I am considering SimpliSafe to add a layer of security to a property where I have six ground-level windows and three levels. The delivery was supposed to be the first impression, which was inadequate in this case.
I ordered the system on Nov. 28; of course, it should be delivered later than today, as their delivery timeframe is 7-10 business days, which is fine.
However, when I went to my account/Dashboard today, I saw this:
The problem is not that the package is not delivered yet; I was not expecting it to be so fast.
The problem is that the SS dashboard reports that it has been delivered, providing false data to the customer. When I called support, they offered me a replacement (!) at first. It took about 10 minutes for them to understand that the issue was not the missed package but the incorrect data in the account. Then I was transferred to another representative; he told me the parcel still needed to be dispatched, just as it was supposed to be. Then he added that it will be shipped by FedEx. However, the SS' own tracking page indicates that the carrier is
USPS and there is a tracking number already:
So we have a wrong delivery status, wrong tracking number, and wrong carrier at the same time.
I comprehend that SS is playing on the bottom level of the market, but such an experience is far from any service standards for any segment. That makes the customer think that
if they cannot build a proper IT infrastructure to handle the fulfillment, how can they monitor the customer's security?
For the records: it's not about the late or long delivery. It's about the security company account that displays the false data.