Ring Alarm vs SimpliSafe

Both systems require DIY installation and work with Alexa and Google Assistant, but our experts found some pretty major differences between Ring Alarm and SimpliSafe.

Ring vs. SimpliSafe
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By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
Winner
Best Installation
SecurityScore:
9.2 /10
  • Monthly subscription plans
  • Fast and easy DIY installation
  • Reliable professional monitoring
  • Professional monitoring costs $19.99 or $29.99 per month
  • Camera recording on five cameras costs as little as $9.99 per month
  • Packages range from $250 to $700
Best Monitoring
SecurityScore:
7.7 /10
  • Professional monitoring for $20 per month
  • No contract required
  • Amazon-owned company
Citations
  1. USA Today. (2018). Rejected by ‘Shark Tank,' Ring doorbell founder returns as guest shark.
    usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/09/26/shark-tank-ring-doorbell-founder-jamie-siminoff-returns/1426551002/

  2. SimpliSafe. (2013). How to Set-Up Secret Alerts—And Why You Should!
    simplisafe.com/blog/how-to-use-secret-alerts