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Thursday, December 6th, 2018 9:07 PM

NEST Doorbell Camera

Does anyone know if the NEST Doorbell Camera integrates with SimpliSafe???  I know that the NEST Programmable Thermostat does, but wondering if you can integrate the camera...  Any help would be greatly appreciated!  Thanx!

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5 years ago

@lvnoto

Only our own Video Doorbell Pro is compatible with our system. You can have a look there.

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Very soon you may want to integrate or else users may start buying nest security

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Already considering moving away from SS as I have 6 legacy cameras and will probably add more.  I only want them to be accessible from the SimpliSafe app.  I'm good with the SS sensors and alarm, but I'm not replacing all my cameras.  I'll probably keep my SS a bit longer and then get an autodialer, backup battery, cell phone transmitter, third party wireless sensors, etc and my legacy cameras and drop SS.  I understand controlling your ecosystem to ensure quality, but forcing me to use your high cost cameras and throw my legacy cameras away does not seem like  SS is customer oriented.  I'll pay a reasonable amount more for SS cameras, but 4x to 5x more is too much.  Eventually a competitor will come along offering more expandability.  SS can either grow or be overtaken by an upstart.  I'm very loyal when a company is loyal to me.  When not, I'll eat the sunk cost of existing hardware and replace what I have.  I have monitoring from SS at ~ $30 per month.  We have set off the smoke alarm twice in the last 2 years, so that  works out to $360 worth of service and 5 minutes for each time SS had to do anything (call us to confirm what was going on).  

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4 years ago

I have three SS cameras and asked for the ability to add them to my NVR system along with all my other cams. Rather than that taking some sales away, it might actually expand sales of the cameras. But, I received no response. Seems they wish to keep it a rather closed system. In some regards I get it. The less you have control of the more oddball compatibility issues you're likely to encounter.

On the other hand, I've subsequently bought a few hundred dollars worth of non-SS WiFi cams that do allow me to integrate them with the NVR system. Those few hundred probably would have gone to SS had their cameras facilitated integration.
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