The Google Nest Cam IQ Indoor† is awesome when it comes to image, video, and sound quality. Plus, it has person alerts and a built-in Google Assistant so you can use it as a virtual assistant to control your smart home.
Nest Cam IQ Indoor – Full HD Wired Smart Home Security Camera
For some, that may be worth the $300 price tag. But, while we like the smart functions and home automation compatibility of the Nest Cam IQ, many of the cameras we looked at offer the same perks at a more reasonable price.
The fact that you can’t use many of the best features (including video recording) unless you sign up for a monthly subscription is a big downer. But at least the monthly subscription is a lot cheaper and gives more storage than in the past. We especially like that you don’t need to pay a separate fee for each camera in your home.
Person alerts, smart enough to tell a person from a thing, then alert you
Google assistant built in, helps you manage tasks, get answers and control your home
Supersight, A 4K sensor, 12x digital zoom and HDR imaging offer extra clear video that can automatically zoom in and track intruders
HD talk and listen, lets you have a seamless conversation
24/7 live streaming, see a 130° view in 1080p HD, day or night
3-hour snapshot history, review what happened in the Nest app, even if you missed an alert
Activity history, review what happened, even if you missed an alert, includes 3-hour snapshot history in the Nest app
The Google Nest Cam IQ Indoor† is awesome when it comes to image, video, and sound quality. Plus, it has person alerts and a built-in Google Assistant so you can use it as a virtual assistant to control your smart home. The built-in Google Assistant is especially helpful—you don't need to buy as many smart speakers for your home when your security camera can pull double-duty.
Great video quality
Pro BulletCompatibility with Google Assistant, Alexa, and other Nest products
Pro BulletCrystal clear two-way audio
Pro BulletQuality design and aesthetic
High price point
Con BulletRequired Nest Aware subscription for coolest features