Nest introduces their first outdoor camera


After years of offering one of the most popular indoor security cameras, Nest has introduced the Nest Cam Outdoors. This weatherproof camera has been designed for outdoors installations which means you’ll finally be able to see what’s going on at night. That’s the biggest complaint that I have with all the indoor security cameras that I’ve reviewed – you can’t point them out a window and expect to capture night vision footage. Why? It’s because the camera’s IR LEDs reflect off the window glass blocking the image through the glass. The Nest Cam Outdoors features 1080p resolution, 130° wide-angle view, 2-way audio, motion detection notifications on phone or email, and an easy install. It does require a connection to power, but it does connect wirelessly to the internet so that it can record video 24/7 to the cloud. Monthly subscriptions start at $10 a month with up to 30 days of continuous cloud recording. The new Nest Cam Outdoors is priced at $199 and is available for pre-order with shipping due this fall. For more info visit

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6 comments… add one
  • 1000acres July 14, 2016, 9:40 pm

    Finally! Ordering now…

  • Robert Grenader July 15, 2016, 9:55 am

    It always happens, just as I’ve dialed in a Nest Cam in a weather resistant enclosure, they release one.

  • Pam T. July 15, 2016, 1:00 pm

    One thing confuses me – if this needs to be plugged into a power source, can’t the bad guys just unplug it? Or, in the case of the picture displayed on Nest’s website, cut the cord?

    Seems to be more secure, we’d have to bury the power cable in the walls somehow. If any of you who use these know of better options, please share.

    • Julie Strietelmeier July 15, 2016, 1:26 pm

      I agree that the cord placement looks kind of weird to me coming out of the bottom of the camera instead of at the base.

  • Robert Grenader July 15, 2016, 1:14 pm

    They could, but not before it took their picture! With Nest Cam, you get Nest Aware, a subscription service that stores 10 hours of video (a freakin lot, since most clips are < 1 minute) on a cloud server.

  • Pam T. July 15, 2016, 2:50 pm

    Ah, I hadn’t thought about the fact that it should grab some images before the power is cut.

    I will be anxiously waiting for the reviews on this one to come out. It might be the one I finally pull the trigger on.

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