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Sat, Oct 24, 2020 11:36 AM

Outside Cameras

I was wondering why Simplisafe does not offer outside cameras.  Outside cameras are probably more essential for security than any other aspect of home security.  Right now I have to have a separate outside security system but I would much rather have one total Simplisafe security system to protect me both inside and outside of my home.

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@robert.golden2 SS recently posted in the forum announcing the start of beta tests in the near future and looking for volunteers to participate.  They said it will include hardware and software, which of course they didn't disclose what they would be.  You may want to sign up and, who knows, you might have an outdoor camera to test.


https://simplisafe.com/forum/customer-support-forum/installing-and-using-simplisafe/simplisafe-beta

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