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ArcSoft Simplicam

ArcSoft Simplicam
alaScore 84

9 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of ArcSoft Simplicam. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ArcSoft Simplicam is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Jenny McGrath (

ArcSoft Simplicam review


ArcSoft's simplicam is a home-security camera with some competitive features, but its stand-out facial recognition is definitely still in beta.

The simplicam’s facial recognition feature is in beta, and it’s really the only part of the camera that was a problem. At first, alerts weren’t showing up to my Digital Trends email, but they worked just fine with an Outlook address. The motion and...

Feb, 2015

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Simplicam is a new entry in the home monitoring derby


More and more companies want to help you monitor your home or apartment via your iPhone or iPad, and Simplicam has a new system that is attracting some attentio...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Ansaldo (

Arcsoft Simplicam review: Sophisticated security done simply


True to its name, Simplicam offers an intuitive, highly customizable home monitoring solution.

Excellent app ; Extensive customization options ; Low starting subscription fee

Unreliable facial detection ; No battery backup ; Video is stored in the cloud only

Its facial recognition needs seasoning, but Simplicam’s customizable detection features and low cloud storage fees make it one of the strongest home security cameras available.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Nate Swanner (

Simplicam review: the Dropcam killer has arrived


As go home security cameras, so goes the Dropcam . The very cool, Google-owned company put everyone on notice with their snazzy camera, meant for home security, but good for a variety of use cases. A new challenger, Simplicam, wants to unseat them from...

The conversation around Simplicam — or any home security/monitoring camera — will be how it stacks up to Dropcam. If you’re asking me to choose between the two, I confidently and emphatically choose Simplicam. Solidly built, Simplicam just flat-out...

Aug, 2014

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Expert review by : John Carlsen (toptenreviews.com_old)

Simplicam Review


The Simplicam lives up to the simplicity its name implies, which makes it one of the best home security cameras available. It performed well in in our reliability and quality tests. It offers the best video quality among 720p cameras in our review, but...

In our tests, the Simplicam was the easiest security camera to install and use.

The camera only has 720p video resolution, which is lower quality than the 1080p cameras in our review.

The Simplicam is the best security camera because of how easy it is to use and install. It has a solid Wi-Fi connection and good night vision, though it lacks the higher-quality video of 1080p competitors.

Nov, 2016

TopTenREVIEWS - Gold Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Expert review by : John Carlsen (toptenreviews.com_old)

simplicam Review


The simplicam is one of the best wireless cameras because it is reliable and had good results in our video tests. It's a case where outstanding ease of use outshines average video quality. No other 720p camera in our tests matched the daytime quality...

The simplicam was easier to install and use than other wireless cameras we tested.

Its video quality isn't as good as that of the best 1080p wireless cameras.

The simplicam balances ease of use and solid functionality with good video quality.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Scott Freedlun (

Simplicam Review


Are you looking for a home security camera to check up on your kids at home or even keep tabs on your pet while you're at the office? Arcsoft's Simplicam looks to be the perfect solution.

Lots of features, easy to setup and use, great video quality with nightvision ; The Bad: Face recognition is not reliable

Face recognition is not reliable

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Mike Prospero (

ArcSoft Simplicam Review


The ArcSoft Closeli Simplicam is a good alternative to Dropcam. At $149, it's priced similarly to the Dropcam HD, and provides equally sharp video, day or night. Its face-detection software, the one feature that sets it apart from Dropcam, worked...

Attractive design ; Easy setup ; Good-quality video

Saving video could be easier ; Can't connect to smart-home hubs

With ArcSoft's face-tracking technology, the Simplicam powered by Closeli can identify when there's an intruder, or if it's just your cat walking around.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (

ArcSoft's face recognition-equipped camera takes aim at Dropcam


ArcSoft's $150 Simplicam struck me as "just another Wi-Fi security camera" at first. It has all the usual specs -- 720p resolution, Android and iOS mobile apps, a Web app, live streaming, email and push alerts, night vision, two-way talk, and optional...

In addition to the standard motion and sound alerts, Arcsoft's $150 Simplicam has a face recognition feature. Its cloud storage fees start at just $5/month

I scanned four faces into the system to test face recognition and it often misidentified them

The Arcsoft Simplicam takes on popular Wi-Fi cameras like the Dropcam Pro with its multiple alert options and low cloud storage fees, but its face recognition is still very much in the beta stage.

Jan, 2015