SimpliSafe’s Got Your Back: Introducing Exciting New Products and Features

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SimpliSafe has been keeping our homes, loved ones, and even our furry friends safe for a while now, and they've just stepped up their game with a slew of new products and features. Hold on to your seats as we take a first look at what's in store for you.

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The Smart Alarm Indoor Camera: Your new guardian angel

Let's dive right into the star of the show—the Smart Alarm Indoor Camera. Thanks to the included hardware, this little wonder can sit comfortably on a flat surface or hang out on your wall. But that's just the beginning of its impressive features!

This camera is all about giving you extra reassurance with video verification and 24/7 Live Guard. Picture this: Monitoring professionals can actually speak to you through the camera. But before you embark on the installation adventure, SimpliSafe has your back with a handy checklist, especially important if you're planning to mount it.

The SimpliSafe Smart Alarm Indoor Camera can operate wired or on battery power, so make sure it's juiced up before setting it free. Once it's ready to roll, simply press and release the setup button and watch for the flashing light. The SimpliSafe app will guide you through the rest, and voila! You're live streaming like a pro.

I've been testing this camera, and it's got a wide field of view and crystal-clear visuals. The privacy shutter is a genius addition—keeping your privacy intact while letting the pros step in when things get serious, whether it's a break-in or a life-threatening situation.

SimpliSafe Smart Alarm Camera on table next to product box and in front of SimpliSafe security system box

Image: Katie McEntire, SafeWise

First impressions of the Smart Alarm Indoor Camera

From what I've seen so far, it's impressive. The built-in battery means you can put it anywhere and that privacy shutter is the icing on the cake.

But our security camera aficionado, John Carlsen, wasn't blown away. Read his full review.

Live Guard: Your personal security squad

Now, onto SimpliSafe's newest security feature, Live Guard. This enhancement takes monitoring to a whole new level. Those monitoring professionals can now work through your Smart Alarm camera to deter intruders.

If you're on the Fast ProtectTM monitoring plan (around $30 a month), you get video verification and the Live Guard feature bundled in. The real game-changer is the Live Guard compatibility with the Smart Alarm camera.

In my test, the alarm sounded for about 30 seconds before a SimpliSafe agent was on the scene.

"Hello, this is Derek with SimpliSafe Security Monitoring on a recorded camera audio stream. Is everything okay?"

By the way, Derek seemed to see me long before he spoke up. After verifying my identity with our system's safe word, he turned off the alarm.

"Is everything okay?"
"Yes, hi, I'm just testing the system."

First impressions of Live Guard by SimpliSafe

When I tested SimpliSafe's Live Guard response, the whole process took about a minute, which was impressively swift. To have an alarm trigger, the camera record, and an agent step in—this is a unique feature from SimpliSafe, and it's bound to make a difference when it counts.

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More SimpliSafe updates

But wait, there's more! SimpliSafe isn't stopping there. They've also rolled out a new combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector that can differentiate between smoke and the dreaded burnt toast. It even sends alerts straight to your phone through the app.

And for all the pet owners out there, the motion sensor got an upgrade, too. Now, there's a pet mode designed for larger pets over 50 pounds. Your furry friend can roam freely without triggering false alarms.

This first look is just a high-level glimpse of what's changed. To get the full scoop on these exciting updates, check back for our updated SimpliSafe security system review.

In conclusion, SimpliSafe has once again raised the bar for DIY home security. With their new Smart Alarm indoor camera, Live Guard feature, and other updates, they're here to keep your home, family, and pets safer than ever before. So, rest easy and let SimpliSafe watch over you.

Katie McEntire
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Katie McEntire
As a renter, pet-owner, and woman living alone, Katie McEntire takes safety seriously. She’s tested devices like pet cameras, home security systems, and GPS trackers in her own home and devices in the name of safety. In addition to testing, writing, and reviewing for SafeWise, she also makes videos for the site’s YouTube channel. She’s been featured on publications like TechGuySmartBuy, Forbes, Healthy Moms, and Digital Care. Katie has a Bachelor’s degree in Technical Writing from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. She’s held previous writing positions at and Top Ten Reviews.

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