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7 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Nest Outdoor Camera

There was once a time where the world was safe enough that people didn’t feel compelled to lock their doors. Unfortunately, we no longer live in such a society.

Security is a top concern in today’s society. There are security measures in place everywhere you look: locks on doors, alarm systems at the office, security personnel at banks and even surveillance cameras at intersections.

At home, an added layer of security – that most people don’t consider – are surveillance cameras. The Nest Outdoor Camera is a great asset in helping to secure your home. Below are seven deciding factors that set the Nest Outdoor Camera apart from the rest:a

1. Rain or Shine, 24/7 Security

The Nest Outdoor Camera records everything that’s going on outside your door, day in and day out.

Unlike its human counterparts (security personnel), this security camera doesn’t sleep on the job, ask for a leave during a storm, or take breaks. The Nest Outdoor Camera plugs directly into a power source so you don’t miss a thing due to dead batteries.

If you subscribe to Nest Aware, it records nonstop for up to 30 days and securely saves video footage to the cloud. This camera is also waterproof so not even a storm could stop it from recording.

2. Receive Alerts

The Nest Outdoor Camera doesn’t just record what is happening outside your home, it also alerts you when something out of the ordinary is detected. This camera is able to send a standard notification to your phone, tablet, or email whenever it detects any motions or sounds outside of your home.

However, if you are subscribed to Nest Aware, you’ll receive more intelligent alerts as the following situations occur: 

People Alert

In People Alert, whenever the camera detects a person – even if it only sees a portion of the person’s body – it’ll send you a notification. The Nest Outdoor Camera has facial recognition and is able to recognize the faces that you tell it to. Upon seeing a familiar face, the camera will send you an alert to notify you.

Intelligent Sound Alert

In Intelligent Sound Alert, whenever the Nest Outdoor Camera detects speech, it will send you a notification. This camera can also detect a dog’s bark and send you an alert for that too.

Activity Zone Alert

The Activity Zone Alert allows you to choose up to 4 areas in your camera’s view to receive motion and sound alerts for those specific areas only. This area-specific alert is convenient if you’re receiving too many alerts from a huge volume of motions and sounds.

The Nest Outdoor Camera even helps you choose an activity zone; the door is automatically identified as an activity zone. Once motion or sound is detected in this activity zone, a notification will be sent to you.

What makes the Activity Zone feature different from the standard motion notification is that it also tells you which particular area the motion or sound comes from. You also have the option to turn off each alert zone independently.

3. Scare off Intruders with Your Voice

Many have criticized CCTV cameras for being a passive security measure. With the Nest Outdoor Camera, you wouldn’t be just a passive observer if something illegal were to happen right in front of your home.

For instance, if the Nest Outdoor Camera detected an intruder jumping over your fence, it would send a notification to your smartphone. Upon receiving the notification, you would then have the ability to yell at the intruder – even if you are away from home – by using the Nest app and via the Nest Outdoor Camera’s built-in speaker.

Through the Nest app and the camera’s built-in speaker, you can also speak to friendly visitors; for instance, if a delivery man came to your door, you could tell him leave the package at the front door.

4. Never Miss an Alert

With the Nest Outdoor Camera, you can always review an alert later just in case you missed it. You can review the activities and alerts for the past three hours through the Nest app. If an intruder entered your home in the last three hours, rest assured that the Nest Outdoor Camera caught a photo of him or her.

If you subscribe to Nest Aware, you’ll have the ability to review alerts and activity prior to the last three hours. For instance, if an intruder broke into your home three days ago, the Nest Aware feature called “Sightline” would help avoid scouring through hours of footage. Sightline won’t show you random, useless thumbnails; instead, it’ll automatically pinpoint that moment three days ago where activity was detected in front of your door.

5. High-Definition Image Quality

With the Nest Outdoor Camera, you don’t have to worry about grainy, blurry, hard-to-see images. This camera has an all-glass lens that constantly provides true, high-definition image quality (1080p). Other features of the Nest Outdoor Camera include a 130° wide-angle view, night vision, and the ability to zoom in up to eight times.

6. Keep the Neighborhood Safe

The Nest Outdoor Camera doesn’t just keep your immediate vicinity safe, it can also prevent crime in your neighborhood. This can be achieved by making the live stream of your outdoor camera public or password-protected for your neighbors to see what’s going on in front of your house.

If you subscribe to Nest Aware, you can download video footage and share it with your neighbors or even the police, in the event that a crime has been committed within view of your Nest Outdoor Camera.

Many crimes have been solved using the footage provided by the Nest Outdoor Camera. A resident of Joplin, Missouri posted footage on Facebook of two thieves stealing a generator in front of his home. In less than 24 hours, the thieves were identified and the footage was used by the police to prosecute the perpetrators.

7. Connect with Other Smart Home Devices

You can connect the Nest Outdoor Camera with other smart home devices, such as the Philips Hue smart light bulb, to make it appear that you’re at home even if you’re not.

The Nest Outdoor Camera has Google Home and Chromecast integration to make your home safer than ever before. Simply say, “Ok Google, show me my front porch”, and the live footage of your porch from your camera will be casted to your TV via Chromecast.

It’s time to take your home security seriously. Connect with us today to get started.