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Tue, Apr 17, 2018 7:06 AM

Simplisafe doorbell camera release day?

When is the Doorbell camera being released? Has a date been established? I'm trying to hold off purchasing the competitors wifi camera, however I'm starting to believe that the simplisafe doorbell camera is just fluff!

Captain

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4 y ago

@honeytreatsandc...  If SS announces a product, based on past history, releases it.  Next question is when and there is the issue.

Community Admin

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4 y ago

@honeytreatsandc...

Our upcoming doorbell camera, and our outdoor camera, are both still under very active development. We just want to make sure that they're ready before we can make any announcement about them coming out. Please keep an eye out for updates.

Johnny M.
SimpliSafe Home Security

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Any official word on if these cameras will work on SS2? If its only for SS3 I can buy competitors cameras but dont want to hold out until release only to find out they wont even work with my system.

Captain

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4 y ago

@ajp39, as the current Simplicam cameras work on both systems, there is a chance the doorbell and outdoor cams will work on both.

As far as more info on compatibility, suggest we need to be a bit more direct:

Hey, Simplisafe!! Will the new video doorbell and outdoor cameras with motion sensors and lights work with SS2??

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4 y ago

@ajp39

The Outdoor and Doorbell cameras are under active development. They are being designed similarly to our indoor cameras, which are compatible with both the All-New SimpliSafe and the SimpliSafe Original! We'll be sure to let you know when they're ready!

Lee
SimpliSafe Home Security

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Thanks for the information Lee!

Captain

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4 y ago

@Lee, another nice subject to put into that new Customer Resource Center (CRC)!

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4 y ago

CEO promised 2nd qrtr where is it???

Advocate

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4 y ago

June is still in the 2nd quarter...

Captain

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4 y ago

Yes, through the end of June. The General and I have our $25 charity bet riding on it.

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4 y ago

Things I hope the doorbell will have:

The ability to support multiple chiming devices.  I need one for my family room.  I can't hear my current doorbell chime from there.


I also want to be able to swear at teen-agers walking across my lawn like the old ladies do on TV.  No reason, really, I just like swearing.

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4 y ago

Hey everyone. Just checking to see if there's a status update for the release of the doorbell. Really want to get a smart doorbell soon, and I'd hate to get a competitor's only to have Simplisafe release theirs shortly afterward. Thanks!

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4 y ago

Hey everyone. Just checking to see if there's a status update for the release of the doorbell. Really want to get a smart doorbell soon, and I'd hate to get a competitor's only to have Simplisafe release theirs shortly afterward. Thanks!

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4 y ago

Imagine this is 1985 and you've just seen Back to the Future and you can't wait to find out whats gonna happen to Marty and his kids!  Today, just like then, nobody knows when that will happen.  Hopefully the doorbell cam is more impressive than Back to the Future 2 however.

4 y ago

Looking forward to some news on the camera/doorbell cam. Ring Protect is coming our right around the corner and I'm still in the trial period of my SS3. Some sort of release date would be helpful.

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I'm also in my return period and really struggling with whether to keep it. So far I like the system, but the Ring Alarm will only cost $100 a year for monitoring. Everything I've seen from it looks promising, though SimpliSafe is a more "tried and true" system. I like that Ring has such a great variety of cameras I could incorporate, in addition to the new Ring Beams security lights that are coming out. I'm hoping we hear something soon about the new SimpliSafe doorbell and outdoor camera pricing and features.

Captain

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4 y ago

@seanhunter777 , given past experience, I doubt SS will provide anything beyond the already "within the next quarter" which was in January that makes it by June 20th 2018.  What is promising is that they said Amazon Echo integration would happen and it did.  Even an article in PC Mag with Apple Watch integration but haven't seen anything from SS on that.

If the video doorbell is not released by June 30th two things will happen:  I will pay  off my bet with General_KAOS and SS will release it shortly thereafter.  (I am confident SS is keenly aware of the pressure  the release of Ring's security system puts on them. :-)

4 y ago

Yea my return is in about a week. If they don't get it this month or july 4th I'm going to call to cancel my subscription, send back my stuff and then buy ring. They are only $10 a month and have flood light cameras like that's BOSS!!!! They may be new but they seem to know what they are doing with this.

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I wouldn't do it. Ring cams are complicated to set up. Sold mine before even setting up b/c it was such a huge project and my partner never got around to it, running the electrical outdoors, etc.. Really to save $5 a month?!