There’s only one thing I love more than readers asking for my opinion on stuff. It’s when they act on my advice and then write back to tell me how happy they are. I don’t boast 100% success, but getting close 😉
Today, enjoy two inquiries and one follow-up report.
Wesley writes: Which home security system do you recommend, both for economy and efficiency?
The company SimpliSafe has revolutionized the home security business, in my opinion, for these reasons:
- It is a system you own and can easily install yourself—designed to be DIY.
- It’s wireless, which means no drilling in window and door frames, no need to fish wires through tiny holes.
- Includes a back-up battery that kicks in and protects you for a full 24 hours in the event of a power outage.
- It’s a system that can be expanded easily, which means you can start with basic and then expand it with additional sensors, a camera, etc., later.
- Monitoring (optional) is $14.99 a month, which is a real bargain.
The SimpliSafe Alpha (basic system) is my pick for Best Inexpensive™ home security system. About $200.
Tom asks: What is your opinion of a wireless charging pad for mobile phones? I have a Samsung Note 8 but don’t want to shell out Samsung’s hefty price to try it out. Any thoughts?