Great security camera
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Great security camera!
Pros: Setup is easy
Cons: Nothing at the moment
The Nest Cam lets you make sure loved ones are safe even when you're not at home.
This three-pack of Nest Cams gives you peace of mind no matter where you are. Check in on your home using your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Simply plug in each camera and launch the Nest app on your phone — you'll be streaming video and receiving alerts in just moments.
Nest Cams are your eyes, ears, and even your voice when you're away from home. Each camera has a microphone and speaker built in, so you can verbally check in with kids, elderly parents, or pets, while you're at work.
Note: The Nest Cams use the included USB cords for power, but communicate with your device wirelessly.
The Nest Cam streams live video, but you'll likely want to save clips for later review. Nest Aware offers subscription-based cloud storage packages that automatically archive a 5-day history ($5 per month or $50/year), 10-day history ($10 per month or $100/year) or a 30-day history ($30/month or $300/year). Nest Aware also offers advanced services like an alert history, personalized alerts for different zones, and an ability to create time lapse videos to show changes throughout the day.
The Nest Cam is compatible with other Nest home automation devices:
Your Nest devices work together to give you more control over home security. If your smoke detector sends you an alert while you're at work, you can turn on your Nest camera and assess the situation instantly, then use the camera's microphone and speakers to warn anyone who might be home. Even better, if your Nest Protect senses rising levels of carbon monoxide, your Nest Thermostat can automatically turn off your connected gas furnace.
Great security camera!
Anonymous, Uppr Marlboro, MD
Average Customer Review(s):
Great security camera!
Pros: Setup is easy
Cons: Nothing at the moment
Easy to install and high quality picture. Great when using with an iPad!
Quick shipping and very easy set up. The cams tend to go offline a lot and trying to determine if it is the Wi-Fi disconnecting.
Love the Nest Cams! The Nest Aware search features are second to none.
Works flawlessly. Easy setup. Need good Wifi for operation. This product with the associated algorithms is a disrupter to the standard passive video recording systems on the market.
Great! Unlike other cameras you get a fantastic width of view so you can see what's going on in even a relatively large room.
Pros: Great field of view Notifies you on movement Can be set to turn off when YOU are home
Decent cameras so long as you keep them in a low traffic/no window area. Picture quality is good and setup is easy. There are two downsides. First, Nest cams will alert you to false positives throughout the day. I am reminded multiple times on a daily basis that the evil sun and clouds are plotting to break into my house. Any shift in ambient lighting will trigger a motion activity alert. The Nest App will allow you to set activity zones, which work for isolating movement, but do not work to stop false positives based on changes in natural lighting. The only solution is to create an email filter. Motion alerts are relegated to the spam folder while person alerts are allowed through to email. Second, pray you don't need to contact Nest Customer Support, call Crutchfield instead. Crutchfield support is the best. If you do have the misfortune to contact Nest, do not say that your cameras may be defective. When I set up the cameras, the Home/Away function would not work. My cameras were set to turn off when the app registered I was home, but despite the app properly registering my location, the cameras stayed on and continued to send constant alerts of my presence. Nest's solution - the cameras are working fine, I was imagining the motion alerts. The actual solution was to manually cycle the cameras on/off within the app to sync them with the app's Home/Away function. Too bad Nest doesn't know how to fix their own software glitch. All in, good cameras, bug
Pros: Good picture quality, well made cameras.
Cons: Constant stream of false positives based on changes in ambient lighting; buggy app; and horrendous customer support from Nest.
Easy to set up. Clear picture. Integrated with my other Nest products in a single app. I should have made the purchase sooner.
The nest cameras are great for security as well as monitoring what is going on at home. I bought 3 for my house. One for my newborn's room and 2 others to keep an eye on my children at work when the babysitter is watching them. The cameras are crystal clear with very good sound. The ability to speak through them was important to me and these cameras are very good for this. While there is a minor delay (which is to be expected) my voice came through very clear through the camera. My biggest issue is the cost for Nest Aware. At a time when cloud storage has become very cheap (or free in many cases for select amounts) the price Nest charges is very high. Other competitors like the net gear arlo q provides 1gb of free 7 day storage. Nest aware significantly adds to the cost of having these cameras and is definitely something people should consider.
Pros: Clear picture Voice over camera Little lag on camera
Cons: Nest Aware is very expensive when others provide free recording
Overview: Nest Cam is a small, Wi-Fi-capable camera that can help you keep an eye on your home or office. It can securely stream live 1080p Full HD video to your computer, or to an iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Two-way audio lets you hear what's going on, and allows you to talk to persons through the camera. It works as a standalone home surveillance camera, or in conjunction with the Nest Protect Smoke and CO alarm and the Nest Thermostat. This Nest Cam Security Camera 3 Pack includes 3 Nest Cams, each with a magnetic base, a 10' Micro USB cable, AC adapter, and a wall-mount bracket.
Installing: Nest Cam is mounted to a 2-7/8" diameter magnetic base. On the base, the camera can be tilted up to 180°. The camera and base can be placed on a shelf or tabletop, or wall mounted using the included bracket. You can also remove the base and mount the camera to a tripod or other standard 1/4" camera mount. Nest Cam is powered by the supplied AC adapter (5V 2A) and 10' Micro USB cable. The camera is designed to operate with 802.11b/g/n networks on 2.4 GHz frequency bands.
Nest App: You can view streaming video from your Nest Cam on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device through the free Nest App. The app is compatible with Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) running iOS 8 or later. It is also compatible with all Samsung devices running Android 4.0.3 or later, and LG Nexus 5.
Nest Aware: Nest Cam lets you view live streaming on your computer or mobile device. The optional Nest Aware service with Video History lets you save the past 10 or 30 days of video footage in the cloud for review at any time. The service can create a time lapse of an event, or of an entire day, that you can watch in 60 seconds. You can make and save clips to share with friends or family. Custom activity zones can be created to keep an eye on specific areas in your home. As of September 2015, monthly rates start at $10 per month for 10 days of video and $30 per month for 30 days.
Works With Nest: When Nest Cam is added to a home network that includes Nest products, additional features are available. If the Nest Protect Smoke and CO Detector sounds an Emergency Alarm, all of the Nest Cams will turn on and start recording video automatically. The recording will continue for 1 hour, or until the Nest Protect senses that the smoke or carbon monoxide has subsided. When paired with a Nest Thermostat, the Nest Cams in your home can be set to automatically turn on when you switch to the Away setting on the Thermostat. When you return, and manually set the Thermostat to the Home setting, the Nest Cams will automatically turn off. This feature does not work with Nest Thermostat's Auto-Away feature.
Activity Alerts: Nest Cam can detect and alert you to either motion in your video or sound picked up by the microphone on the camera. When activity is detected, or if Nest Cam is offline, an alert is sent to your mobile device (through the Nest App), or to your Nest Cam account.
Camera Settings: Using the Nest App or your Nest Cam Account, you can change the following settings:
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We love Nest! the 3 pack was a great way to save a few bucks and get sufficient video/monitoring coverage for the home. Night vision works well in the dark, and the magnetic footing is quite useful for specific installations. [ RADAME JOSE Mar 16, 2017 ]
Own the outdoor cams and they work great. [ Jeff Mar 06, 2017 ]
I CHOSE THESE ITEMS BASED ON REVIEW OF THE CRUTCHFIELD SITE AND GENERAL REVIEW OF THE PRODUCTS ONLINE AT OTHER SITES. [ MARVIN Jan 06, 2017 ]
Excellent audio and video quality. [ Terrance Jan 01, 2017 ]
We already have a Nest camera and like it so much that we wanted 3 more to cover different locations in our house. [ CHARLES S Dec 09, 2016 ]
Already purchased these in past for myself & as gifts. Easy setup, easy to use. Buying as a gift again. [ WENDY Nov 16, 2016 ]
Other people have the product and has good reviews. [ Jennifer May 20, 2016 ]