SimpliCam vs. Nest Cam Indoor

Trying to decide between the SimpliCam indoor camera and Nest Cam Indoor? We take a look at the top features to help you choose the best one for your needs.
Updated Jan 25, 2021
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Jalesa Campbell | Safety and Security Reporter
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Compare SimpliCam vs. Nest

SimpliSafe is a well-know DIY home security provider with a number of package options to choose from. The provider currently only has one indoor camera option, the SimpliCam. While Nest is a widely known company in the smart home space, the company has two indoor camera options: the Nest Cam Indoor and Nest Cam IQ Indoor. Today we’ll be comparing the SimpliCam to the Nest Cam Indoor.

SimpliCam vs. Nest Cam Indoor Features

When comparing the SimpliCam and Nest Cam Indoor, both share many similarities like DIY or professional installation, HD video , two-way audio, home automation integration, and much more. We’ll explore more similarities and differences in our comparison to help you choose.


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Nest Cam Indoor

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DIY or ProDIY or Pro
720p HD1080p HD
Field of View
120 degrees130 degrees
Storage Type
Cloud storage with subscriptionCloud storage with subscription
Equipment Design
Requires power cableRequires power cable
Night Vision
Two-Way Audio
Home Automation
Amazon Alexa, Google AssistantAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Trial Period
60 days30 days
3 years2-year limited warranty
Mobile App
Unique Features
Intelligent motion detectionIntelligent motion and sound detection
  • Price

    Winner: SimpliCam

    For a budget-buy, we recommend the SimpliCam. Priced at $99, you’ll save an additional hundred dollars on this camera vs. the Nest Cam Indoor, which retails for $199. However, when considering a subscription plan for additional features like cloud storage and playback, both SimpliSafe and Nest offer competitively priced plans around $5/mo. per camera.

  • Resolution

    Winner: Nest Cam Indoor

    For greater video clarity, the Nest Cam Indoor is the way to go. This camera gives you 1080p HD video recording, unlike the SimpliCam which provides 720p HD video recording. The higher the resolution, the greater the details you’ll be able to see, especially in capturing critical moments.

  • Trial Period

    Winner: SimpliCam

    With SimpliSafe, you’ll get double the time you need to test out your camera and make sure it fits your needs. Backed by SimpliSafe’s 60-day Money-Back Guarantee, if you’re not satisfied, you can return your camera for a refund. The Nest Cam Indoor only offers a 30-day trial period.

  • Wider Field of View

    Winner: Nest Cam Indoor

    Looking for an indoor camera with a wider field of vision? The Nest Cam Indoor provides a 130-degree field of view vs. the SimpliCam’s 120-degree field of view. You’ll be able to see more of your home’s interior at once, as well as take advantage of two-way audio and night vision.

  • Home Automation

    Tie: SimpliCam and Nest Cam Indoor

    Own an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant smart device? Both the SimpliCam and Nest Cam Indoor are compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant smart devices. With SimpliCam, you can issue a voice command to have the privacy shutter closed. With Nest Cam Indoor, you can ask Alexa to show your video feed.

  • Notifications

    Tie: SimpliCam and Nest Cam Indoor

    Both indoor cameras feature intelligent motion detection, which means that you’ll only receive alerts for important activity such as someone moving around inside your own (or even if your four-legged friend is up and about). Nest Cam, however, does take this feature a step further with smart sound alerts, letting you know if a loud noise or barking can be heard in your home.

Tie: SimpliCam and the Nest Cam Indoor

For this comparison, we believe it’s a close call for both indoor cameras. Although the Nest Cam Indoor comes at a higher price-point and has better video quality, we think you’d still find a good experience with the SimpliCam. Both cameras have HD quality video, two-way audio, night vision, and wide fields of vision. With both SimpliSafe and Nest, one of the biggest perks is that you can get a full-home security system, providing you with additional features like intrusion detection, home hazard monitoring, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions about SimpliSafe and Nest Indoor Cameras

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Jalesa Campbell

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