It’s £8 a month for Basic (10 days of cloud storage), £24 for Extended (30 days), and you get 12 months for the price of 10 if you pay for a year upfront. Subsequent cameras will cost you again – albeit not at full price.For that extra cash you’ll get 24/7 recording, sharing of clips and timelapses, activity zones and more intelligent alerts.Design wise, the Nest Cam IQ is a bit of a hefty beast and there is only a wired-version available, which uses a USB-C cable; so don’t go thinking you can simply swap your old Nest Cam out for the newer IQ model and use your existing wiring.The Nest app is great and super simple, giving you control over your various Nest devices based on their location.Recording and streaming at Full HD resolution is preferable because it means that you can zoom into the footage and get a decent look at the perp.
Sure, some of the others can play nicely with Alexa, Google Assistant and Home Kit (Nest does all but Apple’s platform too, by the way) but the whole Nest in-house system, combined with the expanded Works with Nest portfolio, makes it a superb all-in-one smart home setup.
It didn’t take smart security cameras long to become a firm fixture of the smart home.
Whether it's for security, or just a way to check what's going on at home; a pet camera, or as a supercharged smart baby monitor, wireless home security cameras are a versatile option.
Subscription-free isn’t something you’ll hear too often though when it comes to Nest Cams.
Although there are a tonne of great features you can tap into without topping up your initial outlay – such as night vision, motion and sound alerts, snapshot history, 1080p live views and a neat close-up tracking view (for that ultimate Baldwin in And cough up a fair bit unfortunately; Nest Aware doesn’t come cheap.