Google launches new cameras and a connected doorbell

Google announced this Thursday new Nest products to secure your home: three new cameras and a battery-connected doorbell. The Mountain View firm is thus strengthening its presence in the connected home segment.

Google Nest: a 2021 range focused on security

After having mistakenly leaked from its online store, Google unveiled its new Nest range, focused on home automation.

We knew them in preparation since the beginning of the year. The new Nest cameras were finally presented on August 5. There are three of them and will replace the existing range in its entirety.

Google Nest
Google Nest

since they include both exterior and interior models. The Nest Cam thus returns in a version on mains, but also in another waterproof (IP54) and running on battery. Finally, there is a Nest Cam with Floodlight, also waterproof. Associated with two automatically triggered lamps, it illuminates the surface to be monitored in the middle of the night, when it detects movement.

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Finally, a new connected doorbell accompanies these three cameras: the Nest DoorBell. Its main novelty is to operate directly on a battery. Users will thus have the choice between connecting it to the existing electrical circuit or positioning it at the entrance to the house.

Google Nest Cam Doorbell

An intelligent recognition system

For its new range of cameras, Google has brought novelties mainly on the software part. The brand has improved its algorithms to offer more relevant alerts and reduce the number of false alerts. New Nest Cams recognizes four types of objects: people, animals, vehicles, and deliveries. This novelty has many advantages.

For example, the Floodlight camera will not turn on each time an animal passes on the sidewalk, for example. To perfect its artificial intelligence, Google says it has analyzed more than 40 million images, including 25 million produced in synthetic images in partnership with the graphics engine Unity.

Google Nest Cam with Floodlight
Nest Cam with Floodlight

the new Nest cameras can be controlled using the Google Home app on a smartphone or from a Google-connected display. This is where users will be able to check the battery level on the two outdoor models, but also where they can find previous events or monitor live by consulting the video stream.

The Nest Cam (battery) and Nest DoorBell will be available from August 24, for a suggested retail price of € 199.99. On the other hand, it will take a little longer to get the Nest Cam (wired) and the Nest Cam with Floodlight, respectively expected at recommended retail prices of € 99.99 and € 299.99. According to Google, they will arrive “soon” without further details for the moment.

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