Its eight infrared sensors are supposed to offer better video capture in the dark, compared with other cameras.
In my experience, there is no way you are going to want to pay for this if you’re investing in a Nest Cam.The Nest Cam has a slimmer build than the earlier Dropcam: It’s a cute, round-faced camera on a thin stick, like a futuristic, single-eyed little alien.It’s made mostly of plastic, but has an adjustable, magnetized metal base stand, which means you can easily mount it on the fridge or any other surface that takes to magnets.Nest says it doesn’t keep backup copies of the video.There are other things to think about, too, if you’re considering Nest Cam.One of Nest Cam’s most underrated features is ease of use, something that helped popularize Dropcam.
Nest promises a 60-second setup, and while that definitely wasn’t the case for me, it took less than 10 minutes to get it out of the box, download the Nest mobile app and connect the device over Wi-Fi.
There hasn’t been much activity at home over the past several days, but I could see how a product like Nest Cam would be useful for thwarting home break-ins, managing contractors or even monitoring a nursery, since Nest Cam has a mic and speaker for two-way communication (Dropcam has this, too).
On the flip side, some consumers would rather go streaking down the middle of the street than have a cloud-based home-video product running 24/7 in their homes.
And it has a 130-degree wide-angle view, which was wide enough to view a good portion of the living room.
If you really wanted to go nuts, you could have a maximum of 20 Nest Cams set up throughout your home.
Last month, device-maker Nest Labs introduced a $200 DIY home-monitoring camera.