What Doorbell Works with SimpliSafe?
As you probably know, integrating your doorbell with the SimpliSafe system helps strengthen your home security, as you’ll get real-time alerts on your phone whenever someone is at your door. Plus, you’ll see who’s at the door and also speak to the person from miles away.
However, you need a SimpliSafe compatible doorbell as the system doesn’t work with all doorbells. Probably what you’re looking for, right? Let’s head right into it!
What doorbell works with SimpliSafe?
SimpliSafe (as of now) only works with its own Video Doorbell. That is, the system is not compatible with any third-party doorbell apart from its doorbell.
In the next few paragraphs, we look at the features of the SimpliSafe Video Doorbell and how it works with the SimpliSafe security system.
SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro—Features
So this is the only doorbell that works with SimpliSafe security systems, and it comes with ample features that ensure convenience and extra security in your home. Let’s take a detailed look.
1. See Who’s at Your Door and Talk to Guests
With the SimpliSafe Video Doorbell installed, you won’t have to leave your couch/comfort zone to answer the door. You can see who’s at door via the Ring app on your phone and as well see what the guest is doing—whether at night or day.
SimpliSafe shows you guest activities at your door in crisp, wide-angle HDR video. You can also talk to your guest without getting up to answer the door.
2. Real-Time Notifications
The SimpliSafe Video Doorbell doesn’t wait for your visitor to ring the bell before it notifies you that someone is at your door. Once anyone is at your door, the system detects motion and immediately alerts you.
You can decide to answer the door (if you’re at home) or view guests via the Ring app and talk to them.
This feature also helps to secure your home against intruders.
3. Detects Only Humans
The SimpliSafe Video Doorbell won’t distract you with unwanted alerts. The system comes equipped with two different sensors—one for the heat signature of people and one for the human form.
So it mainly detects human motion, meaning you’ll only get important notifications.
4. Works with Old and New Homes
The SimpliSafe Video Doorbell works with virtually any home type, so you won’t have to worry about replacing your existing doorbell camera.
As you probably know, some doorbells do not work properly in old homes or new homes. But the reverse is the case with SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro—it’s a custom-built doorbell that uses power, so it integrates well with most doorbell setup and any home type.
5. Connects with every Sensor in SimpliSafe System
The SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro is designed to connect with every sensor in your SimpliSafe system. So when any of the sensors detect activity, the Doorbell immediately starts to record, meaning you can always see what happens, as long as the sensors detect the activity.
6. Flawless Streaming
Doorbell Pro provides good quality clear HD video that loads and plays fast and smoothly.
But keep in mind that most features on the SimpliSafe Video Doorbell such as real-time alerts and streaming works with the Ring security system. So you can only use these features if you have the Ring system installed with the professional monitoring plan.
Yes, SimpliSafe offers various subscription plans and you need to be on a plan that supports remote access and real-time monitoring/notifications to use most of the features.
Can the SimpliSafe Video Doorbell work without a subscription?
Yes. Video Doorbell Pro can work without a subscription as a normal doorbell. That is, you won’t get real-time alerts/monitoring, talk to your guests from miles away, and other stuff like that.
Does SimpliSafe Doorbell work with Ring Alarm?
Short answer—no. As of now, the SimpliSafe doorbell doesn’t work with the Ring Alarm Security System nor other third-party security systems.
Can you install a SimpliSafe doorbell without an existing doorbell?
Yes. You don’t necessarily need to have an existing doorbell to install SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro. It can be installed without an existing doorbell. You can connect the doorbell to a power outlet using an indoor power adapter.
Can you use a SimpliSafe Doorbell without wiring?
No. You need wiring to use SimpliSafe Video Doorbell as it’s designed to replace an existing wired doorbell. So you can’t use it without wiring—install wiring if there’s no existing wired doorbell in your home.
Can you talk through the SimpliSafe doorbell?
Yes. Users can talk through SimpliSafe Doorbell Video Doorbell Pro—it’s one of the key features. To talk to a guest, tap and hold down the microphone button while viewing the Livestream.
Note: You won’t hear audio while holding down the microphone button, so you’ll have to release it when you want to listen and hold again to speak.
How do you angle a SimpliSafe doorbell?
You can adjust your SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro angle with an up-down adjustable angle bracket—it comes with the doorbell. See details on how to adjust your doorbell angle here.
SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro comes with several exciting features as highlighted above. So if you’re looking to get a SimpliSafe Security System or already have it installed in your home, this is the doorbell that works with the system.
As you can see, this is SimpliSafe’s doorbell and the system only works with its doorbell. So you can’t use any third-party doorbell camera with SimpliSafe. The doorbell can function with and without the SimpliSafe system and it works well on new and old homes.
For best performance, you want to get SimpliSafe to handle the installation/setup if you’re not sure of doing it correctly. If you already installed the Video Doorbell and it eventually stops working, go here for troubleshooting tips.
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