What to Know About the New Google Nest Cam (Battery)

Google recently announced the release of a handful of new security products. These include different versions of their smart doorbells and security cameras.
In particular, the Google Nest Cam (Battery) is an attractive option for those who want to buy an indoor or outdoor security camera. The camera can be self-installed and doesn’t need to connect to the home’s wiring. Find out more about this smart security device from Google.

What to Expect From the Google Nest Cam (Battery)

To use the camera inside, most people will probably use the stand and set it on a shelf. The camera also has a mount for outdoor use.
Google says that almost everything needed to mount the waterproof Google Nest Cam (Battery) outside comes in the box. The installer may only need a drill, a 3/32″ bit, and a Phillips screwdriver. Mounting the camera’s base on bricks or another hard surface takes a hammer and masonry drill.
According to TechCrunch, the camera should last about three months on a charge. Camera owners can also wire the device to the home’s electricity, so they won’t need to worry about recharging it a few times a year. In contrast to security cameras that only work when connected to the home’s electric wiring, this security camera can function during short power outages.
Some features of the Google Nest Cam (Battery) include:
  • Powered by artificial intelligence, the camera records certain activities. This could include motion from people, package drops, and animals.
  • The Nest Cam (Battery) can differentiate between animals, people, and vehicles, and it lets device owners select their preferred alerts.
  • With a Nest Aware subscription, the camera can use Familiar Faces to recognize friends or family members.
  • Google sells an optional power cable to connect the camera to the home’s power.
  • The new Nest Cam will sell for $180. Later, the company plans to offer a model that comes with floodlights for $280.

Is the Google Nest Cam (Battery) the Best Security Camera?

With the ease of mounting and plenty of advanced features, the Google Nest Cam (Battery) looks like a useful, convenient security camera. Homeowners can also choose to use it inside or outside.
On the other hand, some critics have wondered if the magnet that attaches the camera to the outdoor mount makes the device too easy for thieves to remove. Google does offer an optional anti-theft mount that may offer better security. People who aren’t overly attached to Google devices might also want to compare the Nest to Canary security cameras.

Do Google Nest Devices Need Extended Warranties?

An outdoor security camera can help enhance home security. However, these sophisticated devices sometimes stop functioning due to mechanical, electrical, circuitry or connectivity issues. Besides the expense of repairs, some device owners struggle to find experienced repair services. One of the best ways to protect your Google Nest device is by purchasing an Upsie extended warranty.
With Upsie’s network of certified local or mail-in repair shops and comprehensive protection plans, Upsie will ensure that the security camera gets repaired promptly and conveniently. If repairing the device on the first claim isn’t feasible, Upsie will offer a replacement.
Customers can purchase an Upsie warranty up to 60 days after buying a new camera. Visit the Upsie security camera warranty page for clear details about coverage and prices. After purchasing your warranty, you can enjoy the peace of mind of having a good security camera that is protected by an Upsie extended warranty. Besides security cameras, Upsie also protects other Google Nest devices, many types of electronics, and appliances.

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