My personal review of Nest Indoor Camera.
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If you’re looking for a security camera or a great Baby Monitor Camera that you can view from your phone I highly recommend this one.
How The NEst Cam Works
It works via powered outlet and Wi-Fi so you can install it anywhere. You just plug it in and connect it to the internet over the Nest App.
You can manually tilt it, turn it, move it to a different spot and it will work just fine as long as its indoor.
It comes with a magnetic mounting base so you can easily mount it onto furniture or a wall or just loosely place it there and it will stay.
Using it On The Nest App
You get a live feed of the camera on the App, which you can connect to any device (phone, tablet) and if you’re checking on the computer you can go to the website.
You can have the App send you notifications of motions and sounds, it will even tell you if it picks up a dog barking!
And the resolution is amazing, its crisp and colorful at 1080p HD. It even adjusts to night view so you can keep a close look.
Once in live view you can setup which zoom preferences you have and set them to adjust the resolution to that.
The camera also picks up live audio and if your device has a microphone, which it should, then you can talk back.
Nest Aware Subscription
Additionally, Nest offers affordable subscription options for keeping your video recordings within their cloud. It’s great for keeping record of burglars or checking back on your babysitter.
How I've Used It
We have one camera set up for each of our kid’s bedrooms as baby monitors. We also use basic audio monitors for when we’re not constantly checking the Nest App.
In each room, I set up the camera on an upper corner of the room pointing down to capture as much as possible. When I need to, I set up the zoom on a focus area, using my phone.
Viewing the Cameras
One of the best benefits to the Nest Cam is having access to view the camera or footage from any device. I often check from the app on my phone or tablet but I also use my computer.
On the computer, I can simply login to my Nest account and view both cameras at once and leave it running on the corner or side of my screen while I work.
I can check on my kids playing or sleeping while I’m cooking in the kitchen, doing laundry in the other room, or working from my home office. I can even check when I need to take the dog out or when I leave the kids with a sitter.
Using Nest Aware Subscriptions
For a while, we had only one camera subscribed to the Nest Aware. But their packages and pricing have improved and we currently pay only eight dollars a month for both cameras.
I love having that comfort of being able to go back a few minutes or days of footage.
We’ve gone through struggles of problem solving why our kid keeps falling off their bed, for example. As well as checking how our kid got a boo boo an if our kid is lying to us about something they did in their room. Or even figuring out what happened in an altercation between our two toddlers. Sometimes it’s silly and sometimes important, either way it gives us peace of mind.
Use When Traveling
On our family vacation, we left one camera recording inside the house for security.
The other camera we brought with us and set it up the room we were staying during the trip.
All it needed was power and wifi to be set up so we used it to monitor the kids at bedtime while we stayed in the living room of our airbnb. We also used it to check on our dog whenever we left.
Do you have a nest cam? How do you like it and what do you use it for?
My name is Paula and I’m a mom of two scrumptious cuties. Thanks Mommy Blog became a project for me to help guide other new moms and current moms through any of my own personal experiences and struggles. My hobbies include singing, doing jigsaw puzzles, baking, designing and trying to stay creative.