Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Nest Cam Outdoor

Nest Cam Outdoor
alaScore 92

252 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 252 reviews of Nest Cam Outdoor. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Nest Cam Outdoor is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 252 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 97 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (157)

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Nest Cam Outdoor

 

The Nest Cam Outdoor security camera offers sharp 1080p video, crisp night vision, and motion detection alerts in a stylish weatherproof enclosure.

Excellent video quality. Weatherproof. Sound and motion detection. Two-way audio. Email alerts. Works with lots of other connected devices.

Pricey. Some features require a subscription plan. Requires outdoor power.

Conclusions With the Nest Cam Outdoor you can see what's going on outside of your house and view recorded video of specific events when it detects motion or sounds. The camera is weatherproof and relatively easy to install, but you'll need an outdoor...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (cnet.com)

Nest Cam Outdoor review: This new camera tackles the outdoors with ease

 

Nest brings the best parts of its existing indoor camera outside with Nest Cam Outdoor.

Nest Cam Outdoor comes with crisp HD video resolution, wide-angle glass lens, long extension cord and 3 hours of free cloud storage. It also plays well with other Nest products via the same Android and iPhone app.

The alerts are still sporadic -- you won't get one every time activity takes place. If you want Person Alerts and select other advanced features, you will have to pay a monthly fee for the Nest Aware service.

Nest Cam Outdoor is up there with Netgear's Arlo as a highly recommendable DIY outdoor camera -- you'll just have to decide if you'd rather deal with Nest's power cord or Arlo's batteries.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Nest Cam Outdoor Review

 

Streaming security cameras are probably the most popular gadget in the connected home, and Nest the best known today. After a fairly slow start after its Dropcam acquisition in 2014, Nest finally has an outdoor model, the unimaginatively titled Nest...

Great video quality ; Easy and comprehensive app ; AI shows promise

Not as convenient to install as a battery-powered camera ; Nest Aware subscription required for most features

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Rachel Cericola (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Wireless Outdoor Home Security Camera

 

After spending almost three months testing outdoor Wi-Fi home security cameras, we've decided that the Netgear Arlo Pro is the best for most people.

After a lot of waiting, watching, and deleting email alerts, we’ve come to the conclusion that the Nest Cam Outdoor is the best outdoor Wi-Fi home security camera currently available. It has an excellent image and sturdy design, but what really makes...

Aug, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jason Carpenter (tomsguide.com)

Nest Cam Review

 

The Nest Cam is a superior security camera that offers easy setup and usability. The camera's wide-angle lens and crystal-clear 1080p resolution are truly high-def, and the night vision is unbeatable.

Excellent 1080p video quality ; Easy setup ; Impressive night vision ; Programmable with Nest Protect and Nest Thermostat.

Pricey ; Requires monthly subscription for extra features ; Microphone/speakers not very powerful.

As the successor to Dropcam, the Nest Cam continues to set the standard for wireless home security cameras.

Mar, 2017

TechGearLab Top Pick Award

Expert review by : Max Mutter (techgearlab.com)

Nest Cam Outdoor Review

 

The best outdoor camera for monitoring if you get the subscription

Great video quality, smooth real time viewing, field leading monitoring services available, weatherproof

Very limited without a subscription

The Nest Cam Outdoor is our favorite outdoor monitoring camera, but only if you pony up for a $10/month subscription. Otherwise it is a great camera for real time viewing, but not much else.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Nest Cam Outdoor review: who's outside your door?

 

Nest is one of the first companies that comes to mind when talking about smart homes or home automation. Its catalog contains a range of devices including its popular smart thermostats and also a wide range of home security devices. In this article, I...

Easy to set up and configure ; Has a microphone ; Wide angle lens

Unreliable notification system ; Video and audio quality suffering a bit ; Monthly subscription required

In general, the Nest Cam Outdoor fulfills what it promises. For the price, you get a decent quality device that will help you feel a little more secure in your own home and allows you to control what happens around your home. In addition, it has some...

Expert review by : David Ludlow (trustedreviews.com)

Nest Cam Outdoor

 

Monitoring the outside of your house makes a lot of sense – especially if there's been a spate of break-ins in your area. The difficulty is that outdoor cameras have traditionally been a bit of a pain to set up and configure. The Nest Cam Outdoor hopes...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Jim Hill (techradar.com)

Nest Cam Outdoor review

 

A good quality camera with a great app, but it's pricey

Excellent subscription service and app support ; Strong picture quality (day and night) ; Rugged and waterproof build ; Integration with IFTTT and other products

Nest Aware subscription service is too expensive ; Some issues with getting the camera online ; Functionality is limited without buying Nest Aware ; The design is vulnerable to tampering, or theft

Nest’s sophisticated and well-supported surveillance camera is a cut above the rest in terms of quality and convenience, but hefty subscription fees make it an expensive option.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (cnet.com.au)

Nest Cam Outdoor review: This new camera tackles the outdoors with ease

 

If you like Nest Cam Indoor, you're probably going to like the $200/£150 Nest Cam Outdoor, too. That's because Nest essentially took its wide-angle high-definition indoor-only camera, wrapped it in a weather-friendly finish and offered it up to folks...

Nest Cam Outdoor comes with crisp HD video resolution, wide-angle glass lens, long extension cord and 3 hours of free cloud storage. It also plays well with other Nest products via the same Android and iPhone app

The alerts are still sporadic -- you won't get one every time activity takes place. If you want Person Alerts and select other advanced features, you will have to pay a monthly fee for the Nest Aware service

Nest Cam Outdoor is up there with Netgear's Arlo as a highly recommendable DIY outdoor camera -- you'll just have to decide if you'd rather deal with Nest's power cord or Arlo's batteries.

Sep, 2016