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Mon, Nov 2, 2020 12:26 AM

Outdoor motion sensor

Does anyone know if the motion sensor on the new SimpliSafe can be used outdoors?

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2 y ago

Not reliably.  First of all, it is not rated for outdoors use, so may be disabled or damaged by the outdoor environment (moisture, temperature extremes).  Even if not, it is a "change in heat"  sensor, which is likely to be confused by the constantly changing outdoors temperatures as opposed to the "constant temperature" it is designed for.