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Kiwi homes are about to get a whole lot smarter with Nest
Wed, 1st Nov 2017
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Nest Labs is bringing its award-winning safety and security products and services to New Zealand.

The Nest Cam Indoor, Nest Cam Outdoor, Nest Cam IQ indoor and the Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm will be available both online, in-store and through Meridian Energy from today.

Maxime Veron,  Nest director of product marketing says, “Nest is focused on creating a home that takes care of the people inside it and the world around it.

“To date, Nest's hardware, software and services have been available for purchase in eighteen markets, yet they're used by millions of people in over 130 countries across the world.

“Today we're excited to bring Nest to New Zealand and help homes across the country become more thoughtful with our award-winning safety and security products.

Nest will initially launch with their security and safety product range, including:

Nest Cam Indoor

Nest Cam Indoor plugs into power so users never worry about dead batteries and supposedly never misses a thing.

 It looks for motion or sound and sends an alert when it sees something.

Night Vision illuminates the whole scene.

And with the Nest app, users can control and watch live in 1080p HD from anywhere 24/7.

Nest Cam Outdoor

The Nest Cam Outdoor is weatherproof, plugs into power, and is easy to install with its magnetic base, so users can look after home 24/7, rain or shine.

Users also get an alert when there's activity and talk to get someone's attention from your phone.

Nest Cam IQ indoor

Instead of just showing you what's happening, Nest Cam IQ is smart enough to differentiate between a person and your cat and can alert you accordingly, with no subscription required.

When it detects someone, it can send a person alert to your phone and will automatically zoom in on and track the person in theso you can see who they are and what they're doing.

Nest Aware

When users add Nest Aware to Nest Cam, advanced cloud algorithms kick in to give the camera smarter alerts and video history.

Nest Aware can tell a person from a thing and can even recognise the sound of a person talking or a dog barking.

It will also store up to 30 days of continuous video in the cloud.

Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm

The Nest Protect looks for fast-burning fires, smouldering fires and carbon monoxide.

It also tells users where the danger is with a vocal alert.

In case you're not home, it can send an alert to their phone.

Users can also simply hush false alarms from their phones.

Nest states that its mission is to create a home that's thoughtful, one that takes care of the people inside it and the world around it.

The company focuses on hardware software and services.

You can check out the Nest Protect here: