For basic home security, the two companies offer similar systems. Both are wireless systems with a backup battery and cellular SIM card that communicates even if your phone and power lines don’t work.
But GetSafe has more advanced features, like home automation and full mobile app integration.
GetSafe works with Nest. It also supports Z-Wave, which allows it to work with products like the August doorbell, Yale door locks and a range of other products. You can even integrate GetSafe with your Amazon Echo and work your system by voice command.
That means GetSafe can be the centerpiece of a full-featured home security and home automation suite.
Both companies have a mobile phone app that lets you check your system from anywhere with an Internet connection. But GetSafe is completely mobile, doing away with the old-fashioned control panel that many users find awkward. Instead, our system is powered entirely from your smartphone.
Both GetSafe and SimpliSafe have great reputations and offer superior customer service. TrustPilot gives GetSafe a 9.2/10 rating based on customer reviews, while SimpliSafe was given an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau.
You’ll get great a home security system from either company. But if you think you’ll want to expand your system by adding other home security and home automation products, choose GetSafe.
If having a no-contract option is your main criteria, choose SimpliSafe because of its lower no-contract cost. If don’t mind a 1-year contract, GetSafe is much more affordable system.