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SimpliSafe’s Home Security System Employs Cellular Connectivity Enabled by Telit Modules
|By Business Wire
|August 26, 2014 10:25 AM EDT
Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading global provider of high-quality
machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and services, has announced that
SimpliSafe’s self-install home security system employs Telit modules to
enable cellular connectivity. SimpliSafe uses the Telit 910 family to
provide coverage on both CDMA and GSM networks for complete nationwide
The cellular module is embedded in the system’s plug-and-play base
station, which monitors and controls up to 41 wireless sensors. It
utilizes the same cellular technology as a cell phone and instantly
sends alarm alerts to SimpliSafe whenever their security system is
triggered, so SimpliSafe customers don’t need to depend on a landline
connection to get 24/7 protection of their homes.
Burglars often smash keypads so that the police don’t get alerted.
SimpliSafe’s cellular module is hidden in its discreet base station,
which stays quiet until it alerts the monitoring service. Then it blasts
SimpliSafe offers its optional professional monitoring for $14.99/month
without contracts. This service has typically only been available at
monthly rates of $42 or higher with a mandatory contract. Cellular
modules are typically an expensive premium add-on for most security
systems. Telit’s low-cost, high-quality modules enable SimpliSafe to
include this advanced feature in every system, at no additional cost to
In addition to being a low-cost solution, SimpliSafe’s DIY installation
takes as little as 15 minutes. Because all the components are wireless
and pre-programmed, there is no need to drill holes or run wires.
Notebooks or smartphones can be used to monitor the home environment and
also to arm or disarm the system.
“CNET said that if you want comprehensive, easy-to-use security system,
you’ll have a hard time finding a better option at a better price than
SimpliSafe. I can’t top that,” said CEO Chad Laurans. “We believe being
safe should be simple. We don’t do fear tactics, we don’t do contracts.
It’s just easy-to-use, 21st century security that really works.”
“So many home security systems are stuck using the same old technology
as 25 years ago,” said Mike Ueland, President of Telit Americas.
“SimpliSafe is taking advantage of new, disruptive technology to create
a better, smarter security system. Telit is thrilled to be delivering
the communications functionality for SimpliSafe’s innovative IoT network”
Wireless Solutions (AIM: TCM listed as Telit Communications PLC), is
a global enabler of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications providing
cellular, short range and positioning modules; and m2mAIR,
managed and value added services, in application enablement and
connectivity under mobile networks and internet/cloud. Business unit Telit
Automotive Solutions delivers automotive-grade products and
services to auto manufacturers and tier-one auto suppliers; and business
unit Telit GNSS Solutions reaches M2M and
beyond, delivering award-winning geo-positioning products to the broader
electronics and OEM markets. With over 12 years exclusively in M2M, the
company constantly advances technology through seven R&D centers around
the globe; marketing products and services in over 80 countries.
By supplying scalable products interchangeable across families,
technologies and generations, rapid prototyping tools for application
development, and m2m tailored connectivity, Telit is able to reduce
development costs, protect design investments and minimize technical
risk. The company provides customer support and design-in assistance
through 32 sales
and support offices, a global
distributor network of experts with over 30 competence
centers, and the Telit
Technical Support Forum.
Telit provides products services and facilities to connect organizations
to the Internet of Things (IoT) allowing them to wirelessly collect,
process and respond to real-world data from connected devices, creating
new efficiencies, revenue streams, societal and personal benefits. Join
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SimpliSafe Home Security is a disruptive tech company working to bring
home security to the masses. SimpliSafe designs, engineers, and sells
their home security systems and 24/7 professional alarm monitoring
services direct-to-consumer online. Having cut out the middlemen,
SimpliSafe is able to offer home security at dramatically lower costs
and without the long-term contracts found in the traditional alarm
industry. SimpliSafe systems are wireless, cellular, user-friendly, and
can be set up by anyone in minutes. Integrated apps allow comprehensive,
instantaneous system control from anywhere in the world. The company’s
constantly expanding arsenal of sensors — from smoke detectors to
temperature monitors to glassbreak sensors — provide all-encompassing
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