Nest is finally releasing a new product, an outdoor version of its connected security camera. The 199 Nest Cam Outdoor takes the guts of the Nest Cam and puts them into a slick new weatherproof shell. The white metal casing is designed to withstand the elements and comes with a 25-foot power cord and a magnetic base to mount it. Aside from the rugged design, the main new feature is a software update that adds Person Alerts. Using computer vision advances, the camera's motion detection can now differentiate between a person walking by and, say, a cat or errant shrub.
The next time an unwanted animal or human visitor is lurking outside your home, casing the joint or just taking a dip in the pool, you can catch them in the act. Nest is finally releasing a new product, an outdoor version of its connected security camera. The 199 Nest Cam Outdoor takes the guts of the Nest Cam and puts them into a slick new weatherproof shell. The white metal casing is designed to withstand the elements and comes with a 25-foot power cord and a magnetic base to mount it. Aside from the rugged design, the main new feature is a software update that adds Person Alerts.
All that fuss has overshadowed some genuinely great products, though. One of them, the Nest Cam, has just leveled up with a new, outdoor-friendly form. In a lot of ways, Nest Cam Outdoor is basically identical to the original Nest Cam (which itself is basically a rebranded Dropcam). It's one of the more capable home security cameras you can own, with 1080p video quality, 130-degree wide-angle lens, and a two-way speaker that lets you chat with interlopers. It's got a night-vision mode powered by eight infrared LEDs.
Today Alphabet-owned Nest is launching its latest product with the debut of the previously rumored Nest Cam Outdoor, as well as a redesigned app and new features. The most notable enhancement over the original, indoor-only version of Nest Cam is necessary weatherproofing for outdoor use. With a brand new, completely weatherproof industrial design created for permanent outdoor use, Nest Cam Outdoor extends security outside the home… The weatherproof design of Nest Cam Outdoor meets the demands of a broad range of temperatures and conditions faced by outdoor cameras. There's a 1080P HD camera that gives you a 130 view and night vision via 8 built-in infrared LEDs, and a built-in speaker and microphone for talking to those outside your home. The camera has a magnetic base that Nest says is for ultimate adjustability for viewing angles, but it also means someone can technically remove the camera from the base screwed into your wall.
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