Top home cams
Nest these days—including the recent departure of its founder, Tony Fadell—overshadows some genuinely great products like the Nest Cam, which just leveled up with a new, outdoor-friendly rig.
In many ways, Nest Cam Outdoor is identical to the original Nest Cam (itself essentially a rebranded Dropcam). It’s among the more capable home security cameras, with 1080p video quality, 130-degree wide-angle lens, and a two-way speaker so you can chat with interlopers.
The included AC adapter provides another 15 feet, which, come to think of it, 25 feet is still a little short.
In a few months, Nest Cams will be able to tell the difference between the movement of real human people and of animals, cars, or surprisingly large leaves, and will accordingly be able to winnow down the number of alerts it sends.“Customers want to know when something is happening that genuinely deserves their attention,” says Nest marketing executive Maxime Veron.Trespassers will be unaware of the camera's location or existence.