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Fri, Jan 1, 2021 11:59 PM

Video Doorbell in Winter Weather

I am considering the purchase of a video doorbell.  While doing my research, I read a review that the Simplisafe Video Doorbell does not work if the temperature is below 14 degrees or it gets wet.  Is this accurate?  I don't understand why Simplisafe would make an outdoor product that was not at least weather-resistant.  Half the country will be experiencing temperatures below 14 degrees this winter, so, if true, that would be mind-boggling.  Thank you for any information.

4 Messages

2 y ago

I have two video doorbells here in Ohio, and neither has stopped working due to the cold, rain, or snow.  Yesterday afternoon I got phone notification that motion was detected at one door, and when I opened the app I found out the detected motion was sleet hitting the doorbell.  But, the video doorbell continued working. We have had temperatures below zero, and the video doorbell continued working.
Thank you!  How long have you had them?

Captain

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2 y ago

@shannonmwhitworth I am in the greater Chicagoland area and the doorbell has survived going on 2 winters, including temps way below zero. Works fine.