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Nest unveils new indoor security camera with intelligence features

by Danny Zepeda | May 31, 2017May 31, 2017 9:30 am PDT

Nest has taken the wraps off its latest security camera—the Nest Cam IQ Indoor Security Camera. Instead of a static home camera that just takes video, the Nest Cam IQ incorporates intelligence features to provide the best safe guard.

The Nest Cam IQ has a high-resolution 8MP 4K image sensor that is capable of 12x digital zoom  and high dynamic range wrapped up in a white polycarbonate shell. It’s designed to work at night as well with two 940 nm infrared LEDs for Night Vision and built-in speaker 7x more powerful than the original Nest Cam to communicate.

It features what Nest is calling “insights.” This means the camera can intelligently understand who its recording and alert you when its a friendly face or an unknown person.

“When designing Nest Cam IQ, we focused on what we’ve learned from our customers, which is that people don’t want more information, they want insights,” stated Nest co-founder and chief product officer Matt Rodgers. “So we combined intelligence with excellent image and sound quality to deliver the insights customers need, at the right time. These insights can range from telling  you the kids are home from school to sending an alert if an unfamiliar person is in the living room.”

Pairing the Nest Cam IQ with Nest Aware, customers will be able to take advantage of the “powerful face recognition learning technology” for personalizing alerts. You can opt to send you names of family members or pets when they enter the house. Nest Aware is a monthly (and yearly) subscription service that starts off at $10 per month for the basic version.

The Nest Cam IQ is now available for pre-order in the U.S. and will cost $299 for one camera, and $498 for a two-pack bundle. It will be available in more countries starting June 13.


Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...

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