Google Launches New Wired Nest Camera and Nest Camera With Floodlight

Both are now available on the Google Store

Google's two latest Nest cameras are now available to buy in the Google Store. One is a budget-friendly wired option, while the other is an outdoor security camera with a floodlight.

The devices are part of a major refresh for the Nest line Google announced earlier this year. The company released an indoor/outdoor battery-powered Nest camera in August, along with a battery-powered Nest doorbell. They were the first Nest products to come out since the Hello doorbell in 2018.

The Google Nest Cam with floodlight


The new Google Nest Cam with Floodlight costs $280 and can replace an existing exterior light or wiring. The LED floodlight uses both 180-degree motion sensors and the camera's smart technology to determine when and what it lights up. You even can select the kinds of activity you want it to capture, which is handy if you don't want it to turn on every time the neighbor's cat enters your yard.

The Nest Cam with floodlight works exclusively with the Google Home app and provides a 24/7 video feed in 1080p with HDR if you have a Nest Aware Plus subscription. Even without the subscription, you can use the Home app to create Activity Zones, set up routines, and back up about an hour of footage to the device, itself, in case your power or internet goes out.

Meanwhile, the new wired Nest Cam starts at $100 and comes in four different colors—Snow, Linen, Fog, and Sand with maple wood base—which is a feature other smart home security cameras don't offer. Google says the camera has "10 times more machine learning power" than the previous Nest generation devices. It also comes three hours of video history in HDR quality, the ability to create Activity Zones, and local storage backup.

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