All SimpliSafe cameras offer HD video and night vision. They also offer several ways to store your videos, which is great if you want to keep your videos a little longer.
We love that these home security cameras are DIY friendly. If you have ever used an app and a screwdriver, you are more than qualified to install and use these home security cameras.
Because SimpliSafe cameras have fairly basic features and limited smart home integration, they work best when added to an existing SimpliSafe system.
All SimpliSafe cameras have these features:
- HD video quality
- Night vision
- Mobile app that alerts you when the camera detects movement
In the SimpliSafe app, you can see what triggered the camera, saved videos and even talk to the person on the other side of your camera with the two-way voice feature.
SimpliSafe cameras do not record 24/7. Video recordings are limited to short clips recorded when motion is detected. We like this because it means you do not have to wade through hours of footage to find an event.
If you want your camera to make friends with other smart devices in your home, SimpliSafe cameras work with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and IFTTT. You can use voice commands to connect your SimpliSafe home security system and check the status of the system.
These security cameras are a great addition if you already have a SimpliSafe home security system. When the alarm on your system is triggered, the SimpliSafe representatives in the monitoring center can use your camera to check if the security system was triggered by an actual threat or by accident.
SimpliSafe cameras do not have local storage space, unlike competitors like Eufy Video Doorbell or the Wyze Pan Cam. To save a video, skip to a cloud storage subscription.
Storage is pretty cheap so it does not stretch your budget. Rates start at $ 4.99 per person. Month for a camera. If you plan to add more cameras, the unlimited camera package is only $ 9.99 per. Month. Whichever package you choose, videos are stored for 30 days in the cloud.
If you have a SimpliSafe home security system, we recommend Interactive
Surveillance package for $ 24.99 per. Month. You get professional monitoring and unlimited storage of recordings for up to 30 days.
You do not need storage for your home camera, but it’s convenient. Say, for example, that you are using SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro and it catches someone stealing a package out of your porch. Saving this video will be crucial to help police track down the thief.
While many home security cameras are battery-powered or solar-powered, SimpliSafe cameras are wired. SimpliCam has a power cable while the video doorbell is connected to your home electrical system.
Wired cameras have their pros and cons. You never need to change or charge the camera’s batteries. But adding another cord to expensive businesses is not ideal.
And if you do not already have a cord cord, bring an electrician to connect the doorbell camera. That kind of nixer all the DIY ease that SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro offers.
Now that you know a little about SimpliSafe cameras in general, let’s dive into the details of each camera to see how they can fit into your home.