Last week we saw leaked images of a Nest camera. The device looks a lot like a Dropcam camera, which, of course, is now owned by Nest. Today the Nest Cam has shown up for pre-order on Best Buy’s website for $199.99. (Update: It’s also now on Google Play.) It appears that Best Buy accidentally tweeted about the device a little early, but the page is still live on their site.
Here are the product features listed on the site:
- View remotely with the free app
Download the Nest app and view footage from your compatible device running iOS 8 or later, or Android 4 or later.
- Stay informed via instant smartphone notifications
Receive motion and sound detection notifications for peace of mind while you’re away.
- HD recording ensures crisp, clear detail
Vivid 1080p resolution at 30 fps (frames per second) allows you to see small details on your screen.
- Digital audio ensures quality sound
Built-in microphone lets you hear everything clearly.
- Infrared night vision lets you see in the dark
Keep an eye on things up to 20′ away when there’s little to no light.
- See more with the 130° field of view
Provides a wide-angle vantage point.
- Zoom in on details
The 8x zoom lets you focus on specific parts of your home.
- Two-way talk
Communicate with people and talk to pets from anywhere with the built-in microphone and speaker.
- Customize motion and sound alerts
Choose which areas of your home you want to monitor more closely with Activity Zones.
- Optional cloud recording
In addition to free live streaming, you can add cloud recording to save footage with a Nest Aware subscription (not included).
- Connects to your Wi-Fi network
For convenience and simple setup.
- Wall-mounting hardware
Allows you to easily attach the camera to a wall.
- Works with Nest Aware subscription (not included)
The Nest Cam will automatically turn on when the Nest Protect (sold separately) senses smoke or carbon monoxide.
By all accounts it looks like an excellent security camera. It has all the great features that Dropcam users have come to love, plus a few new goodies, and the integrations that has made Nest products so popular. We should be hearing an official announcement very soon. Are you going to buy a Nest Cam?