23 June 2021
Google has taken wraps off its first-ever battery-powered Nest Cam and Doorbell devices. These are the same products that were leaked accidentally just a couple of days ago. The 2021 lineup further includes a second-gen wired Nest Cam and a Nest Cam with floodlight. The good thing is that these new products are packed with features while being relatively affordable at the same time.
Starting with battery-powered products, these include Nest Cam and Nest Doorbell. The security camera can be used indoors as well as outdoors. These can also be connected to a power source if you wish to do that. The battery part simply helps you with applying them anywhere in the house instead of forcing you to install them near a power source. This gives flexibility to the users when it comes to choosing the installation place.
The team has made improvements to alerts that get sent through the devices. These are capable of detecting and sending alerts for people, animals, and vehicles. The Doorbell can even send alerts for package deliveries. Google says that all the processing happens locally on the device and as a result, buying a subscription is not necessary.
However, you will need a paid Nest Aware subscription if you want to make most of these security devices. It will increase your video history storage limit to up to 60 days from the usual 3 hours, Familiar Faces access, and continuous 24/7 video history with wired Nest Cams with Nest Aware Plus.
Here are the pricing details:
- Nest Cam (battery) for $179.99
- Nest Doorbell (battery) for $179.99
- Nest Cam with floodlight for $279.99
- Nest Cam (wired, 2nd gen) for $99.99