When it comes to outdoor cameras there are a lot of challenges to consider like the aesthetics of the camera, is it going to hold up to the elements, and how are you going to power it. With the Nest Cam Outdoor, they have solved all of those problems. The outdoor camera is a very nice and clear design. The way the mount works eliminates the unsightly look of a typical bracket or hinge mechanism with a magnetic mount that also allows the cam to be aimed in any direction.
The outdoor camera is a very nice and clear design. The way the mount works eliminates the unsightly look of a typical bracket or hinge mechanism with a magnetic mount that also allows the cam to be aimed in any direction. It is also fully weather proofed so you will not have to worry about the camera being out all year round. Finally, it is powered by plugging into an outlet so you won’t have to ever worry about batteries running dead.
The Nest Cam will listen for loud sounds and motion to determine when it should capture video and will alert you when something is happening with photos that will stay in the app for three hours if you do not pay for the Nest Aware service.
Nest Aware is a pretty advanced service that will pick out events using an advanced cloud algorithms that can tell the difference between a person from things. This is nice if you have the cam set up at the front door and instead of being notified every time there is movement it will instead let you know when there is a person walking up to the door or if a face comes into the camera frame. There is also the capability to get alerts based on areas you find more important such as the driveway or front door.
Overall the Nest Cam Outdoor is a well-rounded piece of hardware coupled with Nest Aware, a pretty amazing service that offers features other outdoor cameras can’t provide.