nest cam Stories January 5

Following our report that the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is out of stock, Google today confirmed that it’s sold out. Nest also revealed to 9to5Google that it’s planning a “new lineup of security cameras for 2021.”

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Google’s Nest security camera line has remained unchanged for the past three years. The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor was the last new product announced, but it has been out of stock in most parts of the world for the past several weeks.

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nest cam Stories December 11, 2020

Google creates new troubleshooting tools for Nest Cams and Thermostats

Instead of first reaching out to support, some problems with today’s smart home devices can be resolved by looking through available documentation. To simplify that journey, Google has released two troubleshooting tools for Nest Cams and Thermostats.

nest cam Stories August 25, 2020

Google Home app gets unified page to show all of your Nest Cam feeds

In addition to a dark theme and bringing along the rest of your Nest media devices to Android 11’s power menu, Google Home 2.27 this morning can show all your Nest camera feeds on a unified page.

nest cam Stories May 11, 2020

COVID-19 is driving extreme change in society and healthcare, with the pandemic forcing hospitals to innovate. One of those ways involves a Google partnership where Nest Cams are installed in areas where those with coronavirus reside to help “more efficiently care for patients and preserve PPE.”

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nest cam Stories April 14, 2020

From YouTube to Stadia, services around the world are adjusting streaming quality to minimize network strain due to the surge in remote work and distance learning. In response to COVID-19, Google today announced that Nest Cams will switch to default quality to help conserve bandwidth.

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nest cam Stories March 23, 2020

Last year, the Google Home app was redesigned to only feature two main sections, including a centralized “Feed” that highlights important changes. Google is now rolling out Nest Cam events to the Home app and an improved Lights quick action.

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nest cam Stories September 21, 2019

Instead of introducing new boxes right away, the Google Nest rebrand has been rolling out to retail packaging via stickers. After the Nest Hub and Hello, these markers are now appearing on Nest Cams and Thermostats.

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nest cam Stories August 19, 2019

Last week, Google removed the ability to disable the status light on Nest Cams to ensure end-user privacy. With that announcement, another change was made that will require you to reenable the security camera’s integration with Nest Protect and Secure.

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nest cam Stories August 14, 2019

At I/O 2019, the “Google Nest” brand was introduced alongside a new customer privacy commitment. Google today announced that it is removing the ability to disable the status lights on Nest cameras, Nest Hello, and Dropcam.

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nest cam Stories May 20, 2019

At I/O 2019, Google Nest was announced as Made by Google’s new unified smart home brand. A new “wireless camera” has just arrived at the FCC in line with a past rumor that Google is gearing up to launch a new Nest Cam in 2019.

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nest cam Stories January 23, 2019

A California family recently had a major scare when their Nest Cam started yelling out a nuclear missile warning, warning the family that North Korea had launched ICBMs towards the United States. What was first assumed a terrifying hack, though, turns out to simply be a case of poor password management.

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nest cam Stories March 8, 2017

Alphabet’s Nest is developing remote sensors for its smart thermostat to allow temperature to be controlled on a room-by-room basis, reports Bloomberg. Competing smart thermostat products typically use units attached to radiators that detect the room temperature and adjust the flow to each room.

The company is also said to be working on a lower-cost version of the company’s smart thermostat, with a target price of under $200 against its current price of $249. That price reduction may, though, be reflected in the finish of the product, says the paper’s source …

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nest cam Stories February 14, 2017

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This morning Nest has released a brand new version of its mobile app which comes along with a handful of new tricks for Nest Cam owners. The most notable new feature comes with a Nest Aware subscription, and that’s the addition of door detection.

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nest cam Stories July 14, 2016

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Today Alphabet-owned Nest is launching its latest product with the debut of the previously rumored Nest Cam Outdoor, as well as a redesigned app and new features.

The most notable enhancement over the original, indoor-only version of Nest Cam is necessary weatherproofing for outdoor use.

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nest cam Stories June 9, 2016

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A letter from new Nest CEO Marwan Fawaz yesterday reiterated that the company is following through on its current product roadmap. Tech Insider is now reporting that upcoming products for this year include a rugged Nest Cam meant for outdoor usage and new colors for the Nest Thermostat, with bigger products launching in 2017.

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nest cam Stories April 6, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Nexux 5X 16GB $230, First gen. Moto 360 $100, Nest Cam $180, more

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nest cam Stories March 29, 2016

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In The Information‘s recent article about Nest and continued strife within the Alphabet subsidiary following a struggle-filled acquisition of Dropcam, Tony Fadell was dismissive of any blame for the departure of more than 50 Dropcam employees and their leader, Greg Duffy. “A lot of the employees were not as good as we hoped,” he said. He went on, saying Dropcam was “a very small team and unfortunately it wasn’t a very experienced team.”

Obviously this didn’t sit well with the former CEO of the San Francisco-based security cam company, who left Nest after a feud with the father-of-the-iPod over his brash ‘tyrant bureaucrat’ leadership style. And he took to his Medium blog this morning to chime in…

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nest cam Stories March 24, 2016

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A new report (paywalled) from The Information today told us that Google is working on a competitor to the Amazon Echo, but it also detailed in-depth Nest’s struggle as an Alphabet subsidiary and the apparent horror that was its acquisition of smart home security camera company Dropcam. Before eventually ending his time at the Alphabet company, Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy apparently told Nest CEO Tony Fadell that he runs the company like a “tyrant bureaucrat”…

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nest cam Stories March 10, 2016

Alphabet-owned Nest is best known for its smart thermostat, but the company works on a number of devices which, albeit being generally good at their given task, do not communicate with each other particularly well. And that’s mostly due to the fact that said devices have always had a hard time detecting whether you are actually at home or not.

With the upcoming implementation of GPS support via the Nest app, however, it looks like your house is about to become decidedly more efficient – and smart…

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nest cam Stories November 23, 2015

Nest announces Black Friday promos for its Thermostat, Cam, & Protect smoke + CO alarm

From 9to5Toys.com:

Starting later this week you can expect some notable Black Friday deals on Nest’s rarely discounted smart home accessories. Leaked ads and early sales from major retailers have given us a good idea of what types of deals to expect from Nest, but now we’ve received the full lowdown:

  • $50 off if you buy a Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Protect, at nest.com
  • $30 off Nest Cam at Amazon, Best Buy, Sam’s Club, Nest.com, & other retailers
  • $50 gift card if you buy a Nest Learning Thermostat or Nest Protect at Amazon, Best Buy, Sam’s Club, Nest.com, & other retailers

All of the discounts are set to go live starting Thanksgiving day at 5pm PT and run until November 30 at 11:59pm PT.

Follow 9to5Toys throughout Black Friday to get up-to-the-minute news on the best deals.

nest cam Stories November 12, 2015

Nest Cam 3-pack bundle launching this week for $497 ($100 savings)

Update (11/18 12:55pm): The new Nest Cam 3-pack bundle (and a 4-pack!) is now available on Amazon.

Nest Cam, the smart security camera that Google acquired and rebranded under its Nest company after acquiring Dropcam last year, is one of the best of these new breed of Wi-Fi connected, smartphone-controlled home security products. Today Nest is making decking out your home even easier and more affordable with a new 3-pack bundle of Nest Cams that will allow you to save $100 over the normal retail cost of individual units.

The new Nest Cam bundle will sell for $497, representing a $100 total savings on the bundle when considering Nest Cam on its own will run you $199 each (or $185 each currently on Amazon).

I took the Nest Cam for spin in recent months following its launch, and despite a few software shortcomings that Nest will inevitably catch up to in future releases, I overall had an excellent experience with the device and recommended it to just about everyone except diehard HomeKit users.

The new 3-Pack Nest Cam bundle will be available this week online for $497, as well as retail stores including Home Depot and Best Buy.

nest cam Stories July 7, 2015

Google Store now selling Nest Cam in the UK, Belgium, France, Ireland, & Netherlands

Google has expanded availability of its new Nest Cam product to more countries after officially unveiling the device last month. Starting today, customers in Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, & United Kingdom will be able to pick up the device through the online Google Store. Google previously launched the device for customers in Canada and United States through its online store.

The product, alongside other new Nest products shown off in June, are the fruits of Google’s acquisitions of smart thermostat maker Nest and connected security camera company Dropcam last year. Nest Cam offers a lot of what made Dropcam cameras popular, offering 1080p HD video, 130-degree field of view, 8 infrared LEDs, night vision video support, companion mobile apps, and cloud recording and video history through a subscription service.

Nest Cam is available for $199 USD from the Google Store.

nest cam Stories June 17, 2015

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A couple new hardware items have just hit Google’s online store – the just-announced Nest Protect (2nd gen) and Nest Cam, and Razer’s Forge TV.

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Following the Nest Cam outed by Best Buy earlier today, Nest did in fact take the stage this morning to announce its new lineup of products. Besides the Nest Cam, Tony Fadell and company showed off the 2nd generation Nest Protect smoke detector, a new mobile app for Android and iOS that brings all of the company’s new products together, and more. Unfortunately, the company’s flagship Nest Thermostat didn’t get any hardware upgrades today… expand full story

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Best Buy has just outed Nest’s new Nest Cam hardware before the company’s event set to kick off at 10 AM PDT. As you can see right now on Best Buy’s website, the device is available to pre-order for $199.99 with free shipping, and mentions the previously-leaked new Nest app as well as more previously-unknown details on the product.  expand full story

nest cam Stories June 11, 2015

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We told you Wednesday that Nest has some new hardware in the works (likely to be announced at its upcoming June 17th event), and now droid-life has come out with press images of the new Nest Cam—an update to the hardware and branding of the current Dropcam Pro. We also mentioned yesterday that Nest has a new app in the works that will work with all of Nest’s hardware, and it looks like we get to take an early peek at that too… expand full story

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