Nest Cam - Check in – even when you’re out!

The Nest camera is a small Wi-Fi camera that allows you to monitor your home remotely with a very simple to use product. Nest allows you to keep an eye on your home when you are away. It can be used as a baby monitor, security camera or to care for a relative remotely.
 



Functionality

The Nest Cam streams the video stream in 1080p. The camera measures 11.4cm tall and 7.3cm wide, this allows you to place it anywhere around the home without it being intrusive. The camera can send you motion alerts when movement is detected in a defined zone (These can be recorded to the cloud and stored if you have a subscription). You can watch the camera stream live over the internet with a secure streaming system. The Nest camera also has sound alerts, night vision, and the ability to zoom. You can also listen to what is happening using the built-in microphone and talk back via the built-in speaker.

The device features 3-megapixel sensor with an 8x digital zoom. The Nest camera has a 130-degree field of view allowing you to see more of the room that it's placed in. Nest Cam is designed to give you the ability to monitor key parts of your home when you are away. Once you have set up the camera it is very easy to use and functions very well. Nest Cam offers a lot of great features, although to use these features you will need a subscription to Nest Aware which is available for a monthly fee.

Nest Aware allows youto record your video to the cloud. Nest Aware provides easy access to that recorded video from your smartphone or tablet or the web from anywhere in the world. There is also an alert feature which will show you recorded video after an event has been triggered.

Appearance

The Nest Cam have a modern sleek design, with a grey metal stand with the large camera lens in the middle. The magnetic base provides a stable support with a thin leg with pivot that attaches to the camera lens. There is a single LED at the top of the camera that flashes blue when the camera is trying to connect to the network, and will stay solid green when it's on and recording. The Nest camera comes with a useful 10-foot USB cord plugs into a micro-USB port in the back of the camera.

 

Costs


Nest Cam Only Nest Cam + Nest Aware - with 10-day Video History (sold separately in Nest app) Nest Cam + Nest Aware - with 30-day Video History (sold separately in Nest app)
Features No additional fees Starting at £8/month or £80/year Starting at £24/month or £240/year
24/7 continuous 1080p HD streaming
Motion and sound alerts, Night Vision, Talk & Listen, Clear Zoom, Nest app
24/7 continuous 1080p HD recording (requires 140 GB upload bandwidth per month) Free 30-day trial of Nest Aware with 10-day Video History 10-day Video History (100+ GB of rolling cloud storage) 30-day Video History (300+ GB of rolling cloud storage)
Alert summary to quickly scan your Video History Free 30-day trial of Nest Aware with 10-day Video History
Activity Zones for personalised alerts Free 30-day trial of Nest Aware with 10-day Video History
Powerful algorithms in the cloud to help filter out false alerts Free 30-day trial of Nest Aware with 10-day Video History
Clips that you can make, download and share Free 30-day trial of Nest Aware with 10-day Video History
Timelapses that turn hours of video into short films Free 30-day trial of Nest Aware with 10-day Video History


Conclusion

The Nest Cam is a great as a home security camera, it is capable of streaming and recording high quality video.It comes with a great range of features, although in order to use these some of these features you will need a subscription to Nest Aware. The camera itself is brilliant and produces high quality video. When considering purchasing the Nest Cam you will have to consider the subscription fee as there are other options on the market that are very similar, if the subscription is key in turning this Securit camera from OK to excellent. The entry level fee of £8 a month or £80 a year is reasonably and gives you 10 days of video recording which should be suit the needs of most people.