Security has never looked so good.

Nest Cam Outdoor stands watch 24/7, rain or shine. It sends an alert when it detects activity. Lets you talk back through the Nest app. And it’s easy to install yourself. This is what an outdoor security camera should be.

24/7 live video.

130° wide-angle view shows your home in super clear 1080p HD, day and night.

Alerts on your phone.

Get alerts when there’s activity, and see a snapshot of the last three hours in the Nest app.

Listen in and talk back.

Tell the mailman to leave the package. Or let a stranger know you’re paying attention.

Don’t miss a thing with Nest Aware.

Starting at $10 a month, Nest Aware gives you more intelligent alerts and 24/7 continuous cloud recording. And you automatically get a free trial.

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Person alerts.

Get a special alert when Nest Cam sees a person, like if someone’s at the door.

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Find what you're looking for.

Quickly find key moments in Sightline. And speed through the rest.

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Record everything.

10- or 30-day video history saves everything, just in case.

Install it yourself.

Nest Cam Outdoor can go anywhere you want to see. Install it over the front door to watch who comes and goes. Mount it outside the garage to keep an eye on the driveway. Or even stick it to a steel rain gutter using the magnetic mount. And if you need help, you can always call a Nest Pro .

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24/7 live streaming

Nest Cam plugs in so it doesn’t run out of power. And you can check in as much as you want.

Limited streaming

Cameras that rely on batteries give you limited streaming to conserve power. And what happens if they die when you’re on vacation?

24/7 continuous recording

With Nest Aware, you see the full story, not just part of what happened.

Records event snippets

Some cameras only record if they sense motion. But if they miss something, you will too.

Person alerts

With Nest Aware, Nest Cam can tell the difference between a person and a thing. So you know if there’s actually someone there.

Generic alerts

Some cameras can only tell if there’s motion, so you don’t know the difference between a person and a tree swaying.

Two-way audio

Hear what’s happening and let a stranger know you’re paying attention.

No audio

So you can’t listen in or talk to get someone’s attention.

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Crisp 1080p video

Nest Cam’s high-quality glass lens, image sensor and 8x digital Clear Zoom let you see every detail in full 1080p HD.

Low-quality video

Some cameras say they have HD, but their sensors and plastic lenses give you a lower image quality.

Bright, clear Night Vision

Eight infrared LEDs help you see the whole view, even when it’s dark.

Grainy video at night

Some cameras give you a pixelated spotlight view when it’s dark.

Quick, easy setup

Nest Cam Outdoor is designed for simple setup. Just plug in the cable and adapter, mount the camera and go.

Complex installation

That may require tangles of cables, remote hubs and drilling through walls.

Cloud storage

With Nest Aware, Nest Cam safely and securely stores your Video History in the cloud, so you can access it anytime.

Local storage

If a camera stores video on a memory card and is stolen, there’s no way to go back and see what happened.

Share live streams

Create public or password-protected live streams to share with family, neighbors or the whole world.

No shared live streams

So if you want to share what’s going on, you have to give away your password.

Check in from all devices.

Sign in to the Nest app anytime from a phone, tablet or laptop. And invite family members to do the same.

Check in from one device

Some cameras can only stream to one device. But what if you lose your phone or want to check in from your laptop?

Frequently asked questions

  • How is Nest Cam Outdoor different from Nest Cam Indoor?

  • Nest Cam Outdoor has all the same features as Nest Cam Indoor. The only difference is that Nest Cam Outdoor is weatherproof and can go outside. Nest Cam Indoor is intended for indoor use only.

  • What is Nest Aware and do I need it?

  • Nest Aware is a subscription service for Nest Cam. Each camera comes with a free trial. And you can cancel anytime. After that, subscriptions start at $10 a month.

    When you subscribe to Nest Aware, advanced cloud algorithms kick in to give you intelligent alerts, like if Nest Cam sees a person at your door. It also stores 10 or 30 days of recorded video in the cloud, and makes it into one seamless timelapse you can stop and start at will. So you can go back and quickly find the moments that matter to you.

  • Is Nest Cam Outdoor tamper and theft resistant?

  • Nest Cam Outdoor comes with specially designed cable clips that let you secure all 25 ft (7.5m) of cable from your camera to the outlet, making it difficult to remove or tamper with. You can prime and paint both the cables and cable clips to match your home so they blend in and are harder to spot.

    You can also add a lockable cover to the outdoor outlet to keep Nest Cam from getting unplugged. We also recommend mounting the camera up high, out of reach. To keep the cord out of reach, you can run it through the wall and plug it into an outlet inside your home. A local Nest Pro can help you decide whether either of these options is right for you, and handle installation from start to finish.

  • Is Nest Cam Outdoor easy to install?

  • Some outdoor cameras are complicated to install, with tangles of cables or external hubs. Nest Cam Outdoor is simple to install yourself. All you need is a power outlet and your home Wi-Fi. Set up the camera with the Nest app, choose a good spot and mount the camera. Or, if you have a magnetic surface nearby, you can forgo drilling altogether and use Nest Cam Outdoor’s special magnetic mount.

Tech specs

2.8 in
3.5 in




1/3-inch, 3-megapixel sensor with millions of colors and 8x digital zoom


Up to 1080p (1920 x 1080) at 30 frames/sec, H.264 encoding

Field of view

130° diagonal

Night Vision

8 high-power infrared LEDs (850nm) with IR cut filter

Audio and lights

  • Speaker
  • Microphone

Operating temperature

-4 to 104°F (-20 to 40°C)

Weather resistance

IP65 rating (weatherproof)
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  • AC adapter input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, 0.2A
  • AC adapter output: 5V DC, 1.4A
  • Camera input: 5V DC, 1.0A


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In the box

    Size and weight

    • Mass: 11.0 ounces (313 g)
    • Height: 2.8 inches (7.2 cm)
    • Width: 2.8 inches (7.2 cm)
    • Depth: 3.5 inches (8.9 cm)
    • Total cable length: 25 feet (7.5 m)


    • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz or 5GHz (WEP, WPA, WPA2 encryption supported)
    • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

    Connectivity requirements

    Bandwidth requirements

    At 720p, each camera requires 200 to 500 Kbps of upload bandwidth while streaming video.

    At 1080p, each camera requires 450 to 1200 Kbps of upload bandwidth while streaming video.

    Cameras will use more bandwidth to stream video when there is more motion in the scene.

    If you subscribe to Nest Aware, your camera streams all video to the cloud for secure offsite storage. At 720p, each camera could use 60GB to 160GB of upload bandwidth per month. At 1080p, each camera could use 140GB to 380GB of upload bandwidth per month.


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