Ring Alarm vs SimpliSafe

Both systems require DIY installation and work with Alexa and Google Assistant, but our experts found out some pretty major differences between Ring Alarm and SimpliSafe.

Ring vs. SimpliSafe
By Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
Best Installation
Editors Rating:
9.8 /10
  • Monthly subscription plans
  • Fast and easy DIY installation
  • Reliable professional monitoring
  • Professional monitoring costs $17.99 or $27.99 a month
  • Camera recording on five cameras costs as little as $9.99 a month
  • Packages range from $230 to $490
Best Monitoring
Editors Rating:
7.7 /10
  • Professional monitoring for $10/mo.
  • No contract required
  • Amazon-owned company
  1. USA Today. (2018). Rejected by ‘Shark Tank,' Ring doorbell founder returns as guest shark.

  2. SimpliSafe. (2013). How to Set-Up Secret Alerts—And Why You Should!