Google has released an upgrade to its Nest Cam series of home security cameras, making significant improvements to make these devices smarter.
On top of a new Nest Doorbell that is powered by batteries, there’s a new Nest Cam to consider (battery). Like the new doorbell, this has the benefit of being simple to install, requiring no drilling into walls or placement near a power outlet due to the rechargeable battery’s ability to operate on a single charge.
In addition to the regular Nest Cam capabilities, the new Nest Cam is joined by a new wired Nest Cam and the new Nest Cam Floodlight, which illuminates when it detects motion in addition to the typical Nest Cam functions.
All of the new devices have been intended to appear like they are a part of a family, and they will all rely only on the Google Home app to connect to the internet. All you have to do to get them to operate is connect to your Wi-Fi network.
These devices are also distinct from earlier Nest devices, which depended on a Nest Aware membership to provide you with the best outcomes and to make them intelligent. New internal hardware running machine learning algorithms allows for the identification of various kinds of motion on the cameras themselves, which is made possible by the use of machine learning techniques.
We want to make sure you’re alerted to only important events, such as people or animals on the move, rather than something as innocuous as a branch blowing in the breeze. Because the identification is done on the cameras, you don’t need to pay a membership fee to use this service.
However, Nest Aware will still be available for purchase, which provides you with 30 days of recorded movements stored in the cloud. The goal here was to provide a better out-of-the-box experience for customers. Local video recording has also been increased to 2 hours, ensuring that even if your network goes down, you can still record what is happening on the device itself.