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Sunday, March 7th, 2021 6:06 PM

SimpliCam Outdoor - Recommended Setting

I just put a SimpliCam outside (with the outdoor kit) and was just curious what camera settings everyone recommends. Of course I want it to record motion in case of issues but I don't want it to set the alarm off all the time when set to Home or Away.

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531 Messages

3 years ago

Hi @mom22chloe,

While the motion detectors on our SimpliSafe cameras are able to trigger Push Notifications and recordings, they are not able to trigger your SimpliSafe system. When putting a SimpliCam outdoors, most of our customers set the Privacy Shutter to be open in Off, Home, and Away modes as there is generally less need for privacy in this instance. In addition to this, we recommend setting the motion sensitivity to the High setting at first and then lower it later if needed. These settings can be adjusted through the SimpliSafe app or your account on SimpliSafe.com.

SimpliSafe Social Team
SimpliSafe Home Security

2 Messages

Thank you so much for the info and confirmation, exactly what I needed to know.



5.9K Messages

3 years ago

@mom22chloe Don't feel bad about the comments on the simplicam concerning motion detection not available for outside. They hardly work on the inside too!  I have separate motion detectors in all the rooms there are one of my 3 Simplicams.
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