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Koorsen® Fire & Security is a custom home and business security company that protects customers from fire and burglaries. They are extremely full service and have some larger clients -- like college campuses, which compete against their attention to the home security market. Overall, if you want a full service solution and are willing to fork over the money for it, then Koorsen could be what's right for you.
SimpliSafe is one of the most popular home security company of the 21st century. With a strong marketing presence that spans most types of media, Simplisafe has become a household name over the years. With no contracts and an affordable entry price, it isn't hard to understand why. They are a dependable service and have many nice features for home owners, but in terms of new smart home features and integrations, Simplisafe could do better.
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Very professional inspector. Any question's we had he answered. Great experience with this company. They were prompt about getting us scheduled when we called. Actually they scheduled us the same day we called for inspections.View More Reviews
Nice and friendly people couldn't ask for anyone better
Security comes in different forms and being able to trust the security company is even more important than being able to trust the security system.
My mum's house had an ADT system in place. It needed to be repaired and the wonderful people at ADT said that they'd fix the system, if mum subscribed to monitoring. She said that she would not, and they said that they couldn't help her. Isn't that extortion?
Enter Koorsen. They were helpful on the phone and both extremely helpful at fixing problems with the system (replacing the keypad/system board, etc.) and extremely friendly. Plus, they did the work at a reasonable price, which is difficult to believe after my own experience with a security company in Florida.
I'd certainly call them without hesitation.
The pricing is a little higher, but so far, we've had a great experience, and that means a lot.
Very simple but affective security system!!! Great price as well
Koorsen has always provided us with exceptional service. I would recommend them to other properties.
Always professional completed.
The technicians were on time, were very cordial, and completed the work efficiently and well.
Everyone who has been out to service our equipment has been first rate.
Company was very responsive and took care of us.
The technician was on time and was very knowledgeable. He explained everything that that he was going to do; and later explained what he has done. Good customer service is hard to find in today's time, but your employees are great.
Always good to work with. Fire extinguishers and sprinkler system.
The experience was easy. My only objection is I received the written report very soon after the inspection. It only contained one portion of the building. I will make the call for the rest of it. As I did explain to our (tech of 10 plus years) we need it "all" in written form.
Very reliable company. Technicians take the time to educate management staff and always willing to answer questions.
Super easy to schedule routine maintenance and repairs.
They are so easy to work with, and are always on top of when our annual inspections are due, great company...
I have recommended Koorsen for some of our clients. I am in the insurance business and I encourage fire protection.
Very professional and friendly!
they do their job
Our tech is very reliable and arrives timely every month for our inspections.
The gentlemen were nice, explained everything to us and were very thorough.
I have worked with central fire protection/ koorsen fire and safety for years; at different locations. Where ever i am and where ever i go, i will always have them take care of my fire equipment. Best service around!
Great company great people very helpful as a local company. More personalized than the major companys
We have been utiziling services from Koorsen Fire for several years now and have never been let down. They are always courteous and provide excellent care and attentiveness. We have been impressed by them so much, we switched from Tyco Security to Koorsen Security for our alarm system.
Koorsen is usually on the spot quickly when I call. I understand the busy schedules from each customer they have and also know every job don't happen as quick as everyone wants it done which is now or yesterday.
They are always ready to answer any questions I have and ready to solve most issues. Good people to deal with.
they do a good job, when and how they say.
Early in the transition phase from Central Fire to Koorsen. Have had some bumps in the road so far hopefully getting ironed out..
Need better communication between departments . Tried to set up to do the sprinkler , back flow , fire and extinguishers all in same day was fiasco !
Called and evidently new work order system scheduled time not techs ??
Then the next time the guys came out to do everything and I ask ok where the extinguisher guy ?? Had to wait on him . Then had 2 back flows over looked that were in a pit ..No pit equipment to repair .. Yet another appointment and then no one said system was going to need on stand by until they walked in an hour early and it ended up setting off alarm ..
I have 2 properties this is second time I have had issues with the back flows and them not being equipped to go in pit . The other was a repair at Hendricks Pointe they got their and said no one told them it was in a pit .. Communication needs to be better ..
did not appreciate tech performing annual inspection and then making summary recommendations with copy to Fire Department without discussing with me. As a result, IF any of the work recommended is performed, you can be sure Koorsen will not be doing the work.
First of all, I did not like the idea of signing the technicians phone after the initial contact without seeing what I was signing for. Second, the technician was not totally clear on the procedure of taking my extinguishers to be tested etc. and then returning them later. I had gotten the impression, he was leaving old extinguishers for my newer ones. After repeated calls, the technician at last brought them back after more than two weeks. The technician was polite in his dealings with me. The office personnel were also polite. One person even offered to deliver the extinguishers herself. Your company took over the local company that I had some experience with in which this activity never occurred before. Hope this was helpful.
Koorsen came out 2 years ago to service our 20 Fire Extinguishers, which we had previously paid approx. $ 200 per year to local firefighter organization. They did not tell us how much it would be, and we ended up being billed over $ 1300. When we refused to pay they threatened us and offer a compromise of $ 2000 for a 5 year contract. Note, this is for only 20 10 lb. fire extinguishers. But to meet our insurance obligations we complied.
This year, as we did last year, we pulled all the units, had them ready at the door for the technician, All he had to do was service. He asked. "is there anything he could do for us, and I said would you put this one new hanger up for us and guess what, it came with a hefty $ 12 bill later for one screw and 10 seconds of work. We will continue to honor our contract, but Koorsen has a license to steal, I hope future small businesses will not get taken, like us, to the cleaners.
The overall install of our dry sprinkler system looks good. However, the pipe that was used keeps having tiny holes appear which has resulted in the replacement of the air compressor twice as it couldn't keep up with the loss of air though the thin walled pipe Koorsen installed for the dry system. If it had been quality pipe, thicker walled, I suppose we would have had few issues. (We use the stainless steel patches when there's a leak.) But, just last week, the main water supply that enters the building developed a pin hole leak in the same, albeit much larger, black pipe. That's going to require a plumber. A few years ago there was a power outage due to a storm. I called Koorsen asking how long our system would hold air and they said probably about three days at the most, at least two. It didn't last a day. Water was allowed to enter the lines and it traveled to one of the pin-holes and we had water damage. Too bad for us. Over time, with all the air loss and the common phone calls from Koorse's Monitoring System, it became apparent that the system needed a low air pressure monitor attached to tell us and them when it was low air causing a signal to be sent to them and then having them call me in the early morning hours. It wasn't an expensive part and should have been installed when the system was originally installed. I did ask one of their guys why that wasn't done that way. He said it was all a part of the bidding process, keeping costs low. If I had known then the many times I'd be gotten out of bed I would have paid for one myself. We also had a small boy activate the alarm one day using one of the pulls. That resulted in all of them having to be replaced. Seems there was an issue with them as well. Then, there was the time there was a leak in a line at a joint that caused damage to a ceiling tile. (Such tiles are great for letting it be known there's a leak.) Anyway; that leak showed up because the angle of the pipe line allowed for water to settle there. That made it rust and caused the leak, apparently. I called Koorsen and they sent out a guy to fix it at our expense even though it was obvious there was an installation problem. I called and asked about that. The guy I spoke to, and I didn't write down his name, said that Koorsen didn't do installation. I knew then there was a real disconnect between the various parts of the company at that very moment. I could go on about this company but that should be enough to give you pause to be sure to ask for a bid from another company if you ever need a full system installed or need someone to maintain and service your system. This company, in my opinion, is not an A+ company.
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Couldn't be more pleased with this company and their product. Easy to install and customer service is fantastic.View More Reviews
I have been using this system for 2 years, work perfectly and customer service is great. Their service can't be beat. If you need to add to your system order the item when it arrives. Go to your desktop program name and add the items to your system. It is just that easy.
I purchased the older system 2.0 in November 2016, we had no problems except the keypad entry was small and not backlit. When the new system 3.0 came out I upgraded to it this January, it is night and day easier to install, the base station tells you by name if there are any open sensors, also the mobile app works ten times faster than the old one. Customer service lacks a lot, messages aren't returned and it takes a long time for someone to answer, once answered I was pleased with the help I received.
Excellent and easy installation, runs off battery, recognized by local police dept and 15.99 per month. We have had our system 3 yrs and feel very secure.
Good instructions for installing and setting the options in the SimpliSafe website. Easy to install DIY systems with good array of optional devices. Quick responses to alarms.
They did what they needed to and helped all that they could. When I called they could have been a little nicer and more professional. They were efficient and fast and answered any question that I had. Very professional and not weird. Since it's scary to have someone come into your house I wasn't scared. Pretty good system and monitoring is definitely recommend to others. Very good value. It's great. Would def recommend to others cause I love it so so so much. I really do I feel so freaking safe.
The customer service was great. They are always there when you need them. I would not change them for the world. Any time I ever had a problem they was the first to respond. They was there on time. They were very nice. It took them no time at all to set everything up and I have had no problems at all and that is all. All I can say is that everything about them is great. I have had no problems with anything. I would recommend them to everyone. The value was great. It fitted right into my income. I could not have asked for anything better nor could anyone else. Once I was with them I stayed with them.
I am highly satisfied with the customer service operators. I called a couple times and so far operators were very friendly and eager to help. The setup and installation process was not hard and pretty much guided so I didn't have to worry about any possible problems or issues. It's a pretty user-friendly process, I would say. I am very satisfied with the product monitoring capability. It works just as I thought it's going to be. Have no problems or issues and satisfied with the quality. I do think I got a good value for the price paid. Wouldn't mind to pay less of course, but still seems like the value to price ratio is justified.
Their customer service is of the utmost quality, and their system has worked very well in my home. It has great quality and works very well as we were robbed earlier in the year and it helped keep my family safe. The setup was very easy, the person that did it was very helpful and professional. They worked very fast and were very knowledgeable about any question that I had about their service.
The customer service was very helpful in the set up. They walked me through everything that I need to know about the item. They were very helpful. The set up was really easy and I didn't need any extra help from anyone like I thought I would. I was able to do it all by myself with little to no help. I am able to see everything going on with my house when I'm not there. I feel a lot better about not being home. I don't have to worry about the security anymore. It is a great deal. I would have bought one along time ago had I known that they work this good and weren't very expensive. Great value from the quality of the item.
Great customer service. Always have the answer I need and always are nice over the phone. Never any problems with them. Call anytime and there always help me. Setup was easy. No problems at all. Went fast and easy. Everything I needed came with the product. Anyone can do it. Great monitoring. Always on the right place. Easy to see whatever I'm looking for with great ease and easy viewing. Crisp, clear and easy to view what's on the monitors. Has great value for the buck. A lot cheaper than others and does a lot better job. A great system at a great price. A value I could never pass up. And great selection.
Usually when there's something that goes wrong, I can always rely on their customer service to be able to help me through it all! No matter what the problem is, they ALWAYS try their best to help me fix it. Installation was fast and easy! There was definitely no problem setting it up! It's fast and simple and you don't have to worry about installing any wires into your home. The security system is VERY sensitive to change in motion, temperature, air, humidity, light, and it's able to detect anyone that's intruding guaranteed! It's a little pricey but you definitely get what you've bargained for! The price is overall worth it and I'm sure you'll be pleased with how awesome this device is. You'll feel secure!
I am very happy with the customer service. It was very helpful to me when I needed it most. My problem was fixed very quickly. The person I talked to was very nice. I was very satisfied with the set up and the installation. The work of the set up and the installation caused no concerns for me, and it did not take too long to complete. I would rate the monitoring a perfect 10. I was very happy about it. No issues to talk about there. It really went smoothly, and I had no complaints. I would rate the perceived value a perfect 10. Well worth it and nothing to make haste of the perceived value. I would highly recommend it to all.
It's comprehensive but user-friendly. It's totally wireless and still runs without house power. It features live monitoring and can be controlled from your smartphone. Setup was easy. I pay $14.99 per month for live monitoring. It works excellent and provides thorough security coverage. Great value. Well worth the price in comparison to its competitors.
I was pleasantly surprised by their support center. Everyone was extremely pleasant and helpful. No request went unfulfilled. I would highly recommend this company!! Technician was prompt and pleasant. He was in my house for maybe an hour and then spent as much time as I needed explaining to me how everything worked. Not rushed or rude at all.
The service makes me feel safe when alone at home. I get a call if something go wrong. I feel safe from all. If I was to get sick I can still get help. Knowing my safety is just a call away. Easy to set up. Motion detectors, window locks and you can also get a camera. Being able to know you're safe gives you peace of mind. Helps me monitor my house from anywhere. Grandkids never know I'm watching them. I know that they're safe. Everyday I smile because my system is on and protecting me and my family. At a great low cost and I could activate myself. Satisfaction guarantee. Anyone can do it and you will be on your way to safety. Puts a smile on my face.
Great system. I accidentally hit the panic button as I was carrying heavy furniture up my front steps and bumped the key fob/remote into the railing. I got a call from Simplisafe in less than a minute, they were checking on me to see if I was ok!
I've had this system over a year and thought it had recently malfunctioned, I called customer service and all I had to do was replace the batteries in the keypad, that was easy. The customer service reps have always been extremely kind and helpful. Thanks Simplisafe.
I had this service since 2013. I have nothing but great things to say about them. Whenever I had a problem with service or the product I had a great experience.
For the price one is paying per month, its an absolute value.
I cant wait until they get their camera system available in December 2015.
I researched quite a few alarm systems on the market. SimpliSafe caught my eye with their new system. The old system I understand had some difficulties. In my case I was looking for one system that could service two structures. My residence and my office, which is just about 55 yards away. I installed my main system in my residence first. No connectivity issues at first, everything went smooth... until I tried to connect to my WiFi. It would simply not connect to my main network, which is 2.4 and 5.0 GHz. It would say... wrong password or are you connected to the internet.
This company has excellent customer service. I purchased one of their systems, but found it probably wasn't going to do me any good if I didn't buy the monitoring package. I initially thought it would be great for when we are home. But when I got to thinking about it, what would happen if we were out of town and the alarm ( siren) went off. So , I thought best to return it. The customer service person helped me with one phone call and made arrangement to send it back for a refund. I was was not put on "hold". He did not try to talk me into keeping it or did he try to sell me anything else. He gave me all the information I needed to send it back immediately. I have never encountered such service from anyone in the past. These guys are great and I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of a security system.
So far so good. Only had a week, but install and set up was a piece of cake. Had to customer support for a couple of clarifying questions, wait time seemed a little long but I expected it so no big deal. They answered all questions and offered to help with anything else. 3 close friends including my homeowners insurance company owner currently use this system so I gave it a try based on their positive feedback.
I HAD THE SAME SECURITY SYSTEM AND MONITORING COMPANY FOR OVER 30 YEARS. I recently had new windows installed in the home and the energy efficient frames covered the wires on each window. There was no way to restore the old wired system. They offered a wireless system for $300 with a new two year contract for $29/month. Problem was the base system had only about 4 door/window sensors. I needed 12 and the cost was an extra $400.00 ($50 each).
I researched the top systems with all the bells and whistles and fancy control panel screens. Then I found SimpliSafe and was skeptical at first. NO CONTRACT REQUIRED! I bought the build it yourself system with everything including keychain remotes (2), CO alarm, siren, smoke detector, and all sensors for $600! Signed up for their monitoring program at $14.95/month. My old alarm company was $29/month. I've worked in every type of electronics fields that you can imagine and when I got the package I was extremely pleased! I was able to select only the sensors that I needed and should I decide to add something else later it is easy. The components are solid and very easy to install. You can look at online videos or simply read the small manual to install. Based on a technical writing job I had this is the best manual I can imagine. Pictures with clear explanations. The icing on the cake is the telephone support. Called the phone number, pressed 2 and I was speaking to CS rep within TWO MINUTES!!! Not an overseas call center and these people knew how to help and could easily access system remotely to test.
You can use the system with a land line, but unless your area isn't covered by wireless carriers use wireless. Our connectivity with the alarm system is better than our two cell carriers.
There are standard packages, but I found do it yourself was best for me. I've a large home so it will be less expensive for those with smaller homes or apartments.
The savings on monitoring cost will effectively pay for the system in 40 months.
Check your existing contract if you already have a service. Many, like mine, have automatic renewal for one year periods. Put on your happy face and call to tell them you wish to cancel. You're moving to Italy, selling your home to travel in new motorhome... I'd been with our company for a long time and the CS rep voided the annual contract, made it month to month, with a single payment remaining. All I had to do was FAX a letter with my request and reason. YOUR RESULTS MAY VARY!
I've had my Simplisafe system for about 6 months now and have had two experiences of their efficiency. First, I accidentally pressed my remote's panic button when changing it out of the previous day's pants. In less than ten seconds SS was calling my phone and I quickly confirmed the accident with appropriate safe word use. They cancelled their call to our local 911 center. Second, a ceiling tile in my basement fell and set off a motion detector. Again, in seconds they had me on the phone and we cleared up the problem in an impressive, regimented manner. Their contact staff was efficient and courteous. I love my Simplisafe system and have great peace of mind with it in service.
I've been using Simplisafe for more than a year and their service is outstanding. Their dispatch center is prompt and direct. The service has been reliable at protecting our home year-round. Their pricing is competitive to other alarm services and setting up the sensors is a breeze. You won't be disappointed!
Simplisafe has been great for us and our company. We purchased one of the original systems back in 2015. The setup was easy and when we had a problem, customer service was available and totally helpful. Later, when the system had problems, they were again available and helpful in guiding us to a solution with no cost to us.
The best story from our uneventful relationship with Simplisafe came when there was a fire in the building of our office. The "false alarm reduction" company that all of us have to pay for tried to charge us a fine and Simplisafe took over and resolved the problem for us. No other company has ever been willing to take on a frustrating task like that for us, and again they did it at no charge.
Thanks Simplisafe. Your team is great to work with. And so today we just purchased a new system to add to our home.
Really nice stuff.... Turned my home into a impenetrable fortress with this stuff and easy to install. From really cool servalances cams, water detectors and anything else you need, and I do mean everything... I've only been with them for a week now, but am very impressed. Pretty costley startup to purchase the equipment, but I got it all, after figuring it out it will pay for itself in 2 1/2 years.. The $25 a monthly monitoring fee will be 1/2 the cost I am paying for my old service and its all savings thereafter. And did I mention if you need help there a fast phone call away and on the phone with you in seconds if that alarm goes of.
SimpliSafe had a deal on the **** ******** Thermostat, purchased item and waited for a week. Was not until I called in to ask about order status they informed me they have oversold the Nest Thermostats and will not be shipping them out nor honoring their price on future inventory.
I've had a SimpliSafe system for years. They seem to respond to alarm events as quickly as any other monitoring service I've ever used. Their customer support is lacking. I learned the hard way that if you need support, call as though you're a new customer. Someone will talk to you if you're a new customer. If you choose the customer support option, you'll be on hold forever. Don't expect a callback after leaving a voice message either. The equipment almost all worked when it was new. They replaced the parts that didn't work, but the replacements didn't always work either. Beware that the equipment is cheap and slowly stops working right around the time it's no longer covered under the replacement policy. For me personally they've always been good about shipping new common parts. I've never ordered anything fancier than sensors, key fobs, batteries and signs. Their system is great for people who need a theft deterrent, a portable system and/or do not want to pay for a monitoring service but still want sensors with an alarm. I wouldn't recommend them to someone who wants a reliable monitored security system.
I purchased the simplisafe unit and have been adding devices as I can afford. Recently we learned there is a new Simplisafe and have been told that our existing units are not backward compatible and we would have to purchase all over again if we wanted to upgrade. Simplisafe has upgraded in the past when they upgraded from S1 to S2 but now that they have S3 they are refusing to provide an upgrade path or offer existing customers a discount to purchase the new systems. This is very poor customer service in my experience and I will not re-purchase an entire system every time they upgrade. Be aware of this practice because they kept selling the old units even when the new systems were hours away from being sold on the website
Now I am really disliking this company for different reasons. First I returned an item, they acknowledged receiving it but the refund never came. I called them after 2 months and the agent said "oh let me process the refund since we already got the item". Meaning to say nothing could have been done supposedly.
After that I tried calling customer service due to triggered alarm but it's impossible to contact them. Very poor customer service. I would suggest you find a better alarm company before you purchase their product.
Simplisafe a monitoring system that sells self-maintaining alarms to protect your property has not been able to solve any issues related to the product I bought in January 2017. They have changed the system 3 times, sent countless replacement parts. Every time we call to trouble shoot, we spend over an hour guessing what could be the issue. Their customer service is not trained and after escalating to managers we get temporary solutions. This has completely changed our perception about simplisafe's ability to protect our home. When I asked for a refund I was told that they could not honor that request. So now I'm stuck with a malfunctioning home protection system. Any solution that I might get from this forum?
I ordered units for two homes at the same time but to eliminate confusion the sales person placed two separate orders. I was charged for both units but only one was delivered. After several phone calls the second unit was delivered. The first unit was to be used in a rural location where only Verizon is available and this was told to the sales person. The unit was delivered with T-Mobile communication capability only. After another phone call a new part for the base unit was delivered which communicates with Verizon but the unit had to be disassembled to install the new board and the old bard returned to simplisafe. This would be a problem for some people.