The new multi-feed mode, which you can access from SimpliSafe’s web portal, was set to go live at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
A screenshot provided by SimpliSafe shows how the new multi-feed view can display live feeds from four security cameras at once, and you can view up to 10 feeds simultaneously if you wish.
You don’t need to subscribe to either of SimpliSafe’s monitoring plans to access the multi-feed view, although you will need to subscribe if you want to record the feeds. The company’s top-tier, $24.99 “Interactive” monitoring plan includes 24/7 live alarm monitoring, mobile app control and alerts, 30 days of video storage, and integration with Alexa, Google Assistant, August smart locks, and Apple Watch.
Updated February 6, 2020: SimpliSafe initially told us that users needed to be subscribed to a $25-a-month monitoring plan to access the multi-view mode, but it turns out that all users can enable multi-view feeds, including those who don’t subscribe to a monitoring plan. We’ve corrected the text to reflect the new information.
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