Nest Indoor Camera
Key features of the Nest indoor cameraLike all Nest products, The Nest indoor camera is designed to be highly accessible. It’s hooked up to a control panel you can access via your smartphone at any time from anywhere. The camera itself is a cut above your typical grainy surveillance footage. It records in 1080 HD resolution and captures a 130-degree wide angle view. You can even activate its speaker and microphone array, allowing you to both talk and listen. All these connectivity, optic, and acoustic features are excellent in comparison to its competition. However, the real power of the Nest indoor camera comes from its AI tools. Using Nest’s proprietary NestAware technology, the Nest indoor camera can analyze footage, sending you an alert if it captures footage of a person it cannot identify. Its AI also opens up many options for customization. You can instruct it to focus on parts of your house (a doorway for instance). It can even filter regular ambient sounds from unusual ones. For example, you can configure the camera to ignore the sounds of a dog barking but let you know if it captures a human voice. These features in combination provide something more than simple camera footage. It’s a complete home surveillance package in one device.
What consumers are sayingTo get a sense of this product’s quality and performance we took a look at what customers had to say on Amazon. At the time of writing, there were a whopping 6837 reviews for just one of their indoor camera options. Across those reviews the product received an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars. We dug a little deeper to identify if any particular weaknesses or problems with the technology had escaped our notice. Overall, the Nest indoor camera was considered to be extremely high quality and effective. However, reviewers observed that some AI features could only be activated with a subscription. Subscriptions start at $50 per year. We want to make sure our readers are aware of this added cost for Nest’s full intelligent alerts service before making any decision. Here are a few representative comments we came across: “This camera provides peace of mind when we are away from the house or on vacation. We have an alarm system, but the ability to check in on things is great.” “Facial recognition is pretty good - it even recognizes faces on TV. My only issue is the cost of the subscription.”
Installation and setupAs a security and surveillance tool, it’s important to make sure that these products are installed properly, both in terms of wiring and where it is located in the house. It’s also important to make sure that its hook-up to the control panel app is working correctly. For these reasons, we recommend you hire a professional to assist with setup and installation. We’re experts when it comes to installing home security products. If you’d like our help you can call us at 1-800-919-6373 or fill out our contact form.
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Questions nerds often hear about Nest Indoor Camera
I own pets. Will it continually alert me when they’re moving around the house?
This is one of the beauties of smart indoor cameras! You can configure these devices to recognize pets so that the number of false alerts you get is kept to a bare minimum.
I like the idea of good home security, but will it make my home seem uninviting?
Indoor cameras aren’t very noticeable, and they’re designed to blend in.
How much disruption will there be during installation?
Not a lot! All our technicians are well-trained in installation. They’ll do it quickly and with a minimum of fuss.