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Reviews of UK Home Security Options

While there are lots of home security options for homeowners and rental tenants across the UK, choosing the best system for your particular circumstances can be a tricky and time-consuming process. If you are renting a flat or house, getting permission from your landlord to set up or install a home security system can, at best, involve a tricky negotiation and, at worst, be a lost investment that you can't take with you when you move elsewhere. On the other hand, if you are a homeowner, the bewildering number of home alarm systems and installation options that come with them can be quite overwhelming at first.

At CrimeRate, we write independent and impartial reviews and guides to the most common systems available, including Verisure, Simplisafe, and ADT, along with advice for what may be the best solution for your particular needs.

Simplisafe review

We dive into the details of Simplisafe's offering in the UK, what it costs, the differences between Simplisafe's Pro and Premium plans, equipment options, and how Simplisafe measures up against ADT and Verisure. We aso look at Simplisafe's smart home integrations, and its value for money.

Can Simplisafe be used without a monthly fee?

At a glance, Simplisafe looks like a system that can be used without ongoing fees. We investigate what this looks like in practice, and what compromises are involved if you choose not to pay for one of Simplisafe's monthly plans.

Home alarm and security system comparisons

The market for home alarm and security systems is dominated by a few large names. We look at the largest, including ADT, Simplisafe, and Verisure, and point out the differences between each system, including installation costs, any ongoing costs, and key feature differences.