Nest's New Outdoor Security Camera Doesn't Sound Very Secure At All

By Gary Cutlack on at

Google-owned smart-thing maker Nest has revealed its latest product, and it's quite the tame step backwards for techkind in the form of a waterproof security camera.

The Nest Cam Outdoor is not much more than a waterproofed version of its existing indoor camera, with the package coming with a last-gen cable to connect it to a power supply, plus, of course, a refreshed version of the Nest Cam app for monitoring the feeds and 1080p image resolution so footage of your neighbours falling over can go viral. This one also includes a two-way mic and speaker combination, so you'll be able to talk to the kids hanging around outside or shout at whatever animal is pooing in your garden.

Nest is going for ease of installation to help it appeal to the common man, with the Nest Cam Outdoor being installed by attaching its magnetic base to something metallic, like guttering or the bottom of a satellite mount. This seems like quite an insecure way of attaching a security device, as any decent thief would be able to whack it off with a stick before breaking in to steal the choice items from your video game collection. [Nest via The Verge]

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