Nest aims to make your home safer with new outdoor camera

Nest Cam Outdoor

The Nest Cam Outdoor is available to pre-order in Canada for $249. It ships in the fall.

Nest Labs, the makers of the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Protect smoke + CO alarm, announced its newest “smart home” device Thursday – the Nest Cam Outdoor.

The Nest Cam Outdoor compliments the existing indoor Nest Cam to help make your home more secure. The weatherproof camera gives a 130° view and records and streams in 1080p HD. It also has eight infrared LEDs so that users have a clear picture around the clock.

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“Nest Cam provides customers with peace of mind and the ability to stay connected to the things they care most about. Now, Nest Cam Outdoor brings thoughtful security outside of customers’ homes, helping them secure their property and giving them more ways to watch over their families, even when they’re miles away,” Maxime Veron, director of hardware product marketing at Nest said in a press release.

For Nest Aware subscribers, the Nest Cam Outdoor records 24/7 to the cloud and includes a new features called Person Alerts, which can tell if the camera is detecting an actual person or an animal or movement from wind.

“The future is about intelligent alerts. Customers want to know when something is happening that genuinely deserves their attention. Person alerts are the first of many innovations that will make Nest Cam a more helpful partner in securing the home,” said Veron.

Other features of the Nest Cam Outdoor include easy setup (it has a magnetic base) and two-way audio so a user can talk and listen to someone through it (great for people who get a lot of packages delivered).

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The only obvious downside to the Nest Cam Outdoor is that it requires a power source instead of running off of solar and battery power.

Nest also announced an updated version of its Nest app Thursday, which will include a new feature called Spaces. Spaces organizes Nest products by room, giving a user more control of their home.

The new app, which will be available to download later this month, also unlocks features for current Nest Cam owners. These include secure private camera sharing, auto-bandwidth and high resolution 1080p viewing for Dropcam Pro customers.

The Nest Cam Outdoor is available to pre-order in Canada now for $249. It ships in the fall. For more information on the Nest Cam Outdoor, visit

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