Google has begun rolling out a new, simpler Nest Aware pricing structure today in 19 countries including Australia and New Zealand.
Nest Aware is the ‘smart’ cloud service behind the Nest hardware on things like the Nest Cam IQ and more. Nest Aware offers subscribers access to recordings from their devices and a number of advanced features including facial recognition which then gives you alerts when people show up on your camera.
Previously Nest offered three pricing models, all with 24/7 recording, however they’ve dropped this option in favour of two plans, Nest Aware for $9/mth including 30 days of event video history, intelligent alerts and activity zones, or you can jump to $18/month for Nest Aware Plus which gives you all that but up to 60 days of event video history, and you also get 10 days of 24/7 video history.
Google says the new streamlined Nest Aware pricing and feature set includes:
- More affordable, simplified pricing. Instead of paying per camera, all of your devices per home—including your cameras, speakers and displays—are covered for one low price, even when you add a new device.
- Get alerts that matter. With the new Nest Aware, now your devices will start recording event clips when they detect motion or sound and give you the clips you need to see.
- Keep an eye on your home and quickly connect to emergency services. Now, your Nest speakers and displays will notify you if a critical sound is detected, like a smoke alarm or glass breaking, by sending an alert to the Home app.
- Take care of loved ones. If your elderly parent or relative has a Nest Hub Max, not only can they stay in touch with loved ones through Duo video calling, but you can also look out for them with the new Nest Aware. All they have to do is invite you as a home member and enable their speaker or display, and you’ll get notifications if something needs your attention.
- Easily upgrade from old to new. If you already have an existing Nest Aware subscription, you can upgrade to the new version through the Google Store.
You can check out the new plans on the Google Store. Google has also reduced the price of the Nest Hub Max, as well as the Nest Cam IQ at The Good Guys and JB Hifi if you’re looking to add a new camera.