Overview: Nest Cam IQ Indoor is a small, Wi-Fi camera that
can help you keep an eye on your home or office. Nest Cam IQ Indoor can distinguish between a person and other objects. It
can even recognize familiar faces and give you a notification (with a Nest Aware
subscription). It can securely stream live 1080p Full HD video to your computer,
or to an iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Two-way audio lets you hear what's
going on, and allows you to talk to persons through the camera. It works as a
standalone home surveillance camera, or in conjunction with other Nest products,
such as the Nest Secure alarm system, Nest Protect Smoke and CO alarm, and the
Nest Thermostat. The Nest Cam IQ Indoor comes with a 10' USB-C power cable, and
an AC adapter.
Camera: Nest Cam IQ Indoor is equipped with a 1/2.5",
8-megapixel (4K) color image sensor, capable of streaming up to 1080p (1920 x
1080) video at 30 frames per second with H.264 encoding and HDR (High Dynamic
Range). With Supersight close-up tracking, Nest Cam IQ automatically zooms in
and tracks a person when they walk into view. On the Nest app, you'll see a
picture-in-picture with the default 130° view with the Supersight tracking
closeup window. The improved 3-microphone array, echo suppression, and noise
cancellation let you clearly hear what's going in inside your home. The powerful
built-in speaker (7 times more powerful that its predecessor) can scare off
intruders from afar.
Night Vision: Nest Cam IQ Indoor uses powerful infrared LEDs
(940nm) to enable Night Vision when there is no ambient light. The LEDs show no
noticeable red glow when they're turned on, so they aren't visible in the dark.
In complete darkness (0 Lux), Night Vision has a range of about 20 feet
throughout the full 130° wide angle view. In low light, the camera range is
extended. Video recorded using Night Vision is in monochrome.
Installing: Nest Cam IQ Indoor is mounted to a 2-15/16"
diameter. On the base, the camera can be tilted approximately 160° forward and
backward and rotated 180° left and right. The camera and base can be placed on a
shelf or tabletop, or wall mounted using a 3rd party wall/ceiling mount or
tripod with a standard 1/4"-20 screw. Nest Cam IQ Indoor is powered by the
supplied AC adapter (15V 1.87A) and 118" USB-C cable. The camera is designed to
operate with 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) and 802.11a/n/ac (5GHz) networks.
Note: Unlike the previous model, the base is not
Nest App: You can view streaming video from your Nest Cam IQ
Indoor on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device through the free Nest App. The
app is compatible with Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) running iOS 9.0
or later. It is also compatible with Android devices (operating system version
varies with device).
Nest Aware: Algorithms in Nest Aware (available by
subscription) can enhance the security to make Nest Cam IQ even better. Nest
Aware can distinguish between the image of a person and another object. It can
recognize the sound of a person's voice instead of a barking dog. When human
encounters occur, you'll receive a notification on your mobile device so you can
view the camera footage. Family members' faces which are seen frequently on the
camera become recognized as Familiar Faces. Unfamiliar faces seen on camera will
create a notification. The Nest Aware service with Video
History saves the past 10 or 30 days of video footage in the cloud for
review at any time. The service can create a time lapse of an event, or of an
entire day, that you can watch in 60 seconds. You can make and save clips to
share with friends or family. Custom activity zones can be created to keep an
eye on specific areas in your home. As of November 2017, monthly rates start at
$10 per month ($100/year) for 10 days of video and $30 per month ($300/year) for
Note: Some features are not available on Nest Cams used
Works With Nest: When Nest Cam IQ Indoor is added to a home
network that includes Nest products, additional features are available. If the
Nest Protect Smoke and CO Detector sounds an Emergency Alarm, all of the Nest
Cams will turn on and start recording video automatically. The recording will
continue for 1 hour, or until the Nest Protect senses that the smoke or carbon
monoxide has subsided. When paired with a Nest Thermostat, the Nest Cam IQ
Indoors in your home can be set to automatically turn on when you switch to the
Away setting on the Thermostat. When you return, and manually set the Thermostat
to the Home setting, the Nest Cam IQ Indoors will automatically turn off. This
feature does not work with Nest Thermostat's Auto-Away feature.
- Field of View: 130°
- Security: 128-bit AES with TLS/SSL
- Bandwidth Requirements: Recording at 1080p requires 800
to 2000 kbps of upload bandwidth while streaming video. Cameras use more
bandwidth when there is more action in the scene. At 1080p, each camera
could use 150GB to 300GB of upload bandwidth per month, depending upon the
video quality setting.
- Camera: Diameter 2.842", Length 2.82"
- Base: Diameter 2.925"
- Overall Height w/base: 4.845"
- Weight: 12.6 ounces
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