Nest Security Camera Reviews

Learn more about the Nest Security Camera for your home or small business. Includes pricing, customer reviews, ratings, and FAQs.

Updated on February 15th, 2019

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The Nest Security Camera range consists of high-definition indoor and outdoor security cameras. Features include live streaming, night vision, person alerts, and a mobile app allowing you to keep an eye on your property while you're away.

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Nest IQ Indoor Camera

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1080p HD video.

Night vision.

4K sensor.

Nest Security Camera Pricing:

Number of Cameras

List Price

1 Indoor Camera

$172.00

3 Indoor Cameras

$497.00

1 Outdoor Camera

$169.99

2 Outdoor Cameras

$348.00

4 Outdoor Cameras

$679.99

Nest IQ Security Cameras

Starting at $214.99

Nest Aware Subscription

$5.00 - $30.00 /mo

Nest IQ Indoor
Nest Security Camera Summary:

Pros: Excellent video quality and night vision, person tracking, activity zones.

Cons: Nest Aware app subscription is costly; connection drops occasionally.

Bottomline: Affordable, quality security cameras for surveillance in homes or businesses.

Nest Indoor Security Camera Features:

Feature

Description

Power

AC adapter input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, 0.2A; AC adapter output: 5V DC, 1.4A; Camera input: 5V DC, 1.0A.

Color

Black.

Video Streaming

24/7, continuous 1080p HD streaming.

Motion Alerts

Yes.

Sound Alerts

Yes.

Night Vision

8 high-power infrared LEDs (850nm) with IR cut filter.

Camera

⅓-inch, 3-megapixel sensor with millions of colors and 8x digital zoom.

Video

Up to 1080p (1920 x 1080) at 30 frames/sec, H.264 encoding.

Field of View

130° diagonal.

Audio & Lights

Speaker, Microphone, RGB LED.

Connectivity

Wi-Fi connection.Working broadband internet connection with at least 2 Mbps upload speed (DSL may not qualify).

Wireless

Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz or 5GHz, (WEP, WPA, WPA2 encryption supported), Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).

Bandwidth Requirements

At 720p, each camera requires 200 to 500 Kbps of upload bandwidth while streaming video. At 1080p, each camera requires 450 to 1200 Kbps of upload bandwidth while streaming video. Cameras will use more bandwidth to stream video when there is more motion in the scene.

Operating Temp

32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)

Warranty

2-year limited warranty.

Other Features

Talk & Listen, Clear zoom, Nest App, Software updates over WiFi.

In the Box

Nest Cam Indoor security camera, Stand, USB cable, Power adapter, Wall-mounting plate, Nest screws, Quick Start Guide, Welcome Guide.

Nest Outdoor Security Camera Features:

Feature

Description

Color

White.

Camera

1/3-inch, 3-megapixel sensor with millions of colors and 8x digital zoom.

Video

Up to 1080p (1920 x 1080) at 30 frames/sec, H.264 encoding.

Field of View

130° diagonal.

Night Vision

8 high-power infrared LEDs (850 nm) with IR cut filter.

Audio & Lights

Speaker, Microphone, RGB LED.

Operating Temperature

–4° to 104°F (–20° to 40°C).

Weather Resistance

IP65 rating.

Power

AC adapter input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, 0.2AAC adapter output: 5V DC, 1.4ACamera input: 5V DC, 1.0A.

Security

128-bit AES with TLS/SSL.

Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz or 5GHz (WEP, WPA, WPA2 encryption supported), Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).

Connectivity

Wi-Fi connection. Working broadband internet connection with at least 2 Mbps upload speed (DSL may not qualify).

Bandwidth Requirements

At 720p, each camera requires 200 to 500 Kbps of upload bandwidth while streaming video. At 1080p, each camera requires 450 to 1200 Kbps of upload bandwidth while streaming video.

Warranty

2-year limited warranty.

Nest Security Camera FAQs:

What is a Nest Cam?

A Nest cam is an indoor and outdoor security camera that protects your home or small business from intruders.

Where can I buy the Nest Security Camera system?

You can buy the Nest security camera range directly through Nest or via the Nest Security Camera Amazon page.

What's the difference between a Nest Cam IQ and Nest Cam original?

The Nest Cam original is the basic version with HD video, a 130-degree wide-angle view, and night vision. The Nest Cam IQ is a lot more intelligent, boasting a six-core processor with Google Assistant built in so you can tell it to turn the thermostat up or create a shopping list. Features include a stronger microphone, noise and echo suppression, and if you sign up with Nest Aware, it can even recognize faces.

How do I view footage from my Nest WiFi Camera?

You can view clips via the Nest security camera app.

How many Nest cam smart security camera options are there?

There are four Nest cam options; the Nest Cam Indoor Security Camera, Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera, Nest Cam IQ Indoor, and the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor.

How can I set up the Nest Home Security Camera system?

For all support questions and troubleshooting, visit the Nest Support page at nest.com.

Where can I find Nest Security Camera review information?

The nest cam high definition security camera has been reviewed over 3,000 times on Amazon and scores 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. You can also read customer reviews below.

What color is the Nest home camera available in?

You'll find the Nest cam outdoor 1080p security camera white or black.

Is there a Nest cam outdoor security camera 2 pack available?

Yes. The oudoor security camera 2-pack costs $348.00.

What are some Nest Security Camera alternatives?

Nest Security Camera Reviews:

Source

Review

mostunpredictable - reddit.com

Lately one of my indoor cams has been showing the bottom half of the feed as green but the top half is fine. This doesn’t always happen but more than a few times a week. I can’t help but think the cam is dying, this one was already replaced once by Nest.

kantmarg - reddit.com

Not only is Nest Aware unbelievably expensive (for what is, essentially, data storage. SMH), it also doesn't work well for actual data storage and doesn't play well with other apps and software like Dropbox, IFTTT, Evernote, etc. They literally only allow 3 hours of videos to be saved at any time, and only allow you to go back one month into the past. Plus the interface and download speeds etc are an absolute joke.

chickenroar - reddit.com

I have 4 Arlo Pro's and one Nest Outdoor. I love my Nest Outdoor, it has superior video and audio, infinitely better night vision, and the app isn't complete garbage like the Arlo. But more importantly, I can rest easy knowing that the Nest is always on and always recording so even if it does miss a beat, there is an archive with the extra benefit of seeing the lead up to the event and the aftermath. None of which any of the other non continuous devices are going to offer me. Everyone's counter argument is always "we don't need continuous if the device works as designed" but that's a big IF and something that in a hypothetical situation like burglary or home invasion I am not sure if I am willing to rely on.

haragoshi - reddit.com

What you get for free is totally useless, free cloud storage with a good camera and interface is my main concern. I hear Nest has the best interface and camera, but their free cloud storage is non-existent. If there's no way to use it without cloud storage then it's not useful to me. The other options may not have the best interfaces or cameras, but they're at least functional at the free level.

ERNurse - reddit.com

We have a Nest indoor camera that we use as a baby monitor. It is viewed on an iPad Pro 9.7. Up until the last update, we only had occasional issues with it dropping off for no reason, but nothing major.

dc_devito - reddit.com

I have the Nest Cam on my front porch and the IQ on my back deck. I think it all comes down to the face tracking and how much traffic it's going to get. The tracking is cool and the quality is a bit better but the Cam does the job too. I actually prefer the IQ to get less traffic and just concentrate on things/people I want it to notice. The Cam has activity zones which makes all the difference anyway. For instance, I don't want alerts or tracking on my road so I set a zone to hone in on my driveway. It works great, the IQ functionality isn't needed to me, which is why I got the Cam for my front porch.