The Nest cam security camera is a great piece of kit. The majority of Nest cam reviews are glowing. It is an interesting little surveillance camera that is ideal if you want a discreet way of protecting your property.
What is in the box?
Each Nest camera is sold individually. Therefore, you just get the Nestcam, 10ft of USB/power cable, the mount and access details for the App.
If you want more Nest cameras, you just have to order more or opt for the 3-camera pack. Each Nest security camera unit includes the following features:
- Wi-Fi ready
- Motion sensor
- Night vision ready
- Records 1080p quality videos
A nice touch is the inclusion of a window decal in the pack, which allows owners to alert people to the fact they have security cameras installed. Studies show that this is a good way to deter casual thieves.
Why do users love the Nest camera?
The latest Nest home camera has a wealth of features. Watch this short youtube video to get an idea as to what the Nest Cam is capable of:
Below are the features that users said they loved in the many Nest camera reviews we read to put this page together:
Night vision – the night vision on this camera is superb. If you place the camera carefully, you can see the whole room even at night.
Good two-way audio – few people realise just what a handy feature two way audio is when they first buy a Nest security camera. Many people think they will never use it, but once they start doing so they cannot stop using it. Users said they spoke to their kids, elderly relatives and even their pets using this feature and the quality of the sound was always good.
Quick set up – pretty much every Nest camera review we read was very positive about how easy it was to set up.
Portable – the fact you have the option to set the camera up on a tripod stand makes it portable. You can easily take it with you when you go away or use it as a temporary baby monitor in a family member’s home.
Only needs 2Mbps internet connection to work – Nest cameras are wireless, allowing you to connect them to your home router. Importantly, you do not need a super fast connection to make this system work efficiently. 2Mbps is enough, so a Nest video camera is ideal for remote homes where uber fast internet connections are rarely available.
Good compatibility – this Nest wireless camera is compatible with newer iOS and Android devices.
Versatile stand – You can fit this Nest wifi camera anywhere you want using the stand that is included. It can be used as a tripod for quick setup somewhere like a hotel room or fitted permanently to a wall or shelf or it can be attached to something magnetic.
Glass lens – The fact these cameras have glass lens ensures that you get crisp images in all conditions and for many years. Most other surveillance cameras are fitted with plastic lens, which are nowhere near as clear and tend to degrade over time.
Not suitable for outdoor use – the fact you cannot use the Nest cam outdoor is a drawback, but it is sold as an internal security camera, so we are not sure why some users marked it down in their reviews for this. The nest cam is not advertised as a wireless outdoor security camera.
Not compatible with older smartphones and tablets – this version of the Nestcam is only compatible with iOS 8 or higher devices and Android 4 or higher smartphones and tablets. You may also not be able to view the video properly if your phone or table is not capable of displaying 1080p images.
Needs a Nest account to store the recordings – you have to sign up for a Nest video account to be able to store your recording and to access certain features.
However, you do get a free 30-day trial of all of these features with the camera and subscriptions start from $10 a month or $100 for an annual subscription.
Cloud storage and clip storage trial – your images are stored for 10 days in the cloud. If you want to you can take a small clip of your footage and share it with others. However, you only get a 30 day trial for free, after that you need a Nest account to use this facility.
Time-lapse viewing trial – using the time-lapse feature allows you to condense hours of footage into a shorter, speeded up video for review.
Should you buy the Nest camera wireless system?
The Nest home security team has a reputation for producing innovative products. They have excelled themselves here with this version, so we highly recommend your clicking through and buying yourself one or maybe even two of these fantastic security cameras. They represent great value for money and are one of the most flexible wi-fi security cameras on the market at the moment.