Google’s Nest product line currently offers various proposals for the smart home, such as the Google Nest Audio and Google Nest Mini speakers, the Google Nest Hub display (which passes for its second generation) or the Google Nest Wifi 2-in-1 router. And they all have one thing in common: they are compatible with the Google Home application to be able to control them from the mobile.
Now the company has launched two other devices within this ecosystem– The first battery-powered Nest Cam surveillance camera for indoor and outdoor use, and the first battery-powered Nest Doorbell video intercom. In addition, Google announced the second generation of its Nest Cam wired indoor camera at a more affordable price.
Google Nest Doorbell: see who’s calling
El Nest doorbell has a built-in rechargeable battery to install it without the need for cables, but it also allows continuous charging of the battery by connecting it to the cables of an existing doorbell (an 8-24 VAC, 10 VA, 50/60 Hz transformer is required). In the event of a power outage or WiFi outage, you have local memory and battery backup to store up to an hour of video locally.
It has a monochrome design in white with a button that lights up when someone approaches and comes with a wedge-shaped bracket with a 20 degree angle to mount it anywhere near the door. In the technical part, it includes a HDR quality camera with night vision and 6x zoom, as well as a sensor that detects activity up to a distance of 7.5 meters from the door.
As a novelty, Google has integrated four types of smart alerts by default and more precise: packages, people, animals and vehicles, with a 3-hour video event history and the possibility of creating activity zones. Its two-way voice system, via the app or a Nest display, lets you listen to and answer any call.
From the Home app, you can see live what is happening at the door throughout the day, filter notifications by type, view event history and create activity zones
Google Nest Cam with battery: wireless and with spots
Made from thick 47% recycled plastic, the new battery-powered Nest Cam features a sturdy magnetic mount for easy installation. It has a rechargeable battery, but it also allows it to be connected to the power grid using optional external cablesas well as the attachment of an anti-theft mounting bracket, interior bracket or spotlights (all optional).
From the Google Home app, you can view and control all of your Nest cameras, filter activities, and create custom activity zones.
In addition to recording in 1080p HDR video quality and having night vision, Google makes sure that it has optimized the colors and improved the algorithms so that you receive more accurate alerts. Indeed, it integrates for the first time three predetermined types of notices (people, vehicles and animals)
As with the doorbell, you can view and control all of your Nest cameras from the Google Home app, where you can also view filtering activities by type, create custom activity zones, and enable familiar face detection. And you can use the bidirectional system with a Nest Hub display to listen and react to what’s going on. Google insists that the data is encrypted and all is processed on the device itself.
Nest Cam and Nest Doorbell pricing and availability
Google has confirmed that its new battery-powered Nest Cam can be booked from today at a price of 199.99 dollars and goes on sale August 24. The new Nest Cam with cable will be available soon in a price of 99.99 dollars.
The Google Nest Doorbell battery-powered video intercom can also be booked from today at a price of 199.99 dollars and goes on sale August 24.
Both devices allow you to add an optional subscription available in two ways:
Nest Aware (5 dollars per month)– Provides a 30-day video event history
Nest Aware Plus (10 dollars al mes)– Provides 60 day video event history and 24 hour video history up to 10 days.
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