re done!
Easy to Use App - With our beloved industry-leading app experience, you can control and monitor your home’s status anywhere anytime. Arm/disarm your home remotely, view Wyze Cam feeds, set up automatic security schedules, and check the history of your home’s sensors.
Easily Expandable - Our system supports up to 100 sensors and expanding is as easy as peel-and-stick. Customize your monitoring system to your exact home, or just add more sensors as your needs change. You can even add Wyze Sense Climate and Leak Sensors to your system to make sure your home is safe from Mother Nature too.
$9.99/month. No hidden fees. - Professional home security shouldn’t just be for the wealthy. At Wyze, we believe deeply in providing quality technology at a price anyone can afford. At $9.99/month, our service is a fraction of the market average. The monitoring service is only available for the 50 US States at this time.
- Extremely affordable
- Wide range of compatible smart home devices
- Free cloud storage
- Limited customer support
- Basic monitoring services only
This bundle includes Ring Alarm 8-piece kit (2nd Gen) and Ring Video Doorbell (2020 release).
A great fit for 1-2 bedroom homes, this kit includes one base station, one keypad, four contact sensors, one motion detector, and one range extender.
Put whole-home security at your fingertips with Ring Alarm, a do-it-yourself alarm system.
Includes a more intuitive keypad with emergency buttons and smaller contact sensors to seamlessly blend into your home.
Receive mobile notifications when your system is triggered, change your Alarm modes, and monitor all your Ring devices all through the Ring app.
Choose the Ring Alarm kit that fits your needs and add additional components and accessories at any time.
Easily setup your Ring Alarm by plugging in your base station, connecting to wifi via the Ring app, and placing your sensors in their ideal locations.
Better with Alexa: Arm and disarm Ring Alarm with your voice and get mobile alerts about the sound of broken glass or smoke alarms with Alexa Guard. Call trained agents from your Echo who can request the dispatch of emergency responders with Alexa Guard Plus, included with an eligible Ring Protect plan.
- Good smart home integration
- Professional monitoring available
- Wide range of devices and options
- Higher costs than other options
- Subscription required for some features
All three of these security systems have their own unique strengths and weaknesses, and the best choice will depend on your individual needs and budget.
SimpliSafe is a great option if you're looking for an affordable system that's easy to install and use, while Wyze is the best option for those on a tight budget who want a wide range of compatible smart home devices. Ring is a more comprehensive option, with professional monitoring available and a wide range of devices and options, but it comes at a higher cost.
Weigh your options carefully and choose the system that will work best for you.