Keep an eye on your home when you're not there.

These days, installing security cameras is simple and affordable, and many people do it themselves. The first step is choosing the best camera for you. Do you need an indoor security camera? An outdoor camera? Both? Here are some important things to think about as you decide.

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Essential security features.

  • Continuous, 24/7 live streaming*
    So you never miss a thing.

  • Alerts on your phone
    You don't need to be home to know if something's up.

  • Talk and Listen
    Hear what's going on, and communicate with people while you're away.

  • Person alerts
    Get alerts if someone is outside your home, whether they're delivering a package or trying to break in.

  • High-definition recording
    A clearer picture can help the police identify intruders.

Help deter burglars.

Whether you own or rent, a surveillance system can help deter break-ins. Potential thieves usually get the lay of the land before they break in, and seeing an outdoor video camera can make them think twice.

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Keep tabs on your home.

Did the kids come home from school? Did the dog walker come? An indoor security cam lets you monitor your home remotely 24/7,* and it can alert you if something happens while you're away.

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The traveler's best friend.

Whether you're going on vacation or just going out on errands, you don't need to be out of the loop. Keep an eye out for these important outdoor camera features:

  • Check in from anywhere*
    Keep watch over your home when you're away with live streaming.

  • Alerts on your phone
    You don't need to be at home to know if something's up when your app alerts your wireless phone.

  • Weatherproof design
    Don't let rain ruin your camera. Make sure your outdoor cam is weatherproof.


Nest Cam IQ outdoor
Mighty. Smart.

Nest Cam IQ indoor
Best-in-class indoor security camera.
Top-of-its-class brains.

Nest Cam Outdoor
Security, rain or shine.

Nest Cam Indoor
Plug-in-and-go security.

*Nest Cam video recording requires a subscription to Nest Aware. Video streaming, video recording and mobile notifications require working internet and Wi-Fi.