‎Does the Simplisafe camera have the option for continuous recording? | SimpliSafe Help Center

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 3:31 PM

Does the Simplisafe camera have the option for continuous recording?

Or does it only have the option to record once you initiate it (with the plan) or once it detects motion?

Accepted Solution

1.2K Messages

3 years ago

Motion yes, all the time, no.

2 Messages

I would appreciate your mentioning this to your R&D people. It appears I am not the only one and I do know many people who actually won’t even try Simplisafe because of this issue. 


Official Response

Community Admin


4.3K Messages

5 months ago

@zen4pamela ,

Our Cameras are designed as an addition and enhancement of the SimpliSafe security system. So they're set up to respond to specific events. Unfortunately, at least right now, or cameras are not capable of more surveillance-type functions.

But as always, I'm happy to pass on your feedback to our development team.

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@davey_d​ the cameras should have a surveillance or reactive surveillance capability

2 Messages

1 year ago

I think that, with the recent price hike, new features such as this one should be implemented. This would be extremely beneficial and set SimpliSafe apart from their competitors

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1 year ago

I support longer recording times that can be set per camera and when manually recording

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11 months ago

I also want to see this happen. I've been considering switching to the more expensive nest cameras because simplisafe doesn't support the continuous recording feature which is important to me for the outdoor cameras.

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@TDillman​ I wasn't aware that Next offered continuous recording. Looks like I'm switching! 



526 Messages

Wyze Cam v3 does as well, with the service if I recall? It also records continuously to local storage which I find to be fantastic since you can stick a 64GB card in and get a week or more of solid recording. It's great for going back to a specific date/time to look for something that may not have triggered a motion alert.

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I too am thinking about switching because there’s no option for continuous recording. I have 2 security systems. Simplisafe and Night Owl. The Night Owl system continuously records (and shows it on my TV and my phone where I can put it on a flash drive). 

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21 days ago

Now that I've received the cameras and discovered they can not record continuously I may well return them.

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