SimpliSafe Puts an End to Hidden Fees in Home Security

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As Congress, the F.T.C. and the F.A.A. work to protect consumers from hidden fees in airline and credit industries, SimpliSafe does it's part with transparent pricing on it's wireless home security system and alarm monitoring fees. SimpliSafe customers save over $400 per year and don't fear sneaky hidden fees.

I went to SimpliSafe because ADT wanted a 2 year contract at about $45 a month, plus a pretty stiff installation fee for my house

Recently the F.A.A. has put a spotlight on hidden fees in the airline industry requiring disclosure of the labyrinthine fees charged to consumers. Congress, the Federal Reserve and the Federal Trade Commission are cracking down on hidden fees in merchant gift cards and credit card issuers. Yet the home security industry remains a bastion of hidden fees and extra charges. SimpliSafe Inc. bucks the trend in these industries with transparent pricing on it's wireless security system and flat pricing for cellular alarm monitoring.

Most home security companies love to charge extra and hidden fees: installation, activation, cancellation, maintenance, connection- you name it. Consumers are often baited with low quoted prices and left with mind-boggling bills, after letting a home security company into their home.

Today, millions of Americans have opted out of landline telephones. Now many home security companies gleefully charge up to $15 extra for cellular alarm monitoring, bringing their alarm monitoring bills to $45-60 per month. SimpliSafe is now offering a nationwide cellular alarm monitoring plan for with flat pricing of $14.99 per month.

That’s a savings of at least $400 per year on monitoring service fees.

Each SimpliSafe wireless security system comes equipped with a cellular alarm transmitter, so customers don’t have the added expense of a phone landline. “We don’t charge extra for cellular alarm monitoring,” says CEO Chad Laurans.

SimpliSafe customers get peace of mind without getting robbed by hidden fees and extra charges. The company does not charge alarm activation fees. SimpliSafe customers are free from long-term service contracts, so they can cancel their alarm monitoring service anytime and never face cancellation fees.

“I went to SimpliSafe because ADT wanted a 2 year contract at about $45 a month, plus a pretty stiff installation fee for my house,” says Bill, a SimpliSafe customer in New Jersey.

The sad truth is consumers are used to being nickel-and-dimed. Fuel surcharges, roaming fees, bank overdraft fees, luggage fees, activation fees, and cancellation fees: these are the extra fees and hidden costs consumers face from airlines, credit cards and banks everyday. It’s no wonder that the $30 billion home security industry follows suit.

SimpliSafe Inc. is proudly bucking the trend. The company sells its wireless home security system online starting at $199.99. The systems are self-install, so there is no installation fee. Customers can then choose to subscribe to the monthly alarm monitoring service for a flat $14.99 per month and activate their service online or over the phone without an activation fee. Customers can cancel their service anytime with a quick call to SimpliSafe Inc. and they’ll never see a cancellation fee. To learn about SimpliSafe’s transparent pricing visit

About SimpliSafe
SimpliSafe is a simple, secure and complete wireless security system. Using entirely wireless components, the alarm system can be easily customized and self-installed by a renter or homeowner, and is portable for use at the owner's next residence. The system connects to a 24-hour Emergency Dispatch Center using a built-in cellular alarm transmitter. SimpliSafe provides wireless home security systems and cellular alarm monitoring nationwide. For more information, visit or call 1-888-957-4675.


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