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SimpliSafe finally adds an outdoor camera to its ‘whole home’ security system

SimpliSafe has finally added an outdoor camera to one in all our favorite build-it-yourself home security systems. The brand new Wireless Outdoor Security Camera, first leaked by Dave Zatz, encompasses a magnetic mount and a chargeable battery that powers its LED highlight and a couple of.4GHz Wi-Fi radio for a interval of three to six months, relying upon settings. SimpliSafe will promote an elective photo voltaic panel to preserve the battery topped-up later this fall.

The IP65 ruggedized camera affords a 1080p decision with HDR, 140-degree area of view, and shade “night time imaginative and prescient” at a distance up to 10 toes thanks to that LED highlight. In any other case, there’s infrared night time imaginative and prescient at a distance up to 30 toes. The camera is designed to combine again right into a SimpliSafe security system with the contact of a button, and due to this fact requires a $114.99 Base Station (offered individually). When the SimpliSafe system detects an incident, the camera will be arrange to mechanically begin recording and blast an alert by means of its built-in 80dB siren (the speaker additionally helps two-way discuss). The camera will be configured with customized movement zones, and is aware of the distinction between folks, automobiles, and pets in order that it might probably solely report potential human threats detected in a zone of curiosity. This helps to decrease false alerts and maximize battery life.

By default, recorded movies are solely seen to SimpliSafe house owners. However customers can explicitly opt-in to the corporate’s subscription-based monitoring service to make alarm-based recordings seen to the corporate’s dispatchers for up to an hour after an alarm occasion.

The SimpliSafe Outdoor Camera is out there now for $169.99. Additional batteries price $29.99, in any other case there’s a 25-foot IP65-rated energy cable for $49.99. The photo voltaic panel will price $79.99 when it begins delivery this fall alongside a $34.99 everlasting mount.
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