It’s not clear whether the Nest Cam Outdoor is too late to pull Nest out of its funk.For customers in search of a durable security camera solution, though, it’s definitely better late than never.If you add a per month Nest Aware subscription, you get constant recording, with video feed stored in the cloud.In a few months, Nest Cams will be able to tell the difference between the movement of real human people and of animals, cars, or surprisingly large leaves, and will accordingly be able to winnow down the number of alerts it sends.“Customers want to know when something is happening that genuinely deserves their attention,” says Nest marketing executive Maxime Veron.There’s a problem with traditional video conferencing clients.Though they are in abundance, they’re only remotely useful if all parties are collectively using the same client.Thirty percent of existing Nest Cam owners, Nariyawala says, point their devices out the window and hope for the best.Five percent actually place their units outside already (not advisable, friends! And outdoor version has been the most-requested feature since Dropcam launched its very first product.
Note about Web RTCMany of these video conferencing services are built on Web RTC (real time communication) framework."And they remain off all the time, until they detect motion." Not only that, but Nest's wired version is one of the only on the market that lets you plug in outside—thanks to a rugged power plug—rather than drill a hole through the wall of your house to scavenge some electricity.The downside to an outdoor plug is that it's that much easier for a thief to unplug it, but in that event you'll receive an alert and an image of the last thing the camera saw—presumably the face of the perp.Popular services such as Vox OX, oo Voo, IMO and, of course, Skype and Google Hangouts all have this problem, thus putting a damper on quick collaboration.One “solution” to this is to have accounts for them all, which is something I used to do.