Nest Camera System

A Home Security Camera System From the Makers of the Nest Thermostat.

SecureScore™: 9.0 /10
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Travis Goodreau

What Sets Nest Apart

The Nest Camera is part of the Nest family of smart home devices. Nest has designed their cameras to be part of the connected home. They are both functional and stylish. The Nest Camera line includes a range of outdoor and indoor cameras to choose from. These cameras feature a variety of features to secure and monitor your home, including 24/7 live video, a 3-hour snapshot history and night vision. One of the more unique features of Nest Cameras are the Person Alerts. These can tell the difference between a person and an object or pet. The Supersight feature has close-up tracking view. This helps provide a clear picture. The Talk and Listen Feature lets you communicate through the cameras. The Nest Cameras all feature backup power, which ensures that the cameras continue to record in the event of a power failure.

Key Features

The best features of this system

  • Wireless & Cellular Monitoring
  • DIY Installation
  • Intrusion Protection
  • Low Monitoring Fees
  • Home Automation
  • Wi-Fi and 3G Cell Alerts

Nest Price & Packages

Nest Cameras range in price from $199 to $349. Nest offers three different Nest Aware plans, which are continuous video recording plans for Nest Cameras. The plans include a 5-day, 10-day and 30-day. Prices range from $5 a month to $30 a month.

Nest Camera Price List

The following are the costs of Nest cameras that can be used individually or within a package deal.

Nest CameraCamera TypeCost
Nest Cam IQ IndoorIndoor Camera$349.99
Nest Cam IQ OutdoorIndoor Camera$299.99
Nest Cam IndoorIndoor Camera$199.99
Nest Cam OutdoorOutdoor Camera$199.99
Nest HelloDoorbell Camera$229.99

Nest Camera Bundles and Package Costs

Nest offers multiple Nest Cam bundle packages so that you can create the ideal security camera system for your home.

Nest Camera Package# of CamerasPackage SavingsPackage Cost
Nest Cam Indoor (3-Pack)3$397$498
Nest Cam Indoor (5-Pack)5$645$548
Nest Cam Outdoor (2-Pack)2$100$298
Nest Cam Outdoor (4-Pack)4$210$586
Nest Cam Outdoor (6-Pack)6$330$864
Nest Cam IQ Indoor (2-Pack)2$100$498
Nest Cam IQ Outdoor (2-Pack)2$100$598

Nest Camera Monthly Prices, Fees & Plan Costs

Nest offers the optional Nest Aware plan that gives you continuous video recording capabilities for 5, 10 or 30 days. Nest Aware is a monthly subscription that can be purchased and used with any Nest Cam. Nest Aware allows you to view your entire video history, giving you the highest level of security.

Nest Aware’s CVR capabilities provide you with 24/7 coverage of what is happening outside your doors or anywhere your cameras are located. Once in place, this service allows users to scan through their video history, which means you can move through your entire record, not just clips, like other products. This allows you to know exactly what is happening and when it happened. Nest Aware also allows users to get alerts sent to their Nest mobile app whenever the connected Nest Cam captures movement within its field, such as a person walking to the door. Nest Aware is compatible with all Nest cameras, including the Nest Cam IQ and Nest Hello.

Nest Aware PlanNest Monthly Fee

Current Deal

Nest is currently offering discounts when you bundle their cameras with the Nest Secure home security system. You can save when you purchase both the Nest outdoor camera and the Nest Secure home security system. You can bundle the Nest Secure home security system with Nest Hello, which is a smart video doorbell, to save money as well.

Nest is offering a discount on their Nest Aware continuous video recording plans. You can save anywhere from $10 to $60 a year by paying yearly for video recording and storage.

Nest also offers free expedited shipping on all Nest Cameras.

Nest Aware 5-Day



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  • 5-Day Video History
  • 24/7 Continuous-Recording
  • Intelligent Alerts
  • Clips and Timelapses
  • Activity Zones

      Nest Aware 10-Day



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      • 10-Day Video History
      • 24/7 Continuous-Recording
      • Intelligent Alerts
      • Clips and Timelapses
      • Activity Zones

          Nest Aware 30-Day



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          • 30-Day Video History
          • 24/7 Continuous-Recording
          • Intelligent Alerts
          • Clips and Timelapses
          • Activity Zones

              About Nest Security

              Nest produces connected home devices — indoor and outdoor security cameras, thermostats, carbon and smoke detectors and more. The company focuses on helpful yet simple software and devices for the home. Nest is most known for its learning thermostats, which help reduce household energy consumption and its range of indoor and outdoor cameras. Check out the full review of Nest Cam here.

              Mobile Alerts
              Mobile Alerts

              The Nest app lets you set up mobile alerts on your cell phone. You can get notified when an alarm goes off, a door or window is opened or someone enters your home. You can then view your security footage via Nest Indoor and Outdoor Cameras. You can choose to call the police or call your emergency contacts to come and check out the situation if you are not at home.

              24/7 Monitoring
              24/7 Monitoring

              Nest offers 24/7 surveillance for its Nest Cameras with Nest Aware. Nest Aware also provides cloud storage for recordings so that you never miss anything.

              Surveillance Cameras
              Surveillance Cameras

              Nest offers a variety of indoor and outdoor cameras. Some of the features include digital zoom and enhance, daytime HDR and night vision.

              DIY Installation
              DIY Installation

              Nest Cameras all feature easy DIY installation. The Nest app provides step-by-step instructions.

              Smart Home Options
              Smart Home Options

              The Nest Indoor and Outdoor Cameras are all part of the Nest connected home. They work will all of the companies other products, including thermostats, doorbell cameras, outdoor and indoor cameras and door locks.

              Disaster Protection
              Disaster Protection

              Nest Cameras are part of a comprehensive system that allows you to protect your home against disasters. You can receive a notification via your smartphone when the Nest Protect smoke and CO2 alarm detects smoke and carbon monoxide. Simply check out your Nest Cameras to determine what is going on inside your home.

              Remote Control
              Remote Control

              You can remotely control your Nest Cameras from anywhere in the world using the convenient Nest app. The app is available for both Android and iOS.

              Voice Response
              Voice Response

              Nest is compatible with Google Home. Voice response is available through Google Home.

              Power Outage Protection
              Power Outage Protection

              Nest’s sensors and products have backup battery protection. Nest offers a cellular backup subscription, which keeps your system up and running if there is a disruption to your power, internet or Wi-Fi.

              Reviewed By
              Travis Goodreau
              Safety and Security Advisor
              Travis is a retired Burglary Detective, having tallied 5,000+ burglary and theft cases throughout his career. He also served as an Arson Investigator, where he cracked the case of a serial arsonist, and made the arrest and prosecuted the would-be bomber of ABC-7 Studio in LA. We couldn’t be happier to have him as a Safety and Security Advisor. Learn more about Travis here
              Written By
              Andrew Garcia
              Lead Security Editor
              As Lead Security Editor, Andrew strategically guides SafeHome and the resources we publish. He holds a BA in business, and has 10+ years of experience in content development. Today, Andrew edits and publishes articles, guides, and other resources to meet our rigorous standards. Learn more about Andrew here

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              1. Avatar hayley says:

                Does nestcam also have home alarms and alert the police if doors are opened, etc?

                1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

                  Hi Hayley,
                  You can check the Nest app to see what’s up, but then it’s your call whether or not you want to call your emergency contacts or police.

              2. Avatar Jennifer says:


                How much does the installation cost for Nest cameras?

                1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

                  Hi Jennifer,
                  There’s no cost, because you install it yourself with step-by-step instructions from Nest.

              3. Avatar Keith Jones says:

                Does Nest offer any free plans like Arlo does? I know that Arlo charges for if you get their “smart Plans”or if you wish to keep your recordings in the cloud for more than their free 7 days, or is it only free if I store them local?

                1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

                  Hi Keith,
                  You can watch live video without any subscription, but you can’t record any video without paying.

              4. Avatar DuAnn says:

                How much does the service for 2 cameras for a year cost?

                1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

                  Hi DuAnn,
                  That depends on the type of cameras you select, as well as if you get any of the Nest Aware continuous recording plans.

              5. Avatar Kevin Suell says:


                Is the “Nest Aware” subscription per camera or your whole home – 4 cameras total for example?


                1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

                  Hi Kevin,
                  Nest Aware charges per camera, though you can sometimes get discounts on additional camera subscriptions.

              6. Avatar cooper says:

                can nest cameras be connected to an external hard drive instead of the cloud?

                1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

                  Hi Cooper,
                  No, that’s not an option with Nest.

                  1. Avatar Deb N. says:

                    We currently have one outdoor camera on a yearly plan with a 30 day recording subscription. We would like to add two additional outdoor cameras. My question for you is would it be possible to switch my current 30 day recording plan to a 10 day recording plan and add the additional two cameras, for a total of three cameras all recording at a 10 day subscription rate for each camera?

              7. Avatar Christine Cahill says:

                Hi ~ ! I’ve been searching security cameras for my house in addition to my ADT. I don’t care for the ADT camera service at this time so I’m looking into other alternatives. How much does it cost for 2 inside and 2 outside camera’s and a video doorbell?
                Thank you ~
                Christine Cahill

                1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

                  Hi Christine,
                  We’re not Nest, so we can’t provide specific quotes for specific packages. You’re welcome to go on Amazon and do some price-checking yourself, though. You can also contact Nest if you’d like help.

              8. Avatar Paul says:

                How much is the monthly service cost for my business? I would need 30 days for 5 Nest IQ Indoor cams, what is that total amount monthly and annually? Happy to bundle it with whatever my lower my annual cost, I looking at replacing an NVR based system.

                Also, ideally I need more than 30 days of record time, is there an option to download it for offline viewing or cloud storage?

                Thanks, Paul

                1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

                  Hi Paul,
                  We can’t give you a specific price quote, but you can shop Nest via Amazon and check out the prices yourself.

              9. Avatar sidney cox says:

                is there anyone to talk to about a camera that was purchased and owner can not remember password and wants to reinstate now

                1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

                  Hi Sidney,
                  If you have a Nest account, you can go to and click on “Forgot password.” Good luck!

              10. Avatar ExPat says:

                Under one Nest account, can I have cameras at two separate locations such as Home and Office? Would it save me any overhead costs or is it better to just have two acciunts? If so, can the same email be used for alerts?

                1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

                  You can have up to two locations on each Nest account.

              11. Avatar Julianna says:

                We purchased the 5 day video package but the phone notifications or tablet is not showing up as an alert on our phone as an option. Only the email… what is the problem here?

              12. Avatar Taylor says:

                Hi if the Nest Cam captures video of an intruder and you only have a 10 day subscription for instance will that video be wiped after that time? I have a situation where someone I know is coming into my house when I am away and I can’t prove it without the video and I wish to take it to the police and was worried that the video footage would be lost after a certain period of time. Is there some way of keeping the video permanently regardless of the subsciption?

                1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

                  Hi Taylor,
                  If you take it to the police, they should be able to make a copy.

              13. Avatar Hunter says:

                Does it cost less per month if I only buy the Nest Hello Video Doorbell?

                1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

                  Hi Hunter,
                  That depends on what monthly package you buy with your Nest Hello Video Doorbell.

              14. Avatar Don says:

                Need to install a fixed camera with no video or record option.

                How many users can be set up to view. What is the best way to set up.

                1. Avatar Editor says:

                  Hey Don,

                  Up to 10 people can have the link and the password and view a Nest stream simultaneously.

              15. Avatar CB says:

                What is the monthly cost of nest secure with nest cameras and cellular backup?

              16. Avatar Sharon says:

                I have a question about the 10 day video plan. Does this mean that every 10 days the past videos are removed and another 10 days of videos are saved? Or does it mean you can only view 10 days worth of videos in one month?

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