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LiveWatch Home Security (now Brinks Home Security) is a subsidiary of Moni, home security systems and offers competitively priced home security and monitoring systems. They have a shorter 12-month contract than most others in the industry and support the newest smart home technologies like Z-Wave and Alarm.com. They have a few negatives from customers -- such as issues getting helpful customer service and issues around scalability, but that said, customers like what they are doing overall.
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.
We love our Brinks security system. We have not had any problems with them or the alarm. I feel comfortable knowing they are watching our home. We will continue to use Brinks Security. Would recommend them.View More Reviews
After doing research on the net and reading reviews I decided to contact LiveWatch to get a security system for our second home. I found them to be really knowledgeable and very friendly. They shipped me a system that arrived two days later and set up a time for an activation call. The activation call is not only to activate your system but for them to help you with any issues you had installing the system.
The system was simple to set up and only took about 30 minutes to install everything ( putting sensors on windows,doors, motion,etc). Their equipment is very modern with touch screen and can be accessed via smartphone if you desire. After installing the system in our second home I was so impressed with LiveWatch customer support that I decided to replace our aging system in our primary house.
Their contract is month to month so not expensive lock in .
The customer service is first rate and I highly recommend these folks.
It hurts when you have to cancel service with a business you have zero complaints about. After researching a number of home security systems last year, I chose LiveWatch Security b/c of their pricing and service options. I haven't been disappointed at all. Their customer service is great (knowledgeable, prompt, professional and friendly) and I had zero problems with the security system - and cancellation happened without any hassle. The only reason I'm canceling my service is because I'm moving to a new home that won't require another layer of home security. But, as I told the customer service guy today - if I require the service in the future, LiveWatch will be the first company I contact.
I've been so pleased with our security system! It started with our sales security expert named Tim H. He was wonderful and answered my million questions. He was very patient and helpful. Then when we activated the guy who helped us was fabulous. We had a few issues and he took all the time we needed to feel comfortable with the system. We have had the system over a month and love it. Easy to use and makes us feel secure and comfortable. Thank you Livewatch!
We've had this security unit for 12 years, but Brinks just took over last month. I first got the unit because it was cheaper at the time. And it still is. I had to get them lowered a couple of years ago. The security equipment has been excellent. There was a time I accidentally opened the door and was not able to get the alarm turned off in time. The response time was good. I would recommend Brinks because I've had good service out of it.
This is the worst customer service I have ever seen. They made me signed the contract by showing some free junk and one of it is SkyBell doorbell. It stopped working in 3 months and their support team went over and over again several times before they send technician. Finally the technician discovered it as defective unit and send report to Brinks for replacement.
We had an alarm installed (incorrectly) from Moni in September of 2017. We had to have sensors moved and replaced several times. We purchased new windows, and 2 weeks prior to the installation tried to schedule a Moni tech to remove sensors, and reset when windows were done. They refused. Told me to just take them off, and put them back on with double-sided tape. Sensors were damaged in removal, and I have been trying to get someone from Moni (now Brinks), since February. No luck. Impossible to get anyone on the phone that has any understanding or authority to help me. Why pay the monthly bill?
I renewed my contract with Moni and then they transferred over to Brinks. During the process, I had gotten an email on the 26th saying they were going to Brinks. I asked what that meant and they said that Brinks is taking ‘em over and that they’re selling out to Brinks. I asked if it was still gonna be the same service and I was told yes. However, it wasn’t. Some of the costs have gone up from what they originally stated to me. Before, when I called and the guard the came out, it cost 20 bucks. They sent out a guard about a month ago and I sent a check to them, but they said they haven’t received it. It was for $40 and now they’re trying to charge me $45. I thought it was quite expensive to send a guard out.
I purchased a contract through Moni Security, which was just bought over by Brinks Security. I was stupid enough to get sucked into a 5 year contract for a lower payment. From the first couple of weeks and thereafter, I have had no end of grief. I was quoted a price of 53.00 with a video bell, the bell worked for a short time, then stopped working. After months of calling, they wanted me to pay to fix the doorbell which was an issue from the beginning. After many phone calls, they sent a technician who said the doorbell was defective and replaced it without another video doorbell which also worked for a short time and went out.
I originally signed up with Point Security which was taken over by Monitronics, then taken over by Brinks. I did not want to go with Brinks security because I had them before and was not pleased with them then. That is why I got a smaller company, so I wouldn't have to worry about dealing with a big company that could care less about their customers. Now, I have been told that Brinks has taken over the company and the only way out of the contract is to pay it off completely! I waited on the phone one day for 30 minutes to get transferred around and then hung up on.
We signed up with Monitronics Security about 6 years ago. We have had the system turned off during that time more than it has been on. Problems with batteries going low and continuous "beeping noises". I continued with the system until March 1 of this year. March 1, I contacted Monitronics to cancel the system. I was offered several options to continue the service. I said "no" to every one, letting the person know I don't want the system. If I changed my mind, I would contact them.
I called Brinks when I noticed my bill had doubled. They said they would lower my bill back to where it was before Brinks bought out Moni who was my old security company. Today I get a letter from Brinks stating I had agreed to extend my contract another 38 months. I MOST CERTAINLY DID NOT!!! I never was told anything about having agreed to another contract. I told them I had sold my house and would be closing on September 17th, 2018. We would be moving. I called them to cancel my service and they said they would lower my bill. This letter I received is the first I'm hearing about a new contract. Now you best believe I'm going to cancel my service. I hope that call was recorded. Because the word contract was never discussed. How can they do this without my consent?
Just wanted to set up an online account, so can pay our bills on time, but as we tried to set up, it says you already have one, which we don't, it is brand new account. Started in June. Called the person who signed the contract with us, and set this account up, said she can not help, and we can not find anybody to help, so the bills were late last month, and will be late this month, because they are not mailing it by post, sending it by email, but there is no way we can pay. Lazy people! So frustrated!
DISHONEST - BEWARE! I agreed to a 1 year contract, cheated into 3 year contract without my knowledge! Brinks won't budge! 2 years ago, Monitronics came to my door sold me an amazing deal on an alarm system, the rep walked away leaving a flyer and he wrote no contract, monthly 19.99. I get mail a few days later saying I need to sign a 3 year contract and it's $75/mo. I said no. So we negotiated, I shopped around, we settled on 1 year contract, at $50/mo, no upfront costs, alarm system was complimentary. I felt that was fair.
I have been with Moni now Brinks for the last 3 years, and haven’t had to much trouble with them but renewed my contract this year due to the increase. I wish I hadn’t because ever since, I’ve had more false alarms in the middle of the night and now this fire alarm went off at least 5 times this morning and my screaming granddaughter was terrified. When a customer service person called my phone, he didn’t help. He just put me on hold and another person would answer and I’d have to repeat the same thing while the piercing noise continued.
I've had Moni (now Brinks) for almost 2 years. I signed a 3 year contract with them that guaranteed a specific rate for those 3 years. I assumed they would stick to the rate, so I wasn't really paying attention to how much they were auto debiting each month. Today while checking my bills I noticed that the rate seemed off, so I compared it to what my contract had and sure enough they are overcharging me. Within the first 6 months of the contract they began to charge me beyond the rate I agreed to. I was never notified of any price increase. It even says in the fine print that if the price changes then I am allowed to exit the contract.
I have had the absolute worst experience with this company. I initially joined up with Monitronics back in 2016, because there was a system set up at my house. I had a couple door locks added and paid on time every month like a good customer. I had so many issues with the service from the alarm not turning on, to failing door locks, to rude customer service, to the equipment shorting out my electricity by tripping my breaker box. When my contract expired in 2018, I called in to cancel my service after my two year term and they said it would be shut down. Then I got a bill. I called them to see what it was about and they said they sent me a cancellation email but it went to the wrong address and they said they apologized and would send another.
One year ago my family had a home alarm system by Monitronics installed. The services were good for a while and later off and on the system started having signal failure issues. We contacted the customer support number listed on our mobile app, and this has been the worst nightmare EVER! For starters the customer support is unprofessional, when you ask to speak to a manager you are denied the request. My family is so unhappy with this service now Brinks Home Security and want out of this contract. We are told you have to pay the full amount upfront before you can cancel. This was not told to us 2 days ago after spending 2 hours on the phone, cold transferred to the wrong dept, and back again to square 1. I hate the day Moni (Brinks) came into our LIVES!!!
The customer service was absolutely terrible. I ordered Brinks Home Security monitoring service with a nest secure system. When the system was delivered 2 days late I plugged it in as instructed but was unable to activate the account. After being on the phone with customer service and technical support for nearly 5 hours I finally discovered that the nest secure system wouldn't work because we do not have T-Mobile cell service coverage in our area. No one during the ordering process confirmed that the service would work.
I would give this company zero Stars if I could. When I first joined in the salesman came to my home. He informed me that I would be signing a 12-month contract for my home security. It is very unfortunate for me that I failed to read the fine print because I unknowingly signed a five-year contract rather than a 12-month contract. When I called a year ago to get my rate reduced since I was paying almost $50 a month for a service that I really wasn't even using because I never actually armed my stupid security system in the first place they never informed me that I was still under contract and offered to meet the price of the company I had threatened to switch to if I continued with a 12 month contract.
We signed up with Monitronics home security 3 years ago. We recently had a baby and are having to cut down on our expenses. We decided to get rid of our home security system especially due to the rate increase. My husband called to cancel since we were told when we signed up we could cancel without penalty. It turns out we signed a 5 year contract and the only way to get out of it is to pay it off. So now we are stuck with an alarm system we can't afford for 2 more years! I never would have signed a 5 year contract under these conditions. I feel like the salesman who sold us the system was dishonest so now we are stuck with a new company for 2 more years. I would pay an early termination fee but paying off our contract to cancel service is ridiculous. I will not be recommending this company to anyone. I am very dissatisfied and feel like we were lied to.
I told the representative that I would not sign a 36 month contract and to cancel everything we had spoken about. After three or so phone calls the first day I was assured that if he couldn’t give me a month-to-month that everything would be canceled. I returned from vacation to find that I had been charged for something I did not want and spent the next three days trying to find someone to actually pick up a phone and help me. I will never be back as a customer. I loved LiveWatch but it’s not even close to the same now.
I had been with MONI for more than 10 years and was considering canceling when I moved. I called MONI to tell them I was moving and they offered to install equipment at my new home for $199 and continue the rate I had been paying with a new five-year contract. I agreed and it has been nothing but grief since! They have tried to bill me $600 for install repeatedly and on top of that my monthly monitoring rate increased. I didn't know at the time I had called that they had recently increased my rate. I had assumed the rate they quoted me was including tax. After numerous phone calls, I think I have the install price straightened out but am stuck with the increased rate for a 5 year contract. Plan on telling them where to go once my contract is up.
Originally contracted with Monitronics years ago. Was never notified that Brinks took over the company. Have been trying to cancel my services for several weeks. Every time I call the representative says they're sending an email that I should receive within a "week." Really? An email should arrive in seconds, not days. Needless to say, Brinks has not sent any email with instructions for terminating my account, despite repeat calls and verification of my email address.
When I think of home security, smoke and fire protection is essential. Seems the dirty little secret these days is that the new systems that are digitally based as opposed to the older analog systems cannot handle the signals from smoke and fire alarms, and thus are not included in the popular promotional packages.
We signed up when the company was Monitronics, the sensors are literally stuck on to the windows with cheap adhesive. I’ve had police officers tell me, "In the event of an actual emergency please just call us 'cause this takes too long," but still kept it until recently when it came to light that even after calling them to update with new bank account information they continued attempting to debit the old account while still pulling the payment from the new account. This resulted in bank fees to the tune of 700 dollars on an account that should have never been debited... When I spoke with their customer service rep all she would say was "well we refunded a 25 dollar fee." But then you guys continued to try to use the same account I told you was no longer valid 30 more times. Awful customer service, awful billing practices. Never again will I use Brinks and I'll make sure every military family I know, knows not to use them as well.
Total imbeciles. They installed another Security Camera. No issue, except Bozo put the WiFi signal connection near the garage door opener. Oh what fun... The garage door opens at all times day and night...and the camera can’t connect because the WiFi is communicating with the garage door. I paid the Garage Door Company thinking maybe there was an issue, yet nope it’s Stinky Brinks and they want to charge me to repair their issue. I never had an issue with Moni...nor ADT before. Brinks stinks! The cust Service Person, "You’re bothering me because you aren’t happy". Well Kim, I’m not but you shouldn’t have a job. Value... It doesn’t work. It malfunctions. It sucks, Installation... Lousy... Monitronics knew what they were doing. These bozos were lousy. Nice but didn’t know a thing.
My unit went out and I called on a Friday, they scheduled a contract company to come on the following Thursday. The contractor stated my unit is on backorder until sometime in September hopefully. I am by myself all night and husband works midnights, I informed brinks that I needed a system within a week preferably. They stated my sensors only go with my existing unit so they can’t do that. Stated I will have to wait. I am disturbed that the company’s sole purpose is to provide security, yet they are with letting me go a minimum of 3 weeks without a security system. I am very disappointed on how this was handled. I started with NorthStar then Moni bought them, then Brinks now own them. Sad to see these small companies that go above and beyond being bought out by huge companies that see its customers as a number and not a priority.
Warning to all considering LiveWatch
A year ago I thought LiveWatch would be a good system for a home I was having construction work done on. The no contract seemed appealing- or so I thought. Things happened with my job to keep me away from being there to set it up. I repeatedly got called with appointments being scheduled for me, and I repeatedly told them no... I'm not there, I don't know when I will be. I'm away from my home state sometimes months at a time. The calls and emails kept coming until I blew up and demanded they cease calling. I was told I "had" to have an appointment and they'd just push it out a couple of months. No that's not ok. Don't call me , I'll call you. Finally they did listen to me... that is- for a while.
Fast forward one year and boom back to the barrage of numerous calls and emails with appointments being set for me- guess what - NO I'm still not in the same state so there will be no set up. Because of the harassment of numerous emails and calls I want NOTHING to do with this company. I blocked their number and they still manage to get through.
I am at the point of having a lawyer send them a letter to cease and desist.
Nobody likes being badgered like that.
This company's tactics are horrible.
I was originally excited to get this system. From all fronts everything looked and sounded great! No contract so that made it even better. However, the equipment stop functioning properly after 1 week. Two calls to customer service, having to wait for a response via email, and still no fix. I ended up going with Blink, a much easier system to install with zero issues. Advice for the company: improve your customer service response time and please try to get it right thr first time for your future customers.
this is a disguisting company. they call me 100 times per day in spite of asking them not to call. stay away from this desperate for business, unprofessional company
I was sent incorrect equipment and they missed 2 activation calls to me. I am returning system. They promise you everything but outside of the sales line it is impossible to get hold of anyone.
I am in customer service and sales there for I am not one to leave a negative review as I know the true impact; yet here I am. There is a problem when you clearly tell a company what you would like from them and they repeatedly tell you that they can provide those services. In the case of livewatch they have a lot of problems. It is very simple and easy in business to just come out and admit when you do not have the services that your customer is asking for instead of trying to sell them on services they do not want. I personally spoke with multiple managers that work for this company and not one of them is able to provide the services they all spoke of. Apparently the largest growing county in the United States last year is not a metropolitan area in which they have any services within 75 miles. Do yourself, your friends, and your family a service and avoid doing business with them at all costs. There are too many other more reputable companies that can actually provide proper service. To think I left my house unprotected for an extended time to let them try and work out a solution. Yet I call a reputable company in I have a system installed within a couple days. I could go on and on why this company does not deserve an A+ rating but will leave it at this. When it comes down to it would you trust your families life or your own with a company that can not deliver on its promises??
I, ALONG WITH 99% OF THOSE LEAVING A REVIEW, HAVE HAD THE WORST EXPERIENCE WITH MONI/BRINKS. I was a VERY SATISFIED ADT customer, who was sold a MONI contract, by a very charismatic, deceiving 3rd party contractor. Unfortunately I fell for it, only because he was "local", and it was less expensive. I have been experiencing false alarms, the inability to connect with customer service and when I do get thru, have been put on hold for over an HOUR, (ESPECIALLY during the weekend and off hours) when those alarms went off, an INCREASED monthly payment which is higher than I contracted for, the inability to contact the third party contractor, which MONI stated I was "married to for a year", etc.
This is the first time I have had home security. I purchased this after a package was stolen from my front porch. The most important thing to me was the video camera. Well, they sold me an inside camera that they said would work through my front window to look at my porch. WRONG!!!! The reflection from the glass and the sunlight cause the camera to record everything BUT people coming up to the porch. After calling support and having them look at how the camera was seeing things, they said I needed an outside camera. So, I had to pay someone $150 to install the camera outside above the porch. The camera worked fine for a few days, then my internet service provider said I needed a new modem because the one I had was a known problem. When I switched it out, my camera no longer worked. I called support again, and they said I had to reset the camera. But I had to wait until someone could bring a ladder and reach the button to reset it. So, after it was reset (according to the directions on the site), the camera was not seen. I tried to call support while there was still someone here who could do whatever needed to be done to get this working. After being on hold forever, a recording said I had to leave a message. I got an email response TWO DAYS LATER!!! Of course, there was no one here to help at that time. I tried to log in to give it another try today, hoping that somehow the camera would be seen. I can't even log into the site! I opened the chat, but have been waiting for over 20 minutes for someone to chat with. I am going to cancel my account. Customer service is horrible!!! I've not had to rely on them for any emergencies, but I can't imagine they would be any better at that than they are with their customer service. Not worth the money or the trouble.
So all companies may fall short from time to time and I really did try to give Brinks a chance to make things right and in the end they lied soooo many time and get Money even though I canceled 3 days after activating. They sent me the wrong equipment and had to send an additional shipment and required me to send back the wrong equipment they sent. They said 15 minutes to self installed-I was on the phone for 3 hours-I am a very computer savvy. When the system was armed for the 1st time at 10pm-the motion detectors went off at 12am-scared the hell out of us. We look around the house saw nothing, laid in bed scared then they went off again at 2am. I turned off the panel-nothing there!
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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.
I ordered 6 new motion entry sensors. I had trouble entering the new sensors via the key pad therefore I called for technical support. I tried to call for 3 days during business hours and never got an answer. I left a message stating my problem. On the 4th day I went into test mode again to see if perhaps the sensors were now online. When you enter test mode the third party monitoring agency calls to alert you. I mentioned to them I am trying to test to newly installed sensors which weren't working. They transferred me to the technical support and I finally got someone. They re-entered the sensors and said there was nothing left to do and that they were working. I got home later and went back into test mode and the sensors are still not recognized by the system. The third party monitoring agency called me to alert me I was in test mode and I mentioned I was having problems with my set up and that I was having even bigger problems getting any support. They mentioned they have heard this complaint from many customers, some stating wait times of 45 minutes on the phone until they are able to get someone from customer support on the phone.
I purchased the Simplisafe product more than 6 months ago. They sent the wrong product initially and since then I have been sent faulty product (entry sensors that were faulty, I received 2-3 replacement entry sensors thus far and still awaiting a replacement keychain remote as the one I currently have is faulty). If you have to call in for customer service support be prepared to wait 20+ minutes on hold or leave a message. Every time I call in to trouble shoot, I spend 30 minutes to 1 hour+ on the phone with customer service trying to find a resolve.
As of right now, I have been listening to the "on hold" music for exactly 34 MINUTES! This, after spending 20 minutes waiting on hold earlier for a representative called "Jean C***** to tell me he was sending me a return label and never did! This company has great potential and its products are great, but this level of customer service is just PATHETIC!! How can they even JUSTIFY this aberration of having EVERY SINGLE CUSTOMER wait for 20+ minutes on a GOOD DAY to reach someone!!?? This is 2018!! Just because of that I might go with somebody else even if more expensive and even if they have a contract! I can only imagine how more HORRIBLE it is going to be after the release of their new SimpliSafe 3 system and more people start buying! This company's leadership are CLUELESS about such a CRITICALLY IMPORTANT aspect of any good company as customer service is. Great potential, but shooting itself on the foot so far. Shameful!
While the security system we received was easy to install, I've spent four days awaiting a response from their customer support team. Our system will not send a test signal to the monitoring center (to whom we've also spoken with regarding the situation). This system is literally useless without someone to monitor the activity. Incredibly disappointing to have experienced such a negative experience from a company with such glowing reviews.