Nest Announces New Alarm System, Smart Doorbell, and Outdoor Cam IQ

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    Alphabet-owned Nest Labs today held an event in San Francisco to unveil a whole new range of Nest home security products. Nest products don't integrate with Apple's HomeKit setup, but are popular competing connected home solutions.

    Starting in 2018, Nest will release the Hello, a small smart doorbell device that's able to stream 160 degree HD live video from your door directly to your phone. It will capture a photo of a person standing at your door even when the bell isn't rung, and the Hello supports audio so you can speak with whoever's at the door.

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    With Nest's $10 monthly service, Hello will continually monitor all activity outside the door, and Nest is working on features like Warm Welcome, which will activate a light as someone approaches the door, both as a greeting and to ward off thieves. Nest plans to release the Hello Doorbell Cam in early 2018, but a price hasn't been provided.

    Nest also introduced the new Nest Cam IQ Outdoor, the outdoor sibling of the Nest Cam IQ announced in late May. Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is weatherproof (with an IP66 rating) and offers the same 4K high-quality recording and smart features like facial recognition and smart alerts. It comes with a tamper-resistant mount, and with Nest Aware ($10/month), features 10 days of recording and facial recognition. At $349, the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is $50 more expensive than the indoor version.

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    Nest has also announced plans to bring Google Assistant to its Nest Cam IQ Indoor, with the feature available to all current and future Nest Cam IQ owners.

    Nest's biggest announcement this morning was the $499 Nest Secure, a Nest-branded multi-component alarm system that includes a Nest Guard, two Nest Detects, and two Nest Tags. The Nest Guard, a palm-sized puck with a keypad, is the main component (aka the brains) of the security system and is used to arm and disarm it. It can be mounted on a wall or placed on table for use wherever it's convenient.


    The Nest Detect is designed to be mounted in door frames and windows to detect motion in a room or an unauthorized breech of a window or door. Nest Secure only ships with two, but additional Nest Detect modules can be purchased for $59 so an entire house can be outfitted.

    Two included Nest Tag keychains (more can be purchased for $25) are available to quickly arm and disarm the Nest Secure without needing to enter the security code of the device each time. Several smart features are built in, like automatic times for arming and disarming the Nest Secure. A 24/7 monitoring service is available through Moni Smart Security, but pricing for the add-on hasn't been announced.

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    Nest Secure integrates with all other Nest products, like security cameras, with everything accessible in the Nest app. Nest Secure will go on sale in the United States this November at a starting price of $499.

    Article Link: Nest Announces New Alarm System, Smart Doorbell, and Outdoor Cam IQ
     
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    Nest Hello and Nest Detect seem interesting, but without HomeKit, I would have to give it a hard pass.
     
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    Nest is crazy with these prices. SimpliSafe, Abode, Scout, and so many more similar systems cost less and do more.
     
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    I wouldn't say they are crazy with the prices. $5/month for monitoring is a pretty smoking deal.
     
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    Naa - too late iSmart already there - brilliant easy setup - no monthly fees - quality manufacture - and works a real treat - oh and it’s a fraction of Nest prices -
     
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    I could see that coming when they started selling the Outdoor camera at a reduced price.
     
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    I’ve been waiting for a HomeKit alarm system for a while. Hopefully somebody makes one. I switched from Nest after Google bought them.
     
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    I have the indoor IQ cam and the face recognition is neat. But it's all or none. You can get alerts if it recognizes or doesn't recognize the person, or none at all. You can't tell it to alert you only if it doesn't recognize the person. What good is that?
     
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    What I’d like is a connected doorbell without a camera.
     
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    No HomeKit? $500 for a simple alarm system? They've lost their minds. No wonder Nest is becoming a distant thought in the smart home market.
     
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    What's most interesting is that they announced Google Assistant is being added to the indoor IQ.
     
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    These companies are nuts if they think they can keep nickel and diming people to death with the monthly fees. Ring is the only one that's got it right. $100 a year with unlimited cameras.
     
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    Give Google a chance to spy on me with a camera? No friggin' way. Company is creepy as hell.
     
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    Bye bye Ring marketshare!
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    Why would Nest be a part of HomeKit? Nest is its own ecosystem.
     
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    So is Hue but they added HomeKit support.
     
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    I will never buy another NEST product due to customer (lack of) support. Long story short: my nest cam was stolen/lost in the mail...months later I get a notice from Nest saying that my account has been closed because someone else is using the camera! To add insult to injury, they wouldn't even disable the cam because I "didn't have a photo of the back of the camera showing the serial number", even though I had used the cam for two years before it was stolen out of the mail. All I wanted them to do was to email the new owner to ask how they acquired it (because it was lost in the same box with some sentimental family stuff) and they told me to kick rocks.

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    Hue also supports nest. nest and HomeKit are the Ford and Chevy of the home automation world. Hue would be like WeatherTech.
     
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    Call me when they support Homekit. (Homebridge on a Linux box is a mess right now.)
     
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    So you can buy an expensive security and doorbell so Google can collect even more info on you; plus pay of rtes privilege? I think not.
     

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