Compare Livewatch to SimpliSafe

SimpliSafe offers few options for customized home security. The company does not sell the most basic elements of a security system, such as video cameras, and it uses just one monitoring station, leaving homeowners unprotected in case of station failure. SimpliSafe locks customers in with its proprietary equipment that can’t be used with another company, whereas LiveWatch’s systems are compatible across monitoring companies in case of relocation or cancellation.

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SimpliSafe
World’s Fastest Response Time Yes No
BBB Reputation A+ since 2004 A+ since March 2013
Customer Reviews 5/5 Stars on Amazon 4/5 Stars on Amazon
Initial Commitment 1 YearBest LifetimeProptietary equipment doesn't allow monitoring through any other company
Typical Minimum Commitment $199 $300Not comparable due to limited equipment
Monthly Monitoring Price (Features Vary) $29.95
Cellular with Interactive Messaging
NA
Interactive Messaging NOT available
Availability National National
Central Stations Multiple, Redundant Stations Only ONE Station
Equipment GE Security, Honeywell Security Branded equipment that only works with SimpliSafe
Type of Company Independent Independent
Order Method Online or Phone Online or Phone
Installation Professional Configuration DIY

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