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. The Nest Cam
has a magnetic base, and comes with 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
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:
- Camera On/Off: lets you turn the camera video streaming
on or off
- Status Light: turns the status light on or off
- HD Video: turns HD video on or off (to save bandwidth)
- Night Vision: activates ring of IR LEDs used for night
vision. You can set to Auto, or manual on/off
- Rotate Image: rotates the video 180° in case you have
to invert and mount on the ceiling
- Audio: turns the camera's microphone on or off
- Microphone Sensitivity: if microphone is on, this slide
control adjusts the mic's sensitivity
- Camera Scheduling: allows you to set daily schedules
for your camera to be on or off
- Location Schedule: For iOS only, this setting allows
you to turn the camera on or off using the location of your iPhone.
- Nest Cam CVR: lets you see your current CVR (cloud video
- Detect Motion Events: allows you to enable or disable
the camera to detect motion events
- Detect Sound Events: allows you to enable or disable
the camera to detect sound events
- Wi-Fi Network: indicated which Wi-Fi network your
camera is connected to.
- Deactivate The Camera: If you want to use the camera in
a different Nest Cam account, sell or give away the camera, you must first
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