Nest Wants You To Be A Pro Dealer

Author: Ari Erenthal, Published on Nov 18, 2016

Dropcam / Nest Cam has been an adversary of security integrators, with them selling direct online and focusing on DIY installations.

Now, they are trying to change that. With their recent Outdoor camera release (see IPVM test results) and following an extremely rough period, Nest is ramping up their dealer program, called Nest Pro.

We spoke with Nest about the details of this program (including discounts, advantages, potential recurring revenue) and share those details and our analysis inside this post.

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