SafeMart's Home Security Systems
Since it began, the home security firm SafeMart has blossomed from the vision of a young paramedic into the fastest growing company in the industry. Founded in 2002 by paramedic Chris Johnson, SafeMart, a division of LiveWatch Security, has earned recognition as a home security leader by providing outstanding customer service and excellent value
. The list of SafeMart's clients include several federal agencies, including the State Department, Justice Department, Energy Department and Department of Homeland Security.
From 2009 to 2012, SafeMart has been awarded a place in the Inc Magazine list of the 5,000 fastest growing privately-owned companies in America.
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With its rapid growth in the last five years, SafeMart has grown beyond its meager beginnings. From the company's headquarters in rural Kansas, SafeMart started as an online retailer of home security systems. Today, the company has monitoring stations in California, New Jersey, and Florida to serve over 100,000 customers across the country
SafeMart markets its customized Plug & Protect system to offer its customers professional-grade security at a do-it-yourself price. SafeMart technicians configure the system prior to shipping
, which alleviates the need for an installer to visit the customer's home and initialize the alarm. The system console links to the LiveWatch monitoring system via wireless transmissions.
The company web site claims that Plug & Protect is so easy to set up, that Johnson's mother-in-law had the system up and working faster than a professional could get to her house.
The primary component in the SafeMart kit is the Simon XT Wireless Security System, manufactured by General Electric. Customers can also choose to upgrade to the Simon XTi touchscreen console, which also has the pre-configuration option. Other equipment that the user can add to their kits include:
- Cellular communicator
- Door/window sensor
- Motion detector
- Keychain remote
- Smoke detector
SafeMart provides its customers with numerous features that home security system shoppers do not frequently find among the firm's competitors. Some of these features include:
- Do-it-yourself installation with pre-configured alarm system
- Remote alarm system control with a smartphone, PC or tablet computer
- Short-term contracts
- Streaming video sent directly to a smartphone, PC or tablet computer
- Private cellular network to communicate directly with emergency responders
One noticeable difference between the SafeMart plans and those from other leading home security companies is that SafeMart has lower monthly rates, but higher up-front costs
. As opposed to other companies, which secure customers with long-term contracts, SafeMart starts out with a twelve-month contract and then charges on a month-to-month basis.
The SafeMart plans include:
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- Interactive Cellular Monitoring: (includes 24/7 Monitoring for burglary, intrusion, smoke, fire and flood)
- Premium Control Monitoring: (includes remote control from computer or smartphone of lights, door locks, and thermostats)
- Complete 2.0 Monitoring: (includes live video feeds from computer or smartphone)
SafeMart CEO Chris Johnson has parlayed his years of experience as a paramedic into shaping one of the most dynamic companies in the home security industry. His team of technical experts have realized his vision of offering customers home security systems that are easy to install, simple to use, and give the maximum level of protection and convenience.