Google has been transparent that they were working on hardware. There have been some indications and rumors that Google would do something with the next generation of Nest Cam. We’ve been waiting for quite a while. Not Google has not updated their smart home nest cam. However, Google has announced the Nest Cam (Battery) for range and mobility. So, What does this mean?
The Nest Cam (battery) has a built-in rechargeable battery that allows you to install it easily inside or outside. So if you want to wire it up, you can use weatherproof cables for an extra charge. And constant charge.
The Nest Cam (Battery) is optimized for 1080p.
You’ll be able to see your New Nest Cam (Battery) footage from the Google Home app, and you can control and monitor from anywhere.
You’ll be able to see your new Nest Cam 24/7 live or go back 3 hours event video history, and you can also filter your footage based on the type to find out what you’re looking for (animal, person, car, etc.). There’s also a two-way talk option so that you can listen to and respond to what’s happening.
If you’re looking for more days of event history. The Nest Aware Plus subscription will give you 60 days of event video history and up to 10 days (if wired) of 24/7 continuous video history.
Nest Cam Battery Design Specifications
Here are some of these specifications for the nest cam battery. The next cam battery has a length of 3.27 inches, a diameter of 3.27 inches, and 14 ounces. It has a magnetic mount, which is also about 3.24 inches. It weighs with the wall mount 3.3 ounces.
Nest Cam Color – White as Snow, or Plain as Snow
It comes in a color of just white or snow, as Google would like to call it.
Nest Cam Video
The camera has a 1/2.8-inch 2 MP sensor with 130 degrees of diagonal field view, with 6X digital zoom at a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Video is recorded up to 1080p at 30 frames per second. With 24/7 live view and night vision which also comes in each point. 264 encoding.
The Nest Cam (battery) includes up to 3 hours of the event history. You can upgrade your storage to 60 days of event video history with an added Nest Aware Subscription. There’s continuous video recording up to 10 days of 24/7 video history, but it requires a connection to a constant power source and a Nest Aware Plus subscription.
Nest Cam Connectivity and Battery Life
In terms of the connectivity of the Nest Cam (battery). Works on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. It also works on Bluetooth or BLE. In terms of power, there’s a built-in rechargeable 6 Ah or 6,000 mAh 3.65V lithium-ion battery. In addition, there is a 1 meter or 3.3 foot indoor rated charging cable and a 7.5W USB-A power adapter.
Want to know how long the battery will last on a single charge? Well, Google says that if you have about 2-4 recorded events a day, you could wait up to 7 months to recharge, but realisitcally, if you have between 20 to 25 recorded events, you may have to recharge as soon as 1.5 months.
Nest Cam Outdoor
The new Nest camera weatherproof cables are available in either 5meter or 10-meter lengths, but they are sold separately. You can mount it to a wall with two screws, or you can use it to stick magnetically to a metallic surface. A nest cam stand is sold separately.
The Nest Cam (battery) operates between -20 degrees Celsius and +40 degrees Celsius, although I’m itching to know if it actually works below -20C. It’s weather-resistant standard IP54. It has a high-quality speaker and microphone and full-duplex two-way audio with noise cancellation.
Nest Cam Security
In terms of security, it’s got on-device machine learning.
And it works on 128-bit AES encryption. Finally, an RGB LED status light indicates whether it’s connected/not connected or whether the information is sent to and from Google.
The Nest Cam battery also includes intelligent intelligence detection for people, animals, and familiar faces, which is also a Nest Aware Plus feature. You can also activate different activity zones.
Night vision can see up to 20 feet since it has six high-powered 850 nm infrared LEDs.
Nest Cam (Battery) made for both indoor and outdoors
The New Nest Cam is portable and ready to be taken anywhere you have a WiFi connection. The mount is magnetic, so you can attach the camera base to anything metal; to the side of you house, rain gutters, siding, roof panels, etc. In the meantime, the new Nest Cam is totally accessible through the Google Home App and should be accessible anywhere. The New Nest Cam will be available on August 24, 2021 at the Google Store, Walmart, Amazon, Target, Best Buy and other major retailers for $179.99.