Nest Reinvents the Outdoor Camera

New Nest Cam Outdoor, Redesigned Nest App and Person Alerts Bring
Thoughtful Security Outside the Home

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nest Labs, Inc. (,
architect of the thoughtful home, today announced sweeping changes to
its security camera portfolio with the introduction of Nest Cam Outdoor,
additional features to the Nest Aware service, and a brand new way to
interact with the entire range of Nest products through the Nest app.

  • Nest Cam Outdoor – With a brand new, completely weatherproof
    industrial design created for permanent outdoor use, Nest Cam Outdoor
    extends security outside the home. Customers can keep an eye on their
    homes 24/7 with full high-definition (1080p) video quality anytime,
    anywhere and in any weather. Customers also get all the great features
    Nest Cam Indoor is known for, including activity alerts and Talk and
  • Person alerts – Subscribers to the Nest Aware service will
    receive person alerts, allowing Nest Cam to distinguish between a
    person and another activity and let you know when someone comes into
    view. Person alerts are the first of a new generation of intelligent
    alerts from Nest that leverage Google’s expertise in machine learning
    and powerful algorithms to deliver deeper insights to customers about
    what’s happening at home. Nest Aware features including person alerts
    are available on all Nest Cam and Dropcam cameras.
  • New Nest app – The redesigned Nest app delivers new software
    features and makes existing Nest products even better, including
    earlier versions of Nest Cam. With the introduction of Spaces, the
    Nest app delivers a brand new user interface that groups Nest products
    by room, across multiple platforms, making it easier to access and
    control Nest products.

“Nest is completely reimagining the camera experience with new hardware,
a redesigned app, and more intelligent alerts. And because Nest is
constantly improving its products, current Nest Cam Indoor and Dropcam
customers will also benefit from these new features,” said Maxime Veron,
director of hardware product marketing, Nest. “Nest Cam provides
customers with peace of mind and the ability to stay connected to the
things they care most about. Now, Nest Cam Outdoor brings thoughtful
security outside of customers’ homes, helping them secure their property
and giving them more ways to watch over their families, even when
they’re miles away.”

Nest Cam Outdoor + Person Alerts

Since its launch last year, Nest Cam has become an integral part of our
customer’s homes and many use the Nest Aware service to record the video
they are capturing. In fact, Nest Cam customers collectively upload
several thousand hours of video every minute. Currently, most Nest Cam
Indoor customers use it primarily for home security, and 30% of them
point their cameras outside. Customers have been asking for an
outdoor-facing camera and Nest Cam Outdoor is designed to satisfy the

Nest Cam Outdoor combines easy installation with true 24/7 security
inside and out. Features include:

  • Weatherproof – The weatherproof design of Nest Cam Outdoor
    meets the demands of a broad range of temperatures and conditions
    faced by outdoor cameras.
  • Easy outdoor setup – Nest Cam Outdoor has a quick, simple
    setup. Just plug in the cable and adapter, mount the camera, and go. A
    powerful magnetic base allows people to securely place it in even more
    locations and capture the view they want.
  • Clear 24/7 live video – A 130° view through a high quality
    glass lens shows the full picture in crisp 1080p HD. When it’s dark,
    Night Vision illuminates the whole scene with 8 powerful infrared
    LEDs. And with the Nest app, customers can control and watch live
    video from anywhere, anytime.
  • Secure Streaming – Stream and store video content using
    powerful encryption technology seamlessly (2048-bit RSA key with
    128-bit SSL connection).
  • Talk and Listen – See someone at the door, talk back to get
    their attention thanks to the built in speaker and microphone. Or tell
    the delivery man to go ahead and leave the package around back.

Nest Cam Indoor, Nest Cam Outdoor and Dropcam customers with a Nest
Aware subscription will benefit from 24/7 continuous recording, cloud
storage and intelligent alerts. Beginning in September, subscribers will
start receiving a new intelligent alert called person alerts, in
addition to existing methods of motion and sound detection.

Nest Cam uses the power of the cloud and world class vision algorithms
to provide more accurate alerts. With person alerts, Nest will notify
customers with a specific alert when it detects a person, versus a dog
or a car, for example, highlighting moments that matter.

“The future is about intelligent alerts. Customers want to know when
something is happening that genuinely deserves their attention. Person
alerts are the first of many innovations that will make Nest Cam a more
helpful partner in securing the home,” said Veron.

Redesigned Nest App

The fifth generation Nest app for the phone, tablet and computer allowed
customers the ability to control all of their Nest products from a
single app. Now it’s even easier for customers to control their homes on
their devices with the introduction of Spaces. Spaces puts each
customer’s home in their hand like never before. It enables them to
intuitively see what’s happening with all of their Nest products,
organized room by room. Nest has expanded the view for camera feeds to
full screen width, so customers can see what’s happening at a glance.
And if connected to Wi-Fi, they can see live streams.

Additionally, the redesigned Nest app will unlock new features for
current camera customers.

  • Secure Private Camera Sharing Customers can create and
    share private, password protected livestream links with multiple
    people, such as close family members who are watching the house for
  • Auto-bandwidth Nest is making automatic bandwidth
    adjustments to match the bandwidth available, to ensure a clean video
    feed and avoid buffering.
  • High resolution (1080p) viewing for Dropcam Pro customers –
    Available today, Dropcam Pro customers can get high resolution viewing
    when they upgrade to the new Nest app.

Another notable update in the new Nest app is that it now supports Apple
Watch, as well as Android Wear which was released earlier this year, so
customers can control the temperature of their Nest Learning Thermostat
from their wrist.

Pricing and Availability

  • Nest Cam Outdoor is available now for pre-order in the U.S. and
    Canada at,,
    with a suggested retail price of $199.00, same as Nest Cam Indoor. It
    will be on shelves this fall. Multi-packs will be available later this
  • Nest Cam Outdoor will be available in the U.K., France,
    Netherlands, Belgium and Republic of Ireland later this year.
  • Nest Aware can be purchased on
    or through the Nest app as a 10-day or 30-day subscription for $10 or
    $30 per month, respectively. New customers receive a free trial.

    • Person alerts, which comes with a Nest Aware subscription, will be
      available in September 2016.
  • Spaces will be available in Nest app version 5.6 in the Google
    Play Store and iOS App Store later this month.

About Nest

Nest’s mission is to create a home that’s thoughtful – one that takes
care of itself and the people inside it. The company focuses on simple,
beautiful and delightful hardware, software and services. The Nest
Learning Thermostat™ and Nest Energy Services keep you comfortable and
address home energy consumption. The Nest Protect™ smoke and carbon
monoxide alarm helps keep you safe and Nest Safety Rewards lets you save
money through participating home insurance providers, while Nest Cam™
keeps an eye on what matters most in your home.

Nest products are sold in the U.S., U.K., Canada, France, Belgium,
Ireland and the Netherlands and are installed in more than 190
countries. The Nest Learning Thermostat has helped save approximately
seven billion kWh of energy to date. Through the Works with Nest
program, third-party products can securely connect with Nest devices to
make homes safer, more energy efficient, and more aware. For more
information, visit


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Matt Flegal, 415-297-5174