- Mar 6, 2014
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- Saratoga, CA
Still a royal pain in the ass compared to never changing batteries at all.I have SimpliSafe at home and on two rental properties. I don't think I would ever go back to a "wired" alarm system. Changing a battery every 2 to 5 years depending on the sensor and how often that exit is used isn't that big of a deal. It isn't like one is changing all the batteries once a year on 30 window sensors. The main door into the house that we use from the garage into the kitchen needs changed about every two years.
I have a wired + wireless system. All door and window sensors are wired. All motion sensors are wired. The keypad is wired to the control unit, but has wireless capabilities built into it. If I want to put a wireless sensor somewhere it makes sense to have one (like on the shed in the yard), I can do so. But that's only ONE sensor whose battery needs replacing, not 29 doors and windows + 4 motion sensors.