SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro

This hardwired video doorbell has 1080p HD video and clear infrared night vision.

  • Impressive 1080p HD image resolution
  • Two-way audio for an extra layer of safety
  • Simple DIY setup requires no handy skills

Are you looking for a doorbell camera that monitors your home when you’re away? One such option is the SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro, which provides alerts directly to your phone when activity is detected on your property. With an integrated two-way radio, you can also talk to your guests from work, vacation or anywhere else from the SimpliSafe app. SimpliSafe, a U.S. company, was founded in 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts. Initially envisioned by two Harvard students as an affordable security system for individuals who live in apartment complexes, the company released the third generation of its smart home safety products in 2018.

Features

SimpliSafe’s Video Doorbell Pro is a customer favorite because of its sleek, attractive design and intuitive set-up, which works with almost any existing home doorbell. This device is easy to install in less than 30 minutes with just a Phillips-head screwdriver and your home’s Wi-Fi connection. Some of the key features of the SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro include the following:

Crystal Clear Video

With the wide-angle HDR recording, you’ll be able to capture a 162-degree field of view around your property. Night vision capabilities provide a detailed image even in low-light conditions.

Doorbell Pro Alerts

Know when a visitor or intruder arrives on your doorstep even when they don’t ring the bell. This system features both a motion sensor and a sensor that detects human body heat, which reduces the number of annoying false alarms by distinguishing between cars and people. You can also adjust the sensor’s sensitivity settings to your exact preferences.

Mobile App

Monitor your home and control your security system remotely with the SimpliSafe mobile app. This robust smartphone platform is free for both iOS and Android operating systems. Interact with guests from wherever you are and receive alerts on your device when unusual activity is detected on your property.

Seamless Compatibility

The Video Doorbell Pro is designed to work with other SimpliSafe products so you can create a fully customized home security system. The doorbell can integrate with the security base station, which is the hub of your system, and a wireless keypad that provides secure entry to the property with your designated code. Entry and motion sensors trigger recording when an intruder is detected near an activated door or window. Other compatible accessories include the brand’s¬†GlassBreak sensor, which provides an alert when a window in your home is broken; Panic Button, which instantly dispatches police to your home and initiates an alarm when pressed; smoke detector, which immediately alerts the family to the presence of smoke in the home; temperature sensor, which prevents pipes from freezing and bursting in cold climates; water sensor, which alerts you to a small leak that could lead to a big flood; key fob to disarm your system remotely before you enter your home and rearm it when you leave; and 105dB siren, an extra-loud alarm designed to scare burglars and intruders away while alerting law enforcement.

Cost

Each SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro retails for $129. If you want access to video monitoring, you can opt to have up to 30 days of footage stored in the cloud for a subscription cost of $4.99 per month. The brand provides a 100% satisfaction guarantee, which means you can return your doorbell anytime within the first 60 days for a full refund. Add-on accessories that work with the Video Doorbell Pro are priced as follows:

ComponentPricing
Base Station$114.99
Wireless Keypad$69.99
Entry Sensor$14.99
Motion Sensor$29.99
SimpliCam$99.99
GlassBreak Sensor$34.99
Panic Button$19.99
Smoke Detector$29.99
Temperature Sensor$29.99
Water Sensor$19.99
Key Fob$24.99
105dB Siren$59.99
9″ x 9″ Yard Sign$3.99

You can also save money by bundling your desired products in popular packages. Although SimpliSafe products are designed for easy DIY installation, you can also opt for professional installation from a technician for $79.99. Shipping for all products is free within the United States. Your SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro will also be covered by a comprehensive three-year product warranty.

Summary

SimpliSafe is a popular video doorbell option because of its easy installation, intuitive use and affordable price. Customers can reach the brand’s customer support representatives 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling toll-free at 1-800-297-1605. It also offers professional monitoring around the clock, 365 days a year.

However, SimpliSafe is one of the few video doorbell systems that does not provide compatibility with third-party apps, including Google Home and Amazon Alexa, and does not offer voice commands and other smart home staple features. If you are building your smart phone around one of those platforms, you may be better off with a different hardware provider. If you’re not partial to a specific smart home system, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that SimpliSafe has received accolades from the CNET Editors’ Choice Award program, has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and has earned an Angie’s List Super Service Award and the PC Mag Reader’s Choice Award. This is an excellent starter security system for those who want to increase the intelligence of their home but aren’t necessarily ready to delve into the gadgets required for full smart-home integration.