The camera itself sells for nearly $180, but you might spend close to $100 extra just to get the power supply and mounting hardware you need. That puts the total cost above similar (or better) outdoor security cameras.
It's unusual for SimpliSafe's costs to be higher than average, but you're between a rock and a hard place here—no third-party cameras work with the SimpliSafe security system, so if you want an outdoor camera with pro monitoring from SimpliSafe, this is it.
There are three ways to power the SimpliSafe Outdoor Camera: battery pack, 25-foot power cord (about $30), or solar panel (about $80). This camera automatically comes with one battery pack, but you can buy an extra for around $30 so the camera isn't offline during charging.
Finally, SimpliSafe also sells a permanent camera mount for about $10. Without it, the Outdoor Camera relies on a magnet to stay in place.