1.Do I need a subscription plan to use the AI features?
All features and future upgrades are free of subscription.
2.How many faces can SimCam 1S recognize?
200 different faces.
3.How quickly can SimCam 1S detect a person and recognize a face?
In 30 milliseconds. Actual processing time may be affected by environmental factors such as light or distance.
4.Does the AI need training?
No, we have trained SimCam 1S with tens of millions of images beforehand and built highly accurate algorithms into the device. However, you can teach it to recognize new things with the SDK which will be available later.
5.Can it run all the AI features simultaneously?
Yes, it can detect persons, pets, vehicles, and recognize faces all at the same time.
1.Will you use my data to train the AI like Nest and Arlo?
No. Because the SimCam 1S uses entirely local AI processing, we never have access to your data.
2.Can someone else monitor my camera like Ring?
The live videos are streamed directly into your phone on a secured P2P (peer-to-peer) network without going through a server. Only you can view the video through the paired APP.
3.Can I turn the camera off while I’m home?
Yes, there is a manual privacy mode in the APP which allows you to turn off each camera. You can also use geo-fencing to automatically activate the privacy mode whenever you are home.
1.Can SimCam 1S be mounted on the wall?
Yes, it comes with a wall mount.
2.Can I install the camera upside down?
Yes, you can flip over the image by 180° on the APP. The camera functions normally while upside down.
3.How far can I place the camera from the router?
Up to 20 meters without obstacles.
4.What if I have to place the camera far away from a power outlet?
There is a 3-meter extension cable you can purchase to extend the range.
5.Can I tilt the camera up and down?
Yes, you can tilt the camera manually from -22° to 22°.
6.Does SimCam 1S come with the region’s corresponding power plug?
Yes, the camera will come with the proper type of power plug according to your shipping country.
7.Can I pan the camera on my command?
Yes, you can pan the camera a full 360° using the APP.
8.Can I use SimCam 1S outdoors?
SimCam 1S is IP54 rated so it can handle some moisture, but not pouring rain. For outdoor use, it needs to be placed under an overhang or other cover. If that is not possible, consider using the SimCam Alloy, which has a higher waterproofing rating (IP66).
1.How quickly can SimCam 1S send out a push notification when it detects an event?
Push notifications are usually sent within 1 to 2 seconds. However, it may vary depending on your Internet condition.
2.How quickly can SimCam 1S start recording the clip when it detects an event?
It can recognize a person and start recording within 0.03 seconds - faster than the blink of an eye!
3.What is the recording length of an event?
It is adjustable from 15 seconds, 30 seconds to 60 seconds.
4.Can I customize the notifications?
You can enable or disable the notifications for people, individual face IDs, pets, or vehicles using the APP.