- Google plans to launch the Nest camera in 2021.
- The company revealed the Nest plan to 9to5Google.
- Google partnered with ADT last year for Nests.
Google’s Nest has disclosed to 9to5Google that a new lineup of video cameras is being planned for 2021.
Nest Line-up in recent years
In June of 2017, Nest first introduced the Cam IQ as an update to its entry line of security cameras. Later in September, a version of Cam IQ Outdoor was unveiled. The firm confirmed to us that it has since sold out of that model.
The current owners will see continuing support for features, software upgrades, and vital improvements to security. Today, Google also announced that Nest will continue to invest in research and development. This clearly involves a new lineup of 2021 surveillance cameras. As the company offered a glimpse of what to expect, no other specifics have been given.
This announcement later this year of the new Nest Cams comes as Google revealed a working relationship with ADT last August. The two are working on a new security solution that will see products such as Nest Cameras and Nest Hub Max sold and tested by trained technicians.
Current Google Surveillance Options
Today, Google’s latest camera lineup begins with the $129.99 Nest Cam Indoor, which earned a price cut of $70 in May. The Nest Cam Outdoor and the Nest IQ Indoor are there too. Although the last hardware update was at the end of 2017. Google added the Cam IQ Indoor Assistant a year later to convert it into a smart speaker-like unit. Google, meanwhile, updated the Nest Aware subscription in 2020 with a fixed pricing model covering all items.
Two stages distinguish whether the video log of events is preserved for 30 or 60 days. There are also 10 days of 24/7 video history in the above offering (Aware Plus). The entry plan costs $6/month, while with an annual option available, the premium one is $12/month.
Yesterday, a Google Smart Display went through the FCC. The 2021 Google surveillance cameras may be joined by a new Nest Hub in the coming months.
“Nested” focus of the Company
For the first time since its launch in 2018, Google’s Nest Portal might be receiving an upgrade. The company has licensed a new “interactive device” with a screen, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Zigbee support. The device also appears to support Google’s Soli radar gesture technology as confirmed by the Federal Communications Commission documents.
Google seems to have a new smart home system (like Nest) of some kind on the way. As 9to5Google points out, the description of “interactive device” is close to what Google uses for its other smart devices, such as the original Nest Hub.