The latest addition to the family from smart home technology giant Nest is looking to bring the trademark reliability of the brand to outdoor home security in the form of the Nest Cam Outdoor security camera.
A younger sibling of the Indoor Camera by Nest, the latest outdoor variant of smart visual security from the brand is the all-weather equivalent, giving you total smart control of your home security, wherever you are and whatever the outdoor conditions throw at it.
Allowing you to capture 24/7 live video with a 130-degree wide-angle lens, the Nest Cam Outdoor also offers both night-vision capability and 1080p quality, viewable direct from your phone or smart device.
When the camera detects motion, it springs to life sending you an instant notification to let you know that movement has been sensed in its field of vision.
One of the excellent features of the outdoor camera by Nest is its 2-way chat functionality, giving you the ability to project your voice (again, through the app) directly out of the camera allowing you to ward off any potential intruders or simply communicate with the mailman or people at the door, wherever you are.
In terms of maintenance and power, the Nest Cam Outdoor plays it simple, just plug directly into the mains and you’re off – no need to change batteries.
For those looking to add an extra layer of smart to their outdoor security setup, users can subscribe to Nest’s monthly subscription service ‘Nest Aware’ which provides extra functionality such as the ability to save camera history for 10-30 days, create downloadable clips of footage and send specific notifications if a person is detected (as opposed to the neighbourhood cat for example).
Nest Aware subscription starts at around $10 (£7.50) per month but new Nest users get the first month free.Learn more about the Nest Cam Outdoor here