Bear in mind the Nest Cam IQ that got here out earlier this year? The brand new Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is just about that however, because the identify suggests, for outside use. You get the identical specs, together with a 4K sensor with a 130-degree FoV and Evening Imaginative and prescient, plus the identical facial recognition tech, all in a extra rugged outdoor-oriented package deal. You possibly can preorder it now for $349, and it will ship this November.
Prefer it’s indoor forebear, though it has a 4K sensor, you do not fairly get 4K video. As an alternative of providing you with the complete decision, you get a 1080p feed with enhanced digital zoom by way of Nest’s so-called “Supersight,” which zooms in and follows motion with out as a lot lack of element.
As you’d count on, it really works with the Nest app, and any recorded content material is nicely protected and encrypted earlier than it will get to you or Nest’s servers, do you have to use their cloud storage performance by way of Nest Conscious. That’ll allow you to retailer as much as 30 days of video remotely for an everyday charge.
“Acquainted face” alerts, and a lot of the really “clever” performance, additionally require a Nest Conscious subscription. The facial recognition tech lets you understand if an individual on display is somebody it acknowledges or not, presumably permitting you to filter out notifications that will in any other case be false alarms.
The one unlucky factor about Nest Conscious is the associated fee, which most of you might be in all probability already conversant in. It’s going to run you $10 a month or $100 a yr for 10-day historical past, and $30 a month or $300 a yr for 30-day historical past. Thoughts you, that is only for the primary digital camera, you may be paying an additional $5 a month or $50 a yr per digital camera after that. And with out Nest Conscious, performance is very restricted.
The largest motive to spend the additional $50 on this over the usual Nest Cam IQ is the IP66 ranking. That is sufficient water resistance for normal outside use, (Nest markets it as “weatherproof”) and that makes the Nest Cam IQ Out of doors a a lot smarter selection for exterior house safety. Nest’s last outdoor camera was simply IP65, so this can be a first rate little bump. It is also $50 extra, although.
As you’d count on, the digital camera additionally works at night time, by way of an array of high-power infrared LEDs. Just like the IQ-less Nest Cam Out of doors earlier than it, it has each a mic and speaker so you possibly can accost trespassers remotely by way of the app. And that speaker is 15x extra highly effective than the Nest IQ.
In case you are within the US, Canada, or Europe, you possibly can preorder the Nest now, however it will not be delivery till November. That ought to provide you with a little bit of time to plan out the set up.