The nowhere found company from the couple of past years that was left by the company’s CEO Tony Fadell last year is making a comeback in the limelight. This Alphabet acquired company Nest was once remembered for upsetting the home thermostat market back in 2011. Now the company is all set to be back with a bang and Nest’s newly hatched member of the family that stands alongside Nest Cam and Nest Outdoor. This none other than Nest Cam IQ, a security camera for your home, but do you think it is just a security cam? Think again! Here in Nest Cam IQ Review, you will get acquainted with all the specs and features of this hotly born member of the Nest’s family.
This modernly featured security camera looks more like Nest Cam Outdoor but costs a lot more than that. The rationale of this high price is that is little in-home surveillance camera only looks ordinary but contains remarkable features that we are going to bring light on.
Specs Of this HD Nest Cam IQ
- A 4k image sensor that is 8 megapixels.
- Usually, the cam captures 108p video footages, but it quickly shifts to its 4K mode intelligently when it sees any stranger trying to enter in your house.
- Dual Infrared LEDs for night vision mode that use 940nm wavelength, enough to be invisible to the human eyes.
- A robust speaker.
- An array of three microphones come with noise and echo reduction.
- Cool, flexible yet firm pivot stand.
- Facial recognition feature
- Ulta advanced zooming ranges from 8x to 12x.
- Google’s deep learning ability to detect any movement in its vision.
- Nest Aware service subscription, not free of course. It will cost you $10 a month and $100 a year.
- USB-C port and Bluetooth LE.
- End-to-end encryption.
- Price is $299 in the US.
However, the hardware of this cam is not something much impressive to discuss in this Nest Cam IQ news. The company’s other co-founder, Matt Rogers enlightened us about the lack of focus on hardware by saying the following set of words.
“When designing Nest Cam IQ, we focused on what we’ve learned from our customers, which is that people don’t want more information, they want insights.”
That means Nest Cam IQ is more about insights and IQ that can in its fancy or sometime in the future may integrate with the standalone digital home assistant like Google Home or Amazon Alexa.
On the other hand, making use of its deep learning and IQ power, the Cam is capable enough of detecting any strange movement in its vision. Also, the facial recognition ability recognizes your friends and family and zooms out if there is any stranger’s presence in your home and it even tends to track that alien’s movement around your house. The pretty much expensive subscription of Nest Aware makes use of those three mics and works by taking cues from the voice it is receiving from the surroundings and uses it for alarms.
This is all from Nest Cam IQ launch. I’m leaving you right here with the news of Nest’s next item to be unveiled after six months and it could be a cost effective thermostat; as per the company director of product marketing Maxime Veron says:
“I am very excited about the next six months,” he further adds with a smile, “we’ll talk again soon, and you’ll understand why.”