Clas­sic Home Se­cu­rity Sys­tem

Home Defender - - Home De­fender -

What’s the ul­ti­mate test of a prod­uct? When some­one pur­chases it, in­stalls it and gives an hon­est as­sess­ment of how it re­ally works. That’s ex­actly what hap­pened with the Sim­pliSafe Clas­sic Home Se­cu­rity Sys­tem.

A co-worker bought this nine-piece sys­tem, and he walked in with a huge smile on his face on a re­cent Mon­day morn­ing. He said some­thing along the lines of, “Man, this was easy to in­stall, and it just beefed up the se­cu­rity in my home.”

And that means it’s good, be­cause, when it comes to home se­cu­rity, his stan­dards are ex­tremely high.

The sys­tem fea­tures a base sta­tion, wire­less key­pad, mo­tion sen­sor, three en­try sen­sors, ex­tra siren (105 deci­bels), smoke de­tec­tor and a free key­chain re­mote.

The base sta­tion, or what Sim­pliSafe calls the “brains of your sys­tem,” is a sim­ple plug-and­play. Once the 11-inch tower is plugged in, it lo­cates and con­trols all the sen­sors. Don’t worry if the juice in your home goes out. In a power out­age, the back-up bat­tery lasts about 24 hours. The base, which is hid­den in your home, also sends the alarms sig­nals to Sim­pliSafe’s 24/7 alarm mon­i­tor­ing cen­ter. The sys­tem has the same cel­lu­lar tech­nol­ogy that your cell phone has, which means it has a SIM card that is ac­ti­vated when you sub­scribe to the in­ter­ac­tive mon­i­tor­ing plan. This also in­cludes SMS text smart alerts and se­cret alerts.

The key­pad fea­tures an away mode, which ac­ti­vates all the sen­sors, and a home mode, which al­lows you to de­ac­ti­vate mo­tion de­tec­tors, but pro­tects win­dows and doors. One rea-

son that Simpl iSafe’s sys­tem is unique is that the “brains” are in the base sta­tion, not the key­pad. If an alarm is trig­gered, the key­pad beeps, dis­tract­ing a burglar. From its hid­den lo­ca­tion, the base sta­tion qui­etly alerts the mon­i­tor­ing ser­vice. Once that is com­plete, the base sta­tion blasts its siren.

The mo­tion sen­sors de­tect mo­tion within 30 feet, and their field of vi­sion is 90 de­grees. Don’t be overly wor­ried about your pets. An­i­mals that weigh less than 50 pounds won’t trig­ger the alarm.

De­signed to de­fend your win­dows and doors, the en­try sen­sor pro­tects all types of doors and win­dows. If your sys­tem is off and some­one opens a door or win­dow, the base sta­tion sounds a door chime.

The ex­tra siren, known as the burglar blaster, un­leashes a 105-deci­bel siren. To give you an idea of just how loud this is, a jet take-off at 25 me­ters is

150 deci­bels. Live rock mu­sic comes in at 108-115 deci­bels, un­less you’re at a Who con­cert, which may be louder. There are no an­nual con­tracts. The stan­dard mon­i­tor­ing is $14.99 per month while in­ter­ac­tive mon­i­tor­ing is $24.99. By the way, did we men­tion that the Clas­sic Home Se­cu­rity Sys­tem sup­ports as many as 41 sen­sors? From ex­pe­ri­ence, we cer­tainly know that it sup­ports one co-worker very nicely.

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