NEST CAM IQ
The security cam that outsmarts the rest. US$299 | NEST.COM
What makes it so smart? Well, the IQ offers 24/7 live streaming, night vision and high-powered video tech that Nest calls Supersight, which combines a 4K sensor with HDR and intelligent imaging, all backed by a hexa-core Qualcomm processor. It also uses facial recognition tech to tell the difference between who’s welcome in your home and who isn’t. You can programme Nest Aware (monthly subscription fee required) with the faces of anyone who needs regular access to your home without setting alarm bells ringing. The Cam IQ will notify you when family members or friends have arrived home. If it spots an intruder, it will automatically zoom in and follow their activity, pinging an alert to your smartphone. It will then use a powerful, loud speaker to scare off said undesirable. It also uses noise cancellation and echo suppression on the HD Talk and Listen audio feed, so you can hear intruders clearly — and they can hear you when you tell them you’ve called the police.