Nest Labs, a Google company has officially introduced Nest Cam, a security camera, after it was leaked last week. It can stream 1080p videos at 30 fps directly to a phone, tablet or a laptop. This is somewhat like a successor of the Dropcam that the company acquired last year. It has also upgraded Nest app to version 5.0 for iOS, Android and Web that now lets you control your Nest Thermostat, Nest Protect, Nest Cam and Dropcam from one place.
Highlights of Nest Cam
- 1080p HD video streaming at 30 fps with 1/3”, 3 megapixel sensor with 8X digital zoom and a 130º wide-angle lens
- Nest Cam looks for motion and listens for sound and sends alert to your phone.
- 8 High-power infrared LEDs (850nm) with IR cut filter let you see the whole room at night
- Mic and speaker lets you hear what’s going on and talk back using the Nest app.
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
Nest also offers Nest Aware service that backs up video history online. For a 10-day back up it costs $100 per year and a 30-day back up costs $300 per year. The Nest Cam is available from Nest website, Google Store and Amazon at $199 in the US. Nest also introduced a new Nest Protect smoke detector at $99.