Simplisafe one of the leaders in the DIY home security market have announced at last that they are adding home surveillance cameras to their roster. Not only have they made great changes to their initial security system with the relaunch of Simplisafe 2. But now they have completed the circuit with the next logical step to take, adding a camera system.
No doubt it will be able to hook up to the central alarm system. Simplisafe already integrate flood, fire and gas alerts into their wireless systems, so we can only see them connecting the cameras as well. So not only will you be able to check which alarm zone caused a warning alert, you will now be able to check the live feed footage from the cameras as well.
There are several systems that already allow for this, so it will only add another string to the bow of Simplisafe and make them more competitive for anyone who wants a complete alarm and surveillance system. – Be sure to check out our indepth simplisafe review which discusses all their home security system options.
Does Simplisafe Have The Money
Simplisafe got $57 million in funding last year from Sequoia Capital so it seems that they have taken the step to pump some of this into the research and design of a new CCTV system. The cameras have not hit the market just yet, but Simplisafe have announced that a product launch is coming soon.
Let’s hope they take that cutting edge 3G tamper proof technology with inexpensive monitoring fees and also apply it to the new cameras.
One of the reasons Simplisafe do so well is the breath of features offered for the price. You no longer need to pay expensive monitoring charges with their products. You can if you wish pay for a monitoring solution, but it is not a necessity, you can self monitor.
Simplisafe Cameras Update
update as of 14th April 2016 – yet again Simplisafe have postponed the launch of their new security cameras. The interest is getting intense which leaves many people wondering are they perfecting their cameras for market domination giving their standing in the home security market?
There has been some pre-release details about the camera specs. They are touted to be 720p and have 2 way voice communication. Although given the slow release time they may need to be upgraded to 4K but the time they make it onto the market! Auto night vision and motion heat detection is also reported.
We would here at Personal Sec liked to have seen a 1080p resolution camera. But perhaps that’s what they are going back to the lab to work on. There is certainly stiff competition in the market and brands like Arlo are sleek and have a lot going for them that initially Simplisafe has not even tried to match (magnetic mounts, sleek design, 130 degree viewing angle).
Simplisafe have a massive market share in home security and one of the most attractive features has been their low costs. So perhaps this is where they will forge a victorious march into the CCTV domain. They also have to option to package their cameras in with their home security systems. Could be very appealing for the DIY no monitoring fee market.
It seems puzzling indeed that a giant in the home security market cannot get their act together and finally push the launch button.
Or could it be the build up to something very special, and not just hype……only time (more, yawn) will tell….