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It’s a big day for security cameras.

Ever since we launched Nest Cam, there’s one thing people have been asking for. Over and over, we heard: Why can’t I put it outside?

Ever since we launched Nest Cam, there’s one thing people have been asking for. Over and over, we heard: Why can’t I put it outside? It made sense. Home is more than just what’s inside your walls – it’s your front door, your backyard, your side patio. And we want to help you look after all of it. Imagine if you could see someone coming before they broke in.

Say hello to Nest Cam Outdoor.

Nest Cam Outdoor can do all the things Nest Cam Indoor does, and it’s fully weatherproof so it works in the snow and the rain. It’s easy to install yourself on wood, brick or stucco. It even has a magnetic mount so you can stick it on a rain gutter. And it’s beautiful.

Even more beautiful? Nest Cam Outdoor automatically works with the rest of your home. If Nest Cam Outdoor notices activity, your Philips Hue or LIFX light bulbs can automatically turn on to make it look like someone’s home.

Nest Cam Outdoor will be on shelves this fall. If you’re in the US or Canada, you can pre-order yours now on the Nest Store, or at Best Buy and other retailers. If you live in Europe, you’ll be able to get it later this year.

The Nest app experience has improved, too.

The Nest app experience has improved, too. When you open the app, you’ll now get a full view of all your live camera feeds right away. We’ve also organized your Nest products room by room, the same way you experience your house.

And we’ve got another big announcement. After a year of field testing and sharpening our algorithms, we’re launching person alerts in September.

In the past, Nest Cam has only been able to notify you of motion and sound. Now with a Nest Aware subscription, Nest Cam can use powerful cloud algorithms to determine if there’s a person in frame and send you a special alert. So you’ll know if someone’s actually there, or if it was just a car passing by – and get fewer false alerts overall. Nest Cam will even tell you it thinks it saw a person but wasn’t sure. All Nest Aware subscribers – including those with Nest Cam Indoor, Dropcam HD and Dropcam Pro – will get to try it out for themselves this September.

Download the latest version of the Nest app from the App Store or Google Play. And don’t forget to pre-order your Nest Cam Outdoor. Welcome to the future of security cameras.