The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor security camera is touted as the best of the best! Released back in early 2018, the Nest Cam IQ claims to be the most powerful, tech-savvy and more reliable than any wireless camera currently being sold on the market!
Are these claim true? And what did we think of this product after using it for a few weeks? This Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review we will be revealing all, even the stuff that Nest does not want you to know!
- 0.1 The Nest Brand!
- 0.2 The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor
- 0.3 The Installation Process!
- 0.4 Setting Up The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor
- 0.5 Speaking To Visitors
- 0.6 The Nest Aware Subscription
- 0.7 Positives
- 0.8 Negatives
- 0.9 Editors Note – Nest Cam IQ Outdoor Review
- 0.10 Contribute To This Nest Cam IQ Review!
- 1 Nest Cam IQ Outdoor
- 2 Pros
- 3 Cons
The Nest Brand!
Everyone has heard of a Nest product! They specialize in security, convenience, and cameras, Nest has been selling their award-winning security devices for many years and are good at what they do!
The Nest Labs are located in California and owned by Google, selling their devices all over the world. Known for their quality and reliability, but if you find your device is not what you were looking for they also provide a money back guarantee with every product.
The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor
This outdoor security camera seems to have it all face recognition, 4k tech, and super HD imaging! It one of the first AI devices recently released that notifies you of friend or foe, if it picks up a face that it does not recognize then it will inform you through their smartphone app!
- Face recognition
- 4k colour sensor
- Live feed
- Talk and listen
- Zoom x12
- 130 degrees
The face recognition was terrific! It would notify me who was at the door or in view through the app. If someone sneaks onto your property, it will take an instant shot and send to your phone! I tested this many times with the kids, who were picked up every time they were in view! Within 5 seconds I had a picture and no recognition notice!
The quality of this device was also good but not the best I have seen recently, but it is well above average for the market standards. With 12 x live zoom you can see anything in the street or down the bottom of your garden. Although the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor claims only 15 meters of recognition, I was able to pick people out over 18/19 meters away!
The Installation Process!
If you’re looking for easy setup, then think again! You will need to hardwire this device into a socket or a ring main. So, paying an electrition to install this device will be your best option, because you do not want to start tripping fuses if you do not know what you’re doing! Although, because it’s hardwired and fixed using a bracket the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is much harder for people to steal this expensive device!
- Hardwired connection needed or plugged (240v)
- Wall bracket needs screwing and fixing to a frame or brick/stone
- Size: 12.8 cm x 9.3 cm x 9.3 cm
- Colour: Brilliant white
Nest has done an amazing job designing this security camera, it looks stylish, white and stands out! Which is the best way to deter any potential intruders on your property? Prevention is the best kind of security, and the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor camera does not let down because it stands out night and day to anyone evaluating your property!
Setting Up The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor
With a wide variety of settings available to the user, this Nest security camera works from your smartphone or laptop. You can zoom, set up your line of vision and adjust the brightness. Maybe you already have the Nest app for another device so that you can connect this camera, and you will receive the camera options on your phone.
For you to enjoy the best possible signal, then we recommend you use at connection no less than 802.11ac/433 Mbps, this is so you can receive your live feed and enjoy the best quality HD video while making use of the supersight technology.
Speaking To Visitors
Speaking to visitors or intruders is very easy due to the 2-way technology, it’s loud, clear and travels well. So, if you do have any issues with intruders or unwanted visitors, then they will hear your voice clearly and be able to reply if needed.
When positioning the camera for the first time make sure you test this function before the installer has gone because we’ve had reports of users losing this signal after a few months of use. And a new cable had to be installed!
The Nest Aware Subscription
Yes, the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is dependent on you subscribing to their monthly or yearly charge. For this subscription, you will receive all the benefits when using their apps such as storage and functionality.
The majority of wireless cameras brands will charge a fee to use their app, yes! It’s annoying and another way for them to make some money and continue to do so after you have purchased their product!
- £120 a year plan will get you access to their app and 30-days of stored footage!
- £40 a year for five days storage and app access
- HG video
- Facial recognition
- Two-way audio
- Weather protected
- Night vision
- More secure against criminals
- Instant pictures of intruders sent through the app
- A great looking camera that stands out!
- Needs to be hardwired (240v)
- Will need to pay for installation
- Subscription required
Editors Note – Nest Cam IQ Outdoor Review
After using the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor security camera for over a month, we are very impressed and satisfied with the reliability and software offered by this piece of kit.
It easy to use and the zoom tech is far better than any currently on the market in 2018/19 so far! Our favorite tech provided by the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is facial recognition. It can spot a familiar face from up to 15 meters away because we tested it!
Although the initial setup was a bit more work than just installing a battered powered camera and not having to hardwire it into the mains, once this kits set up and ready to go, you will be able to relax and know you will get a notification of a friendly or unrecognized face approaching your property!
Contribute To This Nest Cam IQ Review!
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