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Nest Cam IQ

Nest Cam IQ
alaScore 99

141 reviews

Oct, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Nest Cam IQ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Ludlow (

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor


Powerful face recognition and a 4K sensor that delivers the best image quality makes the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor the best external security camera.

Excellent video quality ; Powerful face-recognition ; High-quality cloud service with Nest Aware

May need professional installation ; Scheduling doesn't work with location detection

A super-impressive outdoor security camera, with the best cloud storage service and the best video quality.

Apr, 2018

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Expert review by : David Ludlow (

Nest Cam IQ


A super-smart security camera that can recognise friend from foe, the Nest Cam IQ can also work as a powerful Google Home smart speaker.

Excellent image quality ; Incredible face recognition ; Can track intruders around a room

Expensive ; Heavily reliant on a Nest Aware subscription

A very slick camera, with exceptional image quality and some smart features, and the new subscription option makes it cheaper to run, too.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Duncan Bell (

Nest Cam IQ review: Nest cam is the best cam but boy does it cost


If you want to see your kids, pets and burglars in pristine full HD, including at night, with intelligent alerts, look no further

Excellent quality footage with HD streams and 8-meg downloads ; Reasonably intelligent alerts ; Excellent night vision, mic and speaker ; Well designed all round

Feels crazily expensive ; Not weatherproof ; Nest Aware pretty much obligatory ; What is the point of it?

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Adrian Willings (

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review: Outside security camera gets smarter


The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is a great, albeit expensive, outdoor security camera that's bigger and more secure than its predecessor. It's only really let

Powerful person alerts ; Good quality video footage ; Loud two-way speaker system ; Secure fitting and installation options ; Customisable notifications ; Compatible with other smart home devices

Free plan is limited to three hours of footage (competitors offer far more) ; Notifications are sometimes overwhelming ; Person detection isn't always perfect ; Digital zoom is underwhelming

The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is a great, albeit expensive, outdoor security camera that's bigger and more secure than its predecessor. It's only really let down by the three-hour capture limits available with the free plan - meaning a subscription, at extra...

Sep, 2019

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Nest Cam IQ review


Nest's pricey security cam is a little too clever for its own good...

Excellent image quality ; Person detection is built-in ; Face detection works incredibly well (subscription-only) ; Best-looking security cam around

Pricey, particularly with Nest Aware subscription ; No option to save footage locally ; No alarm function ; Software has a few rough edges

A futuristic security cam that can't quite justify its price tag today

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Price (

Nest Cam IQ review


Great design, but not cheap if you want full functionality

Extremely well built ; Beautiful design ; Records high definition footage ; Built in two-way audio

Quite expensive ; Limited functionality without paying Nest Aware subscription ; Mains only ; Gets very hot

This sophisticated and well made security camera with built in facial recognition technology really is one of the most advanced IP cameras we have ever seen. However, you will pay a hefty price in terms of monthly subscription fees if you want to...

Nov, 2017

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Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

Nest Cam IQ review: The security camera with facial recognition


Incredibly clever technology and embarrassingly easy to use, but the subscription prices are too high

Easy to set up ; Uncannily accurate facial recognition ; Decent video quality

Expensive to buy ; Expensive to run

Effectively, after spending £300 on the Nest Cam IQ, you need to factor in costs of at least $10 (£8) per month for ten-day continuous footage storage and “person recognition”; or pay $30 (£23) per month for the extended 30-day storage plan. After one...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Jim Martin (

Nest Cam IQ review


A review of the Nest Cam IQ, a 4K HDR indoor security camera that relies heavily on a subscription service.

If your wallet and broadband can cope with it, the Nest Cam IQ is a great all-round package. However, given the issues with facial recognition and reliance on the subscription to use most of the features, it doesn't represent good value.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Nest Cam IQ Review: Smart indoor security camera, at a premium price


Our Nest Cam IQ review follows full testing of this smart connected security camera. Featuring live streaming of your home at 1080p HDR video quality.

Compact and well-designed ; Good quality capture and stream ; 2-way comms

Pricey ; Premium subscription for full features

The Nest Cam IQ is a pricey bit of kit, especially given that subscription cost to access the most premium features. However, we can’t deny that it does exactly what you need for that price. Video and audio quality is fantastic, the app is pleasingly...

Jun, 2017

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Expert review by : Terry Walsh (

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review


Climb into the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor, and you'll never look at grainy footage again.

Robust, good-looking hardware ; Fantastic imaging and clear two-way audio ; Intelligent zoom, image enhance and tracking ; Instant notifications and easy clip review ; Smartphone, web browser and Android TV viewing

Trickier to install than a battery-powered camera ; No siren or floodlights ; Nest Aware subscription required to unlock some features

It may lack some of the more obvious security features supported by competitors, but Nest Cam IQ Outdoor wins plaudits for its sleek lines, smart features and fantastic day/night image quality. However, those features come at quite the price. Nest...

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