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Mon, Dec 6, 2021 4:45 PM

Doorbell Angle

My existing doorbell mounts inside the door frame. A photo of it can be seen here: https://imgur.com/fJ56zzS

The specs say the SimpliSafe Doorbell has a 162 degree field of view. Will it be able to see people standing in front of the door?

The web site references a left-right angle bracket, but support told me they only have a horizontal wedge kit.

I found some aftermarket solutions on eBay, but would prefer to either mount it flush or use a official solution to solve this problem.

Thanks for any help in advance.

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8 m ago

Hi Tek,

The Wedge Kit is in fact for a left-right angle bracket (by horizontal, we mean side to side). But it only angles the unit at 15º.

If you're handy yourself, or are prepared to hire a professional, the best solution might be to rewire so that the wiring comes out on the outside of the frame - though I'm not sure if you have the space for that, just based on your picture.

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I can't move the wires to the front because of the design of the door.

The Camera can see 164 degrees, plus the wedge kit, would that not give me decent coverage of the front?