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SimpliSafe vs Vivint Security Systems Compared: Cost, Monitoring, Installation, Customer Service, And More

SimpliSafe vs Vivint doorbells side by side (caption: SimpliSafe vs Vivint)

Are you looking for a basic or more elaborate home security system? Both SimpliSafe and Vivint can provide security for your home, but the two have vastly different offerings. SimpliSafe offers a more simple security system at a lower cost. Meanwhile, Vivint has added features, like home automation, that you may be willing to pay extra for. Compare the two head-to-head and decide which aligns more closely with what you want.

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SimpliSafe Smart Lock Installation: Installation, Troubleshooting, Calibration, And More

Simplisafe smart lock inside of door in home (caption: SimpliSafe Smart Lock Installation)

SimpliSafe’s Smart Lock syncs with their home security system. But unlike most home security components that you can easily install via a peel-and-stick adhesive, the smart lock takes some extra work. But don’t worry, it’s easier than you might think! Our experts take you through the installation process step-by-step, with a video for our visual learners.

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SimpliSafe Smart Lock Review: How Does It Compare To Other Smart Locks?

Simplisafe lock (caption: SimpliSafe Smart Lock Review)

SimpliSafe’s home security system is compatible with a select few third-party smart locks, but they’ve released their own branded smart lock that you can easily install and sync with their system. What makes their smart lock stand out? It’s one of the most affordable smart locks on the market for its base price. But overall, is it worth it for its functionality and other features?

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Ring Alarm Installation: How To Install – Motion Sensor, Contact Sensor, Wireless, Base Station, Video, And More

Holding Ring alarm keypad (caption: Ring Alarm Installation A Complete Guide)

Installing a security system can sound intimidating, but Ring Alarm couldn’t make it more simple. Whether you’ve already bought your Ring Alarm security system or you’re thinking about getting one and want to know what you’re getting into, this article by our home security expert Kimberly has the instructions (and a step-by-step video) on how to get your Ring Alarm system up and running.

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