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Fri, Nov 26, 2021 9:41 PM

Simplisafe App suggestion for Outdoor Camera

I recommend adding a feature to the simplisafe app for the outdoor camera that allows you set a schedule for on and off in addition to the full-time on or off function already included. I have another camera from a competitor that has this functionality built in.
It's great as I have it preset for activation at a certain time each night and deactivation at a specific time each morning.
Anyone else interested please provide your input.

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Il y a 8 m

Do you mean literally turn the camera completely off? Or just turn off the motion alerts / notifications?

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Thanks for the reply.
To clarify: I am aware that you can turn the notifications and motion alerts on and off.
I am asking for a scheduling option to turn the camera on (with or without notifications/ motion alerts -user choice) and off at set times. As an example- I may want the camera off during the day but want it to come on at 10pm and shut off at 7am.
Right now i have to do this manually in the existing app.  One competitor already allows scheduling.

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This is also something I would use as I am manually turning notifications ON and OFF each day. Please add scheduling .....

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Il y a 7 m

What happens if you don't have a camera... so that you don't require the "Interactive" subscription plan...

Well....you LOSE connectivity to Amazon...that's what happens

Extremely stupid policy....and smacks of money-grubbing !!! 

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Il y a 6 m

Agreed. Scheduling cameras such that they effectively sleep during hours when either notifications/security are not required would be a battery saver, and would temper the amount of notifications that aren't security-related during "off" hours.  Scheduling of the cameras should be separate and distinct from alarm scheduling, although it might be preferable to allow arming the alarms to automatically turn on cameras for activity, independent of their schedule.

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