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LifeShield is very price competitive with affordable equipment and a starting security monitoring plan for $21/mo. However, with cheap equipment comes more risks -- like 'what happens if your equipment breaks'? Also, LifeShield, though they have added live video services, mostly feature home security rather than the newest innovations in home automation. If you are looking for smart home features, other companies will serve you better.
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.
Wow, was I surprised to come on here and see all these bad reviews. I did my research before buying this system, and everyone who had it loved it, and so do I.
This is a "do it yourself" alarm setup. If it doesn't work right, you probably installed it incorrectly. I admit the install was a bit tricky, but for the price and what it does, I love it. I can control my system from my phone, and I get instant emails and text messages if there's ever an issue. there app on my droid phone is awesome and I can control/edit/manage the system via the app or Lifeshield online access.
I love my Lifeshield so far, and I'm going on 3 months. My non-techy girlfriend finds it very simple to use as well and we have not had a single issue. Monthly payment is far less that what the big guys are offering, and to me the equipment is far superior.
A+ in my book.
This used to be a great company!!! Ever since DirectV took over you cannot get any help, it took 3 weeks longer then they say, to even get the service activated (yes, you will pay for it, while not in service) and left our home with no alarm and no security system for a month. If you think this is an isolated incident you are wrong. I called two weeks ago to advise I moved. I gave the representative my new address and she claimed that she would tell the permits department. I called again today to find out she did nothing. So now I am told it will take another week to get it working (well maybe working). That's now 3 weeks and still no alarm.
The tablet they give you is a very short range devise and won't get good service if too far from your wifi main modem, plus no sleep mode so if it is not plugged in at all times it dies in 30 minutes. The sticky pieces keep falling off everything so I had to superglue them to everything because one fell off while I was working and set the alarm off.
Yeah now stuck in their contact and only way out is to pay the entire contract off so even if you are like me and have had nothing but problems you are locked in.
Recommend you look at a lot more reviews, I just googled it and almost all 2015 reviews from actual customers say they have problems but are locked in and now stuck with poor service.
This is by far the worst security system you can sign up for. They do not do service calls to support the system. You receive an email on the 24th of October that the tablet will no longer work with the system by 10/31/17 and to please verify your shipping address. Done immediately only to fine out it takes 7 to 14 days to receive. So if it takes 14 days you have to pay for 7 days with no security because the pad in not compatible. You would think a great company or at least a good company would have gotten the email out before October. Their support is the worst. My 3 years is almost up and I cannot wait.
My system stop working I called life shield and explain to the I want to cancel the offered new equipment that didn't work either now they want me to pay a cancellation fee. The system for over a year. All I want is stop service cause equipment doesn't work.. I won't recommended this company to anybody!! Very disappointed, I wish I could give no star
I've had lifeshield for over 3 years and decided to cancel in order to consolidate my services. I called them a week ago to let them know I would cancel and they said it was fine to call back once everything was finalized. When I called them on the weekend they said I had an automatic contract renewal. I told them that the previous agent never said anything about the automatic renewal and they said she didnt work in the cancellation dept. How would I have known that?! They apologized but I still had to pay the fees. I would never refer anyone to them or sign up again.
Terrible hardware. Customer service is ok. Keypad stops working once a month and I have to reset. The motion sensor does not work with ANY size pet. I had to remove it completely from the system. Smoke detector also stopped working. I recently relocated to a different state and they said I would have to pay the early termination fee, because that's what is written in the agreement. When I agreed, I had no idea that I would have to relocate. I can't use the system in the apartment where I am currently living, yet still have to pay the early termination fee! Not good.
They see you the system but they don't let you transfer the system to a new owner when you sell the house. So the system is obsolete, it can't be monitored by any other company
I cannot wait until my contract ends early next year (I am stuck unless I buy myself out). They are a classic sell and forget. You are stuck with outdated technology. Their service forces you to figure things out on your own by searching and searching on their terrible old website. I have had to continually reset and replace batteries, even though I do not think they are bad. Their monitoring is an "I have no idea if it's real and working" service because you never hear from them. Totally reactive services. Don't waste your money on them. There are many new and customer focused high tech services now available. This is also why I don't do AT&T.
Terrible equipment that doesn't function correctly. Terrible customer service also! Ended up having to cancel because the sensors kept failing which would then trigger the alarm. The cameras also stopped working after 6 months and they don't have local technicians any more so you're stuck troubleshooting with a telemarketer who offers zero expertise or help. AVOID these people.
This is the worst company I have ever dealt with. Their system is complete garbage and never worked since day one but you are stuck with the contract. I can't rate the zero stars because it's not an option. STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY
LIFESHIELD IS A SCAM! DO NOT USE!!!!!! We signed up for a 24 month contract and we were not happy with the system b/c it was poorly designed and it didn't work well. After 28 months of service we called to cancel and they said we had a 36 month contract that was electronically signed. we did not sign anything electronically nor did we agree to a 36 month contract. After further investigation life shield claimed the we signed the revised contract on Jan 8th, 2015, a bogus date. we know this date is bogus bc my son was born on Jan 8th 2015 and there is no way I signed a life shield contract while undergoing surgery in the hospital. They wanted to charge us a $120 fee to cancel. This place is such a scam. BEWARE!
I've had a LifeShield system for 5 years. Generally, I was happy with the service and the equipment. However, about a month ago, they sent "updated" hardware that I was required to install. From the lack of knowledgeable tech support to the poorly-designed hardware update, each component is significantly inferior to the legacy system. They must have gone to the low bidder on the "upgrade" because all the components are a joke. I'm disgusted.
My parents had Lifeshielfd security. One day they left for 20 minutes and turned the alarm on. We had a surveillence camera system with them on too. During the twenty minutes burgurlars robbed the house and stole a bunch of valuables. Meanwhile the alarm did not go off and Lifeshield had no clue we got robbed. The police came and we got compensated by our insurance. My mom was lived and cancelled our contract with them. She sent them the police report but they continued to charge us every month. They claimed they never got the report. The credit card cmpany tried to stop the transactions but couldn't. My mom had to cancel her credit card to stop the madness just as another reviewer said they had to. Calling them is ridiculous as they will keep transferring you to different departments and stalling until its been 30 minutes. Lifeshield is a fraudulent company and good for nothing! DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION!
Shortly after signing a two year contract with LifeShield I lost confidence in the equipment and the company. I decided not to use this security company, but since I didn't do my due diligence and foolishly signed the contract, I paid all 24 monthly payments for no service. When I called them a short while ago, they claimed that I had a 36 month contract and I have no choice but to keep paying. I even spoke to someone in billing about 6 months ago and they confirmed my contract was for 24 months. I am extremely disappointed in this company, and I will never use them again or recommend them to anyone.
If I could give this company minus stars I would, I've had the system about a month, every week there has been something wrong with the system. Customer service is terrible as well. I've called the customer service # several times, and of those times, only once was it a pleasant transaction. They are very rude and condescending. I don't usually leave bad reviews unless it is warranted and in this case I felt like I just had to, and now that I've read the fine print it turns out I'm stuck with them for the next few yrs. Please stay away from this company, maybe I can't get out of the contract but I can sure help others be informed on how bad they really are.
This is one of the worst security services I know of. One night my roommate comes off and tries to cut off the alarm. It didn't work, so she woke me up. I couldn't get the alarm to go off either. The police shows at my house 30 minutes later. By this time, I am already have them on the phone. The lady explains to me, I called outside of normal business hours and she is only there to monitor the system. I told her, well she isn't doing a good job. Then on top of that sometimes when I come off the alarm system doesn't go off and I know I set it before I left. If u are looking for an alarm system, please go with ADT or anybody besides Lifeshield.
Of all the companies with whom I have dealt over the years, these are the biggest ripoff artists. When I first connected with them via an offer from my DirecTV account, the idiot couldn't even get me online.
This was a forewarning of problems to come and when they did arise and I dropped my service with LifeShield, they continued to bill me for months. During that 5 month time, being billed every month on my credit card, I called them and MasterCard and they agreed to stop billing me for services which were not rendered. Nevertheless, the next month their new charges appeared upon my bill.
Ultimately, I needed to go to the hassle of having a new credit card issued so that I wont have to waste time disputing a service I didn't receive.
LifeShield not only is an incompetent "security system" but are a bunch of scam artists. I highly recommend that you avoid dealing with them at all costs (as it will indeed cost you if you do)...
Life shield was doing a software upgrade in the later part of June. We had received an email telling us about it. Well, the night of outages, our house burned totally down. The fire department never received an alarm. Now life shield wants to charge me an early termination fee & equipment costs! Total bullshit from a company whose probably at fault for the fire. Contacting our attorney on Monday. Beware.
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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.