Nest Unveils First Product Post-Fadell: Outdoor Security Camera

Nest Labs Inc., a unit of Alphabet Inc., introduced its first new connected-home gadget in more than a year after a rocky few months that saw the departure of its controversial chief executive officer. The Nest Cam Outdoor takes the company’s indoor home-monitoring camera and puts it outside, using machine learning to alert homeowners to trespassers on their property. Plugged into a house’s external outlet, the Wi-Fi-enabled, weatherproof device provides constant live streaming to its users via an app, sending an alert when a person — but not a raccoon — walks into its frame. “We’re starting to think about what’s worth notifying you of,” said product manager Mehul Nariyawala. “Peace of mind and the protection of your home is primary.” Once a leader in home-connected gadgets that monitored devices like thermostats…


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