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Fri, Oct 12, 2018 6:11 PM

Outdoor Camera Release

I'm getting really antsy waiting for the outdoor cameras that just don't seem to materialize. There was a post in June stating that they were very close to production but nothing yet. They demonstrated the outdoor camera at CES in January 0f 2018. I want to avoid adding a different system to my overall security system but there are over a dozen other vendors that have completely wireless outdoor cameras and I think I'm not going to wait any longer for SS to bring their camera to market.

Any suggestions?

277 Messages

4 y ago

You should call SS and purchase the outdoor kit for your current SimpliCam camera(s).

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4 y ago

There is an outdoor kit for the camera? News to me. Why can you never find stuff on the site?

Advocate

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2.2K Messages

4 y ago

Because SS is controlled by people who think the CIA are too free with their secrets   :-)

277 Messages

4 y ago

They do not have it listed on the site, not sure why, but I received mine yesterday and I posted about it this morning in another thread, here is what I wrote:

I wish I took a picture but of course I forgot to!

The outdoor kit is a rubber-like skin that goes over the camera and the plug. The kit comes with a new electrical cord for the camera and is much longer. Comes with tacks for securing the wire as well as a ball-style mount so that you can mount the camera on an exterior wall and has full movement. I would probably not expect it is designed to be in direct water/sunlight but the skin should certainly protect the camera from most elements.

Overall I am very pleased with this option!

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4 y ago

So, if it's not listed on the website, how did you order it?

277 Messages

4 y ago

You call and place your order.

277 Messages

4 y ago

Here is an image of what the SS is monitoring now that it is in the new outdoor skin and mounted on the back of the house: https://ibb.co/nyBG80

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4 y ago

how much is the skin?

277 Messages

4 y ago

19.99

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4 y ago

Ordered SimpliCam Outdoor Kit (White)

The skins are available in black and white. I was on the phone with Simplisafe for 10 minutes max (choose option 1) and shipping is $5 with USPS delivery.

Model: SSOK-EN-W

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4 y ago

Recieved the outdoor kit and thought I would take some photos since this is not on the website that I could find. Will add more photos when I get it installed.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/o8o1WY3s1x2E6k1q9

A couple of details from the manual. Cord is 25 feet. Not intended to be mounted on the ceiling.

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@murphmr

Thank you for the pictures (it clears up many questions I had - a thousand words for sure). While I use a different brand for my security cameras, the ability to mount the SimpliSafe camera outside is enticing (especially when the cameras go on sale).

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4 y ago

How do they not market this stuff on their website?!?! I'm so unimpressed thus far with their customer support. Half the things I ordered in my kit did not actually show up, they did not comply with the expedite shipping I paid for, and I had to go out and purchase two Nest outdoor cameras because I had no idea that they had an outdoor kit. Very unimpressed!

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4 y ago

I was trying to purchase some additional components. But can't find them on the website. All there showing is package deals.

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@darkdog

https://simplisafe.com/alarm-sensors

Speaking of which, SimpliSafe needs to make it simpler to find the link I provided. It is not clear on the website. Unless you have ordered additional components before, it can be a trial to locate.

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Scroll to the bottom to add sensors and choose it. The reat is pretty self explanatory

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4 y ago

I had no idea about the outdoor kit for the camera. However, I still need the option of a true wireless camera for outside. I don't want to drill holes and run new electric when the new camera is supposed to come out anytime now.

Captain

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4.7K Messages

4 y ago

@murphmr, first, thank you for posting the pictures.  Looks like a bit RubeGoldberg, but guess it works. Second, you may want to take the link down as it does show your name.

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@Captain11, no worries a quick google search will link murphmr to my real name.