We strive as a department to make the environment for media comfortable for everyone covering the team.” It’s important to note that the team’s statement is vastly different from Rodrigue’s account of the post-conference conversation.
Nest these days—including the recent departure of its founder, Tony Fadell—overshadows some genuinely great products like the Nest Cam, which just leveled up with a new, outdoor-friendly rig.
Five percent actually place their units outside already (not advisable, friends! And outdoor version has been the most-requested feature since Dropcam launched its very first product.
And for good reason; a recent UNC-Charlotte survey of burglars, which is a pretty wonderful group to survey, found that a visible camera or surveillance system was the single most effective deterrent to entry—more so even than someone literally being inside the house.
The weatherproof case and 10-foot cable lets you wire it up outside, even if 10 feet does sound really short.
The included AC adapter provides another 15 feet, which, come to think of it, 25 feet is still a little short.
For customers in search of a durable security camera solution, though, it’s definitely better late than never.
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Thirty percent of existing Nest Cam owners, Nariyawala says, point their devices out the window and hope for the best.Still, a wired outdoor security camera arguably makes more sense than a battery-powered version, given that you’ll want as many assurances as possible that it’s actually working."We originally thought of a battery-powered solution, which are technically easy to install but also easy to steal," says Nest product manager Mehul Nariyawala."And they remain off all the time, until they detect motion." Not only that, but Nest's wired version is one of the only on the market that lets you plug in outside—thanks to a rugged power plug—rather than drill a hole through the wall of your house to scavenge some electricity."If your camera's outside it's going to be farther away from the router," says Nariyawala.To make sure Wi-Fi connectivity still, well, connects, his team rearranged the antennas of the original Nest Cam to allow for better reach.The downside to an outdoor plug is that it's that much easier for a thief to unplug it, but in that event you'll receive an alert and an image of the last thing the camera saw—presumably the face of the perp.