After seemingly the longest of waits, you can now purchase Nest products in Australia. They’re limited in their availability with Nest having partnered exclusively with Australian online comparison company iSelect as to distribute the devices.
The Nest Australia website is now live, with links to the iSelect website where you can purchase their Carbon Monoxide and Smoke detector, the Nest Protect as well as the Nest Cam Indoor and Nest Cam Outdoor models.
As announced earlier this week, Nest Protect can be purchased from iSelect for $189 for either the hardwired or the battery model, or you can purchase a 2-pack for $353 for either a wired or battery powered model. You can also add installation for an additional $169. The battery model is powered by Six long-life AA Energizer Ultimate batteries, while the wired in model connects to your in-home power source – which you will definitely need someone to install for you.
The Nest Indoor and Outdoor Cameras are available for $319 each, or you can save a bit and purchase in a 2-pack for $588. Unfortunately you can’t purchase one of each to make a 2-pack, but maybe they’ll think about that down the track. You can arrange an installer to come and install either the Indoor or Outdoor Nest Cam for between $169 – $319, not a bad idea for the outdoor camera but the indoor model should be fairly straightforward to install.
Specs for the cameras include:
|Nest Cam Indoor||NestCam Outdoor|
|Camera Sensor||⅓-inch sensor |
3–megapixel sensor with millions of colors
|Zoom||8x digital zoom||8x digital zoom|
|Field of View||130°diagonal field of view|
|Live Video||24/7 continuous live video |
Check in any time using the Nest app on your phone, tablet, or computer
|Recorded Video||10-day or 30-day continuous video history available when you subscribe to Nest Aware|
|Video||Up to 1080p (1920 x 1080) at 30 frames/sec, H.264 encoding|
|Night Vision||850 nm high-power infrared |
IR cut filter
|8 high–power infrared LEDs (850 nm) with IR cut filter|
|Talk & Listen||Hear what’s happening at home and talk to people who are there.||Talk and Listen|
|Lights||LED status light||RGB LED status light|
|Wi-Fi||802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) |
|US: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz and 5GHz |
Europe and Canada: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz
|Bluetooth||Phone or tablet with BLE recommended for camera setup||Bluetooth Low Energy|
|Weather Resistance||Indoor Use Only||IP65 ratingNest Cam Outdoor can withstand dust, rain, and snow.|
|Power||Plugs into a standard household power outlet for continuous video streaming and alerts |
AC adapter input: 100–240V AC, 50/60Hz, 0.2AAC adapter output: 5V DC, 1.4A
Camera input: 5V DC, 1.0APower cable connector: USB micro-B
|AC adapter input: 100–240V AC, 50/60Hz, 0.2A |
AC adapter output: 5V DC, 1.4A
Camera input: 5V DC, 1.0A
The Nest devices are controlled through the Nest app, available in Google Play and the iOS app store. The app is supremely easy to use, and setup for devices is quite easy.
iSelect is an odd choice, but they’re seemingly offering deals for bundling the products with deals from broadband and other providers. You can check out the deals on their ‘Special Offers’ page now, or just head to each product and put your order in.