SimpliSafe Doorbell, Indoor Cameras: Expert Review (2019)

SimpliSafe offers surveillance cameras as standalone options for a security solution. What this means is that you do not have to have a SimpliSafe system to use their surveillance cameras. In this post we will be going over the types of surveillance equipment that SimpliSafe has to offer.

SimpliCam Indoor Camera

The first SimpliSafe camera we will be going over is the SimpliCam. The SimpliCam is a compact security camera with dimensions of 4.56 x 2.55 x 2.08 inches, making it really easy for you to place it in a variety of places. The SimpliCam is made for indoor uses only.

The SimpliCam is a wireless camera that works by connecting to your home’s Wi-Fi network. It is powered through an AC power source so you want to make sure you have some sort of outlet nearby.

The video for the SimpliCam has HD resolution with a 120-degree field which allows it to cover large areas of your home. It sports high-powered infrared night vision technology that will allow you to see video even when there is no light, and it also comes with HD 2-way audio (yes, high-definition audio) which will not only allow you to hear your SimpliCam’s surroundings but will also let you talk to the person on the other side.

The SimpliCam has advanced motion sensors that can distinguish between human and non-human movement. This smart motion design makes sure false alerts do not happen often, and you will only be alerted to the things that matter, like someone who is around the camera.

SimpliSafe’s SimpliCam comes with a 60-day money back guarantee with a 3-year warranty.

SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro

The next SimpliSafe camera we will be taking a look at is the SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro. If you’re on the market for a doorbell camera, the SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro is a viable alternative to popular doorbell cameras like the Ring and Nest Hello.

The SimpliSafe doorbell camera operates off Wi-Fi, meaning that it connects to your home’s Wi-Fi network. You will need an existing doorbell wiring setup to power it up though.

It has outstanding video quality, with 1080p resolution and a 162-degree wide angle field of view. The field of view for this camera is pretty great, and it should allow you to see whatever is around your door along with covering some of the area outside of your door.

The doorbell also includes advanced infrared night vision technology that will allow you to see what is going on outside of your home at night. The Video Doorbell Pro has two motion sensors which allows for advanced motion detection. One of the sensors will distinguish a human image while the other will distinguish the unique heat signatures that humans produce, and they will ignore other objects which will cut down on the number of unnecessary alerts you receive.

This doorbell camera also has a 2-way HD audio with a noise cancellation feature that will allow to hear and respond clearly to whomever is around your door. Installation of this camera will take more advanced DIY knowledge but SimpliSafe will provide you with a step by step how-to-install guide.


For you to view the video from your SimpliSafe cameras, you will need to download the SimpliSafe app which works for Apple and Android devices, or you can view the video from SimpliSafe’s website through your PC or Mac.

With the app or with your PC you can view live video and recorded video clips. The app will also send you alerts right to your smart phone anytime your cameras have detected motion. You can also respond to whomever is in front of the camera right through the SimpliSafe app.


You can purchase the SimpliCam for $99.

If you are looking to get the SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro, you can purchase it for $169.

24/7 live video monitoring is free of cost, but you will need to pay a monthly price to view recorded video. For this service you will need to pay $4.95 per month per camera, and this service will allow you to view recorded video clips.


We have had the pleasure to be able to try out the SimpliCam ourselves, and it’s a pretty great camera for the price. The video has pretty clear picture quality including the video from the night vision. The audio you can hear from the SimpliCam is also pretty clear, but the audio it produces is not very clear.

The Video Doorbell Pro is pretty average when it comes to video doorbell cameras. There are no features that makes it stand out from other companies that make video doorbell cameras such as Ring, but it seems to be highly rated. The price for their video service is also average, and their free live video streaming is a service that most other video security companies offer.

If you are looking for affordable video surveillance cameras that can be used as standalones, then check out SimpliSafe. If you already have a SimpliSafe system then a video camera would make the perfect addition to your home security setup.

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