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Monday, October 31st, 2022 7:31 PM

Outdoor Camera

Does the outdoor camera only record when it is motion activated?  Can I get a live video feed using the app even if it is not motion activated?

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242 Messages

2 years ago

Hi @rini125 

The Outdoor Camera does capture motion events, but you'll also have the ability to view the live stream of it from the SimpliSafe mobile or web app. So you won't have to wait for a motion event to be captured in order to see what's going on.

Let me know if you have any other questions, or need further assistance. Welcome to the community!

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@alexandria_c​ THANKS,

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6 months ago

The camera is "ON" at all times. Annoying.  ONly want it on when the system is armed.  How to adjust/change.  Additionally, the video runs so fast it is impossible to identify much.  How can one slow down or freeze the video?

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@jrfair56​ yes, the Outdoor Camera was initially designed to be active at all times. But we do have an active request with our engineering team that is already in development. Check in here to add your voice to the chorus!

On that second piece - you may be looking at the preview of the recording in the Timeline. If you tap on the screenshot, that will open up the full video player. If you tap again, you'll see the video controls, so you can pause, skip, and rewind, to different points.

If you hit the share button, you can even hit the Save Video button to download the video to your phone's Photos folder. You can then play it back there, like your other videos.

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