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How do Doorbell Cameras Work?

Posted June 29th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

Thinking of investing in a video doorbell? Start by learning how doorbell cameras work to see what they can do for your home security.

Temperature Sensors: What is the Ideal Room Temperature?

Posted June 24th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

What is the ideal temperature for a room? A temperature sensor can help you find out.

How to Hide a Spare Key

Posted June 9th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

Need to hide a spare key but worried about the security implications? Here are some more secure alternatives!

Travel Tips: Protect Your Home While You’re Away this Summer

Posted June 7th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

Before you leave for your vacation, look at these tips to stay safe while you're away.

Hidden Security Cameras: How to Hide a Security Camera

Posted June 1st, 2022 by SimpliSafe

Security cameras do a great job of deterring burglars, but there are also scenarios where you’d want to hide a security camera. Here’s how to do it.

SimpliSafe Named One of Forbes’ Most Customer-Centric Companies of 2022

Posted May 23rd, 2022 by SimpliSafe

Home security company recognized for mission-driven focus on making 'every home secure'

How do Motion Sensors Work?

Posted May 23rd, 2022 by SimpliSafe

Motion sensors are generally an easy way to help secure your home, or add an extra layer to your current system. But, how exactly do they work?

SimpliSafe Appoints Hooman Shahidi Senior Vice President of Product

Posted May 18th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

Latest executive appointment highlights the home security company’s focus on product innovation

What is a Smart Lock?: A Guide to Smart Locks

Posted May 18th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

A smart lock can be bought individually or added to a more comprehensive smart home security system. Here’s what a smart lock can do for security and convenience.

How do burglars choose which homes to target?

Posted April 27th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

Before investing in a smart home security system, you might wonder if your home is a target. Here’s why you should still take measures no matter what.

Basement safety: What's lurking in your basement?

Posted April 27th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

We’ve listened to (and sponsored) enough true crime podcasts to fear the basement. While our trepidations may be justified, the dangers down there might not be exactly what you think, even though they can cause your family, yourself and your home some serious harm.

No, your dog is not a home security system

Posted April 26th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

While you might think your dog is ready to attack an intruder, they are likely more willing to accept a bribe of a tasty treat than a Motion Detector. But that doesn't make for an effective home security system.

How much does a home security system cost?

Posted April 18th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

So, you’re thinking of investing in a home security system. But how much does a home security system cost, and what should you be looking to spend?

A no-contract home security system: Should you get one?

Posted April 14th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

You keep hearing “no contracts” during your search for a home security system. But, is there a catch? Here’s what you need to know.

How to select the best PIN for your security alarm

Posted April 11th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

When you select your PIN for your security system, you add an extra layer of protection. Make sure that your personal identification number is as strong as possible with these helpful tips!

How to find the right security system for your apartment

Posted April 8th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

Though it might not come to mind, security systems for renters in apartment buildings or condo-owners are just as important for homeowners who live in a house.

What to look for in a smart home security system

Posted April 8th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

Starting your search for a smart home security system? All the options out there can be overwhelming. We’re here to help.

5 Tips to Make Moving Easier

April 1st, 2022 by SimpliSafe

Moving is chaotic. There’s a lot to get done, and a lot to organize. But with a little foresight, it doesn’t have to be a hectic affair. Here are five helpful tips you can use to ease your transition from one home to another, including moving your SimpliSafe Security System.

Porch pirates: How to prevent package theft

Posted March 28th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

Whether you’ve already had a package stolen from your porch or you’re hoping it’ll never happen, here’s how to prevent package theft from savvy porch pirates.

Keep nosy guests in check with Secret Alerts

Posted Tuesday March 22nd, 2022 by SimpliSafe

Discover how you can use SimpliSafe Secret Alerts to monitor your home, without setting off alarms.

What do you protect? A small business case study

Posted March 21st, 2022 by SimpliSafe

Small businesses are the backbone of local communities - it’s where we’re meant to feel connected and safe. So, we visited three local businesses to better understand what makes them feel safe.

What to look for in a business security system

Posted March 17th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

Shopping around for a new business security system? This guide will help you make the right choice to keep your business protected.

SimpliSafe Smoke Detectors: Why every second counts

Posted March 14th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

When’s the last time you thought about your smoke detectors or reviewed fire safety in your home? No matter your household’s plan, SimpliSafe will always be there to protect those you love most.

What to do if you're home during a break-in

Posted March 10th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

It's everyone's worst nightmare: you hear a your window break downstairs and now there's someone in your house. Don't panic. Here are some tips to stay safe if you're home during a break-in.

Wired vs. wireless home security systems

March 3rd, 2022 by SimpliSafe

Wireless home security systems are becoming more commonplace, but deciding on the right system can be tough. If you’re wondering whether to go with a wired vs. wireless security system, start here!

Garage security tips: how to secure your garage

Posted February 24th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

If you’re wondering, “How can I prevent my garage from being broken into?”, these garage security tips will help!

DIY Home Security Systems vs. Pro-Installed

Posted February 18th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

Pro-installed security systems have a lot of benefits, but the costs and contracts make DIY home security systems much more attractive. Here’s why.

A Guide to Home Security Camera Placement

Posted February 15th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

Wondering where to install security cameras to get the most out of them? This guide will “point” you in the right direction!

How SimpliSafe Protects Your Home From Hackers

Posted December 2nd, 2020 by SimpliSafe

SimpliSafe is the right security system for stopping burglars Nothing is more important to us than your safety. We protect our own families with SimpliSafe, and truly believe that our home security

Jam Detection Update

Posted August 8th, 2019 by Johnny M.

RF Jamming is a technical reality. All devices that use wireless communications protocols can be jammed. The good news is, a) this is *not* a known attack vector for home security, because it’s not a reliable

Burglar Reveals 15 Trade Secrets - A Look Into The Mind of a Burglar

Posted February 20th, 2012 by Kevin Raposo

Ever wonder what goes through the mind of a burglar? Well, SimpliSafe home security sent a team of us out to hit the streets for some raw data. We got the chance to sit down with burglary

How to Get Safer with Sensor Names

Posted May 14th, 2013 by Josh O.

Staying safe is so much easier when you name your sensors. Learn how you can easily create sensor names here!

Quick Tip: What is a Duress PIN?

Posted May 11th, 2011 by Melina

A Duress PIN is a four-digit code that sends a covert “distress signal” to our alarm monitoring center. Whenever you enter your secret “Duress PIN” into your keypad, the system quietly sends your SOS

Keeping Your Little Ones Safe

Posted September 16th, 2016 by Michelle Lakov

Taking care a of a new baby can be daunting and exhilarating, but you shouldn't have to worry about their safety. Take these steps to make your home a safer place for the little one.

9 Tips to Secure the Most Vulnerable Room in Your Home: The Garage

Posted June 27th, 2012 by Kevin Raposo

Having an attached garage can make your home a prime target for a burglar. Garages are one of the easiest targets and a favorite method for thieves to gain entry into your household. When casing out.

Choosing Your Contacts for Your Alarm Monitoring Service

Posted August 1st, 2014 by Kelley

What phone numbers are the best to pick for your home monitoring contacts?

Theft Protection: How to Recover Your Stolen Property

Posted November 7th, 2012 by Kevin Raposo

Your Apple Macbook has just been stolen from your home. All your personal information, pictures, videos, etc. are gone and now in the hands of some thief. There are a lot of things going through your mind

How to Get the Most From SimpliSafe for Real Estate Professionals

Posted June 24th, 2016 by Kelley

Wireless home security can be a great asset to property managers, house flippers and all real estate professionals. Want to get even more from your alarm system? We're letting you in on the trade secrets

Facts You Need To Know About Burglars

Posted July 29th, 2016 by Kelley

Who are burglars really? Here are the huge takeaways from decades of burglary research, debunking many myths. Time to unmask the burglar.

Getting the Perfect Alarm System for your Home

Posted January 3rd, 2011 by Alex_m

We know that each and every house is different. Often, pre-bundled packages just don’t provide adequate protection. All SimpliSafe home security systems are customizable to meet the specific needs of

Personal Gun Control: Safety Tips for You and Your Family

Posted December 19th, 2012 by Cara Giaimo

The recent tragedy in Newtown, CT has sparked a national conversation about gun control, but no matter where you stand on the particulars, everyone can agree that gun ownership is a big responsibility. Here

Protect Your Home in Layers to Have the Best Security

Posted April 21st, 2016 by Kelley

Layered defense is the best way to protect your home. With multiple means of security, you never have to worry about your home or your family. You can rest easy knowing that you have implemented multiple means of protection, and that all is well.

3 Types Of Burglar Bait: Are You One?

Posted January 23rd, 2013 by Cara Giaimo

When a burglar goes out to case the joint, what does he see? Does he make note of the names on the mailboxes, or signs someone has settled in? What makes him decide to smash that window — or turn

Home Security Landscaping - Nature's Home Security System

Posted April 30th, 2012 by Kevin Raposo

Did you know that your landscaping choices can contribute to a burglary? When people think of home security, what usually comes to mind is burglar alarms, deadbolts, and fortified door frames. No

How Away Mode Keeps Your Home Safe When You're Not There

Posted October 9th, 2015 by Kelley

Away Mode is an essential feature of your home security system. Make sure you know everything there is to know about it in this ultimate guide.

Terry and Alex: Battles With the Elements

Posted January 6th, 2017 by Michelle Lakov

Terry and Alex tell us about how SimpliSafe has protected them from fire and water. How can SimpliSafe protect your home from the elements?

Set Up a Silent Alarm and Always Be Protected

Posted July 24th, 2015 by Kelley 

SimpliSafe can do more than just protect your home when you're away! Learn how to setup a duress alarm and always be protected!

Protect Your Restaurant with SimpliSafe Security for Businesses

Posted September 24th, 2016 by Michelle Lakov

You shouldn't skimp on security for your restaurant, but you shouldn't have to pay a lot for it either. Learn how you can protect your restaurant with SimpliSafe!

How to Keep Your First Apartment Safe and Secure

Posted March 13th, 2015 by Kelley

The big day is here: you're moving into your first apartment. But how do you keep your dream first apartment from turning into a nightmare situation? Know how to protect your first house, and make sure

Home Alone: 8 Safety Tips for Living By Yourself

Posted April 9th, 2015 by Kelley

Living alone does not have to be scary! Here are eight tips to make sure you're safe and secure when you're living by yourself.

What You Need to Know to Choose the Best Monitoring Plan

Posted April 1st, 2016 by Kelley

Once you've set up your alarm system, the next step is to decide on a professional monitoring service. But what plan is best for you and your needs? We break down each plan to help you choose what's right

3 Creative Ways to Use Your Security System to Protect Your Kids

Posted March 3rd, 2015 by Kelley

You know how your home security system can keep you and your family safe against burglars, but it can also keep your family safe in other ways! Learn how to get the most from your system, and how to keep

Know Your Home is Safe While Traveling Internationally

Posted February 5th, 2016 by Kelley

Going on vacation is something you look forward to well in advance. New sights, great food, relaxation. It's great to explore a new country, and kick back. The last thing you want while you're away is to

You’ve Had a Break-In: Now What?

Posted February 6th, 2015 by Kelley

Being burglarized is your worst nightmare. But how do you recover? Here's your first few steps to begin the road to recovery after a break-in, and to make your family and home secure once more.

The 9 Best Times to Buy a Home Security System

Posted August 14th, 2014 by Kelley

You might think the only time to get a home security alarm is when you buy a new home. We disagree.

The Ultimate Guide to Your Professional Monitoring Service

Posted November 20th, 2015 by Kelley

Monitoring service can help you when you need it most. Learn everything you need to know about this life saving protection here.

Your Guide to Easy Alarm Activation and More...

Posted April 8th, 2013 by Josh O.

Activating Your SimpliSafe 24/7 Alarm Monitoring is easy. Learn How.

Where to Place Your Panic Buttons: Keep Calm and Think Strategic

Posted July 18th, 2014 by Kelley

When installing your alarm system, it’s important to think about your safety while you’re home as much as your house’s safety when you’re away.

This Motion Sensor Trick Keeps Pet Owners Happy

Posted August 1st, 2013 by Josh O.

No one wants their pets to set off their motion detectors. Learn how you can prevent these false alarms with one easy trick.

Think Like A Burglar: Where to Place Door Sensors in Your Home

Posted July 3rd, 2014 by Kelley

Know where the most common break-in entry points are, and then make sure they're secure!

Think Like A Burglar: When Do Burglars Strike?

Posted July 11th, 2014 by Kelley

Know the most common times break ins occur and you will be able to prepare and better protect your home against burglars!

Taking SimpliCam to the Next Level

Posted August 18th, 2017 by Michelle Lakov

You've learned about the SimpliCam basics, now learn about how SimpliCam takes your home security to the next level.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors are Here!

Posted May 7th, 2013 by Cara Giaimo

The SimpliSafe team is happy to announce that Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors are now available! The new detectors integrate seamlessly into the rest of the system, and the existing

SimpliSafe for Seniors: Keeping Mom and Dad Safe

Posted September 2nd, 2019 by Michelle Lakov

We don't need to tell you that you want to protect your family, but sometimes your family isn't all under one roof. Have you considered SimpliSafe for your parents?

Secure Your Home and Save Money On Homeowners Insurance

Posted October 3rd, 2014 by Kelley

Home Security Systems provide you safety whether you're home or away, but did you know they can help you save money too? Find out how to get the best discount on your home insurance because of your

Quick Tips: How To Screw In Your SimpliSafe Sensors

Posted October 4th, 2013 by Kevin Raposo

Some sensors need a little more support—here's how to give it to them, in 5 minutes or less.

Quick Tip: Base Station’s Blue Light Provides Your Alarm Status

Posted January 28th, 2010 by Alex_m

By now many of you have grown familiar with the voice prompts and auditory cues your Base Station provides. Still some of you have asked: "Why is my Base Station flashing sometimes and glowing others?"

Protect Your Home With Layered Security Through Glass Break Sensors

Posted January 9th, 2015 by Kelley

Home security relies on layered protection. Now that you have your Entry Sensors and Motion Sensors in place, how can you add another layer to make sure your home is as secure as possible? Glass Break

Pet-Friendly Motion Sensors Protect Your Home and Its Inhabitants

Posted May 13th, 2016 by Kelley

Some people think you can't protect your home with motion sensors if you have pets. We disagree. Our pet-friendly motion sensors let you keep your home and pets safe, no matter what!

Motion Detectors: How They Work, How To Choose—& Why You Need One

Posted June 19th, 2013 by Cara Giaimo

Which is right for you? Motion Detectors, Driveway Motion Sensors, Motion Flood Lights, and Home Security Motion Sensors explained—in 3 minutes or less.

Know Your Carbon Monoxide Detector

Posted August 8th, 2014 by Kelley

Carbon Monoxide is known as the "Silent Killer". Learn more about the dangerous gas and how to protect your home and family!

Keeping Your Teen Safe at Home

Posted June 9th, 2017 by Michelle Lakov

Your home security system can help you protect your teens in a couple of surprising ways.

Get to Know Your Auxiliary Siren

Posted September 2nd, 2016 by Michelle Lakov

An auxiliary siren is a vital part of your home security. The 105dB siren will scare off a burglar, and alert neighbors and police to the location of the disturbance.

Extra PINs Let You Know Who Is Coming and Going at Home

Posted August 5th, 2016 by Kelley

Using extra PINs keeps you and your family safe. Keep tabs on your home when you're not there.

Everything You Need to Know About Home Mode

Posted September 25th, 2015 by Kelley

What is the best way to protect your family when you're home at night? The answer is Home Mode: a feature of your security system that will allow you to be protected, without tripping any alarms.

Everything There is to Know About Your Keychain Remote

Posted February 20th, 2017 by Michelle Lakov

You SimpliSafe Keychain Remote is an easy way to control your system. Get to know your remote, so that you're using it to its full potential.

Door Sensor Secrets: What They Are, How They Work & 5 Unexpected Uses

Posted July 24th, 2013 by Cara Giaimo

Door sensors can make your life safer AND easier — find out how.

A Message to our Customers About Coronavirus

Posted March 13th, 2020 by SimpliSafe

This post contains the latest updates on all SimpliSafe news related to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Communities around the globe are working to mitigate the spread and impact of coronavirus, and

5 Ways to Secure Your Basement and Keep Burglars Out

Posted July 23rd, 2014 by Kelley

We’ve gathered some quick and simple home security tips to make sure your basement is as safe as houses.

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