TS1 Live PIP

A house fire in The Sims, with a Live PIP showing the fire

A Live Picture in Picture, also known as a Live PIP, is a notification in The Sims and The Sims 2 that appears during certain events. A Live PIP is a small box, usually to the bottom right of the screen, with a live camera witnessing the event.

A Live PIP shows the player what's going on in the event of a fire, a burglary, and a repo-man visit, among other things.