Membership is .99/month for one device, .99/month for 2-3 devices, and an .99/month for additional cameras. All users can review three hours of snapshot activity for free.If you prefer more, they offer two cloud storage options and both options carry a monthly fee.In addition to cameras, the app supports the Nest Thermostat, Nest Protect, Nest Secure, and Nest Aware services.The Nest app also includes the option to add family members so you can share access to your Nest products with those you trust and a “home and away” feature to automatically arm and disarm your camera.One thing that sets them apart is that they also offer onboard storage, which can hold about one hour of HD video and record footage even if the camera is offline.
The original camera offers night vision and bank-level encryption. As already mentioned, the IQ bumps this up to a 12x zoom backed by a 4K image sensor.
However, after using the family sharing feature, I found it flawed as family member access is not customizable.
For example, you can’t give your family access to just one camera nor can each family member set their own alerts.
(As Canary Flex is an indoor/outdoor camera, I’ve compared it in greater detail to the Nest Cam Outdoor here.) While there are subtle differences between the units, all offer a reliable experience.
The winner for video is Nest Cam IQ followed by Nest Cam.