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Sunday, January 1st, 2023 4:24 AM

Outdoor Cam Costs

can someone please explain why these are so outrageously expensive @ $190?  The should be much closer to $99

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1 year ago

Hi @charper1 ,

SimpliSafe's Outdoor Camera (at $179.99) is competitively priced compared to similar units with AI-assisted motion sensing, IP67 water and dust resistance, battery power, and more.

We're not going to pretend that there aren't any cheaper alternatives out in the wild, especially from non-US companies. But as you've mentioned, what we offer is an ecosystem - exemplified by the Video Verification feature that can send your recordings to an operator during an emergency, so they can act as eyewitness to a crime in progress if you're not able to respond. Anyone can make an internet-connected camera; ours is part of a complete home security solution that puts you in control.

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Captain

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@davey_d​ It's nice to be wrong sometimes...a quick reply!! Thanks!

Captain

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1 year ago

@charper1 If you are waiting for an answer from SS, get ready for a long wait.  I should say from a hardware design and build standpoint, they are quality through and through.

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1 year ago

hmm, have equal and better, only thing they do not do is integrate into SS dashboard and monitoring.  $79 - $99.  SS cams are grossly over-priced.

Captain

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@charper1​ As I said, you have to wait for SS to respond, but they are well built.

Advocate

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@captain11  You're talking about quality and @charper1 is talking about value. Something can be of high quality but still of low value in that it's overpriced. That said, value is typically pretty subjective depending on your needs, experiences, financial situation, etc.

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