Who am I and how did I test this product?
I am a mother to a 6-months-old son. I use the cam as a baby monitor. I get alerts of when the baby is up. I can also see the baby via the phone App. With this cam, I can get chores done without having to check on the baby every five minutes.
Is Nest Labs a Scam?
Nest Labs is a home automation producer of thermostats, smoke detectors, and security systems. These products are Wi-Fi enabled and use sensors. Nest Labs was founded in 2010 by former Apple engineers, Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers. The company’s website, nest.com was created in 1994. Nest Labs was acquired in 2014 by Alphabet Inc. for US$3.2 billion. Nest products are known for making homes safe. They are Wi-Fi enabled, have sensors, and can be controlled from devices such as phones.
What do the positive and negative reviews say?
Nest Labs has 4000+ positive reviews and 900+ negative reviews on Amazon. Nest indoor camera has been in the market since June 2014 after acquiring Dropcam, the producer of Dropcam security cameras.
Who else recommends this product?
According to trustedreviews.com, this product is not for everyone. However, for the right person in the right situation, this cam together with the Nest thermostat and Nest Aware, will give you the best results as far as home security goes.
Pros of Nest indoor security cam
|High social media following||Nest has 400,000+ likes on Facebook, 170K followers on Twitter, 40,000+ followers on Instagram, and 12,000+ followers on Pinterest.|
|The main website has an accessible telephone number, a chat option, and a twitter option for support.||To get help on products, the main website offers support articles where you can learn about the Nest Aware subscription and you can also read the FAQs. The phone number given is open 24/7. Customers can tweet for assistance from 6am to 8pm pacific time seven days a week. The chat support is open any time an agent is online.|
|Plug-in cam||The camera features a plug-in system which is better compared to using batteries which might run out at any time. This plug-in system and the magnetic stand make the cam easy to use anywhere and to record continuously.|
|24/7 recording and live streaming||This camera will record 24/7 and you can watch live footage of what is going on back at home from your phone.|
|Phone alerts||By subscribing to Nest Aware, you get phone alerts on your phone if someone is in your home.|
|Video review||You can easily review photos from Sightline for free and you can review videos through Nest Aware at fast speeds.|
|Two way audio||With this feature you can hear what is going on and you can catch the attention of an intruder by speaking to them.|
|Cloud storage||The cam safely stores in the cloud all the videos recorded so that you can easily retrieve them any time you want.|
|1080p video||This indoor security cam offers crisp clear videos which lets you review your videos in Full HD. The cam features a high quality lens, a sensor, and an 8x digital zoom.|
|Night vision||This cam features night vision which enables it to record perfectly in the night.|
|Wi-Fi enabled||This cam will only record activities when connected to Wi-Fi. This way it can save videos to the cloud.|
Cons of Nest indoor security cam
|Nest Aware subscription||For this cam to do its job, you will need to make this subscription which is an added expense. For an already pricey product, this subscription is an inconvenience.|
|Grainy videos||The cam does not deliver crisp 1080p videos as advertised.|
|Using this cam as a baby monitor is not 100% effective||The cam only alerts you every thirty minutes. Therefore you have to be keen so as not to miss it.|
|App freeze||While reviewing the cam remotely, the app can sometimes freeze resulting in the need to restart it.|