SimpliSafe plans to invest $5.5 million towards the establishment of a customer support operation complex in Henrico County, Virginia.
SimpliSafe — Recent News
1. SimpliSafe Plans to Erect Customer Support Complex in Henrico County, Virginia.
- SimpliSafe announced its plans to invest $5.5 million towards the establishment of a customer support operation complex in the Willow Lawn area of Henrico County, Virginia.
- Through the investment, the company hopes to create 572 new jobs.
- According to Christian Cerda, the chief executive officer of SimpliSafe, “SimpliSafe has been expanding rapidly, and are excited to partner with the talented, diverse workforce in the Richmond region to continue keeping more and more Americans safe. Once personalized, we will have a brand new, state-of-the-art contact center to provide world-class customer care.”
- The company aims to offer an innovative and fast-growing workplace culture and are excited to find ready-made space at Willow Lawn.
- The government of Virginia approved a grant of $200,000 from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to aid Henrico County with the project. Also, SimpliSafe is eligible to obtain “state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.”
- The news about SimpliSafe’s planned expansion was published by Area Development News, NBC 12, and Business Journal.
2. SimpliSafe’s Home Security System Compromised by a $2 Wireless Emitter.
- According to a publication by Hackaday, a $2 RF remote could be leveraged as a jammer for the SimpliSafe’s 433.92MHz wireless signal between sensors and the base unit.
- The publication opined that it is easy to open a window or door and enter any property secured by SimpliSafe without a trace, provided the device remote is close to the system.
- The vulnerability of the device was demonstrated by LockPickingLawyer in a video using a low-priced programmable dual-band transceiver similar to those offered by Baofeng.
- The Verge also published news about the SimpliSafe home security system’s vulnerability.