An update released this morning for Nest’s Android and iOS app adds a number of new features to the company’s Nest Cam, including a new ‘Nest Aware subscription’ feature, allowing the camera to automatically detect doors within its line of sight.
This allows the Nest Cam to set an ‘Activity Zone’ over that specific area, resulting in users being able to create notifications specific to doors being opened and closed. While Activity Zones aren’t new, the addition of more intelligent auto-detection functionality opens the Nest Cam up to more customization than was possible before.
Unfortunately, the feature requires a Nest Aware subscription that runs at approximately $10 USD per month (about $13 CAD). Even with the subscription, there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to access the functionality right now since Nest says it’s rolling out the feature over the coming weeks.
Finally, this update also added launcher shortcuts that functional similarly to 3D Touch on iOS, to the Android version of Nest Cam.