SimpliSafe SimpliCam review


The $100 SimpliCam is SimpliSafe’s long-awaited response to customers wanting a camera as part of their home security setup. Buy one (or several) to accompany your DIY SimpliSafe system — or just use them as standalone cameras.

While 100 bucks is a pretty good price for a 720p live-streaming camera, SimpliSafe borrows the same surprisingly rigid fee model from its existing system. That means it charges (optional, but largely necessary) monthly fees, even for the most basic features. Want to view live video via the web app? There’s a monthly fee. How about event-based cloud video storage? Yep, same deal.

Now that so many other DIY security systems — and cameras — exist in the market, SimpliSafe’s approach is growing increasingly stale. Live streaming and other standard features worked fine for me, but is this thing worth $100 (roughly £75 and AU$125 converted)? Absolutely not.

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