By Tim Maytom
Around a year ago, Google-owned smart home company Nest acquired Dropcam, the connected home-monitoring camera startup. Now, the firm has unveiled its own design that owes a lot to Dropcam’s previous work, but works within the company’s smart home ecosystem.
The Nest Cam boasts 1080p quality video with eight built-in infrared LEDs for night vision recording. It has a built-in tripod mount and a magnetic base, enabling it to be mounted on fridges or other metallic surfaces, as well as a wall mount.
The camera connects with an accompanying app, enabling owners to monitor its 130 degree wide-angle view on the go, and the device sends alerts when it detects unusual motion or noise around the house.
Nest Aware, one of the company’s solutions, uses advanced algorithms to prevent things like changes in light and shadow, or things like blowing branches or birds outside windows sending false alarms to uses, and also enables owners to send voice commands to keep pets off of furniture, for example.
The device can connect with other Nest products, for example automatically recording should a Nest smoke detector go off, or switching off when your smart thermostat senses you returning home.
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Source:: Mobile App News