Hi guys, my home insurance renewal is coming up, and my agent informed me that I can receive a $60 discount if I install a security system. After researching a bit, I’ve landed on either Abode or SimpliSafe as my two best options. Which one do you guys prefer/recommend and why?
I ideally would like to self-monitor and not have any monthly ongoing fees. This is the one reason I’m leaning towards Abode. Additionally, while many threads say that Abode is more expensive, their essentials package(w/ keypad) costs $270 while Simplisafe costs $260. To be fair, it’s not an apples to apples comparison because SS includes more door/window sensors **but** Abode includes a keyfob remote. And to be honest, the SS system looks better (but that I don’t care about too much).
I figure after 4-5 years, the security system will have paid for itself with my savings on home insurance ($60/year). Thanks for the help!