Nest Indoor Camera- Great as Baby Monitor

My personal review of Nest Indoor Camera.
I wrote this because I highly recommend this product, and although I may get a commission from your clicks, I wrote this review out of my own intent to help others find good products. 

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Looking for a security camera or a great Baby Monitor Camera that you can view from your phone? This one comes highly recommended!! And it’s currently on sale!

Find the Nest Cam Indoor on Amazon

How it 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. 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. Additionally, with a Nest Aware subscription you can also have the camera record your feed 24/7 for up to 10 days onto their cloud for $10/month per camera (and they have different options).


How I've Used It

I have two of these and I use them as baby monitors in my kids rooms since they were born. When we first got each camera we enjoyed the free trial of Nest Aware but did not find it necessary until our son was having some rough nights falling off his toddler bed and later with an insistent night time cough so we subscribed one of our cameras to Nest Aware. Sometimes I switch my kids cameras so I can record either one when necessary to avoid paying for two subscriptions. We love it this way.

We love the App, we have both camera views on the home screen simultaneously along with our thermostat. We open each one to check more closely on each child and sometimes use the microphone to either calm them down or tell them to go to sleep, my oldest often gets out of bed instead of trying to sleep at nap time. I’m often on the computer after putting my kids down for their naps so I tend to leave a window open with their camera views on the Nest Website, again often reminding my oldest to go back to bed. I like to set up the cameras in my kids rooms completely zoomed out so that I can keep an eye on them while they play without me being with them as well, this way I can walk away for a few minutes to do laundry, prepare a meal, or even just to use the bathroom. Its also something I check once or twice when we go out and have someone watch the kids.

You can find the Nest Learning Thermostat on Amazon

For the December holidays last year we took a family vacation for a couple of weeks and left our recording camera in the living room for security, and could even check on our pool and lawn maintenance through the window, as well as witness a raccoon enter our pool for a leisurely swim. We took the other camera with us and installed it in the room where we were staying so we could keep an eye on the kids during nap and bedtime, as well as on our dog while we were out during the day. That’s how awesomely versatile this camera is!

nest cam multi room view
This is a Night View of my daughter sleeping. Her camera is placed in the center of the room so that we can mostly monitor playing and occasionally sleeping. As you can see it is very crisp and clear even at night, even though she is on the far end of the camera view.
The camera has amazing Zoom Quality Capabilities


Do you have a nest cam? How do you like it and what do you use it for?

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