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Saturday, January 9th, 2021 3:32 AM

Simplicam motion detection through a window - any solutions?



5.1K Messages

2 years ago

@westerson if you do a google site search on this topic in the forums, you will find several other threads on this topic.

try www.simplisafe.com/forum simplicam camera motion window

I will tell you its not promising and you may be better off waiting for the release of outside cameras (we all have been waiting quite a while) or try the SS outdoor camera kit that goes over your Simplicam so you can actually mount it outside. My choice is that I am waiting for the outdoor cameras.

2 Messages

2 years ago

@Captain11 - Okay, I will wait for the outdoor camera. Does anyone know if there are any plans for the release of a wireless, battery powered video doorbell a la ring? My house is not wired for a doorbell and there's no feasible way to rig it for one without great cost. At this point I'm wondering if I should return the system and go with Ring as the provided keypad was already defective.

Even a doorbell without a camera which would activate my indoor cam (pointed out the window) would be great. I don't necessarily understand why that's not feasible, it seems to me like that would work for many people and be a useful feature to have.

5 Messages

2 years ago

Same problem here. It picks up motion very well in the house but does not pick anything through the window outside. I tried different sensitivity levels but still does not pick up motion.  I'm still waiting for the "winter" sleeve.

1.3K Messages

2 years ago

FWIW, not that it makes anyone happy to hear it, but IR type motion detection just doesn't work reliably through glass regardless of the camera brand. Just sayin' in case anyone thinks motion sensing not working through glass is strictly a SS thing. It's not.
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