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Google Launches New Indoor Nest Cam, Floodlight Camera in Canada

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Google has launched another batch of home awareness products, including the Nest Cam (wired) and the Nest Cam with floodlight.

Both cameras were announced in August, alongside the now-released Nest Cam (battery) and Nest Doorbell (battery), to fill out the smart home developer’s most recent line of security devices.

Google’s Nest Cam (wired) comes in four colours — one of which includes a wooden base — and requires the use of a power cord. It’s Nest’s cheapest camera yet at $129 CAD and it’s clearly designed for indoor use and display. Like all Nest Cams, the new indoor camera includes software features like object identification, activity zones and Google Home app viewing and support.

“Meet the second-generation Nest Cam (indoor, wired), a wired camera that helps you keep track of what’s going on inside your home and matches your unique interior décor,” Google’s Andy Hengel writes in the announcement post. “The new Nest Cam has 10 times more machine learning power than the previous generation, enhanced HDR video quality, and processes events on-device, which makes for more accurate and timely alerts.”

The camera comes in four colour options — snow, sand, linen and fog — and features full night vision and HDR video. The camera is able to capture 1080p at 30 frames per second, and features a 135° diagonal field of view, 6x digital zoom, and a 16:9 aspect ratio.

The Nest Cam with Floodlight, on the other hand, is Google’s first floodlight cam. It’s also the most expensive product in this new suite of cameras at $379.99 CAD. This model is wired, unlike the outdoor-friendly $239.99 CAD Nest Cam (battery) released in September and it includes two 2400-lumen lights. Otherwise, the Nest Cam with Floodlight shares specifications with the Nest Cam (battery).

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