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Fri, Feb 26, 2021 7:59 PM

New SimpliSafe outdoor camera hits FCC!!

Just saw a notification that the new SimpliSafe outdoor camera has been registered today at the FCC site!  See the article via the link below for more information:

https://zatznotfunny.com/2021-02/simplisafe-outdoor-camera/

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635 Messages

1 y ago

Thank you for the link, Captain. While I usually wait before purchasing products introduced to the market, I would buy the outdoor camera on the first day of availability. While it does its job without my interaction, Deep Sentinel has had too many changes to plans and pricing (the requirement change to minimum upload speed was a significant problem). It makes me fear the company will one day no longer be open for business.

I have no SimpliSafe cameras as I prefer mine to be independent of the system, but this is a must-have for the alarm to me. In conjunction with my outdoor and indoor cameras, I could rid myself of the other company's yearly cost.

Good stuff!

217 Messages

1 y ago

And interesting development.  Removable battery too.  I wonder when it will actually hit their offering.

I'll speculate the cost will be between $150 and $200  (149.99 to 199.99 because "marketing").  Any more than that and they won't sell very well.  Less than they and they will sell like hotcakes.

326 Messages

1 y ago

Every battery powered camera I've ever bought has been returned to the store within a week.  I wish for an option to have it plugged in.  I got external outlets installed for some horrible Arlo cameras.  I'd love to replace them.

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@usmaak I definitely agree with you.  An option to have an AC adapter would be very desirable, especially us old timers who don't want to be climbing ladders.

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I have 6 Ring Stick Up Battery Powered Cameras. They are available with AC power and a solar option as well. These are the best I have used so far. Blink was junk. Argo was junk.

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1 y ago

Even better might be a solar option.

Of course, if you are electrically skilled, you could MAKE an AC (or solar) adapter

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1 y ago

Conspicuous gap is an understatement.

Outdoor kits are apparently backordered...

Where are the outdoor cameras?

78 Messages

1 y ago

Wheres da outdoor cameras? ;)

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1 y ago

Hi KRStrick,

Development is ongoing. We'll let you know when they're ready.

- Johnny M.
SimpliSafe Home Security

Captain

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1 y ago

LOL. Simplisafe could teach the NSA and CIA a few tricks on keeping things under wraps!

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1 y ago

@captain11

Between you and me, we've been learning how to under-promise and over-deliver...

- Johnny M.
SimpliSafe Home Security

Captain

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1 y ago

@Johnny M. that would be very nice, indeed. ADT never learned anything near that.

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1 y ago

Companies that over-promise and under-deliver build distrust, doubt, and animosity.

Companies that under-promise and over-deliver build trust and loyalty.

This lesson is so well known and so often demonstrated, it's mind-boggling how often the mistake is repeated.  It's almost like the business schools are pranking the MBA students by teaching it wrong just to see how many of them are gullible enough to fall for it.

It's nice if SS has learned the right way. :-)

78 Messages

1 y ago

If you need more testers ... :)

i can keep my mouth shut when requested too.