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SimpliSafe The Essentials SS3-01 Home Security System

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Security essentials

Security essentials

Our evaluation of the available features that an ideal security system should offer.

 /  5
Security add-ons

Security add-ons

Our evaluation of security-related features - such as smoke alarms - that an ideal system should offer for expanded functionality.

 /  5
Smart home add-ons

Smart home add-ons

Our evaluation of the extra smart home features, such as the ability to control lights, that an ideal security system should offer for expanded functionality.

 /  5
Ease of setup

Ease of setup

How easy the system was to set up.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

An analysis of features that are used to interact with the security system.

 /  5
Motion detection

Motion detection

Our evaluation of the system's motion detection ability, including whether a test mode is available.

 /  5
Video quality

Video quality

Quality of the video from the system's included or optional camera.

 /  5

About

The SimpliSafe The Essentials SS3-01 is part of the Home Security Systems test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, DIY Home Security Systems models like the The Essentials SS3-01 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Security essentials Our evaluation of the available features that an ideal security system should offer.

Security add-ons Our evaluation of security-related features - such as smoke alarms - that an ideal system should offer for expanded functionality.

Smart home add-ons Our evaluation of the extra smart home features, such as the ability to control lights, that an ideal security system should offer for expanded functionality.

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