I recently installed a home security system and after MONTHS of research I decided to go with SimpliSafe. Couple of reasons.
1- Very competitive pricing-- $15 a month for monitoring. I'm currently using the more expensive Deluxe version for $25 a month which lets me set the alarm with my iPhone if I forget to do it.
2- Nicely designed. As an artist I can't stand clunky looking equipment, this stuff has a nice clean modern style to it.
3- Simplicity of installation. I got door sensors and motion detectors and installation was a breeze.
4- Customer service-- I liked that they responded to my questions quickly before I was a customer and they didn't start calling me back to try and sell me like a few of the other companies did.
A friend was surprised I got a system since I am a firm supporter of the 2nd Amendment which means I've got a lot of guns. I don't need the system if I'm home, but I do need it if I'm not. Not much good I can do if I'm in Chicago and someone breaks in. This will get the Po Po there within a few minutes if I'm away.
The opiod epidemic is out of hand. I live in a very safe neighborhood but i am aware that even safe neighborhoods have roads in which the bad guys can drive and commit bad stuff. The World War II veteran who was murdered by a junkie and his girlfriend while he was in his home in Orange comes to mind.
I recommend SimpliSafe-- if you're looking for a security system, tell them I sent you.