Simplisafe Doorbell Vs Ring – Which Is Best For You?
What Both Have in Common
Before we discuss the differences, let’s go over some of the commonalities of both security doorbell offerings:
- Home automation capable
- No long-term contract required
- Professional or DIY installation
- Professional monitoring available
- Security alerts and motion sensors
- Video recording
- Video storage
Both Have Similar Product Sizes and Range of Views
At 4.5″ tall, Ring is larger than Simplisafe but only by .2 inches. Simplisafe is 4.3″ tall. Size shouldn’t matter here, especially when you see the difference in the field of view range. Ring has a 160-degree field of view, while Simplisafe’s view range is 162-degrees. It’s a small difference but it may matter if you have a larger area to cover.
What Ring Has that Simplisafe Doesn’t Have
Ring can send alerts with live previews.
What Simplisafe Has that Ring Doesn’t Have
SimpliSafe has a feature that ignores moving cars. If you live in an area where there is a lot of vehicle traffic, this may be the best choice.
SimpliSafe also features two-way audio to communicate and deter intruders.
Ring gives a one-year theft and parts protection warranty. Simplisafe comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee. In addition, it offers a 3-year warranty. So, if you need more assurance, Simplefex warranty lasts longer and its money-back guarantee is appealing.
Home Automation Compatibility
Ring has a mobile app that allows you to control the doorbell and its features. You can set it up to connect with your:
- Smart lights
- Smart locks
- Other home security equipment
To connect your smart equipment, Simplisafe’s home automation exclusively works with:
- Amazon Alexa
- August Locks
- Google Assistant
- Video Recording and Video Storage Monthly Fees
Ring’s Plans start at $3 per month. For that fee, you’ll get 60 days of storage and its Snapshot Capture app to save, share videos the camera takes using its storage service via the cloud.
SimpliSafe’s plan costs $24.99 per month. It includes unlimited storage and video sharing.
If it comes down to affordability, and you’re budget-conscious, Ring might be the right choice.
Product Price Difference
To take Ring home, you’ll pay around $250. Simplisafe costs less at $169. Keep in mind, prices may change.
Monthly Monitoring Fees
Currently, the Ring’s professional monitoring costs $10 per month. However, it also offers an annual plan for $100. This will save you $20 per year on its professional monitoring service.
SimpliSafe’s monthly fee for professional monitoring is $14.99 per month.
Both Ring and SimpliSafe have similar characteristics. Take into consideration the total expense as well your preferred valued features. By doing so, whichever you choose is the right one.