Google Announces New Nest Cams and Doorbell

Posted on August 5, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Google, Hardware, Smart Home with 4 Comments

Google today announced three new Nest Cam models and its first-ever battery-powered Nest Doorbell. Some are available now for pre-order and will begin shipping to customers on August 24.

“When we started dreaming up what our next generation of cameras and doorbells would be like, we wanted to incorporate the way the connected home—and your expectations—were heading,” Google’s Sophie Le Guen writes. “That included smarter alerts, wire-free options for installation flexibility, greater value and beautiful designs, plus enhanced privacy and security. We wanted our new line to give you the most comprehensive set of intelligent alerts right out of the box, and easily work with your other Nest products, like displays.”

There are three new Nest-branded cameras: The Google Nest Cam (battery) that retails for $179.99, the Google Nest Cam with floodlight ($279.99), and the second-generation Google Nest Cam (wired), which is the firm’s most affordable Nest Cam ever at $99.99. The Google Nest Doorbell (battery) is Google’s first battery-powered doorbell, and it retails for $179.99.

The battery-powered Nest Cam and Nest Doorbell can be preordered today and will go on sale on August 24. The Nest Cam with floodlight and the new wired indoor Nest Cam are both coming soon, Google says.

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4 responses to “Google Announces New Nest Cams and Doorbell”

  1. rmlounsbury

    I'd love to see Google bring back the Nest security hardware (motion sensors, glass break sensors, and central control pad). It was a bit surprising when they killed off that part of Nest Security. Cameras can only do so much and I don't necessarily want a bunch of cloud connected cameras all over my house.

  2. mattbg

    Interesting fine print. That's a big gap between 3 hours and 30 days. I imagine some people would upgrade just to get 12 or 24 hours. Basically, if you're using it as a security camera rather than a doorbell then it's going to cost you $8/mo.


    The Nest Doorbell (battery) includes three-hour event video history. You can upgrade to 30 days of event video history with a Nest Aware subscription, or 60 days of event video history with Nest Aware plus. 

    • jason_e

      I dumped my Nest cameras in favor of a Ubiquity UniFi system. I get 24/7 local recording with remote access. Best part is there is no monthly/yearly charge and unlike my old Nest cams these rarely if ever go down. Quality of video is outstanding.

  3. paradyne

    I've been right through both product pages and the specs pages (UK at least).


    Not a single mention of how often you need to recharge these things! Twice a week? Twice a year? Who knows!?

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