New Google Nest Cam Tested

Author: Derek Ward, Published on Jun 29, 2015

The most important advance for the new Google Nest Cam is video analytics.

Though this has not been the focus in the mainstream press, IPVM testing shows that their video analytic advances are significant. We bought a Nest Cam and conducted testing in 4 environments: residence / home, conference room, office, and warehouse.

The rest of the new model contains a mixture of moderate advances and detractions from the previous Dropcam Pro model.

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