Google introduced immediately that it is going to be rolling out a new model of its Nest Aware subscription service beginning in 2020, with simplified pricing and new features.
Since 2015, Google has supplied Nest Aware as a premium subscription for its Nest safety cameras for $5, $10, or $30 monthly. The subscription provides you 24/7 steady recording, entry to video historical past, and extra choices for alerts, however in case you needed to use Nest Aware with a number of cameras, you had to pay a reduced month-to-month payment per further digicam.
When the new pricing is on the market, Google says one month-to-month payment for Nest Aware will cowl your entire Nest cameras, in addition to some Nest and Google Home audio system and shows. For $6 monthly, Nest Aware provides you with entry to 30 days of “event video history,” which is a recording made when your digicam senses movement or sound. For $12 monthly, you’ll get entry to 60 days of occasion video historical past and 10 days of 24/7 video historical past.
Google’s Nest Aware plans shall be a bit costlier than Amazon’s $three or $10 monthly Ring Protect subscription plans and Arlo’s $2.99, $9.99, and $14.99 monthly Arlo Smart subscription plans. However, Amazon’s and Arlo’s most cost-effective tier solely covers one safety system at a time, whereas Google’s most cost-effective covers all Nest gadgets with Nest Aware performance and for simply $three extra monthly.
Some Nest and Google Home audio system and shows at the moment are a part of Nest Aware as a result of the overhauled subscription will allow them to pay attention for smoke or carbon monoxide alarms, in accordance to Google. If they warn you of an alarm, and if that alert looks as if it is likely to be for an emergency, Google says you’ll give you the option to name the 911 service closest to your house utilizing the Google Home app.
This might be actually useful in case your smoke detector goes off while you’re touring, for instance. Google additionally says that in case you expertise an emergency at residence and can’t entry your cellphone, you’ll additionally give you the option to ask a Google Nest or Home speaker to name 911.
Google additionally introduced a new “Home Feed” coming to the Google Home app, which the corporate says will accumulate the recordings and notifications out of your Nest Aware gadgets into one feed. Google says the revamped Nest Aware is coming to the identical 19 international locations that have already got entry to it, however solely Google Nest and Home audio system within the US shall be ready to detect sound and make emergency calls when the characteristic initially rolls out.