Recently we checked out the Google Nest doorbell and next up is the Nest camera which can be used indoor and outdoors and it is that how we reviewed the product but we have another ordered and will come back to give a run what it is like on the indoor setting. Heavier and larger than its competition out there how does it stack up for your money..
Build and design
This is larger and heavier than some outdoor cameras on the market and comes in the familiar white flavour which is what Google do best and that is no problem for us but looks nice and is a clear warning you have security at your home and this time of year is the time to start securing your home if you have not already with the shorter days and longer morning approaching quickly, I say this every time this time of year and you really need to beef up your home for the obvious reasons.It is a solid build and looks nice and if you are invested into Google hardwear and services it is the one you need, check out the unboxing video below for more and see what you are getting..
Set up is easy once again here and even using existing holes from your old system might work to get you going you also get a cable in the box for charging which is a cool one at that and similar to other offerings out there today. Again we go through all the finer details in the video review below and we look at the app and the features and what you can use in the app to get the most of the benefits including all the smarts you get without a nest subscription and there is enough on offer for all here which is nice and worth noting.
If you have the home hub you can get more value so if you do not have one get one right now as this only enhances the system setup and not only that the nest hub is really cool anyway as you can leave it on a live view feed, the same as the doorbell too should you need to keep an eye on things., again we show you this in the video.. The addition to the nest subscription is you get 60 days continuous recording which is great but you get enough out of the box.
The battery life for me on the camera would typically last longer than the doorbell due to placement and most peoples would but that is subjective to the individuals use case here and where it is placed and the settings you apply,typically for me my side entry or back door camera lasts up to three times longer than the doorbell would and charge time is longer on this taking around 4.5/5 hours which is slightly longer than others out there which is fine by me.
Ok so it is expensive for just one camera for most and from what people have said to me and i get that however you are getting a decent camera that will not let you down here, this is placed on my side entry through thick walls and still has a strong connection where as some cameras had an issue keeping connected, this also is a great looking effective deterrent and does not look cheap either and will let people know you are being watched, the only thing missing out of the box is a siren like what is on my older system that is even more of a deterrent and works effectively and by that stage its too late for whoever might be trying to gain access to your property but then again not a bad thing as they can just give us a better laugh whilst they are caught in the act only to be caught around the next bend by another camera.
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