The revamped, more affordable, Nest Aware plans went live last year, offering a much more simplified premium offering from the Google-owned brand.
Nest Aware is now a a two-tier model: the basic Nest Aware, which offers 30 days of event video history and cover all of your Nest home security cameras for $6 per month; and Nest Aware Plus, which bumps you up to 60 days of event video history and 10 days of 24/7 video history, costing $12 per month.
Compare that to what went before where, on a device-by-device basis you'd be paying $5 a month for five days of video history or $10 for 10 days.
In a home with just two cameras, the savings and benefits are already obvious; in houses with multiple Nest devices the savings become substantial.
All of the features like Intelligent Alerts and Activity Zones are available on both tiers, but Google also introduced event-based recordings to the new Nest Aware plans, which act as an alternative to 24/7 recording and only start recording when the camera detects motion or sound, also sending you an alert.
The new Nest Aware rolled out, initially, to 19 countries around the world... Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Spain, US, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, UK, Sweden and Switzerland.
If you've got an existing Nest Aware subscription, you can upgrade to a new plan through the Google Store.
One thing to be aware of though - Nest Aware requires that you migrate from a Nest to a Google account, if you havenāt already done so. You can, if you wish, keep your current subscription as well.
Recently, Google announced that is about to make it mandatory for Nest users to use two-factor authentication (2FA) when logging into their Nest accounts.