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Rumor: Nest, a company owned by Google is working on a 4K security camera

By Bryan Chan & Liu Hongzuo - on 24 May 2017, 9:29am

Rumor: Nest, a company owned by Google is working on a 4K security camera

 

The upcoming 4K resolution indoor security camera will resemble the Nest Outdoor camera.

According to Android Police’s report, Nest (a google-owned firm) will be announcing a new Wi-Fi home security camera with support for 4K resolution (2160p). The 4K capabilities are for the security camera’s zoom features. The 4K capabilities are for the security camera’s zoom features, and it won’t stream in 4K resolution itself.

The camera will actually stream in Full HD (1080p) by using a section of the full frame. When the camera detects motion, it will focus onto the subject with 4K resolution, but it will zoom into the subject to provide footage that will still be at 1080p. Using a 4K resolution for zoom-able security cameras help to act as a 'workaround' to providing consistent higher quality security footage for homes. Android Police's source stated that there are no plans to support 4K resolution streaming on this camera yet.

The Wi-Fi security camera will also feature an LED ring around its lens to indicate that it is recording, and it will be powered by a USB Type-C cable. Android Police also claimed that the new camera shares the Nest Outdoor’s shower-head design, but it is for indoor-only use. Android Police predicts that the announcement will come at the end of this May, with a retail price of US$300 (~RM1,291) – higher than current Nest cameras.

The previous time we heard from Nest was the discontinuation of the Revolv product line and product support. Nest was bought out by Google for US$3.2 billion back in 2014.

Source: Android Police