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Sat, Jun 6, 2020 11:44 AM

Simplicam outdoor kit

I have purchased Simplicam through simplisafe website. Want to install the cameras outdoor. During purchase the outdoor kit option was not available. Can anyone suggest how to purchase outdoor kit for simplican now.

Advocate

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Il y a 2 y

First of all, understand that the "outdoor kit" does not make the SS camera an outdoors camera.  It's basically an indoor camera wrapped in rubber.

If it is not on the web site and you call the sales line and they don't have it, then it is probably out of stock.

Captain

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Il y a 2 y

@punishka17, to echo what sevensiamesecats posted, I bought the outside kit and while it protects the camera from the elements as claimed, the performance is not ideal. Recommend  you wait until SS releases cameras that were designed for outside use.

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Il y a 2 y

I don't think that SS will ever release a true "outdoor camera".  They may release one called that, and it may even stand up to outdoors conditions and work.  However, the whole concept of an outdoor camera requires a different philosophy than SS uses on it's current cameras.  And SS is not noted for changing their philosophy.

If it does not record 24/7, it is not a real "outdoor camera".

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Il y a 2 y

I bought an outdoor kit via customer services as you couldn't buy it from the online shop. It was easy to install and I have had no issues with it so far. I placed mine just under the eaves of the roof for a little bit of extra protection from the elements and it's worked fine. You get the occasional connection issues from your WiFi but this is likely down to how far the camera is away from your internet router/hub. I have a WiFi booster at the top of my stairs which helps with connection issues with my camera. Hope this helps....

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Il y a 2 y

punishka17 the outdoor kit can be purchased through this link https://simplisafe.com/alarm-sensors . Select the All New and scroll down. I haven't set mine up yet to see how well it works but since camera was free in my order I figured what the heck worth a try.

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Il y a 7 m

first of all let me tell you how I am getting more, And it may not make the camera 100% outside weather proof but I have 3 that have been outside foe about a year under a shield from direct weather and so far they are fine. I will not buy the outside SS cameras I will build my personal system and monitor it myself and my dogs and what ever it takes! first I do not intend to climb  changing camera batteries beside they are to expense to suite me.  Back to getting SS outdoor kit call SS and tell them you can NOT view them on the ordering product site. Personally I believe SS has removed these covers pushing their outside cameras! I have talked with two of their agents and they say for some reason many people can not see the outside covers on the product ordering site  as I do not and  have given you my explanation as why we do not see them Call them Call them Call them do not sit back and do nothing the covers are a good item and they work , may work to good to please SS.  

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@dbntn​ Agree - I have an extra indoor camera and good luck using the "outdoor kit".  I believe SS removed to push the new one too.  The old outdoor kits are up for gouge prices on eBay.  When my SS becomes outdated I'm going to look at other options unless SS offers always recording on vs motion recording.

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Il y a 4 m

I was told today by a SimpliSafe representitive that the SimpliCam Outdoor Kit Model: SSOK-EN-B is out of stock and has been discontinued. While searching the interwebs for resale options, I saw a few available on eBay, however, they were 3x the original cost of the kits at $19.99.

Here is the eBay link to the outdoor kit at $62.98 each :https://www.ebay.com/itm/194943750696