Nest Announces Full HD Outdoor Security Cam

The move comes on the heels of the resignation of Nest's chief executive.

7. 15. 16 by Charmaine Caparas
Nest
Image by Nest

OUTDOOR SECURITY CAMERA

Nest introduced a new version of its smart security camera that can be used outdoors.  The Nest Cam Outdoor is a waterproof, rugged model of the Nest Cam, which Nest developed after acquiring the security camera maker Dropcam, for $555 million. The new camera includes a mounting system with a magnet so it can easily be installed outdoors. It offers a 130-degree angle view of the home or lawn displayed in 1080p high-definition video.

Customers who subscribe to Nest’s paid online service for storing video recordings will also get a new feature called Person Alerts, in which the camera sends an alert to your smartphone whenever it detects someone. Also, users can then “listen” for what’s going on and talk to the visiting party, including being able to tell a delivery person where to leave a parcel if they are not home—or keep mum while calling the police, if the case arises.

Image source: Nest

NEW CAM TO SAVE THE DAY

The newly launched smart security cam comes in the heels of the resignation of Nest’s chief executive because of upheaval over his management style, as well as criticism that its products are unreliable.

In March, Greg Duffy, the founder and former chief executive of Dropcam, publicly attacked Nest’s chief, Tony Fadell. Mr. Duffy, who had left Nest, described how Mr. Fadell’s leadership compelled dozens of Dropcam employees to resign. A few months later, Mr. Fadell, who founded Nest and sold it to Google, said it was time to move on from the company. Nest is owned by Google’s parent, Alphabet.

Advertisement

The camera will cost $199 when it is released this fall.


As a Futurism reader, we invite you join the Singularity Global Community, our parent company’s forum to discuss futuristic science & technology with like-minded people from all over the world. It’s free to join, sign up now!

Share This Article

Keep up.
Subscribe to our daily newsletter to keep in touch with the subjects shaping our future.
I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement and Privacy Policy

Advertisement

Copyright ©, Singularity Education Group All Rights Reserved. See our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Futurism. Fonts by Typekit and Monotype.