Posted 06/18/2015 at 9:11 AM
Posted 2 years ago
Google’s latest partner via acquisition, Nest Labs, has put its entire product line under some significant revisions.
The overhaul includes a new home-security camera and a video storage and management service.
The news was announced at a special event held in San Francisco, California.
Nest made these changes to get more customers in line with their philosophy of modernizing their home equipment.
To that end, they made these revisions in conjunction with Dropcam. another security startup company acquired by Google last year.
The Nest Cam has its origins in Dropcam’s own product but comes equipped with higher resolution and improved night vision.
It’s also more slimmed down in terms of the body of the camera itself.
There’s also an internal tool that lets the user highlight areas for the camera to focus on. The base price is $199, and the video storage comes as a monthly plan costing $10 per month.
Nest plans to team up with insurance companies American Family Insurance Co. and Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. on offering their customers the camera and their improved Protect smoke alarm at a discounted price, along with discounts as an incentive in a rewards program.