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Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera

Wireless outdoor security camera (2-pack)

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There are times when I need to see what's going on outside my house: whether I'm expecting an important delivery, watching for my son to come home from school, or when I'm snug in bed and hear a noise out by the garbage cans. The Nest Cam Outdoor is weatherproof, and lets you check in instantly using your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Nest Cam goes outdoors

Download the free Nest app so you can check the view from the Nest Cam Outdoor anywhere, any time.

Download the free Nest app so you can check the view from the Nest Cam Outdoor anywhere, any time.

There are times when I need to see what's going on outside my house: whether I'm expecting an important delivery, watching for my son to come home from school, or when I'm snug in bed and hear a noise out by the garbage cans. The Nest Cam Outdoor is weatherproof, and lets you check in instantly using your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Just plug in your camera and launch the Nest app on your phone and you'll be streaming video and receiving alerts in moments. The Nest Cam Outdoor is your eyes, ears and even your voice when you're away from home — each camera has a microphone and speaker built in, so you can make your presence known, or have a brief conversation about homework while you're still in the office.

Note: The Nest Cam Outdoor uses the included USB cord with AC adapter for power, but communicates with your device wirelessly.

Subscription-based cloud storage

The Nest Cam Outdoor streams live video, but you'll likely want to save clips for later review. Nest Aware offers subscription-based cloud storage packages that automatically archive a 5-day history ($5 per month or $50/year), 10-day history ($10 per month or $100/year) or a 30-day history ($30/month or $300/year). Nest Aware also offers advanced services like an alert history, personalized alerts for different zones, and an ability to create time lapse videos to show changes throughout the day.

Part of your whole-home Nest system

The Nest Cam Outdoor is compatible with other Nest home automation devices:

Your Nest devices work together to give you more control over home security. If your smoke detector sends you an alert while you're at work, you can turn on your Nest camera and assess the situation instantly, then use the camera's microphone and speakers to warn anyone who might be home. Even better, if your Nest Protect senses rising levels of carbon monoxide, your Nest Thermostat can automatically turn off your connected gas furnace.

Product Highlights:

  • 2 wireless, weatherproof outdoor HD security cameras
  • easy to install and sync with other Nest devices
  • live-view footage from anywhere using your smartphone, tablet or laptop
  • compatible with:
  • 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • 130° field of view
  • 3-megapixel sensor provides sharp, clear images
  • 8X pinch-to-zoom feature lets you focus on a specific part of a room using the touchscreen on your smartphone or tablet
  • dual-band radio makes a solid Wi-Fi® connection
  • get emails or push notifications instantly when motion and sound are detected
  • built-in mic and speaker allow two-way communication via free Nest app
  • camera switches to night vision mode automatically when a it gets dark
  • 10-foot USB cable and AC power adapter included
    • note: uses the included USB cord for power, but communicates with your device wirelessly
  • set the camera to turn on and off based on time of day or your location
  • save and share footage with optional Nest Aware service (requires a monthly or yearly fee)
  • 128-bit encryption happens inside the camera to provide security even on unsecured Wi-Fi networks
Advanced Features:
  • speed-search for a specific moment in a day's worth of video with Sightline
  • if you have more than one camera in a room, use Spaces to see all of them at once
  • free 3-hour snapshot history in the Nest app, so you can check and see if you missed anything
  • share password-protected live view from your camera
  • get a special Person Alert when Nest Cam Outdoor detects a human presence
Dimensions and Warranty:

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Outdoor cameras each with attached 119" power cable (Type A USB plug)
  • 2 Power adapters with 15' cable (female USB Type A port on one end and 2-prong polarized AC plug on other end)
  • 2 Magnetic mounts
  • 2 Camera wall plates (attached to magnetic mount)
  • 2 Adapter wall plates
  • 24 Self-tapping screws (1" length)
  • 24 Plastic wall anchors
  • 18 Cable clips
  • Welcome Home sheet
  • Installation Guide

Product worked right out of the box. It would be nice to have a mounting system that had no visible wires. Also yo have to find a bracket to mount it on a horizontal surface.

Kurt, Canyon Lake, TX


Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera Reviews

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(7 Reviews)

Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera

Kurt from Canyon Lake, TX on 3/1/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product worked right out of the box. It would be nice to have a mounting system that had no visible wires. Also yo have to find a bracket to mount it on a horizontal surface.



About the best available

DONALD from East Meadow, NY on 11/24/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought 3 of these when they first were available. Very happy as they work great. Just be sure you have a good Wi-Fi signal where you mount them. Just ordered a couple more at the Black friday price.

Pros: To many to list-Overall just great camera with top rate tech support

Cons: If installing thru brick or siding you need a pretty large hole for the USB connector to get through

Nice looking Outdoor Camera

HAO from Irvine, CA on 7/3/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very Nice and High Quality Outdoor Camera .Happy with the purchase.

Pros: Image Quality Design Wireless connection Cloud Storage

Cons: Too expensive power core too short

Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera

Crutchfield customer from Nampa, ID on 3/5/2017

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I can't compare it to other systems because I haven't owned any others. I didn't want video cables or dead batteries so this was the one I got. I get about 100 emails a day from cars driving by but the video and night vision is good plus you can hear sound incase some idiot says their friends name while their breaking in your car :) I plan on getting 2 more. Crutchfield is always awesome to deal with!



Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera

Dean from Van Nuys, CA on 3/4/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great cameras great price quick shipping

Pros: Best quality camera

Cons: A bit expensive

Happy and feeling secure

Bryan from Alhambra, CA on 1/12/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great cameras overall. The image quality and motion detection is the best I've seen. Stylish and easy to install. The only cons are that I wish it had some battery life because if the power goes out so does the camera. The service is also expensive if you want to use all the features. However, you still get a snap shot notification from camera of activity and can stream live if it detects something Without Nest Aware subscription. The app is great and easy to use.

Pros: Stylish Easy to install Great app Great image quality Motion detection is very good

Cons: Expensive subscription for full features Would like to see local storage and a back up battery for power outages.

Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera

Crutchfield customer from California on 12/26/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Overall a very good and simple to set up DIY camera except that the cord provided should be offered in different lengths instead of just one standard LONG size. 90% of my installation time was spent trying to loop the cord and attaching it to the wall with the LEAST unsightly appearance. Having a cord that long for a 4' distance from the electrical outlet resulted in a ridiculous excess amount of cord to deal with.




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Overview: Nest Cam Outdoor is a small, outdoor camera that can help you keep an eye on your home or office. This IP65-rated weatherproof security camera can 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 the Nest Cam Indoor, Nest Protect Smoke and CO alarm, and the Nest Thermostat. This Nest Cam Outdoor 2-pack comes with 2 cameras, each with a 25' power cable, cable clips, and a magnetic wall mount with hardware.

High Definition Video: Nest Cam Outdoor outputs Full HD video (1920 x 1080) at 30 frames per second. It has an all-glass lens to give you the best image possible. It has a wide 130° angle of view, so you can see the entire area around your doors or windows. In the Nest app, you can zoom in up to 8x to get a closer look. Built-in Night Vision lets you see things clearly at night.

Installing: Nest Cam Outdoor mounts to a 1-7/16" diameter magnetic wall mount. The back of the camera is rounded, which allows you to position the camera at virtually any angle. It is recommended that the camera is mounted between 7' and 10' above the ground or floor, tilted downward. It should be close enough to see a person's face and to communicate with them through the camera. Nest Cam Outdoor requires AC power from a nearby power outlet, either outdoor or indoor. If there is no outdoor outlet, you may have to drill through your home's exterior wall. The camera streams audio and video via Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz/5GHz), and should be mounted within range of your router.

Nest App: You can view streaming video from your Nest Cam Outdoor 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 8.0 or later. It is also compatible with all Samsung devices running Android 4.1 or later. The Nest application for laptops and desktop computers is available for Windows 7 or later, Mac OS X v10.9 or later, with the latest versions of Safari, Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox.

Nest Aware: Nest Cam Outdoor lets you view live streaming on your computer or mobile device. You can check in anytime to see what's happening, and see photos of activity from the last three hours. The optional Nest Aware service with Video History lets you save 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 January 2017, Nest Aware rates start at $10/month or $100/year for 10 days of video history (first camera) and $30/month or $300/year for 30 days (first camera). Additional cameras can be added for $5/month, $50/year for 10 days, and $15/month, $150/year for 30 days.

Works With Nest: When Nest Cam Outdoor 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 Cams 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 Cams will automatically turn off. This feature does not work with Nest Thermostat's Auto-Away feature.

Activity Alerts: Nest Cam Outdoor can detect and alert you to either motion in your video or sound picked up by the microphone on the camera. When activity is detected, or if Nest Cam is offline, an alert is sent to your mobile device (through the Nest App), or to your Nest Cam account.

Camera Settings: Using the Nest App or your Nest Cam Account, you can change the following settings:

  • Camera On/Off: lets you turn the camera video streaming on or off
  • Status Light: turns the status light on or off
  • HD Video: turns HD video on or off (to save bandwidth)
  • Night Vision: activates ring of 8 IR LEDs used for night vision. You can set to Auto, or manual on/off
  • Rotate Image: rotates the video 180° in case you have to invert and mount on the ceiling
  • Audio: turns the camera's microphone on or off
  • Microphone Sensitivity: if microphone is on, this slide control adjusts the mic's sensitivity
  • Camera Scheduling: allows you to set daily schedules for your camera to be on or off
  • Location Schedule: For iOS only, this setting allows you to turn the camera on or off using the location of your iPhone.
  • Nest Cam CVR: lets you see your current CVR (cloud video recording) subscription
  • Detect Motion Events: allows you to enable or disable the camera to detect motion events
  • Detect Sound Events: allows you to enable or disable the camera to detect sound events
  • Wi-Fi Network: indicated which Wi-Fi network your camera is connected to.
  • Deactivate The Camera: If you want to use the camera in a different Nest Cam account, sell or give away the camera, you must first deactivate it.

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Why did you buy this?

I already have 4 of these. Have tried a few others and wasn't happy. [ Brent  Oct 06, 2018 ]
good reviews [ bill  Sep 13, 2018 ]
peace of mind [ JIMMY  Mar 07, 2018 ]
Already have the camera and it works good. [ John  Feb 28, 2018 ]
I have 2 cameras and need to add 2more for outdoor security of home. [ John  Nov 22, 2017 ]
Quality of Nest products and good reviews [ John  Jun 12, 2017 ]
Its wireless but not battery powered [ Brent  Feb 19, 2017 ]
Made in USA. [ Jeff  Feb 08, 2017 ]
Updating my security system with home automation [ Michael  Jan 11, 2017 ]
I have the indoor version. Works great! Time to see what's happening around the house... [ EDGAR  Nov 23, 2016 ]

4 questions already asked

Patti, Unsure about compatibility, Crutchfield people should be able to answer that question. But we like the cameras and would highly recommend. Great resolution and always have worked great! You won't be disappointed if you purchase [ Jeff  Jan 17, 2018 ]
Nest camera operates over Wi-Fi and video goes to their cloud, you can view online or over phone after having a free Nest account. It sends out snap picture e-mails when it senses something. If you want continuous recording to be saved you need to pay monthly $10/month for the first camera and $5/month for the other cameras(for10 day continuous recordings). They give one month free for trial once you install. I had other cameras and I had to switch to this system. [ OKTAY  Jan 17, 2018 ]
There is no good answer to this question because its using the intensity of the audio as a trigger. That can be adjusted to make it more sensitive. However, we don't have any specifications on just how minuet an audio tone it can pick up. I'd suggest contacting Nest on 855-469-6378 to see if they have that information My Bio: [ Paul  Aug 28, 2017 ]  Staff
It will pick up sound anywhere in a large room. [ SILVERHAMMER  Aug 26, 2017 ]
Our backyard cam is on all night long in the pitch dark. I would say the close-in (immediate) range is about 25 ft in the dark, but you can really see much further-perhaps 100 ft. At 100ft you won't be able to recognize a face but you would see a person. Hope this is helpful. Any other questions, please ask. We've had our Nest cams about 6 months and love them. [ laurence  Aug 17, 2017 ]
Indefinitely? You can see at least 30-100 feet but clarity, even with 1080p, becomes the issue. [ Brent  Aug 17, 2017 ]

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