SimpliSafe Introduces Standalone Security Camera

SimpliSafe Introduces Standalone Security Camera

Wi-Fi security cameras are gaining ground in the home security industry, and now SimpliSafe is getting in on the game. The DIY home security company announced the SimpliCam this week, a $99 camera that offers 24/7 HD streaming of whatever you point it at.

While the camera works great as a standalone device, it really shines as part of a larger SimpliSafe security system. Users can enable visual verification, so when an alarm goes off, monitoring professionals can get the details and relay them to the proper authorities.

However, privacy is also built into the SimpliCam — physically built in. The camera has a stainless steel privacy shutter that closes whenever users arrive home, offering a clear visual that recording cannot physically take place. Users can also manually open and close the shutter from the mobile app, so they can keep an eye on a room across the house if they want.

Just like competing cameras from Nest, Logitech and others, the SimpliCam offers recording packages to capture all the details around an event and also includes smart motion detection to send you alerts with heat detection software.

However, the low price could set SimpliSafe apart from those competitors. At just $99, it’s on the cheaper side of these caliber connected cams. And for SimpliSafe, that’s an opportunity to get a foothold in the home that they can expand upon with more security hardware down the road.

To learn more, read our review of the SimpliSafe Security System or our review of the best home security cameras. 

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner is an attorney and journalist with a passion for home tech and secure, efficient living. Since graduating from NYU Law, he has maintained a paradoxical existence of trying to live life adventurously while remaining staunchly risk-averse. He is torn by the dual desires of wanting to only be in Brooklyn writing about housing policy and smart home tech and aspiring to visit his friends scattered across the globe. Gabe believes that stable, safe communities are the cornerstone to a vibrant and healthy society, and it is this passion that brought him to contribute to Security Baron.

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