Nest, a Google company, is a popular option in the DIY security space. Nest has everything you need to create a whole-home surveillance system with smart security cameras. Their camera collection includes both indoor and outdoor cameras. Nest’s next-level features – HD video and cloud storage, are available at an affordable price which makes them a top choice for families looking for DIY security. Here’s everything you need to know to choose the right camera for your home.
With Nest’s Supersight feature, you’ll have a close-up view of who’s at your home without wondering who it is. Use your smartphone to zoom in on people to easily identify them.
Familiar Face Alerts
You’ll be able to identify people you know and those you don’t with Nest’s Familiar Face Alerts and the Nest mobile app. When your camera detects familiar faces or strangers you’ll receive an alert to get a live look.
Nest cameras can distinguish between people and objects like vehicles. If your camera detects a person, you’ll receive an app alert with a picture. You can use the app to see live activity from your camera.
Encryption and Two-Step Authentication
Nest uses both a two-step authentication and encryption to protect your camera and account data. You’ll worry less about hackers accessing your camera or footage with the extra protection.
Stay in-the-know with the Nest Cam Indoor. This security camera from Nest boasts HD 1080p video, a wide 130-degree field of view, and home automation capabilities with Google Assistant and Alexa. With a Nest Aware subscription, you can access additional features like intelligent alerts and custom activity zones.
Stand-out features include
Wide 130-degree field of vision
Access to cloud storage with Nest Aware
Intelligent motion and sounds alerts with Nest Aware
The Nest Cam IQ Indoor features a 130-degree field of view, infrared night vision, person alerts, and HD two-way audio. You can also get Familiar Face Alerts with a Nest Aware subscription and use Google Assistant for hands-free control.
Works with Alexa and Google Assistant
1080p HD video with a 4k sensor
Access to artificial intelligence features like facial recognition with subscription
The Nest Cam Outdoor is easy to self-install, and control using the Nest mobile app on your smartphone. It’s equipped with popular camera features including two-way audio, activity zones and person alerts to detect people instead of objects.
The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is a weatherproof and tamper-resistant outdoor camera with a 130-degree field of view. You’ll get instant alerts if your camera spots someone, and with Nest’s mobile app, you can view a three-hour snapshot history.
You can get cloud storage for your Nest camera with a Nest Aware plan. Currently, Nest has 1st generation and 2nd generation plans. You can pay as little as $5/mo. to upwards of $30/mo. depending on the plan you choose. You’ll be able to access features like cloud storage, intelligent alerts, activity zones and more.
Nest cameras are designed to be easy to install. Just plug your AC adapter into a standard wall outlet, mount or place it anywhere you want and finish set-up using the Nest mobile app. But, if you prefer professional installation Nest has Nest Pros to set-up your cameras. The cost varies by location and Nest Pros are independent contractors.
Most Nest cameras come with a two-year limited warranty. Keep in mind that if you buy a refurbished Nest camera you’ll only have a one-year warranty – even if it’s installed by a Nest Pro. With the warranty, Nest will repair or replace defective equipment, or offer you a refund.
Nest also has a 30-day return policy if you’re not satisfied with your camera for a full refund if the camera is in the original condition.