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Does this DIY camera simplify home security?

The $99 SimpliSafe SimpliCam is certainly affordable, but it doesn't offer very many features.

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Megan Wollerton

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SimpliSafe's SimpliCam costs just $99. At the current exchange rate, that price converts to roughly £75 and AU$125.

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It has a 120-degree viewing angle.

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And, like many other DIY cams, it can also detect motion.

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Viewing the SimpliCam's live feed in 720p HD.

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