About SimpliSafe Security Cameras
Designed to capture HD footage and allow you to communicate with visitors or family members, SimpliSafe cameras can help you monitor your home and stay in touch with what’s going on indoors and out. SimpliSafe only offers two cameras, the SimpliCam and Video Doorbell Pro, but they are DIY friendly, with a simple installation process. These cameras are designed so that you can use them as standalone devices or integrated with a SimpliSafe home security system. If you want access to 30-day video clip storage, you’ll need to purchase the provider’s $4.99/mo. camera plan. Learn more about both of these cameras and the features that make them great for securing your home.
What we don't like
- No contract required for camera recording and monitoring
- DIY installation
- Two-way audio feature
What we don't like
- No outdoor camera option available
- Limited smart home compatibility
- No continuous video recording option available
1. SimpliSafe Video Doorbell ProOur rating
You’ll always know who’s at your door with crisp video from the SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro. Super-sharp and high-quality video allows you to see the highest level of detail during the day and night. This camera also features a dual-sensor that’s designed to detect human heat signatures and form. These sensors help to prevent you from being notified of unimportant motion from cars or animals. This device also features a door chime that visitors can ring, so you’ll need to have an existing doorbell setup at your residence. Easy to install, the provider claims that you can have the Video Doorbell Pro up and running in as little as 30 minutes by connecting the device, downloading the Simplisafe app, and connecting the device to your home Wi-Fi. You can purchase the Video Doorbell Pro at retail price for $169.00.
Subscription starts at: $4.99/mo. per camera | Storage: 30 days
2. SimpliCam Indoor CameraOur rating
The SimpliCam indoor camera is easy to set up. Just place it where you want it, plug it in, download the SimpliSafe app, and connect the camera to your Wi-Fi. If you need help, you can always contact the company. The SimpliCam indoor camera captures HD video with clear, crisp images and a wide range of vision. This camera also comes with a privacy shutter that allows you to determine when you want the camera’s shutter to be opened or closed. To protect your footage, the SimpliCam is equipped with bank-level encryption. You’ll get alerts whenever motion is detected, and if you purchase the provider’s camera plan for $4.99/mo., you can store your footage for up to 30 days for reviewing, downloading, and sharing. You can purchase the SimpliCam at retail price for $99 or as part of a SimpliSafe home security system.
SimpliSafe Mobile App
You can use SimpliSafe’s mobile app for a live view of your home’s activity with SimpliSafe cameras. With the mobile app, you’ll also get instant motion alerts when your camera detects there’s movement at home. SimpliSafe cameras also come with two-way talk so you can see and talk to guests from your smartphone if you’re on the go.
SimpliSafe Camera Costs
The SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro costs $169, and the SimpliCam costs $99. But if you’d like video recording, you’ll need to factor in SimpliSafe’s Interactive Monitoring Plan. The plan includes the following:
- 24/7 professional monitoring
- Cellular connectivity
- Mobile app control and alerts
- Unlimited camera recording
- Smart home integration
If you choose not to add the Interactive Monitoring Plan you can purchase a camera subscription for $4.99/mo. for one camera, or $9.99/mo. for unlimited cameras. You’ll get 30 days of recordings that you can save to your mobile device.
SimpliSafe Camera Privacy
SimpliSafe’s cameras are designed to do more than capture video for you. They include a number of features including a microphone for two-way talk and to pick up sound with the video. The cameras also have built-in night vision for clear footage in darker areas. But your home’s privacy is still SimpliSafe’s top priority. Check out a few of the features included to keep your personal data and recordings secure:
- A stainless steel privacy shutter that covers the camera when you’re at home and not. You can also control the shutter using the app.
- Visual verification when pairing your camera with SimpliSafe’s home security system. This allows SimpliSafe monitoring specialists to give police live visual verification of break-ins to lead to arrests.
- Anytime recording using your smartphone.
- U.S. military-level data encryption to protect your data.