Outdoor Camera Review
I’ve been a SimpliSafe customer for years and was really looking forward to the outdoor camera when I finally bought two this year. I have been comparing it side by side to a Ring cam on my system for a couple months now and I’m ready to send the SS back. This camera should not have been shipped to customers, IMO. I’m not an engineer but the camera responds way too slowly, it doesn’t connect half the time despite it being 10 feet from a router, and it’s UI is inadequate. Does it even have an adequate processor for video streaming? And the video quality in daytime is way over-exposed compared to my Ring. It actually offers better video quality at night than during the day. I have zero issue pulling up my Ring (which is 2x farther from my router) every time and getting fairly true colors and decent clarity. I’m bummed.
10 months ago
Thank you so much for your feedback, @gussentementes . Our engineering team continues to work on improving the Wireless Outdoor Camera, and further updates are already on the way. We hope that you bear with us in the meantime, but we thank you for giving the Outdoor Camera a chance.
8 months ago
After waiting years for SimpliSafe to come out with an outdoor camera they completely dropped the ball. The camera records even when the system is off! Don’t go skinny dipping in your pool or hot tub if you have a camera overlooking the patio. Even if the system is off, the camera will record everything.
this has got to be the absolute stupidest thing ever. The correct and expected behavior is to have the outdoor camera on when the system is in “home” or “away”, and off when the system is “off”.
this is a serious blow to your credibility in my eyes, and probably others once the word starts to get out.
I will be returning my camera.
4 months ago
You could just do like me and if you are going to be outsfor a period of time just go in the app and turn them off, if you had a full blown wired POE camera system that records 24/7 you would be in the same boat and I have mine on always unless I'm outside working for awhile, now maybe give people a choice in the app then yes