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SimpliSafe Doorbell

See who’s at your front door and interact with visitors remotely using the SimpliSafe Doorbell camera.
Updated Apr 29, 2021

SimpliSafe Doorbell Camera Overview

You won’t have to get up and peep through your blinds – or even be home at all – to see who’s knocking at your door with the SimpliSafe Doorbell Pro. If you’re not a current SimpliSafe customer, you can purchase the SimpliSafe Doorbell Pro as a standalone product for $170. For access to video recording, you have two options: you can purchase a SimpliSafe home security system and choose either the Interactive or Pro Superior monitoring plans that range from $15 per month to $25 per month, or purchase a SimpliSafe camera subscription from $5 per month to $10 per month. With either option, you’ll have access to your recordings for up to 30 days. During that period, you can choose to download any footage you’d like to save or share.

Pros & Cons of the SimpliSafe Doorbell Pro

The SimpliSafe Doorbell Pro is great if you want to monitor your front door and help to prevent burglars and intruders. If you don’t mind replacing your current doorbell and paying more for video storage, then this product is a good option.

Pros

  • 1080p HD video capture for clear footage
  • Two-way audio and video communication for interaction with visitors
  • Motion alerts even if a visitor doesn’t ring the doorbell

Cons

  • Wired design requires a pre-existing doorbell setup
  • Must purchase a security system with a monitoring plan or a camera subscription for footage storage
  • Higher cost for footage storage up to 30 days

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  • Monitor Day & Night

    With the SimpliSafe mobile app, you can check in on your front door during the day or night. The SimpliSafe Doorbell Pro is designed with a 162° field of vision and night vision that allows you to see footage even in low-light conditions.

  • Two-Way Video & Audio

    One of this doorbell camera’s greatest features is the ability to not only see but also communicate with your visitors. Using the SimpliSafe app, you can speak with a delivery person if you’re away from home and even warn an intruder, no matter where you are.

  • Automatic Notifications

    When a visitor doesn’t ring or knock, you’ll still be notified with mobile alerts so you can view the feed and see what’s happening yourself. With advanced motion sensing capabilities, this device picks up on any activity nearby. Dual-sensor design helps to ensure you only get notifications for things that matter, like whenever a person is on the doorstep, rather than a car passing by in the street.

Similar Products to the SimpliSafe Doorbell Pro

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    ADT Video Doorbell

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    ADT’s Video Doorbell Camera is a great doorbell camera that is simple but still has some of the more popular features. The camera has 720p video resolution, which isn’t as sharp as other doorbell cameras. But it comes with a 180-degree field of view, like the Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro, to give you a wide view of activity. There aren’t many standout features that separate ADT’s doorbell camera from the rest, but you can rest assured that these popular features are included: 

    • Two-way audio to see and speak to guests using the ADT mobile app. 
    • Wirelessly works other security equipment using 2.4GHz wifi. 
    • Receive motion-triggered alerts to see live footage from anywhere using your smartphone. 

    But, like Vivint, you’ll need the ADT security system and service. Professional installation is also required. Keep in mind that you must upgrade to the Complete package for ADT’s Video Doorbell Camera and features. Mobile app control and cloud storage are included in the package cost.

     

    Stand-out features include

    • Multiple mounting bracket options for your doorbell camera for secure installation with the perfect fit.
    • Control your doorbell camera, smart home devices and security equipment using the ADT mobile app. Amazon Alexa voice commands are also available.
    • 180-degree field of view for a wide-angle view of people and packages on your porch.
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    Nest Hello Video Doorbell

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    The Nest Hello is a wifi-enabled video doorbell that allows you to see and speak to visitors using your smartphone and the doorbell’s built-in microphone and speaker. You’ll be able to generate pre-recorded messages to share with visitors when you’re unable to answer the door and use two-way audio to welcome your family home when you’re on the go using the Nest mobile app. The Nest Hello video doorbell even includes Familiar Face recognition when the doorbell detects familiar friends.

    Stand-out features include

    • Includes a 4:3 HD video view for a clear view of who’s at your door
    • Send pre-recorded responses if you’re unavailable
    • Uses motion and sound detection to spot visitors
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    Ring Video Doorbell 2

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    The Ring Video Doorbell 2 uses a crystal clear 1080 high-definition (HD) video camera to see who’s at your door day or night. With this doorbell camera, you’ll receive any doorbell alerts using the mobile Ring app and an iOS or Android mobile device.

    Stand-out features include

    • Powered by an easy-to-remove battery pack to charge the battery without detaching the doorbell
    • Weather-resistant to continue working through weather conditions from -5 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit without worry
    • Uses the Ring app to control customized motion sensors that best fit your outdoor home activity

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