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
Nest Cam IndoorCheck price
|DIY or Pro||DIY or Pro|
|720p HD||1080p HD|
Field of View
|120 degrees||130 degrees|
|Cloud storage with subscription||Cloud storage with subscription|
|Requires power cable||Requires power cable|
|Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant||Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant|
|60 days||30 days|
|3 years||2-year limited warranty|
|Intelligent motion detection||Intelligent motion and sound detection|
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
Yes, you can purchase the SimpliCam or Nest Cam Indoor without buying a full home security system.
No, you’ll be responsible for monitoring your cameras through SimpliSafe or Nest. Professional monitoring is available for their full security systems.
No, neither Ring or SimpliSafe require a contract. Month-to-month services are available for your flexibility.
Yes, you can get access to cloud storage and additional features by purchasing a subscription plan. SimpliSafe has a camera subscription plan for $4.99/mo. Per camera that gives you access to recording and more. Nest has Nest Aware plans with the cheapest plan costing only $5/mo. per camera for access to 5-day video history, activity zones, and more.
SimpliSafe provides a three-year warranty for its products. Nest provides a two-year warranty for most of its products.