The Nest Cam is a sleek security system that looks vaguely familiar. Tech Crunch hilariously observes, "At first glance, the Nest Cam looks like the Dropcam that we all already know. At second glance… it… still looks like a Dropcam." That's because the company acquired Dropcam just a little while ago and this is the first product from that union.
Working with the Nest app as well as older Dropcam models, the Nest Cam it uses a cloud-based DVR to store video similar to the original device. Also like the Dropcam, it requires a annual fee to do more than simply stream video, but record and store as well. With a built-in tripod mount, magnetic base and infrared LEDs, it's nevertheless ready to provide protection.
The Nest Cam is the Result of the Brand's Acquisition of Dropcam
Meghan Young — June 18, 2015 — Art & Design
References: nest & techcrunch