- Nest Labs announced today the Nest Cam IQ, which will appear in June. The camera not only shows what's happening, but it's also smart enough to know the difference between a person and a cat, for example.
'In developing Nest Cam IQ, we have taken into account what our customers want: not just information but insights,' said Matt Rogers, co-founder of Nest. 'The Nest Cam IQ combines intelligence with excellent sound and image quality so customers get the insights they need at the right time, for example, informing you that the kids are home from school or notify you if there is an unknown Person in the living room. '
When Nest Cam IQ sees a person, he sends a personal message to your mobile without the need for a Nest Aware subscription. The camera then automatically zooms and captures the person so you know who it is and what he does. Because the Nest Cam IQ has a 4K image sensor and night vision, you have sharp HD image at 130 degrees. Also zoom in with 12x digital zoom.
Do you have a subscription? Then you can receive personal notifications about who's right in your home. Face Detection allows Nest Cam IQ to identify and categorize people. That's how you know when your child arrives from school or someone else walks home. To do this, you must identify familiar faces in the Nest app. You also get sound notifications when something happens outside the picture like people talking or barking dogs.
Privacy is something that the camera also takes into account. Through geolocation, Nest Cam knows IQ when you're home or out. Only when you leave is the camera recording. Additionally, the Nest Account is enhanced with two-step verification, and encryption includes images and communication to Nest Aware.
The Nest Cam IQ is now available for € 349. With the new product, you can try your Nest Aware for 30 days for free. Then you can cancel a subscription. For € 10 a month or € 100 a year you will get access to 'Standard', which will allow you to get back to 10 days. The 'Extended' subscription (€ 30 per month or € 300 a year) gives access to 30 days.