UPDATED February 10, 2022 This piece has been updated to reflect the emergence of new technology

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Christian Mathews Security Writer

SimpliSafe provides premium solutions to your home security needs. Their product line has all the necessary equipment to protect your home from hazards, fire damage, theft, and robbery. With a wide range of choices to choose from, you can ensure the safety and security of your home. We have documented all the important things you need to know before investing in your home security with SimpliSafe, how to install and much more.

1A Quick Overview Of Different Simplisafe Packages

Here are all the packages offered by SimpliSafe:

The Foundation

This is the base model in the range of products offered by SimpliSafe. It provides motion-detecting services and is great for smaller homes and flats. The package includes 1 SimpliSafe base station, 1 SimpliSafe keypad, 1 entry sensor, and 1 motion sensor. The pricing starts at $14.99 per month.

The Essentials

This is another great entry-level option for people looking to secure their home. It is a step above the foundation as it adds more doors and windows to allow for multiple point protection.

The essential package includes 1 SimpliSafe base station, 3 entry sensor, 1 SimpliSafe keypad, and 1 motion sensor. The pricing starts at $14.99 per month

The Hearth

The hearth includes motion detection and a home hazard monitoring system that activates an emergency response when required. It includes sirens that connect to the smoke detector in your home. The package includes 1 SimpliSafe base station, 1 smoke detector, 1 SimpliSafe keypad, 1 motion sensor, 3 entry sensors, 1 key fob, and 1 siren. The pricing starts at $14.99 per month.

The Knox

As the name suggests, this is a high-powered security system that is used to protect multiple entry points in your house. It has basic motion detection and a home hazard monitoring system.

The package includes 1 key fob, 1 SimpliSafe base station, 1 siren, 1 SimpliSafe keypad, 3 entry sensors, 1 motion sensor, and 1 smoke detector. The pricing starts at $14.99 per month.

The Haven

This is the top of the line product from SimpliSafe. It has the widest range of devices to provide ultimate protection to your home. The package includes 1 Base Station, 1 Water Sensor 1 Keypad, 4 Entry Sensors, 1 Key Fob, 1 105dB Siren, 2 Motion Sensors, 1 Panic Button, 1 Freeze Sensor, and 1 Smoke Detector.

2How Do You Set Up Simplisafe?

It is very easy with SimpliSafe, how to install and set up your system. SimpliSafe is designed to be self-installed. However, you can also call a SimpliSafe professional to come and do the installation for you.  Here is a handy guide to help with the installation process.

Base station

This is the control center for all your SimpliSafe products. To install, you need to place the base station in a central location with an accessible power outlet. It should be placed on an elevated surface, where it stays out of the way. All you need to do now is plug in the base station and switch it on.

Wireless keypad

Place the wireless keypad near the door or close to the Base Station. Stick the keypad with the adhesive strip at the chosen location. To install, press the battery tab to switch on the device, the keypad will automatically detect the base station. Once the Base Station is located, you are prompted to set up a master pin.

Motion sensors

To install, place the motion detectors at your desired location. Avoid placing the sensor near electronics or heaters/AC.

Entry sensors (doors/windows)

These sensors detect activity at your doors and windows. You will have to install your sensor one at a time. Place each sensor at your desired location and follow the installation prompts given by the keypad. Name the sensors and check if they are placed in sync before sticking them in the desired place.

Smart lock

Remove the existing deadbolt in your door and prep the area to install the smart lock. Install the lock and the PIN pad. Connect the smart lock to your keypad to activate.

Panic button

To install, place the panic button at your desired location. To test, hold the button for two seconds and see if the device lights up.

Smoke detector

To install, place the smoke detector at your desired location. Make sure you know which smoke alarms are best.


To install, remove the battery activation strip and hold down the enter programming button. Enter your pin on the keypad three times in a row; the siren should connect with the Base Station. Place the siren in the desired location using the adhesive strip.


To install, take the camera out and plug it in. Place the camera at your desired location.

Freeze sensor

To install, place the freezer sensor on the wall close to your home’s thermostat or plumbing that is susceptible to freeze.

Water sensor

 To install, place the water sensor near your main plumbing or bathroom area to detect any problems.

3Wi-Fi Setup with SimpliSafe

You can easily connect your SimpliSafe home security system to your home Wi-Fi to ensure software updates for your system and added connectivity with the web app. You will need your SimpliSafe Keypad to connect your system to the Wi-Fi.

  • Step 1: Press the menu button on your keypad and enter your 4-digit pin.
  • Step 2: Enter system settings and navigate to the Wi-Fi section. Give the keypad a moment to detect all the available Wi-Fi networks.
  • Step 3: Scroll through the list to find the Wi-Fi network you need and use the right rocker to select it.
  • Step 4: Once you select your desired Wi-Fi network, key in your Wi-Fi passcode. Once connected to the Wi-Fi, your SimpliSafe Base Station will try and connect to the network, and the keypad will let you know if the process was successful. If the connection request is unsuccessful, you are redirected to verify or re-enter your password.

4The Wrap Up

So, these were a few simple steps to complete the SimpliSafe how to install and setup guide. It is rather straight forward to self-install or for further convenience, hire a professional. Once you have your system set up and in place, there may be additional questions that come up like, does Simplisafe work with Nest and how else can you integrate your alarm with your smart home.