The SimpliSafe home security system now is available at no extra charge to new Verizon 5G Home Internet and Fios customers.
A five-piece home security system that includes HD indoor home cameras, two entry sensors, a keypad, a base station and a month of free professional monitoring is available to new subscribers to the Fios Gigabit service. The company says that the value of the package is more than $400.
Those signing up for a Verizon 500 Mbps or 400 Mbps symmetrical service will get a SimpliSafe four-piece bundle that is valued at $300. Those opting for the 300 Mbps or 200 Mbps or symmetrical services will be eligible for an HD indoor security camera, which Verizon says is valued at $99.
Verizon 5G Home Internet is a fixed wireless offering that starts at $25 per month with most 5G unlimited mobile plans if the subscriber is using autopay. The company did not detail the type of SimpliSafe system for which new 5G Home Internet customers would be eligible.
SimpliSafe has been named “Best Home Security System” by U.S. News & World Report for three consecutive years, according to Verizon.
Home security has long been seen as a potentially beneficial add-on by service providers. In February 2021, ADT and DISH Network announced a partnership under which DISH would market, sell and install services for ADT smart home security products. OnTech Smart Services, a DISH subsidiary was to install the products.
Comcast said in November 2020 that the Comcast “Self Protection” home security offering would leverage the Comcast xFi Gateway to control an indoor or outdoor video camera. The service was set to be priced at $10 per month.
In January 2020 Charter Communications and its Spectrum brand made a home security move. It stopped selling the Spectrum Home Security Service and said at its website that it would no longer support the product a month later. The company said that it had a deal in place with Amazon for equipment from Ring, a platform that Amazon had purchased.