Nest is releasing a Brillo-powered connected security camera next week
Google-owned Nest will be releasing a new version of its wireless security camera, Dropcam, if rumours are to be believed.
Rumours began circulating after an FCC document detailing a new Nest-developed wireless camera was spotted yesterday by eagle-eyed Google fans. These rumours have now gained credence as leaked images, found by Droid Life, reveal a slimmer and more stylish wireless security camera.
Nest’s new Internet-of-Things device has apparently been in the testing phase for months. Looking at the leaked images, it’s also clear to see Nest has decided to, erm, drop the Dropcam name in favour of its own. The Nest Cam will also be capable of full 1080p video streaming, and possibly recording, and will have a simple setup procedure involving Bluetooth and a QR code.
It’s believed that the Nest Cam will run on Google’s stripped-down, Internet-of-Things version of Android, Brillo – joining Nest’s Thermostat and carbon-monoxide detector Protect.
To coincide with the launch of Nest Cam, the Nest app is also due an overhaul. The updated app will introduce slide-down menus and a new button-heavy, modern interface, and will allow you to watch connected camera feeds directly from your phone.
Pricing and availability is unknown, but with a Google announcement planned for next week, it won’t be long until we know just how much protecting your home will set you back.