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TMCNet:  SimpliSafe's Home Security System Employs Cellular Connectivity Enabled by Telit Modules

[August 26, 2014]

SimpliSafe's Home Security System Employs Cellular Connectivity Enabled by Telit Modules

RALEIGH, N.C. --(Business Wire)--

Telit Wireless (News - Alert) 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 coverage.

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 its sirens.

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 end users.

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"

About Telit

Telit Wireless Solutions (AIM: TCM listed as Telit Communications (News - Alert) 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 the conversation and learn more about Telit and its customers' innovative applications on Facebook and Twitter.

About SimpliSafe

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 protection.

Copyright © 2014 Telit Communication PLC. All rights reserved. Telit, Telit Wireless Solutions, Telit Communication PLC, telit.com, telit2market, Telit Technical Forum, m2mAIR, m2mAIR.com, secureWISE, deviceWISE and all associated logos are trademarks of Telit Communications PLC in the United States and other countries. Other names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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