At today’s Made by Google event, the company announced a new version of Nest Aware, offering a new whole home pricing model, instead of paying per camera.
“We heard that our Nest Aware pricing can get a little expensive and complicated, so we’re introducing a simple whole home pricing model. Instead of paying separately for each camera, the new Nest Aware will include all cameras, speakers and displays in your home for one low price, with even more video and event history,” explains Google.
There are now two subscription tiers available monthly or yearly: Nest Aware and Nest Aware Plus. Differences are days of event video history.
Nest Aware includes 30 days of event video history and has camera features like intelligent alerts, plus new sound detection, expanding to Nest and Google Home speakers so they can alert you when they hear a smoke alarm and send it to your phone, for you to verify. There’s also emergency calling include, which can let you dial 9-1-1 from the Google Home app, or say, “OK Google, call 9-1-1” and your speaker will call. However, sound detection and emergency calling is launching in the U.S. first.
Nest Aware Plus offers 10 days of 24/7 video history and 60 days of event-video history and includes the other features in Nest Aware.
- Nest Aware costs $8 CAD per month, or $80 CAD per year ($6.67/month).
- Nest Aware Plus costs $16 CAD per month, or $160 CAD per year ($13.33/month).
Google says new event-based recording is also coming for both Nest Aware plans, which records a clip when cameras detect motion or sounds. As for expanded sound detection, Google says it happens on-device and visual indicators will let people know a clip is being recorded. These clips can be reviewed in the Home app.
These new Nest Aware plans will be available in “early 2020” says Google.